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by colorcrab2000
Thu May 02, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: mold!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

mold!!!

@LAURIE that sound like a good idea. i think i'll do a trial with only one or two pieces (there were 6 pieces of moldy wood total). i'll see how it goes, and probably decide what to do from there.I've done that with caps by the way- once i typed a whole email in caps (multiple paragraphs) and didn't...
by colorcrab2000
Thu May 02, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries

It sounds like a shell fight, where the attacker wanted the defender's shell. in the wild, the attacker (if successful) would take the defender's shell, and the losing crab crab would take the winning crab's old shell. however, sometimes shell fights won't be that simple and the crabs will really hu...
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: mold!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

mold!!!

Thanks! @Jedi Master Thrash. Right now, my crabs are in a ten gallon that's pretty tall, and I could open the lid halfway for more ventilation. Don't worry, there's nothing tall enough for them to even climb within eight inches of the lid, they're all small crabs, and the sealing glue on the corners...
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries

By "attacking" do you mean that they were face to face and whipping their feelers around, or was one rocking the other's shell, possibly chirping, and trying to get the defending crab out of his/her shell?
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: mold!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

mold!!!

Phew! It's a relief to know that it takes a while for the crabs to be affected. I noticed little patches of green fuzz only two days or so after I put the wood in, so it couldn't have been moldy for too long. I have seen that cholla wood online and in pet stores (it was painted bright blue so I didn...
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: mold!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

mold!!!

Thanks! Do you know what the symptoms are of mold poisoned crabs (just curious)
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Archives: Crab Behavior Info
Topic: noise?
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

noise?

thanks! and, btw @kuza nice signature.
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries

also, as you know, don't dig up Sand King. you may want to try moving the heater and seeing if he follows it. this also might be a good idea because you should look out for overheating.I have 3 crabs in my 10 gallon, and that's plenty. I don't suggest you get a fourth.other than that, read up! check...
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

New To Hermit Crabs - General Inqueries

my crabs' favorite foods are mango, banana, bell pepper, and the occasional papaya treat. if you're looking to buy commercial crab food, look at the ingredients. there's a preservative that starts with an e and has an x in it and ends with "quin" but if forget the whole name. it's toxic to crabs.to ...
by colorcrab2000
Wed May 01, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: mold!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

mold!!!

I bought some grapewood climbing wood from the pet store. It seemed absolutely fine. However, after about a week, the humidity got to it and it started to rot! I took out all the new wood, rinsed it in really cold water, then put it in the freezer. I checked my whole crabitat and found no other mold...
by colorcrab2000
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Archives: Zoea
Topic: two new friends
Replies: 1
Views: 156

two new friends

I got two new friends for my crab Tommy (PP). Their names are Aqua and Climber. They're in iso, but they're both active and love to climb and crawl around. I will post pics soon!
by colorcrab2000
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Archives: Crab illness
Topic: Depressed and Lonely
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

Depressed and Lonely

Thanks!
by colorcrab2000
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Archives: Crab illness
Topic: Depressed and Lonely
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

Depressed and Lonely

Also, how long should new crabs be in the ISO? I've heard that you should bathe new crabs to get rid of unfamiliar scent. Is there anything else to do for new crabs?
by colorcrab2000
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Archives: Crab illness
Topic: Depressed and Lonely
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

Depressed and Lonely

I've heard that the smaller crabs are more unstable with their chances of survival. Is this true? Also, Tommy is currently golf ball size. Will there be conflict between him and smaller crabs?
by colorcrab2000
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Archives: Crab Behavior Info
Topic: noise?
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

noise?

Do hermit crabs ever chirp for reasons other than "I'm scared" "leave me alone" or because they're in "shell fights"?@LAURIE