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by The Franckinator
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Tan (rather than deep red), claw tips missing, and flooding
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Tan (rather than deep red), claw tips missing, and flood

Does it look like he recently molted? (Is he really hairy & bright eyed?) Colour changes - it doesn't really tell you much. I cannot tell. Overnight, I think he burrowed down, so I can't really say much on that. I don't remember him being very hairy, though. I doubt he molted because of the conditi...
by The Franckinator
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Tan (rather than deep red), claw tips missing, and flooding
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Tan (rather than deep red), claw tips missing, and flooding

A little backstory: Two years ago, around this time, I decided that I needed to beef up my enclosure for my hermit crab, Ray. I ended up with a 55 gallon tank and 4 other PP crabs as companions. Everything was fine, excluding a few bumps, for all this time until the end of this previous summer with ...
by The Franckinator
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

@GotButterflies I've actually been using this stuff for quite a while. I haven't noticed anything bad with Ray and he's been through many successful molts while using this stuff. Have you heard any bad stories about Coco husk? @nancat I was actually thinking about draping a towel over one side at ni...
by The Franckinator
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

kieagcarm wrote:What kind of substrate is that? Almost looks like mulch

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Kind of. It's shredded coconut
by The Franckinator
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

Happens to all of us at some point. I've been having major humidity issues in my 40 as of late too. I rewrapped my lid and mixed a gallon of water in the sub to get it moist again. My bubblers (in both pools, 1/3 gal each) took care of it from there. I'm also getting a new heater since the temps a ...
by The Franckinator
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161223/3397e74ba5796ef2c65e8fe92d3d1f4f.jpg Ray (in the murex) and http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161223/fe35ac600fe820eee408f76db31f3328.jpg Marshall. I did some stuff to the tank yesterday like adding EE and scrapping the Bundy system for bubble pools. I have ...
by The Franckinator
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

kieagcarm wrote:You really should add at least one more, you should only keep two in a 10g max

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I actually put Marshall in there last night
by The Franckinator
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

I don't think it would stress your crabs out to put them all in. I have always added my new crabs immediately with no issues you may want to consider having no more than 2 in the 10g Sent from my C5215 using Tapatalk Yes, but that's a normal situation. Before this year, I kept Ray by himself in the...
by The Franckinator
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

@kieagcarm To answer your question, I have them like this because I'm afraid Ray will do something malicious if I put them all in his tank at once due to some kind of crab anxiety. So I'm putting them in one at a time so that he'll have time to adjust to every new crab. Hopefully, they'll all be in ...
by The Franckinator
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

Just make sure that you do not put insulation on top of the zoomed. They are not able to be insulated. You could always try all three sides (except for around the zoomed) to see how well that does at getting your temp up before covering the front. Good luck [emoji4] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk...
by The Franckinator
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: Should I Continue Crabbing?

Only you can answer that question. If you are ready to give up; then adopt them out. If they still give you any pleasure or joy; then figure it out and keep them. However in my experience with life, when I start questioning whether or not I want to continue doing something, it's usually because I d...
by The Franckinator
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I Continue Crabbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Should I Continue Crabbing?

Hey everyone, I guess I'll start by introducing my problem: as of this year, I began an overhaul of my old setup and went through a bunch of things. Right now, as a final product, I have 5 PPs - my oldest, Ray and the littlest, Cracker are in the 55 gallon. Three medium sized ones are in a 10 right ...
by The Franckinator
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fiddlers or other crabs with hermits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: Fiddlers or other crabs with hermits?

If you feel confident that you can make a safe setup, then I would make a post and ask for tips on it if I were you. I don't have any experience with that, so you should post in Crabitat Conditions if you do that
by The Franckinator
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fiddlers or other crabs with hermits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: Fiddlers or other crabs with hermits?

I agree. I don't think it would be a good idea to add living creatures to your crabs' drinking bowls. And for the isopods, make sure you read about how to care for them here: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=92538 Btw, someone on this website made a thread a while back abou...
by The Franckinator
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fiddlers or other crabs with hermits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Fiddlers or other crabs with hermits?

Are there any land hermit crabs that can safely live with hermit crabs? Further, what animals besides other crabs have you found go well with hermits - isopods, etc