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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: new sand
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: new sand

No, you don’t have to strain it. A few rocks won’t be harmful.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Spiders In The Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Spiders In The Tank

Spiders follow food. If there’s nothing there for it to eat it’ll eventually leave.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

It’s a PP ;)

I don’t think being in a moss pit would affect duration. A molt is a molt.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?

If it’s bothering you you could always toss it out and start fresh [emoji2369]


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

I probably wouldn’t just so you don’t encourage the other crabs to go in and disturb him.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?

That’s a very weird substrate smell. Are you sure there isn’t anything that was buried and burned when the substrate was baked?


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New guy lost both pinchers...
Replies: 14
Views: 330

New guy lost both pinchers...

Feeding him once a day will suffice. You only need to offer as much as he’ll eat, which isn’t a lot. As for the bathing schedule, you’ll have to play it by ear, but he likely won’t need to be bathed regularly. Editing now to add that all hermit crabs are wild-caught. There are no commercial breeding...
by JoeHermits
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New guy lost both pinchers...
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: New guy lost both pinchers...

His best bet is to molt and regrow his claws. There’s a good chance he’ll force himself to do it, but in the meantime keep trying to feed him so he has enough energy to survive the process. As for the saltwater, it won’t harm them, and neither will shells. The shells being farm-raised won’t affect t...
by JoeHermits
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Are you sure your hermit crab is molting? It could just like being in there.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Humity won't go above 70%
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Is your hygrometer calibrated?


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by JoeHermits
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Essential oil diffuser
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Essential oil diffuser

The problem is that we don’t know how hermit crabs do with oils health-wise. Many essential oils are considered to have insecticide-like qualities, but then again hermit crabs aren’t closely related to insects and have been known to eat things insects won’t.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab move
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Crab move

Also keep in mind that hermits will also plop down just because. If their conditions are good (and it sounds like they are) it may not even be worth worrying about.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cinnamon brooms?
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Cinnamon brooms?

We don’t really know how hermit crabs are affected by cinnamon. Whether or not it’s safe to eat is still an active debate. I personally doubt it’d be harmful, but if you do hang it in your room I’d monitor the crabs for the first few days for changes in behavior to make sure it’s not irritating them...
by JoeHermits
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Where to find XL/Jumbo Shells
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Where to find XL/Jumbo Shells

Your best bets are either Naples Sea Shells or Richard’s Sea Shells. As someone with XL/Jumbo crabs, as well, let me assure you their shells are going to be expensive. There’ve been times when my crabs were all in identical shells because they were the cheapest I could find. Sent from my iPhone usin...
by JoeHermits
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate-new owner
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Substrate-new owner

We usually caution the use of calcium sand since it clumps and hardens when wet. Playsand provides a more practical substrate.


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