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by curlysister
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab with molting crab?
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Crab with molting crab?

If you have deep enough proper substrate, they should not come accross each other when they are molting and digging. Substrate should be at least 6 inches, or 3 times as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper. It should be moist enough to hold it's shape, so that tunnels and caves do not col...
by curlysister
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Canadian Chubby Crab
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Canadian Chubby Crab

OMG, a Canadian source for hermit crab food??!! I will most definately check it out!
by curlysister
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

Oh my! Those tiny guys are so cute!
And that's some awesome looking swag!
by curlysister
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Newest Additions to the Colony
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: The Newest Additions to the Colony

Aw, they are cute!
by curlysister
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Nice! You could also zip-tie the cholla logs together to make them into a tee-pee type set up!
by curlysister
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

Overmountain has covered the areas that need to be improved pretty well. I would add that crabs do not need to be isolated to molt - that is old school, and not really recommended anymore. If conditions are proper in the tank, they will do just fine in the main tank. HCA recommends 3-5 extra shells ...
by curlysister
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crab tank heat
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Crab tank heat

Also to add to Xeno's questions.
How large is your tank?
Where are your hygrometer and thermometer, and what are the readings?
by curlysister
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Sebastian update!
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Sebastian update!

Oooo, I love the hairy legs!!
by curlysister
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Cuttlebone question
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Cuttlebone question

Hahaha, Motor says 'like a tombstone' and I say 'like a surf board'!
by curlysister
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: First shell change is crab not happy?
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: First shell change is crab not happy?

Hahaha, I know, eh?? It cracked me up when she told me about it too! Crabs are strange people, LOL!

That's a great example of chirping caught on camera! I have never heard mine make a sound, which I'm not sure if that's good or bad!
by curlysister
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Soon to be new crab owner
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Soon to be new crab owner

That's okay Motor! It's good that more than one of us is giving the same advice. Your dechlorinator and salt are not proper for crabs. Your tank is too small for any more than a couple of very very tiny crabs. If they survive and grow, you will need a larger tank very soon. Sponges will grow bacteri...
by curlysister
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Soon to be new crab owner
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Soon to be new crab owner

Your substrate is NOT safe for hermit crabs. Many products marketed for hermit crabs aren't actually safe for them. The All Living Things sand and soil mix is a mixture of calcium sand and eco earth - calcium sand will cake solid when moistened and will kill crabs. You need to get play sand and mix ...
by curlysister
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Missing crab
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Missing crab

Don't worry yet! Still very early. Four months is kind of the arbitrary mark to start worrying!
by curlysister
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who Doesn't Like Baby Pictures?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Who Doesn't Like Baby Pictures?

Oh wow! I don't think Sonny and Cher were ever that small! LOL!
by curlysister
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

RODI....is that reverse osmosis? From what I have read, not everyone is in agreement as to whether RO water is appropriate for crabs or not. Personally, that is what I have always used - for both my fresh water and for mixing the Instant Ocean into to make my salt water. I have had my crabs for almo...