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by eloise13
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: By the looks of it, I have a bully.
Replies: 2
Views: 465

By the looks of it, I have a bully.

The crab that I think attacked and stole another hermit crabs shell, looks like it's turning into a bully. It refuses to let anyone near the shell it stole, but it hasn't changed into it. I just watched it stalk a crab, and then lunge itself at it. I've never seen a hermit crab move so quickly nor s...
by eloise13
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Strange situation
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Strange situation

I looked at him again, and he was moving around and reacted to me, so everything is all good :D
by eloise13
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Strange situation
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Strange situation

that's what I was leaning towards. Their shells are on a little plate thingy close to where the crab is, and they like to bury shells. I just wanted to see what others thought of it XD
by eloise13
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Strange situation
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Strange situation

He's moved again.

Yeah, I try to let my hermit crabs go as undisturbed as possible.


Teenies are really easy to find here. Aussies are normally slower growers and smaller then other crabs.
by eloise13
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Strange situation
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Strange situation

I've noticed I have a little window. In the centre is a crab. It's sitting in the shell, but I'm still able to see its legs, it's perfectly intact, but pretty pale. It doesn't react to me coming close to it. I haven't seen it move at all, but sometimes when I check on it, it is in a different positi...
by eloise13
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: white fuzz comes with a surface molt?
Replies: 13
Views: 2297

Re: white fuzz comes with a surface molt?

White fuzz sounds like mold :(

If it is mold, then I'd say the crab is dead.
by eloise13
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Spider has lost the plot (Updated - photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 2550

Re: Spider has lost the plot & I don't know what to do with

In a lot of animals, sudden aggression is a sign of pain. Maybe something is wrong with him? I've heard antenna tapping is a way of showing dominance. Is he initiating them ? Turning their back and running seems like he has won.. He may be trying to assert himself as alpha crab. If that it is the ca...
by eloise13
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: How to remove paint from a shell
Replies: 19
Views: 6769

Re: How to de-paint a shell

Paint loosens and peels when heat is applied. People use them to remove paint when renovating. You might want to wear heat proof gloves or just stick a hair dryer, because I'd assume the shell would get very hot.
by eloise13
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: How to remove paint from a shell
Replies: 19
Views: 6769

Re: How to de-paint a shell

I tried to sand a shell that had a clear sealant over them, but it just scratched the sealant, but didn't really work.

Another thing that might help is a hairdryer or heat gun. ( I think there are owns out there specially designed to remove paint)
by eloise13
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: The Great Stress-Coat Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 11125

Re: The Great Stress-Coat Experiment

My bottle of water conditioner does say you should stir the water.
by eloise13
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: flying with crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: flying with crabs

Canada may be more relaxed, but I know in Australia, if you're flying domestic your pets go into baggage, ( the only exception is service dogs.) and even then, it's only from certain airports. If you're flying international, all pets have to go freight. But I do know some airlines have heated areas ...
by eloise13
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2011~
Replies: 143
Views: 1225

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

I gave to them yesterday, Carrot, Cuttlebone, Crickets, Egg, eggshell and watermelon. I decided to spoil them because I got a new guy.
by eloise13
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: I think I may have a blind crab... UPDATE APRIL 10, 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5330

Re: I think I may have a blind crab... UPDATE NOV 8, 2011

I might be just seeing things, but to me, it seems as her eyes went back into the stalks, in the first molt, and then they seem to be coming out more and more. Would it be possible that her old, damaged eyes had dropped off and she grew new ones? because it seems as if the eyes are 'growing' out of ...
by eloise13
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: My Marine Tank MHC Citizens
Replies: 35
Views: 14505

Re: My Marine Tank Citizen

Dardanus megisto Looks amazing!

I think I remember reading somewhere sometimes when you buy live rock you get things like marine hermit crabs?
by eloise13
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Water
Topic: GE Silicone I not safe after all?
Replies: 38
Views: 15910

Re: GE Silicone I not safe after all?

Are these those pools that had the really thick bits of silcone on it? Maybe they never cured properly?