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- Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:17 am
- Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
- Topic: My DIY crabitat items
- Replies: 4
- Views: 82
Obviously none of us have copyright on our uniquely designed crabitat items, but as a seller myself, I know I would be annoyed if someone started making identical objects to what I have designed and sell at my shop and then posted publicly about it, complete with pictures. At the very least, I think...
Good conditions are the best thing to encourage mating. Slightly warmer temperatures help, too, but that usually occurs in most summer tanks. I'm not sure what you purchased as a bubbler, but the smallest air pump, some airline tubing, and an air stone is all you need. The whole thing should have co...
Yeah, those craft store shells are teeny, but they're nothing close to as teeny as the first shells need to be. They need to fit under your fingernail to work. Purple pinchers like the teeny tiny spiral shells, larval whelk shells (hand-picked picked out of a whelk egg casing), and very small "melis...
- Sun May 17, 2020 8:09 am
- Forum: Breeding
- Topic: Just caught my crabs "in the act"
- Replies: 7
- Views: 713
My current theory about why we're seeing so many more breeding crabs (especially PPs), is because of the addition of deeper pools, and also (perhaps more importantly) the addition of hamster wheels and saucers. PPs migrate to spawn (possibly also to find a mate, though I don't know if that's been pr...
Hello! I have a 45 gal bioactive aquarium, and 5 pp's. My ultimate goal is to breed them. (I have already started to see 'guarding' behaviors between my two largest, but it could easily be something else.) Yes, I have fully read Mary Akers's blog and such. She is the one who is inspiring this goal....
The zoeae won’t have any way to eat this during the first stages when they only catch microalgae, etc, as others have said. But if you get them to megalopa stage, they will happily eat this with their brand new claws. And it’s really nutritious for your adult land hermit crabs. Good luck!
- Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:29 pm
- Forum: Breeding
- Topic: Guys I just realized something
- Replies: 5
- Views: 873
Yup. Can't speak for others but it's definitely on my radar. It's one of the reasons I share info and am working hard to help those who have a viable shot at breeding get some to land, too.
This is the exact post I used as reference when I built my Kreisel. It really does work, but make sure the mesh is taut when it’s being epoxied in place or it’ll turn into a pocket. This design is more or less what I did that worked so well for me. I did it the first year in a 20 gallon breeder, wi...
Well, it would be nice if the big chain pet stores would get on board, but I don't think that's very likely. And it's not just with hermit crabs that they are falling short, either. Pet stores are, first and foremost, for-profit businesses, and their bottom line LIKES buying hermit crabs in bulk for...
- Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:53 pm
- Forum: Miscellaneous
- Topic: Recommendations from other groups?
- Replies: 18
- Views: 912
Like Motorcrab, I pick and choose what sounds right to me and for my hermits. The basics in most groups don't differ all that much. If I dislike anything, it's the groups (and there are ones out there) that are 100% certain that everything they espouse is The Gospel of Hermit Crab Care and should ne...
I hope all goes well. Maybe your success with help others. There may come a day (soon I hope) when captive bred hermit crabs are the norm, and more happily kept as pets. Everytime someone has a thread about successful breeding I watch with fingers crossed! Sent from my cp3705AS using Tapatalk Me, t...