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by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate mixing question
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Substrate mixing question

Is this what you are using?

https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostor ... arium-sand

Is the Top Fin white, like a gravel, small stones?

I am thinking these may be too coarse?
by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabs buried since February?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Crabs buried since February?

They can move quite a bit under the sand, and very well may not be where they went down anymore. It is recommended that the entire tank be at least 6 inches, or three times as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper. You can add up to an inch of sand per 24 hours, as long as you don't pack it...
by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?

I hear ya. It's hard not to fret! The only time one of my crabs unburied another one, was when my substrate wasn't deep enough. I don't think he meant any harm, but Sonny likes to dig, and I think just came across Cher accidentally and dug her up. Sonny is getting pretty large, and the sub wasn't th...
by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I get crabs?
Replies: 22
Views: 268

Re: Should I get crabs?

I have had my two, Sonny and Cher, for 8 1/2 years. I really have no idea how they survived the conditions they were in - when I got them from someone on a local swap and shop site, they were in an empty tank with no lid, with a bowl of tap water, some chips, and a peach pit. Once I had my tank set ...
by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabs buried since February?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Crabs buried since February?

Sounds totally normal to me. Please do not dig them up. Crabs can be down molting for up to 6 months for larger crabs. Two months is nothing to worry about at all, even for small crabs. Like you are doing, keep changing the food and water. Be sure your temp and humidity are correct, using gauges not...
by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?

It sounds like you have a good handle on the situation. Nothing stands out for me as needing improved. I might just isolate Beacon, using the pop bottle method in the tank, for a few days just to be sure that he isn't still vulnerable. What types of shells do you have? Are your two crabs about the s...
by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Upgrading!
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Upgrading!

That's big! I am jealous! LOL!
by curlysister
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I get crabs?
Replies: 22
Views: 268

Re: Should I get crabs?

Well, you came to the right place if you want a bunch of people to tell you that hermit crabs are awesome and you should get some! LOL! It's good that you have done research ahead of time; many of us got our crabs and then realized how little we knew about crab care. This forum is the only one I hav...
by curlysister
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Tank Flooded
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Tank Flooded

You may not have to remove all of it. If you have extra EE, you can use it. Leave it in a dry brick, move some sub, and put the brick in the bottom to absorb water. How deep is your current sub, and what is it (sand, EE, etc)? Do you know why the flood happened? ie - bubblers or pools dumped or anot...
by curlysister
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How many foods are enough? Or too much?
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: How many foods are enough? Or too much?

I give maybe 5- 10 different foods, usually twice a week if using dried. I change it more often when giving fresh.
by curlysister
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Help
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Food Help

I just posted the link about commercial food, in your other thread:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 25&t=92555
by curlysister
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Rinsing Dishes and Crab Poop/Color
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Rinsing Dishes and Crab Poop/Color

Here is the HCA page about commercial foods. It talks about the additives that aren't safe, and includes info on both crab cakes and the FMR food. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92555 I looked into spring water a bit more. It is safe, but just like tap water, needs t...
by curlysister
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: chirping
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: chirping

I have only heard my crabs chirp once, and I am not even sure which one it was LOL.
by curlysister
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting, sleeping or dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Molting, sleeping or dead?

No, he should not molt on the surface. He should dig underneath the substrate and you should not see him when he is molting.
If he is that big, your substrate will need to be quite deep. How many inches is it? What do you use for substrate? What are the temperature and humidity levels in your tank?
by curlysister
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!! I found my crab in the salt water dish naked and not moving at ALL.idk what’s going on or if he’s dead !!?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: HELP!! I found my crab in the salt water dish naked and not moving at ALL.idk what’s going on or if he’s dead !!?

Please answer the questions in the template so that we can help you trouble shoot. A naked crab likely means that there is something in your tank that can be improved. If your crab is naked, he needs to be re-shelled ASAP. Put him in a small bowl with a couple of mm of dechlor fresh water for moistu...