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by Vic Future
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Salt water bubbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Salt water bubbler

This is not helpful BUT I LOVE THAT SHELL ON YOUR CRABBIE :) I too get salt build up, i scratch it off when it gets thick. The crabs completely ignore it and although its ugly its appears to be harmless. Please someone let me know if im incorrect in my assessment. So far ive been lucky and nothing b...
by Vic Future
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food advice needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1638

Re: Food advice needed

Hi, the only thing i like to get from petstores is freeze dried bugs ( crickets/worms) etc and cuttlebones. Most crabbers have noticed the hermit crab food sold at pet shops is full of chems and fillers and is actually bad for hermies. Personally I think they get away with it bc they dont expect the...
by Vic Future
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: long molt
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: long molt

Those long molts do make you worry. This June ill be 1 year crabbin and I am still not used to "losing" my crabs for weeks and sometimes a month + at a time. As Jmafnas said : digging up a slow molter would really stress him out. And if hes walking on the Beach in the Sky, theres nothing more you ca...
by Vic Future
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Apple snail shells- any good for PPs??
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: Apple snail shells- any good for PPs??

If you have larger E's maybe. If they are cheap enough to get a few, they're worth a shot. I found a place that has Mexican turbos for $1.00 each locally. Planning on stocking up next time I go by. I really need more large (1.25"-1.75") shells because some of my guys have grown lately. Sent from my...
by Vic Future
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Apple snail shells- any good for PPs??
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: Apple snail shells- any good for PPs??

Hi crabbers, saw a really good deal on some apple snail shells. They looked thicker/studier than your run of the mill land snail shell. Any one here think its worth buying or stick with turbos? My guys have worn whale eyes which seem flimsy compared to turbos but favor the snakeskin turbo. Once i u...
by Vic Future
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: New shells
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: New shells

Yep! Seconding Turtle.

I like to inspect them as well. You never know. I run my finger over the edge to make sure its not sharp. If im feeling funky ill hide them around the tank. The boys love finding "new" freshly washed shells.


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by Vic Future
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ultratherm! Can someone comfirm this is what I need
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Ultratherm! Can someone comfirm this is what I need

GB, In NYC we can go up to 100 degrees. But most summers we rock out 86-96 F. But the winters are brutal! This guy is for the fall through May. My building is still giving us heat. have a tiny Zoomed on my tat now. Its 82-85 in there. (I know 86+ is asking for trouble) Once i have to unplug the uth ...
by Vic Future
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ultratherm! Can someone comfirm this is what I need
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Ultratherm! Can someone comfirm this is what I need

Hi GB, the longest side is 36" , so this is basically going to stretch the entire length w room for adhesive. Thanks for chiming in!
One follow up: this pad is ready out of the box, yes? Just needs to be taped to the back and insulated if needs be.

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by Vic Future
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Perlatus in a Turbo sarmaticus shell
Replies: 22
Views: 2869

Re: Perlatus in a Turbo sarmaticus shell

They say those shells are not popular but WOW when a crab picks one its a real stunner!

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by Vic Future
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: All done molting
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: All done molting

Nikki came up last week..[FACE THROWING A KISS].. so in a year here is how big she got. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170414/fb6a2051b7fbe3b1f5739c71f1ec6ab0.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170414/c744458ae8e8b7d9a5d221c628ec9a14.jpg Sent from my Z828 using Tapatalk Oh my gosh!! What a ...
by Vic Future
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Can I add??
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Can I add??

Ok so I just got told by someone on a FB group that 3 crabs would be too many in my 20gal long setup....yet I've also heard the opposite...I'm confused now!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Hi, guess it depends on the size of the crabs/ length of time you have them. Personally 20 gals for 3 crab...
by Vic Future
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Can I add??
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Can I add??

Ok so I just got told by someone on a FB group that 3 crabs would be too many in my 20gal long setup....yet I've also heard the opposite...I'm confused now!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Hi, guess it depends on the size of the crabs/ length of time you have them. Personally 20 gals for 3 crab...
by Vic Future
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Best humidity/temperature gauges?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Best humidity/temperature gauges?

Hi Dreaming- i get my digital gauges from ebay. About $10 w s/h. Cant really find them cheaper in my experience. Try Amazon too. Or Walmart. Good luck


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by Vic Future
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crablantis 3.0
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Crablantis 3.0

I like where this is going!

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by Vic Future
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Destressing?? Curious new crab owner seeking advice/tips
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Destressing?? Curious new crab owner seeking advice/tips

I'm a new (proud) crab owner/rescuer. On a vacation, my gf and I seen some hermit crabs at a gift shop. They were in a wire cage with a wooden floor. Knowing crabs need sand to dig, i felt terrible and rescued/adopted 3 crabs, hoping i can give them a better life. Well, roughly 100 bucks amd a week...