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by curlysister
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hygrometer Cralibration and UTH
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Hygrometer Cralibration and UTH

The UTH's that have a sticky side (ie ZooMed) can not be insulated over. If you have trouble getting your heat up enough, you can add some insulation to help keep the heat from the UTH from escaping out the back side of it. You'll know if you need to insulate it, depending on what temp your tank is....
by curlysister
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: tank decor for jumbos
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: tank decor for jumbos

I have two crabs, in a 55 gallon tank. I thought they were only medium and large, but recently measured them and they're jumbos, LOL!
by curlysister
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hygrometer Cralibration and UTH
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Hygrometer Cralibration and UTH

All I know about calibrating a hygrometer I learned from the HCA care sheet: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92540 There is not a way to 'zero' the digital hygrometer, so you just need to note the difference. What you said about being 3% off and knowing you need 83% i...
by curlysister
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate dries out
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Substrate dries out

Crabs will get enough air flow when you open and close the lid to change food and water. Some people do leave a bit of a vent, but many seal it up completely with no problems.

What are you using for substrate (ie - type and ratios)? How deep is it? When you say the 'top layer', how far down is dry?
by curlysister
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: tank decor for jumbos
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: tank decor for jumbos

I made my own. It's not pretty, but it's functional LOL. I took a taller rectangular storage container, cut a door in it, and glued some shells on the sides so they could climb. I could never get my shower caddy to suction onto the corner, so I glued that on the top so they had a bit of a 'railing' ...
by curlysister
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank

Just wondering why all these crabs are in iso? E's like really deep sub, like 12 inches. Why not just put them all into your main tank?
by curlysister
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Possible surface molt?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Possible surface molt?

HCA doesn't recommend that method. Many crabs, as Wlfwo said, want to de-stress and/or need to molt because they have been kept in sub standard conditions. There have been no studies that prove that the method described leads to better outcomes. Some very experienced crabbers have, through years of ...
by curlysister
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Well rounded diet?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Well rounded diet?

Check out the care sheets about food and nutrition: Nutrition: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92554 Commercial foods: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92555 Safe food list: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t...
by curlysister
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Global Pet Food (Toronto, ON)
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Global Pet Food (Toronto, ON)

No, you can just put them in dry.
by curlysister
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: I cant get the humidity to rise in my tank :(
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: I cant get the humidity to rise in my tank :(

Hahaha, it quickly becomes an obsession! Calcium sand is not the correct type of sand, it can turn hard like cement when it gets wet. You want to get play sand, which is sold in big 50 pound bags for cheap at hardware stores. Mix it with the eco earth (coco fiber) with dechlorinated water. It should...
by curlysister
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food for crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Food for crabs?

Hi, crabs can eat many of the same things as we can. They need protein and calcium sources daily. Here is the care sheet about nutrition. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92554 Pellets and commercial foods often contain harmful additives and aren't considered a good lo...
by curlysister
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New owner and very worried!
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: New owner and very worried!

Is the crab in the shell? Hanging out? Fall out all the way?
by curlysister
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: when did your crabs start eating?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: when did your crabs start eating?

Just keep offering a variety of nutritious foods. Be sure to read the 'nutrition' care sheet, as well as the 'commercial food' one. Many commercial foods are not safe, depending on additives (the care sheet explains it). They also need protein and calcium daily. When crabs are small, you may not not...
by curlysister
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: How to get rid of fruit flies
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: How to get rid of fruit flies

Yes, I would take fresh fruits out of the tank, and crack a little corner open if you can do so and keep your humidity up.
by curlysister
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab Looks to be in Bad Shape (maybe bad molt, shell rot?)
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Hermit Crab Looks to be in Bad Shape (maybe bad molt, shell rot?)

I'm not sure whether that salt is a marine salt or not? Unfortunately, most products marketed for crabs aren't actually appropriate for them.