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by bridgettbiologist
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Tiny Crab Care
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Tiny Crab Care

Thanks for the info! I think tiny crabs are so cute! I'm debating with myself about getting new crabs. Right now I have 1 medium PP in a 10 gal. I want to get 2 more small ones, but since I'll be taking them to college soon, I won't be able to upgrade the size of the tank for at least 4 years and I ...
by bridgettbiologist
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER

aslansgirl89 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:33 pm
That's so cool! I have only seen that in this documentary!

https://youtu.be/f1dnocPQXDQ

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I saw that documentary too! I didn't know this would happen in captivity. Thanks for sharing FJrocks003!
by bridgettbiologist
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Tiny Crab Care
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Tiny Crab Care

Hi y'all!

I'm planning on adding 2 new purple pinchers to my 10 gal soon (for a total of 3 crabs). I saw a super cute crab at a good pet store that was only about the size of a thumbnail. Do crabs that small require special accommodations, especially when mixed with bigger crabs?
by bridgettbiologist
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My 10 Gallon Decor
Replies: 1
Views: 64

My 10 Gallon Decor

Hi y'all! Just finished re-vamping the decorations in my crabitat. Let me know what y'all think. I crocheted the hammock myself. :wink: Did I over-fill it, or will the crabs appreciate all the places to hide? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/95/f2/e3/95f2e34084be5b2c5102cf0ba3181081.jpg https://i.pini...
by bridgettbiologist
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Leaf Litter?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Leaf Litter?

Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking about using the desert willow leaves. I've read that the leaves are not known to be dangerous to pets.
by bridgettbiologist
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Leaf Litter?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Leaf Litter?

Hi y'all! I'd like to offer my purple pinchers some leaf litter, but the only trees we have are a desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), a sandpaper anacua (Ehretia anacua), and a redbud tree (Cercis canadensis). Are these safe for hermit crabs? Also how should I prepare the leaves? (we don't use pesti...
by bridgettbiologist
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

Thank you curlysister, I'm always struggling with humidity.
by bridgettbiologist
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

Thank you for the pointers and encouragement Overmountain. I will keep trying.
by bridgettbiologist
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? I use playground sand and it's about 3 1/2 inches deep. I meant to add more when my crab came up. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity ...
by bridgettbiologist
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

I've looked closer, and I believe the victim was newly molted, but I didn't know it. I usually get them to the iso tank in time. I was confused because the attacker took the victim's shell. I'm not sure what to do now. These two were my first crabs and I'm feeling very discouraged. I would appreciat...
by bridgettbiologist
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

I feed them dried shrimp, fruit, and nuts. There are four available shells. They never showed signs of aggression before today.
by bridgettbiologist
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Crab looks dead, out of shell

Hi everyone, I think one of my crabs killed the other one. It is totally limp, out of its shell and legs have been torn off. It finished molting a couple of weeks ago, but I can't think of any reason the other would attack it. Please tell if I can be sure it's dead and why the other one killed it.
by bridgettbiologist
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Defective heat mat?
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Defective heat mat?

Hi everyone! I just bought a flukers 11x11 UTH for my 10 gallon tank. I left it plugged in on a table overnight and in the morning it was barely putting off any heat. Did I get a defective one or do I need a different brand? I'm not sure how this is supposed to keep my tank at 80 degrees in the wint...
by bridgettbiologist
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Flukers Heat Mat
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Flukers Heat Mat

Thank you wodesorel!
by bridgettbiologist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Flukers Heat Mat
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Flukers Heat Mat

Hi everyone!

I'm about to purchase a 11x11 inch Flukers Premium Heat Mat for my 10 gallon tank. Is this brand reliable and can it be insulated? Also, would the 11x11 adequately heat my tank? The house temp drops to about 65 degrees in the winter.

Thanks for the help!