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by AutumnHermie
Fri May 06, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Echo
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Echo

Ok thanks for the response back to me, and I did more research and I think they are little pp's also : ) I would like to make a (somewhat) educated guess and say that I wouldn't be surprised if your new friends' colors brightened after a molt or two :) Mine did when I got them. Except for Chancho.....
by AutumnHermie
Tue May 03, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: HELP! TIME SENSITIVE. Weird Gel Sacs
Replies: 26
Views: 2861

Re: HELP! TIME SENSITIVE. Weird Gel Sacs

I thought we did cover sponges and effects on them in the care sheet. Oops. :oops: I agree that dry sponges kept out of the substrate and out of the water bowl can be beneficial to crabs, but the statement I made was more of pointed to her use of sponges in her water, not all around effects of spong...
by AutumnHermie
Mon May 02, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: HELP! TIME SENSITIVE. Weird Gel Sacs
Replies: 26
Views: 2861

Re: HELP! TIME SENSITIVE. Weird Gel Sacs

Another way to provide calcium is feed exoskeletons of other crustaceans, as well as honey, PB, and eggshells are great sources of calcium. Cuttlebone as well is almost pure calcium.
by AutumnHermie
Mon May 02, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: HELP! TIME SENSITIVE. Weird Gel Sacs
Replies: 26
Views: 2861

Re: HELP! TIME SENSITIVE. Weird Gel Sacs

The pink reptile-calci sand can be very harmful for your crabs; when wet it can harden like cement, trapping your crabs, not to mention being extremely overpriced. Another thing is your sponge: either you need to clean it everyday by washing it hot water, then putting it in the microwave when it is ...
by AutumnHermie
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Hamsters!
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Hamsters!

Do any of you know some good hamster forums? There's still a few questions I haven't found the answer to :D
by AutumnHermie
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Echo
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Echo

They're all PP's :)
by AutumnHermie
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mini chilling on top of her world
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Mini chilling on top of her world

The bridge is in the bird aisle at either Petco or Petsmart :)
by AutumnHermie
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Uh oh, crab in mid molt dug up
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: Uh oh, crab in mid molt dug up

Sounds like Shelldon dug up the crab in mid-molt based on the first post--- Correct me if I'm wrong.
by AutumnHermie
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1578
Views: 125151

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

No number on the site, the only way I found I could get my money back was calling the credit card company and getting a refund.
by AutumnHermie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My crab will not stay in his shell
Replies: 28
Views: 872

Re: My crab will not stay in his shell

The best thing you can do right now is to keep him in ISO as well as offer him foods like cuttlebone, honey, and PB. One thing about your care; Zoo Med saltwater conditioner does not offer all of the minerals found in the wild, instant ocean is what most people use/prefer.
by AutumnHermie
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner! New Crabitat
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: New Crab Owner! New Crabitat

^^ agree on the sponges. Crabs love to eat them dry in the 'tat, but in water they are nothing but trouble. If you need something that they can hold onto while in the water, aquarium gravel siliconed to a ramp is probably the best choice. :D
by AutumnHermie
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hope I didn't mess up too much!
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Hope I didn't mess up too much!

Meant weak :D
by AutumnHermie
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hope I didn't mess up too much!
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Hope I didn't mess up too much!

Even if your surface molting crab is larger, he is still wer. IMO, better safe then sorry, and I would section your surface molting crab from your other crab so that there is no way your other crab can get to him. And for the next few weeks you'll want to give plenty of calcium rich and energizing f...
by AutumnHermie
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Why does my crab hang out of his shell occasionally?
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Why does my crab hang out of his shell occasionally?

Usually crabs hang out of their shells when they overheat, or to clean/groom themselves.
by AutumnHermie
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Questions from a newbie

There is no need to deep clean/ change sub unless there is a bacteria bloom or flood :)