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by WingedWalrus
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Up and running?
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Up and running?

HELLO. I AM LATE TO THIS PARTY. I got an automatic email and was gravely concerned my account had been deleted. ;) Get it... haha. Anyways, hello! Sorry for my absence from HCA world. I've been transitioning into Graduate School with has been a huge success! I have many positive and mysterious hermi...
by WingedWalrus
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Back From the Dead & The Near Death Smell
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Back From the Dead & The Near Death Smell

I wasn't sure where to post this, so feel free to move it somewhere else if more appropriate. A month ago I met someone who had driven quite a ways to drop off two hermit crabs that were no longer able to be cared for. I was told that they continually got mites, etc, and needed to be re-homed. When ...
by WingedWalrus
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Themed Tank Ideas?!
Replies: 18
Views: 4277

Re: Themed Tank Ideas?!

As the archaeologist here, I would suggest that you pick out an ancient culture and put ceramic sculptures in your tank! Sometimes I see fishtanks try to recreate things like this, but I think doing one particular destination by hand may look even nicer. And as far as the beach theme goes… I always ...
by WingedWalrus
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: ! Molted soft naked unburied hermit purple pincher
Replies: 22
Views: 2025

Re: ! Molted soft naked unburied hermit purple pincher

It may not seem like a lot, but 2 inches of moistened sand is heavy/a lot for a hermit crab. How big is this crab? Can you update us with the latest? Have you noticed a small top pile of sand near where you buried him? (Showing that he may have been hollowing out a cave for himself). Can you fill ou...
by WingedWalrus
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shrinking/Skinny Limbs on Older Crab
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Shrinking/Skinny Limbs on Older Crab

Must be a really nice turbo! I just checked Corentine again and she looks better. Maybe I am imagining it all. I don't know! I feel a little nuts with how closely I track them. Most of my crabs are all still above ground right now too. I checked the terrain out, but it all feels nice and the temps/h...
by WingedWalrus
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 25
Views: 273

Re: Sad Day

Calla I am so saddened to read all of this. :( We're all here for you. So, so sorry.
by WingedWalrus
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shrinking/Skinny Limbs on Older Crab
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Shrinking/Skinny Limbs on Older Crab

Thank you! Just saw her briefly and she looked happy enough.
by WingedWalrus
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shrinking/Skinny Limbs on Older Crab
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Shrinking/Skinny Limbs on Older Crab

Good afternoon friends! Wanted to ask a question regarding one of my crabs, Corentine. I got her in January of this year, and she molted in September. Since she's come up, I've noticed that her limbs are far skinnier than when she went down. I know that crabs will "change shape" to some degree betwe...
by WingedWalrus
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Found Crab out of shell and freshly molted
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Found Crab out of shell and freshly molted

I'll check back here after the form as been filled out/posted. But just a word of encouragement: I have had a few crabs that for various reasons have left their shells during a molt and dug under in their ISO tanks - all of them survived. If your crab appears more lively and not totally "out of it" ...
by WingedWalrus
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Rescued crabbies from outside, never owned one before!
Replies: 45
Views: 3801

Re: Rescued crabbies from outside, never owned one before!

Thank you for rescuing them!!! And right before the holiday! THANK YOU! I would reiterate what hermitcrabdc said about the food. If I were you, I would skip store bought food altogether until you better know what you are buying and looking for in the brands and ingredients list. Do you have an egg o...
by WingedWalrus
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Complete die off
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Complete die off

Skymall007 wrote:I am also experiencing a mass die off. Started to happen suddenly. Only one crab is left. I am so sorry for your loss. It is horrible to have to go through.
Ohmygosh friend…. So sad to come online and see this. :(
by WingedWalrus
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: New Owner

Welcome to the life of hermit crabs! It is an addiction! :crabbigsmile:
by WingedWalrus
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up my first crabitat
Replies: 19
Views: 255

Re: Setting up my first crabitat

The set up looks great! :) Always wonderful to read about people who do the research first. :) Is the heating and humidity staying pretty stable now? My only input would be to perhaps move the tank further away from the window if it still is. Unless you have great insulation, which I know is possibl...