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by JoeHermits
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Grapewood log
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Grapewood log

Yes, grapewood is perfectly acceptable.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hot glue
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Hot glue

It’s fine but has a bad habit of coming undone in the heat and humidity of a crabitat. You may want to have some silicone or superglue on hand as a backup.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Clawdia Has Talons After Molting
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Clawdia Has Talons After Molting

It’s normal, you just may not have noticed before. The claws get worn down over time through use and are restored after molting.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello! New crabber
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Hello! New crabber

Welcome to the HCA! Curly and Motor have pretty much covered the basics of heating.

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. That’s what we’re here for.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Re-Joined due to technical difficulty
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Re-Joined due to technical difficulty

That’s weird. I’ve been locked out too but usually it lets me back in after a few hours or so.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?

I never got to try it, but Wodesorel dug up some data on artificial incubation if you’re serious about it. Artificial incubation and development temperatures https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?share_fid=28566&share_tid=121293&share_pid=1086962&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ehermitcrabassociation%2Ecom%2...
by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?

life_of_tyr wrote: Ahh thats sad, they look to be in good nick too, How did you try to hacth them? what did you do?
The shells are designed to break down upon contact with saltwater, so I dropped them in a saltwater pool (under a microscope so I could watch).


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by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?

My eggs were smeared right before they were ready to hatch, so I never got to try incubating them. I tried to hatch them but the only survivors died within hours. Honestly they’re probably not going to make it if they’ve been dropped, especially this early. Only the mother knows the right temperatur...
by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: crabs eating each other
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: crabs eating each other

We usually recommend at least six inches of substrate to protect molters.

I wouldn’t worry about trying to find Acorn a buddy for now. He’ll be fine. Honestly if he’s attacking his tank mates he may need some time to himself, anyways.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Very New Crabber
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Very New Crabber

Playsand from the hardware store is standard. Coconut fiber alone is fine but a 5:1 mixture of playsand and coconut fiber is easier to maintain. The ratio doesn’t have to be exact. Hermit crabs do fine in whatever group size they have, be it one, two, or many. It’s more about how many crabs you want...
by JoeHermits
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I report?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Should I report?

Harvest in the U.S. is illegal. I don’t know where this TikToker lives, though.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp

Just keep in mind that brine shrimp are mostly water, so if you offer frozen in place of dried you may want to offer another protein source, as well.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp

CrazyCrabman wrote:I have been looking for something to feed my crabbies. Is this safe for them?

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Yes, this is fine.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Designer Dog?! (With pictures)
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Designer Dog?! (With pictures)

The link doesn’t work. You’ll have to either post or store the picture on a website or post it directly using the Tapatalk mobile app.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?

No crab has ever been harmed by catnip to our knowledge. Worse case scenario is they decide not to eat it.


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