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by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Which way should we go?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Which way should we go?

What way to go in the wheel is probably the second biggest dilemma hermit crabs face! Choosing the right shell is their biggest dilemma. In a close third is deciding to eat poop before veggies, or veggies before poop!
by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

When we start with a new crabitat with egg crate we have it go all the way to the bottom. We predetermine how much substrate we are going to add and decorate from there up. We attach everything before placing the background in the tank. Make sure you test fit so everything fits. We also support the ...
by Motörcrab
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

This link to Naples Shell Company best describes how to measure shells. Most of the time crabs don't want to cooperate with being measured. They send to grab and move the ruler! http://naplesseashellcompany.com/sizematters.html The easiest tell tale signs of a great molt are hairy legs, and black ti...
by Motörcrab
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food for crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Food for crabs?

If you are looking for different food options check out our resource page. There are a lot of awesome vendors on Etsy that cater to hermit crab nutrition! They have some awesome single ingredient items and mixes! We purchase about 75% of our crabs food from there! http://www.hermitcrabassociation.co...
by Motörcrab
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

Question on shells and sizing.... Since 3 of the crabs burrowed almost immediately and the 4th guy (girl?) hides for the most part when I'm awake, I have zero clue what size shells they need. I found an etsy shop and, as a guess, bought some 5/8 opening and 1/2 opening turbo shells. They got here t...
by Motörcrab
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

It's ok to use your dechlorinated saltwater to mix your substate the first time. Once it's mixed in you don't want to use anymore salt for misting. The salt will keep building up and become caustic to the crabs. The salt mimics a sandy ocean Beach. Just be aware if you ever plan to add plants to the...
by Motörcrab
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

You are welcome! 1. Two 50 lbs bags of playsand will be enough to get you around 6" of substrate, about another half of bag will give you more depth. Go to a home improvement store. You can get playsand for less than $5 a bag! 2. I believe we use 1/2 quart round containers. Something around 5" x 5" ...
by Motörcrab
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

1. How do I know if they're molting while they're buried vs just hiding out/de-stressing? How long until I should be concerned about them staying buried? The conditions at the pet store weren't horrible but also weren't great, so I'm worried they might not have enough water/food to sustain them bei...
by Motörcrab
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Question about larger pools
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Question about larger pools

I use 2.5 gallon aquariums in my 75 gallon. I have had the saltwater one up and running for about a year now. So far I have not had any drownings! As long as you make sure you have easy access in and out of the pools you shouldn't have any issues. I have noticed my strawberries swimming for several ...
by Motörcrab
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Puzzle cube
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

Re: Puzzle cube

Awesome! Thank you for the order. We only know a few people by name on her so unless someone mentions our screen names or tells us who they are, we have no idea! We always ship a little sample of organic popcorn with the cubes. That's our go to food because crabs love it. You could fill them with ju...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hand Feeding My Strawberry!
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Hand Feeding My Strawberry!

aussieJJDude wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Popcorn, the snack they cant turn back. Was it pain popcorn Motör?

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
Pain or plain? LOL!

Xeno made it so it wasn't a pain for me! It's actually some of our banana flavored popcorn we give away with our cubes.
by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Salt and Fresh Water Pool Upgrades! 2.5G Cycled
Replies: 46
Views: 3476

Re: Salt and Fresh Water Pool Upgrades! 2.5G Cycled

GotButterflies wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Your pools are great Dan!
Thanks! Fleabag helped with them! :lol:
by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Salt and Fresh Water Pool Upgrades! 2.5G Cycled
Replies: 46
Views: 3476

Re: Salt and Fresh Water Pool Upgrades! 2.5G Cycled

Do you have any updates on your pools? I've recently ordered two 12 litre tanks and all the equipment I need for them. I own fish and I'm excited to try cycled pools with my purple pinchers (I realise they don't often like deep pools like other species but it's worth a try). I'm going to cycle both...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Water activity
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Water activity

Does my pool set up look ok in your opinion? Sturdy and what not? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I think your pools look ok. It's a little hard to see how deep they are and if the crab can completely submerge. You may want to get two more containers the size of the ones you are using. Put a few...
by Motörcrab
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hand Feeding My Strawberry!
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Hand Feeding My Strawberry!

I did this a week ago with a dried minnow then realized I should have taken a video. Last night I saw the same one near the lid so I figured I would try it again. I offered a burning bush leaf first but there was no interest after 10-15 seconds. I tried a piece of popcorn next! We had a taker instan...