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by GotButterflies
Sat May 04, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dropped Big Pincher
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Dropped Big Pincher

Another option for you could be baby food. You can get the jars and then freeze the portions into ice cube trays :) There are several options for you food wise! Please refer to the safe food list on here! You just need to refrain from seasonings. Try to buy organic when possible. Hermit crabs are se...
by GotButterflies
Sat May 04, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dropped Big Pincher
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Dropped Big Pincher

Hello. I'm sorry you are having issues. So a few things that I would recommend. First of all, quit deep cleaning. Unless you have a bacterial bloom or a flood, I don't think this is necessary. I've never done these. It never hurts to have deeper substrate. Recommended is 6 inches or three times the ...
by GotButterflies
Sat May 04, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hamster wheel, yes or no?
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Hamster wheel, yes or no?

I have two wheels in each of my crabitats. I highly recommend them! I prefer the kaytee silent spinners. Craft mesh can be purchased in individual sheets at Michael's. :) Walmart sells it too, but you have to purchase it in a variety pack. I'm sure JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby sell it as well, but I'm no...
by GotButterflies
Sat May 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Good Pellets?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Good Pellets?

You want to make sure that any commercial foods that you provide do not contain the following ingredients:
⁃ EQ or Ethoxyquin an antioxidant
⁃ Copper Sulfate
⁃ BHT, also known as butylhydroxytoluene
by GotButterflies
Sat May 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glue
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Glue

Also, just so you know, sometimes it is necessary to use sandpaper on things to get aquarium sealant to stick. When I made the paint trays for my meglopa last year I used sandpaper on them first before applying aquarium sealant so that I could put real sand on them for the bottoms. It worked like a ...
by GotButterflies
Thu May 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 80 gallon bow front upgrade!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: 80 gallon bow front upgrade!!!

It looks so nice and clean! I love the picture of your pups cuddled together looking at the tank!! That is precious!! I'm very sorry about Kaa. That is a bummer.
by GotButterflies
Thu May 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 156
Views: 4310

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

I am very sorry to hear of his loss. You did everything you could. I know it is easier said than done, but please don't beat yourself up on woulda shoulda coulda. You did a phenomenal job. Hang in there!
by GotButterflies
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 156
Views: 4310

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Hello~ late to the party here (as usual) I think given his circumstances perhaps it would be better to leave him in the container with the crab mesh. At least he would be able to grab on to something if needed. The sand gives him nothing to grab onto. I do think he is probably preparing to molt give...
by GotButterflies
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 156
Views: 4310

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

purplepincher wrote:sometimes they crawl out of their shell to bathe. mine have never done that, though.
A crab should never leave their shell unless they are trying on another one.


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by GotButterflies
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 156
Views: 4310

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

I’m glad Eddie is doing better! [emoji4]



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by GotButterflies
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 156
Views: 4310

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

I’ve never been in your position, but IMO if something isn’t broke, don’t fix it. What you were doing was working. Perhaps everything new stressed him out? Perhaps try moving to a new shell, then try moving back into the critter keeper. That is what I would do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by GotButterflies
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 156
Views: 4310

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Just out of curiosity, don’t you think you would do better making him food mixes? You could do that with all of your crabs really.


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by GotButterflies
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone with multiple jumbos in one tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Anyone with multiple jumbos in one tank?

Okay- I will try!


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by GotButterflies
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 156
Views: 4310

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Awesome updates! Try giving organic extra virgin olive oil, and the organic extra virgin coconut oil. He will need those fats for molting [emoji4] have you given any leaf litter? You can grind it up. My Es go bonkers for their leaf litter!!!! [emoji6]


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by GotButterflies
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone with multiple jumbos in one tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Anyone with multiple jumbos in one tank?

Thank you very much [emoji4]


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