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by Cumba
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?

Thanks so much! I'm so glad it's not a huge problem. :) Here I was all ready to do a complete change and quarantine. It's so helpful to have this forum. :crabbigsmile:
by Cumba
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?

Figured it out, finally!

Here is the "scab" (upper leftmost leg):
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Here is it oozing:
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by Cumba
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?

Thank you for your responses, I appreciate them! Today I went to see my crabs and get some pictures of the wound. I took out my crab, snapped a few pictures, but then noticed that his scab was beginning to peel. After took a few pictures, some of the scab fell off. It began to ooze clear/grey pus. H...
by Cumba
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?

Hi! I hoped I would never have to post on here, but here we are :( I'm not sure just HOW urgent this is, but if this is an emergency I need to act fast. 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Eco earth and sand mix, about 8 inched. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to mea...
by Cumba
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Insulating Heaters
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Insulating Heaters

Thank you guys so much! I didn't know these resources existed! This was really helpful.
by Cumba
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Insulating Heaters
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Insulating Heaters

I'm sure this question has been answered time and time again, and I apologize. But I have to insulate my UTH (on the side of the tank, obviously) and I was wondering how to do it safely. Does the UTH have to be a specific brand? I have a large sheet of styrofoam, do I just cut it to size and duct ta...
by Cumba
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Possibly interrupted a molt by accident?
Replies: 15
Views: 2550

Re: Possibly interrupted a molt by accident?

Hi, and welcome to the forum! If Slowpoke (I love that name) was underground when you found him, he could've been in a molt. If you haven't seen him lately, then we can assume he was in a molt. But if you see him every night or so, then he maybe he did drop limbs. I do not know the exact reason why,...
by Cumba
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked, missing claw, can't seem to reshell himself
Replies: 21
Views: 1005

Re: Naked, missing claw, can't seem to reshell himself

I am not very experienced with situations like this, but just thought I would add my two cents. :) Like what mlakers said, make sure the shell is cleaned out. I know some crabbers may recommend boiling the shell in water. I've done that, and it releases all sorts of dirt I did not know about . :shoc...
by Cumba
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Calcium methods and separate or mixed in?
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Calcium methods and separate or mixed in?

Do you ground up bits of the cuttlebone or put a whole piece in?
I just put the whole thing in. I started by grounding it up and putting the whole thing in, and they were ignoring the ground up stuff and going straight to the whole thing.
by Cumba
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Calcium methods and separate or mixed in?
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Calcium methods and separate or mixed in?

Personally, I think it is a preference thing. I give my hermit crabs a cuttlebone in addition to calcium-rich foods, and they devour it. I would just experiment and see what your crabs like best. I hope this helps!

-Cumba
by Cumba
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2017~
Replies: 145
Views: 1463

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Today is feast day!! (the one day a week when I have 2 hours to make them something delicious as appose to whatever is in the fridge)

Broccoli
Carrot
Sweet Potato
Mealworms
Bloodworms
Rice (brown,cooked)
Parsley
Almonds
Sunflower Seeds

These crabs eat better than I do. But what did I expect? :wink:
by Cumba
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: My current shelled babies (pic heavy)
Replies: 20
Views: 2876

Re: My current shelled babies (pic heavy)

Habitats are so cool! My tort lives outside in the summer and in a 75 gal in the winter. His favorite hide is a shoebox. I'm going to update the 'tat this winter, going make it all fancy. Your pics inspired me!
by Cumba
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Lonely?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Lonely?

Update:
The crabs are getting up for the night now, and he moved a little. It might be because his tank mate just climbed over him, though. At least he's not dead.
by Cumba
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cookies?
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Cookies?

Where do I start?
-Pears
-Brine Shrimp
-Peanut Butter
-Florida Marine Research's Fruit Salad
There's so much more! I picked their top 4.

Wodesorel- LOL! I make dog treats. I might like them more than cookies! YUM!
by Cumba
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Lonely?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Lonely?

My crab has recently lost his soul-crab. I don't quite know why she died, they were recent rescues I got from bad conditions, so yeah. Well, he's in a tank with 4 other crabs, and he's the largest one by far. He hasn't moved in a few days, and he ate a big meal on the day he moved into that tank. (S...