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by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I just realized, I haven’t shared....
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: I just realized, I haven’t shared....

Oh wow! That's so awesome!
by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Bug INVASION
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Bug INVASION

Tapatalk is an app that you can download on your phone. Then you can post pictures directly from your phone to this thread.

If they are the little white food mites, they aren't harmful to the crabs. So if your crabs are molting, it could be more harmful to dig them up.
by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Bug INVASION
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Bug INVASION

Are you able to post a picture using Tapatalk, or one of the image sharing sites?

have you read the care sheet on bugs? Do yours look like any of these?

viewtopic.php?f=124&t=92537
by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab under substrate, and won't come out
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Crab under substrate, and won't come out

What are your temp and humidity now?

What kind and how deep is your substrate?

What do you feed them? What do you use for water?

If a crab is down under the sub, you should never dig them up unless there is an emergency like a flood or bacterial bloom.
by curlysister
Wed May 27, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting with bad substrate
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Molting with bad substrate

All EE is not dangerous for molting, it is just harder to maintain (it can flood easier or mold easier).
I would try to add a bit of water along the sides, and mist the surface a bit. Don't get carried away, just a bit at a time.
by curlysister
Wed May 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Found: crab leg!
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Found: crab leg!

Is one of your crabs missing a leg? Is the found leg hollow, like just exo, or solid like a whole leg?
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Outside
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Outside

Many of us on here are hands-off with our crabs. Where I live, the conditions outdoors are nowhere near what hermit crabs need to survive. So I would not be good for them to go outside here.
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How to find a food they like
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: How to find a food they like

Your crabs might be eating such small amounts that you don't think they are eating. I swear that for the first two years I had my crabs, the only way I knew they must be eating is that they did not die. It seemed like I put in and took out exactly the same amount of food. Just keep offering foods fr...
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Worm Castings
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Worm Castings

I bought a bulk bag from the Hermit Crab Patch.
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaned Supplies without Using Prime for the Water
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Cleaned Supplies without Using Prime for the Water

I wouldn't stress out about it. I've done it too.
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Having A Lot Of Trouble With Shells
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Having A Lot Of Trouble With Shells

Molting and shell changes aren't always related. A crab might change shells after a molt, but not always. A crab might change shells randomly.

If she is in a shell with a one inch opening, what size shell openings did you order from Naples? What size did they send?
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Just got some crabs from my friend. Is my set up okay?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Just got some crabs from my friend. Is my set up okay?

You will definitely want to read through the care sheets. All the info you need is there in one place. If you are using pre-mixed bottled dechlor and salt water, they are probably not the correct ones - most things marketed for hermit crabs aren't actually suitable for them. You will want a dechlori...
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Happy Adoption Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Happy Adoption Day!

LOL, I love the picture of three shells...no, really, there are crabs in there! :)
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to the crab world!
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: New to the crab world!

Aw, he's adorable!
by curlysister
Mon May 25, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crabitat Kit Question
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Crabitat Kit Question

It is not recommended to put your crab into the water or bathe them. They will go into the water as they need to, and they carry a mix of salt and fresh water. If we put them in, it can disrupt the balance of water they have in their shells. If you check out the safe/ unsafe food lists and the nutri...