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by AwesomeHermit
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?

Just an fyi, you need to boil the shells in dechlorinated water, not spring water. Yes, I mentioned that they would not be glossy after you boiled them. I said it would take the shiny off. You can put olive oil on them to make them a little glossy again, or you can buy a dremmel and polishing buffe...
by AwesomeHermit
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab dying? ):
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Is my crab dying? ):

Sometimes my crabs like to hang out of their shell and I notice it is because they seem to be cleaning themselves. As soon as they see another crab in sight, they zoom back in for defense. I've also seen a crab lunge at another that was half out of their shell cleaning.
by AwesomeHermit
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Concerned
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Concerned

Youre fine. Sorry about the loss of your crab and I was just confused
by AwesomeHermit
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Nap Time
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Nap Time

Cute!
by AwesomeHermit
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: She’ll fight
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: She’ll fight

I ended up separating them and the attacker is in a 10 gal. It was very scary, I heard chirping from PPs for the first time. Just seeing a big pincer open a milimeter from a leg got my nerves up
by AwesomeHermit
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: She’ll fight
Replies: 3
Views: 129

She’ll fight

Don’t have much just time what do I do I can’t separate them
by AwesomeHermit
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Bean Sprouts
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Bean Sprouts

Assuming it’s safe but just asking to make sure
by AwesomeHermit
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: So many isopods!
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: So many isopods!

When I had isopods I need them in a tank alone for the aspect of having them as pets instead of cleaners. I just put 5 in my tank not to breed, just because it’s fun seeing the same ones every now and then
by AwesomeHermit
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Concerned
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Concerned

That doesn’t change why the legs are there tho
by AwesomeHermit
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My first bacteria bloom
Replies: 57
Views: 1552

Re: My first bacteria bloom

I've never replaced my sand. Smell it. If it doesn't smell bad, I would leave it. I don't even mix my sand up. I just add a little bit every so often because it settles. To each's own though :) When I had to dig up my deceased PP I noticed the tank definitely was flooded and had a bacterial bloom. ...
by AwesomeHermit
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Concerned
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Concerned

I noticed in the bucket you kept hem in there are crab legs. Am I missing something?
by AwesomeHermit
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What is Your Crab Story?
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: What is Your Crab Story?

HermitofHermitCrabs wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:37 am
Started in 2004 with one PP and by 2007 had gone from a 10G to 20G to 75G. By that point I had nearly 40 crabs of three species. Now, I’ve just recently got back in it and my kids like them so I’ll probably stick with it this time.
Wow! I would love to have 40 crabs and a giant tank lol
by AwesomeHermit
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Light Changes Crabs' Behaviors
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Light Changes Crabs' Behaviors

Was considering whether to put this in Crab Behaviors or here, but the main point is that I got a new white LED light. Ever since, my crabs have been more active, but only active until like 12 at night. Then they come back out at like 7 am when the lights turn on. Its pretty weird, but is it problem...
by AwesomeHermit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Little mites on my crabs
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Little mites on my crabs

JoeHermits wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:09 pm

If they’re bugging you,
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Lol!
by AwesomeHermit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Pantry? Moths
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Pantry? Moths

For some reason my hermits have become very sick at one point when I found a dead moth in the water. It scared me because they didn't, or barely moved for few days straight. Eventually they recovered. I don't know for sure what caused it, the moth or something else