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by curlysister
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Substrate texture
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Substrate texture

If your new crab just dug under today, it is very unlikely that he started molting immediately, especially if the sub isn't sand castle consistency when he got a little way down. If you are certain that your sub is only moistened on the top, you could consider digging up the one that went under toda...
by curlysister
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molt Or Dying?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Surface Molt Or Dying?

Agree with Jonathon, to keep her in a dark iso.
Unfortunately, PPS can occur until the first molt or even longer. So don't rule out PPS based on how she was when you got her - the prior poor conditions could still take a toll on her.
by curlysister
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My 10 Gallon Decor
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: My 10 Gallon Decor

Looks great! The crabs will love it!
by curlysister
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Cant keep hermit crabs alive?
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Cant keep hermit crabs alive?

The fact that they passed away so soon after you got them, probably had a lot more to do with their previous conditions than yours. Unfortunately, many crabs just run out of energy and no matter how perfect our set ups are, they can't over come what they have been through.
by curlysister
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab fell out of its shell when I picked it up to bathe it
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Hermit crab fell out of its shell when I picked it up to bathe it

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Some sort of dirt type stuff that is about 2 inches deep. Curly - Your sub should be at least three times as deep as your largest crab. It needs to be sand castle consistency, so that it holds it's shape for them to dig and make tunn...
by curlysister
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab hasn't gone under in a over a month.
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Crab hasn't gone under in a over a month.

Crabs don't always change shells before or after a molt. It is normal for them to stay top side for a while.
by curlysister
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER

This is why it is important that crabs have at least 3 to 5 extra shells per crab, which are of the appropriate size and type. I don't really think it is a good thing to see, it means that resources are scarce.
by curlysister
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

If you copy and paste the emergency template, we can help trouble shoot what happened if you want.
by curlysister
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Food
Topic: hermit crabs move their food around
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: hermit crabs move their food around

Totally normal. They like to drag their food all over the tank!
by curlysister
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby Hermit Crabs
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Baby Hermit Crabs

Oh my! So tiny and so cute!
by curlysister
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER

Crabs will sometimes do the chain-line-up thing when there is a shortage of appropriate shells.

What type and how many shells do you have for what type and how many crabs?
by curlysister
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tupperware Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Tupperware Tank

They are usable, but a glass terrarium is always better for several reasons. Many people use plastic totes. Not sure what your 'several reasons' are, but there are pros and cons to any enclosure. Here's the tutorial thread, it is from a few years ago and there is lots of discussion. Sorry it was la...
by curlysister
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tupperware Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Tupperware Tank

I have no idea how large actual name brand Tupperware containers are. But there are people who have very successfully used large totes/ tubs/ bins for crabitats. If you use the 'search' you should be able to find a tutorial on this site.
by curlysister
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adding live plants?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Adding live plants?

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