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by Tala
Tue May 23, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Maggot in tank :/
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Maggot in tank :/

Do you have rotting food that is creating maggots? Possible stow away food? Have you seen flies? If all of your crabs look healthy, I would just get rid of food that has been sitting, dispose of the maggot you found. If you find more, I would probably do a deep clean. Can you post a picture? Sent f...
by Tala
Tue May 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Maggot in tank :/
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Maggot in tank :/

Hey all, I haven't been on here in awhile and it seems the tap a talk app has changed a bit since then and I can't find the search bar anymore haha. I used to rearrange the tank regularly but life got busier and I've been slacking in my tank maintenance-- pretty much only in the tank to change water...
by Tala
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Preparing for Thanksgiving, hermit style
Replies: 26
Views: 1703

Re: Preparing for Thanksgiving, hermit style

Hermie225 wrote:Little Hermie Jr is getting his pre-turkey day work-out onhttps://vimeo.com/192809169
I guess it's leg day [emoji23]


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Love it! [emoji1] is he a purple pincher?
by Tala
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Need help raising temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1950

Re: Need help raising temperature

I have an ultratherm stretching the length of the back of the tank with cardboard taped over it, as well as 2 smaller store brands on the left side-- I was struggling with temps and was concerned that the 3 of them weren't warming it up enough. Eventually got a new hydrometer/thermometer (only becau...
by Tala
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Petco employee stupidity
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Petco employee stupidity

[emoji20] it kills me that they don't require their employees to have even a general idea of how to care for the animals they sell. A few weeks ago a girl working at Petco was explaining to someone that the hermit crabs' shells were painted with a special kind of paint that won't chip off, "kind of ...
by Tala
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do

I'm very sorry for your loss. :( Sent from my VS880PP using Tapatalk Thanks Rawrgeous. And thanks for your advice! I was struggling with figuring out a way to give him both salt and fresh water close by and your suggestion was perfect. And I feel more confident if it happens again that I'll have a ...
by Tala
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do

Kermie16 wrote:So sorry for your loss, Tala[emoji29] Seems like u did the best u could for the little guy but the PPS was too much for him.


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Aww thanks, Kermie. [emoji5] We knew PPS was a risk when we got him so it wasn't as big of a shock as it could've been. [emoji177]
by Tala
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do

It sounds like everyone pretty much covered this. I suggest re-shelling him asap and isoing until he gets a bit stronger, offer lots of protein, honey, and calcium such as eggshell, crushed oyster, and cuttlebone as well as a cap of fresh and saltwater. The only thing that might be even slightly co...
by Tala
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do

kieagcarm wrote:Is he an e?

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I don't think so? If so it was an accident, haha. He's just really pale, I think. If it is an e I need to put some different shells in there [emoji45]
by Tala
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do

Thank you both! We checked for the fresh post-molt signs but we're still not sure because he's so tiny. With our larger ones it's always very clear when they've molted-- long black tips and scary looking hair, haha. He's gone back and forth to the water bowl (a/b 5 or 6 inches) a few times and other...
by Tala
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do

Sounds like u have the right stuff going on with ur tank. I think first thing to do would be to iso the little guy and to put him in with extra shells, organic honey, peanut butter and a source of calcium like cuttle bone or crushed oyster shells. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thank you! What ...
by Tala
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Naked crab-- can't remember what all I'm supposed to do

Just looked into the tank and noticed one of our crabs is naked. I placed 4 shells close to the little guy and backed away-- I didn't want to make a big commotion and alarm him. Just wanted to check to see what else I should do. He didn't seem too lethargic-- he turned and backed his soft bits up ag...
by Tala
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Using Prime for small amounts of water?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Using Prime for small amounts of water?

I've finally run out of the first little bottle of water dechlorinator I got and ordered Prime because I've seen so many people recommend it here. The ratio written on the bottle is for large amounts of water but I only need to dechlorinate 3 or 6 cups at a time (3 cups for each dish). I tried to se...
by Tala
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Barbie Hermit Crab
Replies: 18
Views: 1314

Re: Barbie Hermit Crab

soilentgringa wrote:Ugh I hate this thing every time it pops up on my feed, lol.
Lol! Sorryyyy [emoji23]
by Tala
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Water/pool question
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Water/pool question

Mine rarely ever go all the way into our dishes-- I usually just see them sitting at the edge of them. I used to worry if they could get in and out easily but there have been a couple times where the water level was noticeably lower before it was time to change it and I quit worrying, haha. I know t...