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by curlysister
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabs haven’t molted yet
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Crabs haven’t molted yet

What type of substrate do you have, and how deep is it?
by curlysister
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out

This is the emergency help template. Copy and paste with your answers:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 27&t=46102
by curlysister
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs Not Moving
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Crabs Not Moving

Your crabs tank needs improvements, they may not be moving around because they are not in proper conditions. Please go to the Care Sheets section and read through the information there: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=120 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and ...
by curlysister
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs Not Moving
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Crabs Not Moving

Hard to say whether there is something wrong or not. Perhaps if you fill in the Emergency Template, we could help trouble shoot. Just copy and paste into a new reply to give your answers.

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 27&t=46102
by curlysister
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Placing Heaters
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Placing Heaters

My tank is in a room where the temperature can fluctuate (upstairs, old farm house, no a/c in summer, baseboard heater in winter). I have two heaters on the back and one on each side. This allows me to plug in all (like right now in -40C winter) or none (like in +30C summer). It works well for me.
by curlysister
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Molting?

Yep, could be molting or could be de-stressing, or could just be digging for fun, LOL. As Crabby33 said, be patient, and don't dig him up!
by curlysister
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity at 78 but condensation all over glass?
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Humidity at 78 but condensation all over glass?

Covering a tank with a blanket can help keep heat in, but won't affect the humidity.
by curlysister
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi all, returning crabber here!
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Hi all, returning crabber here!

I didn't like raw eggshells either. So I keep the shells from hard cooked eggs, and use those instead. No smell, no goo, no ick factor for me! LOL.
by curlysister
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tunnel collapses
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Tunnel collapses

You can add a bit of water at a time along the side of the tank where the sand meets the glass. The water will dissipate into the substrate and not cause flooding as long as you don't add too much. I have seen where some admins add more than I do, but I tend to be a bit conservative. I will add mayb...
by curlysister
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: The Hermit Crab Patch food?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

I'm not sure what's in the mineral supplement, but I know my crabs freaking love it. Like they will eat it until their poop is the same color, LOL.
by curlysister
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Is this Normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Is this Normal?

Yes, crabs will dig to de-stress or to molt or just for fun. If molting, they can stay under for weeks or even months. Don't dig them up. Keep all your tank conditions proper, and they will come out when they are ready.
by curlysister
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cuttlebone
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Cuttlebone

If you just leave it in the tank, they will go back to it when they want it. I just poked it into the sub and left it. It has been gradually getting smaller in size, so I know they do eat it. I need to get a new one next time I am in the city!
by curlysister
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

I am sticking with my two. Maybe the one is a bit lonely when the other is down molting, but I am kinda scared to mess with the balance between the two.
by curlysister
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How long have you had your HC, and key factor to it's Longevity?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: How long have you had your HC, and key factor to it's Longevity?

I have had my two crabs, Sonny and Cher, for almost 8 and a half years! Honestly, I have never used any site other than the HCA for care information. I did add another crab, from someone in the nearest city who was selling it for $10, but it didn't last long. I don't know how long she had it, but sh...
by curlysister
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: The Hermit Crab Patch food?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Yes, I order from them all the time! My crabs love their stuff. No preservatives or additives at all. I keep it in the freezer, just so it lasts longer.