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by JoeHermits
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Please do not get an illegal pet of any kind. It is NOT responsible to own a pet of any kind that has been deemed illegal, no matter what your intentions are. Not to mention the confiscation of your animal and the possibility of fines. There are simply too many ways illegal importation can go wrong...
by JoeHermits
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermit crab rocking another crab?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Hermit crab rocking another crab?

It’s also possible that the new crab is trying to establish itself in the colony’s hierarchy.

Keep offering plenty of protein, calcium, and shells. If it’s just because the crab is new this should sort itself out.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: giant whale/shark eye shell??
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

You can offer it, but considering how small and tucked in the coil is a hermit crab may have trouble fitting inside.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Warning: graphic photo attached
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Warning: graphic photo attached

purplepincher wrote:no
The last image didn’t load correctly, but I see it now. It makes me sad.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Warning: graphic photo attached
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Warning: graphic photo attached

I agree with RiNiKy506, it sounds like he got stuck and panicked.

Is he even still alive?


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by JoeHermits
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Buried crab vs. clean tank
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Buried crab vs. clean tank

Salt water can help prevent the growth of mold. Having sand mixed in will also help by giving the mold less to feed on.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Sea sponge sterilization?
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Sea sponge sterilization?

They should be fine in the hammock. Some people offer bits of sponge as snacks. It’s when they’re in sitting water that they become iffy.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How much calcium is recommended?
Replies: 25
Views: 749

Re: How much calcium is recommended?

abesze wrote:How about sand dollars? I read that it's a good source of calcium. Is there anything you need to do to sterilize it before feeding them?
Just boil it for a few minutes and you should be good to go.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet

Thanks for the reply! The 36" mat works great, and when I ran them together, uninsulated, the temperature was 4-5 degrees warmer than outside, which is fine, but I can't think of a good way to measure the heat output of just that mat (the cabinet is probably too big to have a significant change if ...
by JoeHermits
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet

Do you have any temperature readings from inside the cabinet?

If the mats aren’t doing the trick, you may have to look into heat lamps or emitters.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My crab isn’t moving . It’s like she’s dead
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: My crab isn’t moving . It’s like she’s dead

If the crab is limp and moldy, it is most likely dead.

The crab you dug up, do you remember where it is? Even just a little dirt can injure it if it’s still soft from a molt. A hide or half-bottle would be better than covering it back up.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermit crab climbing
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Hermit crab climbing

MSW: Marine Salt Water.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit crabs staying in hut
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Hermit crabs staying in hut

I agree, the crabs are fine. They are most likely just relaxing. Give them time.

The bugs sound like food mites. They came back because they live in your home. Food mites are harmless.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Molting? Maggots? New owner need help ASAP!
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Molting? Maggots? New owner need help ASAP!

It sounds to me like the food is attracting flies. Definitely start changing it out more often. Dispose of the maggots and all surrounding substrate (the more, the better. There may be more eggs and larvae in there. I’d change out all the substrate, but that’s just me.). They can attack a soft molte...
by JoeHermits
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab can't get down after climbing on ceiling
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Crab can't get down after climbing on ceiling

I’ve had crabs climb up onto screen covers. I normally try to leave them be, but if one is up there for more than a few days I always break down and pry it off.


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