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by dawnpaw
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to keep the tank warm during a power outage
Replies: 32
Views: 8805

Re: How to keep the tank warm during a power outage

A few winters ago in New England we had a pretty bad ice storm. Our power was out for days and of course my first concern was my animals, in particular the hermit crabs! We have hot water/radiator heating running along the baseboards of some walls in every room, and I I have a 10 gallon tank that i ...
by dawnpaw
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: It just... sits there
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: It just... sits there

Lots of crabs don't make it through the first few days after you buy them, too much stress is lethal for them.

I'll be starting college at the end of August too, and I've been teaching my parents how to care for all my critters haha.
by dawnpaw
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: It just... sits there
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: It just... sits there

So do you still have the other crab you bought, or did he not survive? To find more crabs, the best thing would be to adopt, or find unwanted crabs that you could get. Lots of people will lose interest in their crabs after getting them as an impulse buy or just not have enough time to continue carin...
by dawnpaw
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: It just... sits there
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: It just... sits there

Does he have a friend or two? He could very well just be lonely, hermit crabs are very social animals and prefer the company of other crabs, contrary to what their name would lead you to believe. The humidity is a little bit low... I would try putting in a moss pit, that did wonders for my humidity ...
by dawnpaw
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Surprise surface molt! Kind of confused..
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Surprise surface molt! Kind of confused..

Have you isolated the him? Ive never needed to do it, but it's recommended to cut a 2 liter soda bottle in half and place the top half over the molter so the cover leaves an air hole, that way he can finish recovering from the molt in peace and not be attacked/bothered by other crabs who might steal...
by dawnpaw
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Where is everyone from? =)
Replies: 110
Views: 6507

Re: Where is everyone from? =)

Massachusetts, near Boston :)
by dawnpaw
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2011~
Replies: 143
Views: 1319

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Never posted here before!
Ok here goes:
Tonight --> walnuts, applesauce (Fifi's favorite!) and a piece of fresh coconut. Also some dried baby shrimp (actually meant for fish food haha, another crab favorite.) No matter how much shrimp I put in there its always gone by the next day - they love it!
by dawnpaw
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Sand went dry while possibly molting! What should i do? Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Sand went dry while possibly molting! What should i do?

Humidity seems fine, maybe try raising it by 5% or so and see if that helps keep the sand moist?
I bet he will be fine, especially if you keep the sand wet :) Good luck!
by dawnpaw
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Sand went dry while possibly molting! What should i do? Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Sand went dry while possibly molting! What should i do?

Definitely dont dig up a crab thats burried unless its absolutely neccissary - whatever they're down there for, they usually just want to be left alone. :) You could take some water and wet the sand by evenly pouring it gently or spraying it over the top layer - it should trickle down and wet it eno...
by dawnpaw
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tanks! (Pictures of Crabitats)
Replies: 96
Views: 35236

Re: Tanks! (Pictures of Crabitats)

I know I already posted on here but here is a picture of my recently remodeled tank

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by dawnpaw
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tanks! (Pictures of Crabitats)
Replies: 96
Views: 35236

Re: Tanks! (Pictures of Crabitats)

My 20 gallon long :) http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m549/dawnpaw16/SANY5840.jpg Its a work in progress. I actually just ordered all kinds of goodies online(including real hemp fishnet instead of the icky plastic stuff ive got in here at the moment) can't wait until it all arrives! :D I think i'...