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by hermieluv1
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Pittsburgh area 6 PPs & 55 gallon tank ~ FREE
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Pittsburgh area 6 PPs & 55 gallon tank ~ FREE

I am down sizing..I have about 6 or so pp's and a nice 55 gallon. I can send/post pics.
by hermieluv1
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Warning to E owners (or those who may be thinking about it)
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Warning to E owners (or those who may be thinking about

And have plenty of shells too. Maybe just never enough.
by hermieluv1
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Warning to E owners (or those who may be thinking about it)
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Warning to E owners (or those who may be thinking about

Thanks for the replies and kind words. I have at least 8-10" of good sub in a 55 gallon tank, which might have been ,and was, fine for pp's, but for the overactive E's, knowing now what I do, well, I would have just put them alone to begin with, but I think they need a lot more room, both above and ...
by hermieluv1
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Warning to E owners (or those who may be thinking about it)
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Warning to E owners (or those who may be thinking about it)

Hi, everyone! It has been a long time since I have been on here...as usual, life got in the way. Mainly, caring for my elderly mother, who finally passed last September. I am just now getting back into my crabbing again, even though I was caring for them, I wasn't really spending any significant tim...
by hermieluv1
Tue May 05, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Ecuadorian with eggs?!!
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Ecuadorian with eggs?!!

I was watching the crabs last night, and my one big Equadorian always sits in the corner, pulls himself (herself?!) partly out of the shell to clean with her cleaning appendage. I don't know why this process is so fascinating to watch, but I am always entranced by it! So While watching last night, s...
by hermieluv1
Tue May 05, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Crabitat - Decorating 2.0
Replies: 45
Views: 1646

Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

This is just my opinion, so take it as you want....but those pools are way too big for that tank. They will hardly have any room to roam. How about a couple of Tupperware containers instead? That was they can still have pools they can swim in, and lots of ground to play? Other than that, it is beaut...
by hermieluv1
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is he going to die??
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Is he going to die??

Once they start dropping limbs, it is usually impending death. But it is nothing you have done.

I have bought several crabs from Petsmart, and one thing I do is find out what day they receive their crabs, then buy that day. Seems to help.
by hermieluv1
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Lowering Crabitat Temperature
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Lowering Crabitat Temperature

No, actually, living in a humid state, I can assure you that high humidity RAISES heat!
How about aiming a full size fan at the outside of the tat? Also, I imagine on of the Aussie members can help.
by hermieluv1
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Newly added 2nd level and shells
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Newly added 2nd level and shells

What is the second level platform made of? I love it!
by hermieluv1
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Spiderman crab trick!
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Spiderman crab trick!

I was lurking at the 29 gallon last night, watching crabs eat, and saw the 2 air lines that run from the back of the tank into the front pools moving. One of my larger crabs had smelled the fresh food and was moving in. Somehow, he decided that he needed to speed up his descent, so he wrapped his cl...
by hermieluv1
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: They're home!! Getting annoyed at heating though...
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: They're home!! Getting annoyed at heating though...

Mid to high 70's is ok, but at least on my case, my crabs do NOTHING except sleep until the temp gets above 80, and especially mid 80's.
by hermieluv1
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Owner- Is it me/my tank or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: New Owner- Is it me/my tank or not?

Natural peanut butter and some honey will also do wonders for him. As well as other high quality dry food. I gave up on fruits except for an occasional treat. They don't seem to like them near as much as their dry food, and it attracts bugs.
by hermieluv1
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: PARALYSED HERMIT CRAB?
Replies: 23
Views: 920

Re: PARALYSED HERMIT CRAB?

Wow! He really needs to be out of that she'll, in my opinion. Of course he can't walk...his belly is so smushed in there, he can't get his legs fully out! I wonder if he got stuck at some point and quit trying to get out?? If there was a way to break the shell from around him without hurting him, an...
by hermieluv1
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Trying to get my humidity down/lid advice
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Trying to get my humidity down/lid advice

My humidity goes to 99 percent after I mist, and the crabs love it. I never try to get it back down.
by hermieluv1
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Swimming Naked
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Swimming Naked

Could he have just lost the shell when he was climbing out? When mine soak in the pools, it seems like their shells, now full of water, are so heavy. I am amazed that more don't come out naked! At least he reshelled.