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by curlysister
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: About One Month into being New Crab Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: About One Month into being New Crab Owner

When I have 'pet sand', I do like you and change the water less often. I also put out only a small amount of dry foods, and only change it when it starts to go moldy. I check the tank daily, so I see when someone is back up and can add more food then.
by curlysister
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shipping box for hermit crabs
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Shipping box for hermit crabs

Xenocrab wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Drive!

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Agreed!

I don't think there is a safe way to ship crabs, as far as I know.
by curlysister
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Possible new tank, got some questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Possible new tank, got some questions.

To answer your question in the mChat thingy, here's the guide as to number of crabs, sizes, tank sizes:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 26&t=92541

There are a few threads about how many bags of sand and how much EE is needed, you can try the search bar.
by curlysister
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is he suffocating?
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Is he suffocating?

To clarify - you came across him when digging to put the new pool in. And he is where you found him still? Did you cover him with anything, or can you still see his shell?

I am thinking that you are correct that you probably need to have a look at him, and iso him at this point.
by curlysister
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My hermit crab is handicapped! HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: My hermit crab is handicapped! HELP

HG has given you some great advice. Crabs should never molt on the surface - the fact that yours have done so frequently, means that things are not right in their environment. You have a number of things that need to be improved, in order for your crabs to be healthy. Be sure to read through the car...
by curlysister
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?
Replies: 39
Views: 723

Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

As long as the temp isn't dropping in the tank/ tote, it doesn't matter what it's doing outside.
by curlysister
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Lonely Crab question
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Lonely Crab question

They don't need air holes when they are under the surface. Poking around with your finger could cause tunnels to collapse or otherwise disturb a molting or de-stressing crab. It is not recommended.
by curlysister
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?

Ah, that makes sense. So with my little bit of room-temp water against a regular (or less than regular in the case of the Zoo Meds) temp heater, the chances are pretty low.
by curlysister
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Holes in substrate
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Holes in substrate

Agreed, totally normal behavior. Mine just like to dig, not necessarily when they are going to molt.
by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My crab is pooping in his water dish!
Replies: 24
Views: 812

Re: My crab is pooping in his water dish!

Hmmmm....so many things that are marketed for hermit crabs aren't actually safe for them. Obviously this hasn't harmed your crabs, but I wonder if it actually does anything beneficial. Personally, I wouldn't use it, but that's just me. The ingredients are listed as 'water, enzymes, bacteria'. Seems ...
by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?
Replies: 39
Views: 723

Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

I can't remember - do you use all play sand for sub? How deep is it? It looks a bit dry from the picture, but is it sand castle consistency?
How are your heat and humidity?
by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Leaf litter
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Leaf litter

Safe leaves are listed in the 'safe food list', over in the food section! Be sure that there are no pesticides or insecticides used where you collect the leaves from. Personally, I have a mixture of oak, grape, maple, and raspberry that I collected. I plan to add some carrot and beet tops, and rose ...
by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?

I often plug and unplug my various heaters when I have a crab under. Because my house varies greatly in temp, I have four UTH's, one on each side and two on the back. Two of them do go an inch or so under the sub level. I have never found that there were any problems with the buried crab9s), once th...
by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs constantly stay in hut
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Crabs constantly stay in hut

Here's the link if you're using a browser:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... .php?f=120
by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs constantly stay in hut
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Crabs constantly stay in hut

As HG said, please read through the care sheets. Your sub definately needs to be deeper. Commercial food is not safe, the care sheets explain all about crab nutrition. You need to buy more shells - HCA recommends 3-5 extra shells per crab. The care sheet about shells explains proper and improper she...