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by Fledgling
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Popsicle sticks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: Popsicle sticks?

What did you use for the posts?

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by Fledgling
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Pet Store Care Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Pet Store Care Guide

Hey all! I recently got a new pet store job (one that's much better than my old Petsmart gig *barf*) and will be taking over the hermit crab tank! My managers are really supportive of my campaign to change how we care for the crabs in-house and how we educate our customers on crabbing. My first big ...
by Fledgling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fist-a-cuffs in the temporary tank
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Fist-a-cuffs in the temporary tank

HELP PLEASE! I currently have 2 10gal tanks set up to keep my crabs from molting before I move to my new place. I have had 3 crabs split 2 and 1 in these tanks. Today I brought the new guy, who was de-stressing in the main tank. I dipped him in the FW put him in with what I believed to be my nicest ...
by Fledgling
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New Adoption! And worried crab momma
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: New Adoption! And worried crab momma

Stella wrote:Congratulations!
I personally think it’ll be fine, they will establish a pecking order. But, did you dip the new crab into the freshwater of the crabitat?


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Yes, most definitely

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by Fledgling
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New Adoption! And worried crab momma
Replies: 3
Views: 363

New Adoption! And worried crab momma

I picked up a new rescue for free from a pet store recently and added him to the main tank after giving him a dip in the freshwater pool. I have 3 other PPs in the tank, all bigger than the new guy. As I was watching the new crab's first encounter with his new tank mates, I realized that I had forgo...
by Fledgling
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Alaska Hermit Store missing?
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Alaska Hermit Store missing?

Stella wrote:I also recall wolfnipplechips retiring her shop, it’s not active anymore.
That moose poop sounds really good, have to try!


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Oh no! My crabs love those dried fish and crab carapaces! :( :(

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by Fledgling
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Alaska Hermit Store missing?
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Alaska Hermit Store missing?

So I finally earned some money to order my guys some more awesome stuff from the Alaska Hermit store. I followed the link from the Shopping Resources page...but it didn't bring me to the store's home page. I searched the store via the Google machine...but didn't find any results leading to this awes...
by Fledgling
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs Always Hiding Even After Months in a Good Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Crabs Always Hiding Even After Months in a Good Setup

In addition to GB's questions, have any of them molted yet?

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by Fledgling
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Post your stories and pics of crabs in wheels here!
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Re: Post your stories and pics of crabs in wheels here!

I ALWAYS hear someone bumping against the wheel every night! When I first added my smallest crab to the main tank, he spent a full 24 hours (or more) on the thing, eventually falling asleep on it. Now all 3 of them seem determined to climb to the top of the inside without it turning. The last 2 pics...
by Fledgling
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: He's Back!
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: He's Back!

How long has the classroom crab been down? Also, how big is that crab? If you try to move the tank with them still down it is likely that their molting cave will collapse and the crab will suffocate. The only way to move him/her would be to dig them up, but that can be very dangerous if they have al...
by Fledgling
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Are my hermies molting again
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Are my hermies molting again

Mine usually start binge eating and tunneling a lot before they head down. My biggest guy (in a snug 1" opening shell) went down in March and I'm not expecting him to be up for at least another month.

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by Fledgling
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: New Crabitat - Help me build it!
Replies: 24
Views: 4605

Re: New Crabitat - Help me build it!

In regards to the dollar-per-gallon sales, I talked to a Petco employee and they should be having that sale either mid-June or mid-July (I can't remember which). Or you could also check the Facebook marketplace. I got my 30gal there for $20!

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by Fledgling
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Saltwater Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: Saltwater Setup

Well, if it works, keep going, I guess. My saltwater bowl gets just as dirty as my freshwater, so I end up changing it out every other day. Poop, sand, food, you name it, I’ve found it in there. Sometimes, just to mess with people, I’ll say the crabs “pea’d” in the water, then show them the vegetab...
by Fledgling
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Any recommendations?

So my largest crab Speedy is getting way too big for his shell. I adopted about 7 months ago and he's molted once. I've ordered and offered bigger shells to him (1" and a little larger) and although he has tried them on, he always hops back into his old shell. He can no longer retract fully into the...
by Fledgling
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2026
Views: 117962

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I had a moment with one of my crabs last night. He ran up and stared scratching on the glass. I approached the tank to see what he was doing and, amazingly, he didn't run off to hide from me. He stayed in the same position, showing me his belly (confirming that he is a boy) and slowly running his cl...