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by samurai_crab
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Surface Molt Attack!! [4/25 Back-to-Back Molt, w/pics]
Replies: 26
Views: 9358

Re: Surface Molt Attack!!

I've had a few moss pit molts, usually the smaller ones.
by samurai_crab
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: mites?
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: mites?

Mites will either occur naturally on the hermit crabs in the wild or if a harvester is keeping a lot of hermit crabs from different collection areas, or different species they could pick them up while they are at the harvesting facility.
by samurai_crab
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Where is everyone from? =)
Replies: 110
Views: 6521

Re: Where is everyone from? =)

Originally from near Erie Pa but currently near Indiana Pa for school with my fiance.
by samurai_crab
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

Re: Molting Colors

The cyclopeeze will be good, but its crazy expensive. You can also look for pure astaxanthin powered, thats the red pigment that cyclopeeze is known for providing. I'd second just loading them up on red foods in general and any pigmented foods in the red/orange area. I just found some straws near Pi...
by samurai_crab
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: All living things half log hideout
Replies: 6
Views: 2785

Re: All living things half log hideout

Pine isn't actually bad for them. In super concentrated amounts it might be but pine is found naturally in many of the different species of hermit crab's native territory.
by samurai_crab
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Best leaves to try?
Replies: 18
Views: 5542

Re: Best leaves to try?

I can't say whether this is good or bad but I believe willow bark contains compounds used in making aspirin. This might have an affect on whether or not its safe for the crabs.
by samurai_crab
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: What is my crab doinf?
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Most likely the other crabs won't bother him. Usually when they come up they are either the same as when they went down, or really really active. They are sometimes lethargic before molting. Also you may or may not notice them eating a lot after a molt. I know my one large crab was pigging out at th...
by samurai_crab
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: What is my crab doinf?
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Actually, you don't have to barricade him off. You only need to barricade them off if they molt on the surface, or you can iso them if they decide to do that. Under most normal circumstances, if a crab digs under it will molt undisturbed. Sometimes if another crab isn't getting enough protein they w...
by samurai_crab
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: 29G Brackish
Replies: 236
Views: 52167

I doubt it was brackish, I highly even doubt they give their puffers brackish. Everytime I go by the fish at walmart I want to get a puffer (have to keep telling myself, someday). Hope they do well for you, fiddlers would definitely be an interesting change over hermits. Do they burrow to molt too?
by samurai_crab
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: 29G Brackish
Replies: 236
Views: 52167

Are you sure its a mistake, because I've seen our Walmart around here have them. THey keep them in soap dishes, the kind you can break apart, they flip the piece that the soap sits on upside down making a small container/cage. They usually put a small piece of sponge in there. At least I think those...
by samurai_crab
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Really mean crabby!
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Raw is completely fine for them, around here the only warning about raw is the fact that, well, you have raw meat sitting in a a nice 75-80 degree humid enclosure. Perfect breeding ground for any bacteria that may be on the meat. Now as long as you were careful to throw out the old meat, boil any fo...
by samurai_crab
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: E's break the spiral out of their shell
Replies: 20
Views: 6357

Ya, especially now that I've seen an E in my tank modify one, I don't think I'll be as picky with their shells. Some of those shells though just look flat out dangerous with whats left of the spiral being so pointy. I'm really curious so see if they trash my nice mexican turbos that I've paid good m...
by samurai_crab
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: E's break the spiral out of their shell
Replies: 20
Views: 6357

I have something to add to this too. Sadly today as I was cleaning out the tank, removing old substrate and such, I found one of my E's that did not make it. She had just molted, since I found her exo and she wasn't hardened up yet. (Not entirely sure what went wrong, she didn't look stuck in the ex...
by samurai_crab
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: E's break the spiral out of their shell
Replies: 20
Views: 6357

I've heard this too and what I think is, its a personal choice. It may be entirely accurate that shells missing the spiral can in fact injure the hermit crab. In the wild though given how rare shells for certain species of hermit crabs are, the increased risk might be worth having a home that fits a...
by samurai_crab
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: E's break the spiral out of their shell
Replies: 20
Views: 6357

I have a nerite that is basically just a round opening inside because its completely gutted.