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by judywapner
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dead crab smell
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Dead crab smell

I don't think it could be food. Lately I've been really diligent about taking perishable food out every morning. The only thing I may not have caught was a piece of chicken but I put a same piece in before and by morning it's really dry so even if it was buried I think it wouldn't smell... it'd be m...
by judywapner
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dead crab smell
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Dead crab smell

Never thought this would happen to me but I started smelling that "fishy" smell yesterday and it's stronger today. So I'm assuming one of my crabs has passed. What do I do now? I have one crab up and another had been down a few weeks (had 3 altogether)...do I try to dig and find the dead crab and ri...
by judywapner
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Out of shell and down a hole!
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Out of shell and down a hole!

Thanks for the response! I think he's OK! His shell is gone from the top of the hole and the hole is roughly filled in with sand. So I assume he is back in the shell and is back down the hole!
Will keep you posted if anything else happens!
by judywapner
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Out of shell and down a hole!
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Out of shell and down a hole!

I came home tonight to see my littlest Hermie up. He's been down for about a month. I was so excited I wanted to check him out but when I lifted him up, I guess he freaked out and dropped out of his shell (only about an inch above the sand, so no worries he's injured from the fall). I was so shocked...
by judywapner
Tue May 17, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Richard's shell & airplants
Replies: 27
Views: 3571

Re: Richard's shell & airplants

I ordered 11 shells from them and they took about two weeks to arrive. They sent me an email when they had been shipped. Very well packed, all the shells were in bags wrapped in newspapers and the shells are beautiful! They are a little too big for my hermies right now (I guess I didn't measure prop...
by judywapner
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Shell shops in Orlando
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Shell shops in Orlando

My parents go to Orlando every Christmas...does anyone know of any shops that sell hermit crab shells in the area so I can tell them to pick me up some?
by judywapner
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crabs Buried A Long Time...
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: Hermit Crabs Buried A Long Time...

I thought someone had said females tend to dig a lot more than males as well? Mine sure do! My tat' looks like I have tiny gophers in it with all the holes!
by judywapner
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Substrate moistness over time
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Substrate moistness over time

So my tank has been set up for about three months and everything is good, humidity and temp are great and always have been. Yesterday I noticed that one of my crabs was digging near the surface and the sand he was digging up was kind of dry and crumbly :( I have been spraying the sand a bit...should...
by judywapner
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Missing My Crabs
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Missing My Crabs

I also know what you are going through. I've had my four crabs since the end of August and we hardly ever see them. I have trouble sleeping at night, so I get up a couple times to wander the house...it sucks...but sometimes (maybe once a week!) I actually get a peek at one of my little guys before t...
by judywapner
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New at this.
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: New at this.

I have a plastic basket as a moss pit that sits on a broken teapot that they hide in. Or you could try putting plexiglass on two or three hides underneath to support it.
by judywapner
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rearrange the crabitat this evening
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Rearrange the crabitat this evening

I love it! So much inspiration for my next upgrade! Do you get the shelving from Walmart? I have looked around in our Walmarts here in Canada but I haven't been able to find them!
by judywapner
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: So it's been a while...
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: So it's been a while...

I gotta get me some cholla wood and hemp nets! I also looked at some similar baskets at the dollar store...long thin ones, but I thought they might be too thin for my crabs. Definitely not; I always buy things that are way too big for my tank. Maybe I'll pick up a couple now!
by judywapner
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Is this normal?

Mine dig a tonne too. Sometimes if i get up in the middle of the night i catch them out and about....my one little guy will freeze when he sees me and then veeery sloooowly start towards his hole and at the last second speed up and jump down the hole like he's Bugs Bunny. Its pretty funny to watch. ...
by judywapner
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: I've got mites :(
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: I've got mites :(

I actually need to fix my substrate. Unfortunately I filled only half my 20 gallon with the right depth of substrate. The other half is only about 3 inches deep. The good thing is that I'm pretty sure my three crabs are down on the deep side. I worry that they will continue to tag-team molt....then ...
by judywapner
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crabs from Dominican Republic
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Crabs from Dominican Republic

Quite a few years ago I vacationed in the DR and while snorkeling I saw thousands of tiny shells on the bottom of the ocean. Thinking they were just shells, I grabbed a ziplock bag and started collecting them. When I had a tonne, I looked in the bag and realized the shells were actually all tiny bab...