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by Crabster5
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior

Hello again, I believe we have a 20 gallon tank. Our substrate is about 4-6" deep, made up of 5 parts sand to 1 part ground coconut fiber. It's moist but not too moist and we spray it daily. The temperature is about 70-76 degrees with about 80% humidity and there are two 9 watt heaters on each side ...
by Crabster5
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior

That's too bad, the last thing we ever want to do is to be causing the deaths of these sweet little crabs. I will work on filling out the information and post it here tomorrow. I regret not having done this sooner.
by Crabster5
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior

Hello, I'm sorry I didn't answer all the questions before, I've been away working on my parents' house. I returned a few days ago and my husband told me that Smaller was running around without it's shell but that it was fine. At one point he found it riding on Hermie's back and he assumed Hermie had...
by Crabster5
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior

Hello again, I guess I'm just a worried crab mom. So I had the large crab, Hermie, and then got him three friends, whom I'll just call Medium, Smaller and Smallest to make it easy. Hermie seemed a little aggressive (or maybe he was just excited to have friends) so I removed him the first night befor...
by Crabster5
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior

Hello thank you for all your information! Very helpful. I too wonder why the others all died, it was really heartbreaking. In all honesty it's a lot of work taking care of crabs and my daughter had gotten one as a present in a little tiny plastic container and the person said they were really easy t...
by Crabster5
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior

Help...I am concerned. We had five crabs but they'd go to molt and never return so ultimately we were left with one that has been alone for quite some time. We decided to move it to a new crabitat and we did that today, and we decided also that it needed friends. At the pet store we picked up three ...
by Crabster5
Mon May 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Dead? Or Molting?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Dead? Or Molting?

We have 5 crabs but 3 of them have been molting for 7+ months. (The other two are molting now but they've not been gone too long so I am not worried about them). I am concerned because the 3 have been gone so long. Unbeknownst to us our warmer gave out for some unknown period of time during the wint...
by Crabster5
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Wet play sand
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Wet play sand

Thanks, that's good advice, we baked the sand as well so I feel a lot better about it. Thanks!
by Crabster5
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Wet play sand
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Wet play sand

Hi there, I am moving my crabs to a bigger tank and am going to mix sand in with the coco fiber. We got a bag of play sand at Home Depot but it is very moist. It looks perfectly clean but do I need to rinse it with dechlorinated or salt water? I am thinking they probably rinsed it with tap water tha...
by Crabster5
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive Crabs
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Inactive Crabs

Good to know, thanks! We ended up ordering a solid top for their aquarium and just put it on about 15 minutes ago and it's already really helping the humidity level. I'll check out about the shells as I'm not sure the ones I have are right, or the right shape. One seems downright heavy, perhaps only...
by Crabster5
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive Crabs
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Inactive Crabs

I'm hoping to get a photo up soon. One of them came out and walked around so that was good. Some other urgent matters came up but I'll report back soon. I'm also thinking about getting a few more shells, I know one tried on a bigger one but I guess decided it didn't like it so switched back into it'...
by Crabster5
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive Crabs
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Inactive Crabs

Thanks. I'll see if I can get a photo in there another way (and see how to make one for my profile picture). It's true, maybe there are active and I just don't see it if it's at night. I'll have to go check on them some evenings in the middle of the night and see what's up. Thank you, and to everyon...
by Crabster5
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive Crabs
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Inactive Crabs

by Crabster5
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive Crabs
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Inactive Crabs

Here is a picture of my crabitat, maybe if it works, trying to figure this out so bear with me!
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by Crabster5
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive Crabs
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Inactive Crabs

We lose a lot of moisture through the top of the tank (screen cover) so we have towels over it but we're going to order a better lid. Should we get an all glass lid? I'm assuming we need to have air holes though for circulation and for them to breathe, can anyone recommend a proper lid?