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by TheTexasCrabber
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: TX, LA Adopters
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: TX, LA Adopters

GALVESTON, TX

Hello! I am in Galveston, Texas and would be happy to accept crabs from the surrounding areas. PM me to see if we can rehome your crabs!

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by TheTexasCrabber
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wasting Disease?
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Wasting Disease?

That is as good a guess as any. Hermit crabs are such complex little guys, and we've only scratched the surface on what we know about them! I think you've got to be right, that somehow she got a parasite or some foreign illness. None of the other crabs have shown any signs of having caught it, so I ...
by TheTexasCrabber
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wasting Disease?
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Wasting Disease?

Thank you for your response! I apparently made a typo, my temp ranges from 75-85 degrees. As for the substrate, you're right, I change it very frequently. However, that has only been for the past 5 months, as I was battling fruit flies that were coming into my tank from outside sources. I should hav...
by TheTexasCrabber
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wasting Disease?
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Wasting Disease?

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? The substrate I use is eco-earth, and at the deepest part it is 6-7in deep. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read?...
by TheTexasCrabber
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wasting Disease?
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Wasting Disease?

Thank you, I'm pretty upset that she had to go in such a sad way. Uno was such a tough crab, I was sure I'd have her for at least 10 more years!
by TheTexasCrabber
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wasting Disease?
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Wasting Disease?

I am sad to report I lost my favorite crab, Uno (so named because she only had one eye), early yesterday morning. She seems to have died from a sort of wasting disease, and I was wondering if anyone had seen anything like this before? I've owned crabs for 10 years, and I've never experienced anythin...
by TheTexasCrabber
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: All three crabs have died
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: All three crabs have died

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you do get the opportunity to raise hermit crabs again, now that you are better prepared to enjoy them.
by TheTexasCrabber
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: New Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: New Tank

Hello there! In my experience, the best plan is to leave the dug-down crabs where they are while the new tank is established. If these crabs are molting, digging them up could kill them. Once the dug-down crabs come up, wait a few days before transferring them to the new tank, as the other crabs may...