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by CrazyCrab12
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendations from other groups?
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Recommendations from other groups?

I'm currently only a member of one other hermit crab group. Its on facebook and its okay 90% of the time, but you get banned for correcting the mods or recommending other groups so when information is wrong, I can't do anything which sucks. For example, they told someone they couldn't feed a trail m...
by CrazyCrab12
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Pacific Turbo
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: Pacific Turbo

Most purple pinchers LOVE any turbo shell. Every crab is unique though.
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity constant around 92. Safe?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Humidity constant around 92. Safe?

They drink and bath from the same bowls so only two are needed. Salt water and fresh water.
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity constant around 92. Safe?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Humidity constant around 92. Safe?

92 humidity is perfectly fine for them. The main reason why people say up to 85%ish is because food molds extremely quickly at higher humidities. If you aren't struggling with mold, there is nothing wrong with a high humidity reading.
by CrazyCrab12
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Anyone have dwarf hamsters?
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Anyone have dwarf hamsters?

http://hamsterhideout.com/forum/ is like the equivlant of HCA but for hamsters! lots of good info there. The main trick for dwarf hamsters is their diet. they are prone to diabetes so avoid sugar when possible.
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hurricane irene
Replies: 4
Views: 92

hurricane irene

I was just curious how y'all think the wild hermit crabs will react and attempt to survive through hurricane irene. also, Idk if they've had their annual migrations yet, but i think they would've. if the zoea have turned into crabs yet, could they be swept away in the hurricane and die, or populate ...
by CrazyCrab12
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: strategy to battle mold
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: strategy to battle mold

Is there anywhere where you can buy spring tails? I've definetly never seen them
by CrazyCrab12
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: strategy to battle mold
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: strategy to battle mold

thanks, i'll check it out
by CrazyCrab12
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: strategy to battle mold
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: strategy to battle mold

the salt i use for the saltwater is Instant Ocean.

I'm not sure how to calibrate my hydrometer since it is digital.

Again, I haven't misted the tank in about a month so I don't think flooding is an issue.
by CrazyCrab12
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: strategy to battle mold
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: strategy to battle mold

The substrate is half coconut fiber and half sand. I plan on switching to 1:5 ratio the next time i'm forced to clean it. It was mixed with dechlorinated salt water. I actually haven't been misting the tank for about a month. Its gotten to the perfect point where the evaporation from the water bowls...
by CrazyCrab12
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: strategy to battle mold
Replies: 12
Views: 682

strategy to battle mold

I give mostly fresh food to my crabs but recently i've been battling more and more with mold. Its white and long and fuzzy. If the food i offer is really moist, it can go moldy in only a few hours resulting in me replacing the food multiple times per day. I've considered stopping giving them fresh f...
by CrazyCrab12
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Thank you all

I've had crabs for about six years now. I got my first as a gift from a friend. After a month in my (inadequate) care her leg fell off. I freaked out and ran to the internet for help. I found this website. It has taught me so much. Now I am the resident 'hermit crab expert' at a pet supplies plus lo...
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Instant Ocean Products
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Instant Ocean Products

The smallest i've seen available is ten gallons. You don't have to use the whole thing. It salt, so you can just scoop out the amount you need.
by CrazyCrab12
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3178

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

I think he was about a little smaller than a tennis ball and i actually have a theory about how dying in saltwater can be benefcial to the species. I think if a crab went looking for shells in the wild he'd probably look near salt water, so dying near saltwater makes it more likely that another crab...
by CrazyCrab12
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3178

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

My dad just informed be that the crab died today. I'm crying. I wish i could've figured out what was wrong to give him some treatment.