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- Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:05 pm
- Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
- Topic: Need Home for Strawberry ASAP Northern Virginia
- Replies: 1
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About two months ago I gave away my colony of hermit crabs, because I moved. One of two strawberry hermit crabs from my colony was missing from the tank, I had found the shell the crab was in when I had last seen him and had assumed the crab had died during his molt. It was brought to my attention y...
- Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:08 pm
- Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
- Topic: Crabs for adoption in Northern Virginia
- Replies: 2
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Hello, I'm looking to re-home my current crab colony. This includes about six large/jumbo sized Coenobita clypeateus , one Coenobita brevimanus , and two Coenobita perlatus . These animals have all been in captivity for years and have all successfully molted. Local pickup is preferred, however I'm n...
A note on the substrate, you should really try to increase to at least 6 inches for a small crab. Too shallow of a substrate can lead to crabs being dug up or attacked while molting. Here's a good article on the substrate requirements for the differnt size crabs. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/php...
From my research on land hermit crabs, they require a weekly bath (although there is some questioning about this subject as to whether or not it is ,in fact, a requirement) and crab owners often do bathe their hermit crabs Regularly Bathing crabs is an outdated care method. Theres no need to bathe ...
This morning I discovered a 9th hermit crab in my crabitat, I've had most of these crabs for years so it's not like I just lost track of one. The crab is missing both claws and only has two and a half legs. Two days ago I bought and added a zoomed hermit crab shell (the ones they sell packaged) to m...
- Sat May 14, 2016 3:40 pm
- Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
- Topic: New Owner trying keep crabs alive
- Replies: 25
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Besides meeting all your crab's crabitat, food and water requirements there's not much else you can do to delay or avoid PPS, although it is recommended to not handle your crabs for around a week to allow them to settle down and not stress them out. A couple notes on your set up, I would increase th...
If he's moving around normally then that means that he should be done Molting. They can turn shades of pink after a molt, but it usually fades and darkens as time goes on. You should only be concerned if his exoskeleton seems soft and malleable.
Food is General pet store food. He has the ability to bury completely on the soil.that was something we made sure of. The soil and sand are side by side. No exposure to any chemicals or anything. The sand is crab safe sand Zoomed salt water Other than store food, we have a safe list of veggies that...
- Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:46 pm
- Forum: Miscellaneous
- Topic: Crabs from Dominican Republic
- Replies: 3
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I saw purple pinches on the beach of the resort I stayed at when I was in the Dominican Republic this summer. They were only micros and weren't much bigger than my pinkie, but they were already on land by this point not in the water.
They should have 2 bowls( one salt and one fresh) relatively equal in size. The only other big requirement is that your largest crab should be able to submerge himself fully in both bowls. Both bowls are equally important for your crab to life a healthy life.
I've found my crabs love mealworms and crickets they'll be gone within a few hours if I give them to my crabs. On the other hand, my crabs won't touch collard greens or romaine lettuce.
It's best just to leave your crabs be if they've dug down, disturbing them could potentially interfere with them while they're molting which can be dangerous to the crab. The claws and legs you found in the substrate are most likely left over exoskeleton, nothing to worry about sometimes the crabs d...