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by PinchersAndShells
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting emergency
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Molting emergency

Based on the current information I wouldn’t be too concerned, however I wanted to ask, how do you know the crab is molting in that particular spot? When they dig down they tunnel all over the place before molting. Filling out the emergency template would help us get an idea of what your tank conditi...
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What to add In A Crab Tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: What to add In A Crab Tank?

I like looking at the fish and reptile sections for nice pieces of wood for climbing, there’s also places you can buy wood online like NEHERP and Josh’s frogs. Plastic plants are great! I find they hold up much longer than silk plants. You can also buy shower caddies to create second levels for the ...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 48
Views: 3920

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

I regret adding rollie pollies to my tank. I literally put 2 in my 70 gallon tank which is like a natural terrarium and I now have hundreds in there now all over the place. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do but my crabs seem annoyed now. I wish I hadn't done it I try and see them as tiny h...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Commercial Freeze Dried Foods?
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Commercial Freeze Dried Foods?

Mine really seem to like the Zilla vegetable mix! You can serve dry or mix it with water.
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?

I use the Pure Bites treats for my crabs too. I have chicken and lamb for them. I stick them in the food processor to beat them up a bit and make them easier to fit in their dishes. [emoji16] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191209/fbc9f68b6b39a77e48a13c74ba0ac943.jpg Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Ant overload!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Ant overload!!!

I usually bake the wood at a very low temperature (as low as I can get the oven) for 30 minutes to an hour and sit next to the stove to keep an eye on it. If you did a higher heat setting, it would definitely take less time! I just prefer to play it safe and wait. EDIT: For future reference, if you ...
by PinchersAndShells
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Ant overload!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Ant overload!!!

Hi! You're definitely going to want to change the substrate. Due to the depth of the substrate we use in the crab tank, no oxygen gets down to the bottom of the substrate which can encourage (bad) bacterial growth when combined with moisture and extra organic material. As long as the crabs have appr...
by PinchersAndShells
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 136
Views: 144711

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

Cicada shells!
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by PinchersAndShells
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?

I wouldn't feed regular cat or dog kibble, but I've seen plenty of treats that are wonderful. Pure Bites is a brand that all of the animals in my house love, and they are dehydrated meat made with only one or two ingredients. Meijer's also has dried beef lung chunks for dogs that my critters love. I...
by PinchersAndShells
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabtopia build journal
Replies: 39
Views: 1650

Re: Crabtopia build journal

I love that color! It looks nice. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Eggs!
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: We Have Eggs!

Thank you both!
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Eggs!
Replies: 3
Views: 271

We Have Eggs!

Sorry for my absence as of recent! I started college which is taking up a large chunk of my time. Sadly the crabs had to stay at home, and my mom is caring for them in the mean time. When I came home to visit and do some maintenance on the tank, I was surprised! Someone dropped some eggs in the shel...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Indonesian
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Indonesian

How can you tell the difference between an indo and a pp? To me, these look like pp's. Indos have a slightly different eye shape and their big pincher is shaped differently! It’s much smoother in comparison to other species, IMO. A quick Google search of “Indonesian hermit crab big pincher” will sh...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1077

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I just wanted to chip in and agree with what Curlysister said about substrate depth. These crabs burrow up to 3 feet underground in the wild! I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable giving them anything less than a foot. If you really need to get the most coconut fiber you can get - check Home Depot’...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My crab has scratchy black spots on it.
Replies: 28
Views: 788

Re: My crab has scratchy black spots on it.

It might be a good idea to make sure you thoroughly wash your hands every time you’re done handling the hermit crabs, or anything in their tank. It could spread to your Halloween crabs, so it’s good to take preventative measures.