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by crabby33
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Fresh Oak branches

It has not molded.


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by crabby33
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Habitat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Habitat Questions

You can cook it. That’s what I prefer to do. I currently don’t have a moss pit in my tank for you to view but I would like to do that.


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by crabby33
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Habitat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Habitat Questions

A 10 Gallon tank will work but a lot of people mix in play sand because they find it holds the shape better. You’ll need about 6” of substrate. You will need three extra shells for the other crab. Not enough shells can lead to shell fights that can result in death. Crabs LOVE moss pits! Yes, you sho...
by crabby33
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Fresh Oak branches

That’s exactly what I do with my branches. I put it in the freezer for a few hours to make sure it doesn’t have pests in it.


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by crabby33
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Fresh Oak branches

When I forage for branches, I prefer ones that have lichens growing on them. I am trying to aim for a more natural look to my tank.


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by crabby33
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Fresh Oak branches

My area recently had very severe thunderstorms but it also tore up the oak trees in the back yard, so there were broken branches EVERYWHERE! I went out and found a good sized oak branch to put in my tank but I always make sure to freeze any branches or bark pieces I put in the tank for my crabs. Don...
by crabby33
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Good Pellets?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Good Pellets?

I never provide my crabs with commercial food and prefer to give them a natural diet instead. I believe utilizing the safe food list is a good way to find out what they really like and what they don’t. Like, I know my crabs love oak branches with lichens on it. It gives them a tannin source and it e...
by crabby33
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

That’s why I only turn off the tank lights, but not the heater when I leave to go home for the weekend.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

I keep mine on all the time.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started

The last time my crabs molted was January and December. So I don’t know when they’re going to molt again.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started

Since you said you have a new crab, it is quite normal for them to de-stress and molt. It is unknown when it’s last molt was in the wild when it was captured. So as soon as hermit crabs find themselves in suitable conditions in the tanks we’re providing them, they are going to want to dig down and m...
by crabby33
Fri May 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care

I agree with Curly. Most of the groups that I have been in on Facebook have said information in books is outdated. I only rely on information I find on this forum.


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by crabby33
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How long?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: How long?

Yeah, the way I look at this is that keeping these guys is WAY different than keeping tarantulas. New world tarantulas can molt on the surface and you can watch the process. But hermit crabs will burrow underground to molt and you aren’t supposed to see the process unless the crab molts up next to t...
by crabby33
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: top 10 hermit crab habitats- please help
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: top 10 hermit crab habitats- please help

I looked at the site and there are some things on there aside from the trash products that are considered safe such as the Fluker’s Beach Sand substrate, the cocohuts, the cholla logs, the Exo Terra tank (you just have to modify it for deep sub and seal the mesh lid), etc. Sent from my iPhone using ...
by crabby33
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about what other groups say of our care
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Question about what other groups say of our care

I’ve got Ocean Direct Live Sand mixed in as a sub amendment and I’ve seen my guys foraging foraging for bits of coral as a source of calcium, like they would in the wild. I’ve observed this behavior right before they dig down to molt.