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by JoeHermits
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fall out when picked up?
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fall out when picked up?

Yes, it does happen. If they wedge themselves in, either deep in the shell or the shell is simply a tight fit, the crab will not fall out easily.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fal put when picked up?
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fal put when picked up?

Sadly, yes, it happens all the time.

I’m sorry.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: African Land Snail
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: African Land Snail

I’ve always wanted one, but they’re considered pests and are illegal in the U.S.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Possible mite?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Possible mite?

That doesn’t sound like a hermit crab mite. If it’s small, white, and moves fast it’s probably just a hitchhiking food mite. They’re harmless.

Hermit crab mites are more sedentary and will attach to the face and joints.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Alder cones for Hermits?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Alder cones for Hermits?

I can’t vouch for stress relief, but if they’re safe for shrimp they should be safe for hermit crabs, as well.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: How to measure shells?
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: How to measure shells?

Not quite. The ruler goes horizontally across the widest (middle) portion of the opening.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Dried Seaweed
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Dried Seaweed

Yes, you can. To save money you may wish to try your grocery store, which will likely offer similar products.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

jrleath wrote:Well then I will build a tropical room with salt and fresh ponds lol.


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Now that’s what I call a dream tank.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

For reference, some have noted that crabs seem to be more likely to breed in larger groups, though if that is because of greater selection pools or they actually become more sexually receptive is unknown. Also, I read a post somewhere about a hypothesis that they may breed after stormy weather. I’ve...
by JoeHermits
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Boiling Foods
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Boiling Foods

Regular tap water is fine. The chlorine gets boiled out and everything else is in small enough quantities not to worry about in their food.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

See the breeding section for information. I really wish to emphasize how difficult it is to breed terrestrial hermit crabs. Only one person in the country, and possibly the world, is breeding crabs at a rate great enough to distribute, and that’s only once a year so far. We’re not even certain how t...
by JoeHermits
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Any selling crab breeders?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Any selling crab breeders?

The only breeder to my knowledge that is distributing hermit crabs is Mary Akers. If you want crabs from her you’ll have to register for adoption at the next Crab Con. Otherwise, you can check used good sites like Craigslist. There will occasionally be hermit crabs listed for rehoming if you don’t w...
by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Urgent Rehome Adoption 1 Hermie Tampa, Florida
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Urgent Rehome Adoption 1 Hermie Tampa, Florida

Happy New Year. Please call and we can discuss: 7275648381. The original is a very sweet and personable male Ecuadorian (Sparkle) for whom I got 3 other hermies to avert loneliness. I purchased quality equipment I am happy to give you. All four crabs are together and have lived in a substrate-corre...
by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and excited owner
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: New and excited owner

Welcome to the HCA!

No, you shouldn’t be worried. Hermit crabs tend to tunnel before they molt, so there’s a good chance your two will never meet underground.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Can this aquarium sand be used for the crabitat
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Can this aquarium sand be used for the crabitat

That looks a little course. If you do use it I’d recommend mixing it in well with playsand so it’s easier to dig in.


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