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by curlysister
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: How am i supposed to clean my substrate if all of them are buried?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: How am i supposed to clean my substrate if all of them are buried?

If you have proper substrate, you never need to clean it all unless you have an emergency like a flood or bacterial bloom. I have had my crabs for over 9 years and have never replaced all their substrate, only added more as they grew and I upgraded tanks. Don't dig them up. Just surface clean any bi...
by curlysister
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to the hermie world
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: New to the hermie world

Here's the link to the care sheet about size of tank/ size of crab/ how many:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 26&t=92541
by curlysister
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: crabs shells, heaters, lights etc for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: crabs shells, heaters, lights etc for sale

I am going to send you a private message, inquiring about a few things.
by curlysister
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Hole in shell from boiling
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Hole in shell from boiling

My big crab seems to prefer lighter shells, which the pearl turbos are. What other type of shell is light but more sturdy?
by curlysister
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendations from other groups?
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Recommendations from other groups?

I decided when I first started and found the HCA, that I would only get my info from this group. I have literally never gone on any other site, and the only Facebook page I belong to re- crab care is the HCA page. This way, there is no conflicting advice, LOL! Do I follow every single detail right d...
by curlysister
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Future Hermit Crab Keeper, Preparing for Crabs
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: New Future Hermit Crab Keeper, Preparing for Crabs

Welcome to crabbing! Moe has given you great advice. Three small crabs in a 10 gallon will only be okay for a while - as they grow, a ten gallon will be too small quickly. Maybe only start with two in a ten gallon. That way, you won't need to upgrade your tank for longer. You could also check places...
by curlysister
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

Can you insulate? Depending on the type of UTH - some can be insulated over top and some can not. The ones you can't insulate over top of, you can insulate around them.
by curlysister
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit crab digging after molt very unusual for crab
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Hermit crab digging after molt very unusual for crab

All you can do at this point is wait and see. You should not go digging for him. He could be molting, or he could be destressing, after having already been dug up once.
by curlysister
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

A heat lamp and a partially open lid will zap your humidity. A room humidifier won't hurt, but probably won't be able to bring the humidity up to proper levels consistently. Can you get a UTH to mount on the side or back, instead of the heat lamp?
by curlysister
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

Cover the screen with plastic wrap (ie- Saran Wrap). That will hold the humidity in the tank. If your sub is moistened to sand castle consistency, then that along with the plastic wrap may be all you need to do. My first two tanks did not have lids (10 and 20 gallons), only plastic wrap over the top...
by curlysister
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

Increasing the humidity in the room won't do a lot for the humidity in the tank, IMO.
What do you have as a lid/ cover?
What and how deep is your sub?
by curlysister
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Empty shell laying on top of the substrate
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Empty shell laying on top of the substrate

Crabs do not just 'drop their shells' and leave them. However, they do move shells around a lot. So he could have moved the new shell before getting in it, then left his old one far from where the 'shell shop' is, and buried himself. That's one possibility, but unfortunately there are others too. If...
by curlysister
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

Re: Digging

The crab from this thread died.
by curlysister
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab escaped, found empty shell...
Replies: 19
Views: 595

Re: Crab escaped, found empty shell...

A Brita doesn't necessarily remove all the necessary things that should be removed, so the general consensus is no, that's not enough. Bottled water is not all the same. If it is RO (reverse osmosis) or distilled, some people feel that is okay (personally, I use RO water). But 'spring' water or any ...
by curlysister
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab escaped, found empty shell...
Replies: 19
Views: 595

Re: Crab escaped, found empty shell...

I hope one of the admins can weigh in!