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by hermitcrab101
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Need Home for Strawberry ASAP Northern Virginia
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Need Home for Strawberry ASAP Northern Virginia

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...
by hermitcrab101
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Crabs for adoption in Northern Virginia
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Crabs for adoption in Northern Virginia

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...
by hermitcrab101
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Surface Molt question
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Surface Molt question

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.
by hermitcrab101
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Injured crab?
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Injured crab?

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or not it is ,in fact, a requirement) and crab owners often do bathe their hermit crabs Regularly Bathing crabs is an outdated care method.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 ...
by hermitcrab101
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Eco Humidifier too fast
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Eco Humidifier too fast

You could try putting the humidifier on a timer so it only sprays for an hour at a time, a few times everyday.
by hermitcrab101
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mystery crab
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Mystery crab

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...
by hermitcrab101
Sat May 14, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner trying keep crabs alive
Replies: 25
Views: 456

Re: New Owner trying keep crabs alive

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...
by hermitcrab101
Sat May 14, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Hermit Crab Staying Pink?
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Hermit Crab Staying Pink?

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.
by hermitcrab101
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Oregeno??
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Oregeno??

Yep, oregano's safe for your crabs to eat.
by hermitcrab101
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit Crab Species Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Hermit Crab Species Identification

The first crab looks like a viola, second looks like a Ruggie and the third one is definitely a viola.
by hermitcrab101
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: concerned hermit crab owner
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: concerned hermit crab owner

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...
by hermitcrab101
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crabs from Dominican Republic
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Crabs from Dominican Republic

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.
by hermitcrab101
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Water
Topic: How much?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: How much?

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.
by hermitcrab101
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite / Least favorite food
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Favorite / Least favorite food

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.
by hermitcrab101
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: crab body parts in the sand!
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: crab body parts in the sand!

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...