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by MsWorld
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites?!?!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: Mites?!?!?!

When mine are down I don't put food out until I see them come up.

Sounds like food mites! Ewwww
by MsWorld
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Not digging the moss pit
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Not digging the moss pit

How long have you had the moss pit and shell shop?

It took weeks for mine to climb up to the moss pit.
by MsWorld
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: MOLD!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4997

Re: MOLD!!

You can treat the wood with a salt water paste and bake the wood to help with the mold. Any time you use wood you will get mold. I personally have changed everything out and no longer use wood or if I do use wood I only use it until the mold sets in and then I throw it away. But I know there are a f...
by MsWorld
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Do you ISO a molter every time?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Do you ISO a molter every time?

I personally only iso a molter if I have a problem. I have 13 in a 65 gallon and have NEVER had a problem. All 13 have molted at least once and quite a few have already done their 2nd molt.

How deep is your substrate? If you have enough substrate then you should be okay to leave the molter alone.
by MsWorld
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Checking post about post molt aggression
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Checking post about post molt aggression

Did you find peanut??


Bobbi in Cincinnati - with my 13 hermit crabs, 1 bearded dragon - Sir Wallace and 5 rescue cats!!
by MsWorld
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in the Moss Pit
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Molting in the Moss Pit

All of my crabs will sleep in the moss pit huddled together. It's so funny cuz you can see it tipping! I have one crab that only comes out of the moss pit about once a week.

Has this crab already molted?
by MsWorld
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: humidity?
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: humidity?

You need a solid lid. They breathe thru their gills hence the need for humidity. With the solid lid they will get air when you feed them and change their water etc. The solid lid isn't air tight like a Tupperware lid.

Hope that helps! [emoji258]
by MsWorld
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

Hi. Im a 14yr old boy who has a PP in a 10 gal tank. I have bad substrate-5inches of just play sand Its better than like 1 inch or gravel but he never digs down ever. Anyways. HE NEVER MOVES. Ive had him since late may to early june. He was brought into this VERY small cage. Like its a circle and i...
by MsWorld
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Back to back molts?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Back to back molts?

It's not uncommon for the smaller crabs to molt once a month the first year. As they get older they won't molt as much but it will be longer molts.

For example this year every month for a week or two. Next year a molt every 3-4 months for 6-8 weeks.

Hope that makes sense and helps.
by MsWorld
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: My hermie is down but not out
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: My hermie is down but not out

It's okay to worry. We all were in your position at one time. Some crabs especially the ones from PetSmart will sometimes go down to de stress. Because of what they've been thru. Some times for days even weeks. It's never a good idea to dig up a crab. Depending on the size/age some crabs can go down...
by MsWorld
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Help with humidity
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Help with humidity

80's temp & 80's humidity is ideal but can be hard to keep at those exact numbers.

What are you doing to make your humidity?

Do you crack open your lid, to release some of the humidity?
by MsWorld
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Help with humidity
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Help with humidity

No, those are the good ones!! Lol

Having high humidity isn't harmful. It's the low humidity that can do damage to their gills.
by MsWorld
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Help with humidity
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Help with humidity

What kind of hygrometer are you using? Are you using a digital one?
by MsWorld
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: My Crabitat for my Babies
Replies: 42
Views: 1890

Re: My Crabitat for my Babies

Very nice!! It looks really good!! I'm impressed!! But I think your daughter is the best looking one in all the photos!!!

Thank you for sharing!
by MsWorld
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: New to Molting
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: New to Molting

They go down in the sand to de stress. Totally normal and it's okay. He might be down there for days or even weeks. No need to worry as long as you know he didn't get out. Sorry for asking that question. The way I read that statement I thought you were saying you started with 3 and sadly now only ha...