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by crabby33
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about why people think hermits don’t need a lot of space and accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Question about why people think hermits don’t need a lot of space and accessories

My brother did tons of research 24 hours prior to adopting the crabs from me but I’m wondering if he looked at a pet store’s care guide and chose to go with that because that was easier to follow than the HCA’s guidelines. So it sounds like I had a right to be worried he was not following the HCA’s ...
by crabby33
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Is there anyone on this forum who rescued a couple of crabs in College Station, Texas?
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Is there anyone on this forum who rescued a couple of crabs in College Station, Texas?

I had two female crabs last year that I gave to my brother and he rehomed them this spring. I was told he gave them to a couple of kids but I want to be sure they were given to hermit crab rescuers and they are with someone who knows what they’re doing.
by crabby33
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about why people think hermits don’t need a lot of space and accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Question about why people think hermits don’t need a lot of space and accessories

CurlySister is saying if my brother didn’t need to buy a bunch of expensive accessories to care for the crabs, he didn’t have to. The tank I gave him was perfectly fine and it was perfectly okay for him to stick to the basics if that’s what he chose to do. I was just concerned that he was not giving...
by crabby33
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about why people think hermits don’t need a lot of space and accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Question about why people think hermits don’t need a lot of space and accessories

Why do people think hermit crabs only need one tank size such as a twenty gallon tank and only an inch of substrate, which does not allow them to burrow?
by crabby33
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Adoptions
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Adoptions

I gave them to my brother and my mom has told me he doesn’t want to talk about the crabs. The last update I got was that he’s figured out how to take care of them, they don’t go through a lot of water, one walks around while the other one just sits in the corner. He’d spent hours researching their c...
by crabby33
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Adoptions
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Adoptions

I adopted them out to a family member and I am being told no follow ups.
by crabby33
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Adoptions
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Adoptions

What are the rules with crab adoptions? I adopted my crabs out to my brother a couple of months ago right before I moved but I have no idea if he is even caring for them properly. I am not allowed to follow up to make sure they’re receiving proper care. We have likened it to when you give a baby up ...
by crabby33
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crabs adopted by a family member
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Crabs adopted by a family member

I was not sure where to put this but my crabs were adopted by my brother. I actually sent him care sheets from here and he spent HOURS researching. Like he was up until 3 in the morning studying up on hermit crab care. I was told my brother would take good care of them but unfortunately, I have no w...
by crabby33
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendations from other groups?
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Recommendations from other groups?

Also in LHCOS, you aren’t allowed to delete your own comments if you say something you shouldn’t or make a mistake. They claim people can benefit from the discussion.
by crabby33
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Fish Oil
Replies: 0
Views: 825

Fish Oil

I have a question about fish oil. What is the health benefit to crabs?
by crabby33
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tupperware lid as a food dish
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Tupperware lid as a food dish

I thought of this after I realized that there is not enough room on standard reptile food dishes for all the foods that they need.
by crabby33
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tupperware lid as a food dish
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Tupperware lid as a food dish

I’m thinking of using a Tupperware lid as a food dish to hit all parts of my crabs’ diet. This way they can seek out what they’re needing.
by crabby33
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 198
Views: 155250

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

The menu tonight:

Spinach, Turnip Greens, Jicama, Banana, Dragon Fruit, and Freeze Dried Mealworms. I will add animal proteins and calcium when I get home.
by crabby33
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs aren't digging
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Crabs aren't digging

While it’s more expensive, I got my play sand from Amazon and mixed it with Eco Earth. One brand I use is called WeJe play sand. Here’s a link to one of the brands that I use: https://www.amazon.com/Play-Sand-bag-sand-fine/dp/B073XVQFPJ/ref=mp_s_a_1_71?keywords=play+sand&qid=1568752976&sr=8-71#immer...
by crabby33
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab halfway out of shell and limp, not moving
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Crab halfway out of shell and limp, not moving

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Black and white gravel-ish pebbles. It’s about 2 inches deep Hi there, I’m going to respond with Crabby33. Gravel is not recommended. Most people here use a 5:1 ratio of play sand/eco earth to mimic their natural habitat. It needs to...