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by wodesorel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab charging at others
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: New crab charging at others

If it keeps happening, dunk all of your crabs. The idea is to make them all think they've always been together because they smell the same. Usually it's the new crab that gets attacked, but sometimes it's the reverse!
by wodesorel
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: eyes messed up?
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: eyes messed up?

Don't touch her anymore at this point, she was either going to surface molt or die, and if it is was a molt they have to be left alone or it messes it all up. It is all on her now.
by wodesorel
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recent Uptick in Aggression, Help me Figure Out Why
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Recent Uptick in Aggression, Help me Figure Out Why

You said you moved them yesterday? Any underground crab should be treated as a molter and isolated alone until you absolutely positive it's ready to be with others. My guess is the one being attacked is still too close from molting, or is about to molt.
by wodesorel
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: New Pet Ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 283

Re: New Pet Ideas?

Research which species of millipede you are considering, not all do great in captivity, and not all will breed easily if you wanted to keep them going over time! Like hermits, many are wild caught because they look cool. I tried several myself before fully understanding and it ended in heartbreak. L...
by wodesorel
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: ebay crabs (Hillside, IL) (ADOPTED)
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: ebay crabs (location unknown)

Pickup in Hillside, IL
by wodesorel
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Guidelines on tunnels
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Guidelines on tunnels

I've only ever had a single crab reuse a burrow, once. It takes a ton of work to actually empty out and create reusable open spaces underground. They would have to carry out the sand, push it to the side, go back for another load, etc. I never thought they could actually do this, but I watched my Ru...
by wodesorel
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Good Commercial Food
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Good Commercial Food

Anything single ingredient will meet their meat needs, though having a few for a selection is a good idea. So think plankton, mysis shrimp, red shrimp, crickets, meal worms, gammarus, bloodworms, daphnia, etc. You can find freeze dried in the fish/reptile aisle of the pet store (walmart, too!), or f...
by wodesorel
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food storage and organization
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: Food storage and organization

I got to the point where everything I had went into a 2.5 gallon ziploc bag that I store in the freezer so it stays fresh. I pull a bit of the mix out every few weeks so it's by the tank for dinner.
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermit Crab Didn't Eat Exoskeleton after Stressful Molt-Has Been a Week-Please give advice!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Hermit Crab Didn't Eat Exoskeleton after Stressful Molt-Has Been a Week-Please give advice!!!!

Some crabs do have an extended recovery period before they start eating their exo, but a week is a little long. Is it directly in front of her so she doesn't have to move to get at it? My biggest worry is that her mouthparts may have been damaged in the tussle when she was still moist and malleable ...
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Mites are still here!
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Mites are still here!

There is no way to get rid of the mites, they live in our homes and are attracted to the heat, humidity and food in the crab tanks. You can manage numbers by carefully feeding or using predatory mites to decimate their numbers for a while. Honestly, I stopped even trying to do anything about them 10...
by wodesorel
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Mites

Super common, I even have them in my scorpion and toad tanks. They just sort of wander out and enjoy themselves, and hey, they are eating garbage and poop so more power to them.
by wodesorel
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot?
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Shell rot?

It looks like an ulcer. That spot can scrape against their shells when they pull in and I've had them with discolorations there, but she may have ended up with a bit of a bacterial infection if it broke through her exo or happened when she was still soft from molting. That positioning doesn't look l...
by wodesorel
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Help identify crabbie’s species
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Help identify crabbie’s species

hermit_crab_mommy wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:54 pm
He has one big pincher and one small, I’d say purple pincher. (I’m 99% sure they are the only ones with different sized pinchers)
All land hermits crabs have the different sized pinchers. Marine hermits usually have claws that are the same size.
by wodesorel
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate question
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Substrate question

Oh ok... So I should indeed switch it out for play sand then? Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk If I had any suspicions it was coated, I would for safety. We don't really know what longterm affects paint can have, and there's been reports of them eating flaking materias. If you aren't sure, try ...
by wodesorel
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Can any friends with fish help?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Can any friends with fish help?

Tea tree oil for fish is a scam! It's been scientifically studied that it doesn't do a thing for bacteria or parasites. Biggest junk treatment ever. I would suggest doing a large water change and to keep doing regular water changes for a while, if you aren't already. Clean water can do a LOT for the...