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by JoeHermits
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

In that case I would probably hold off on foraging in that area.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sand in pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Sand in pipes

I just fill up a jug of water and rinse them into the toilet. I figure it’s better than the sink.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Possible surface molt?
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Possible surface molt?

You’re not going to harm them just moving them out temporarily.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank

Usually, yes. I would continue to monitor as needed if the scent continues but I’m not sure what more can be done.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Potential Flood while Molting Crab?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Potential Flood while Molting Crab?

I would stick a straw or chopstick into the substrate along the side of the tank. If the vertical tunnel you created fills with water, then your substrate is oversaturated. Dig up your crab and remove any sulfuric-scented substrate. If not, there is no flooding but continue to monitor as needed. Sen...
by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

It may be worth asking. Ant killers can remain effective for anywhere from a few weeks to twelve months before they’re affected by runoff and decomposition.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hermit crab help please
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Hermit crab help please

Have you read our care guides? Those would be a good place to start. Basic care guide: http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=119273 Even under optimal conditions, however, mortality can be high for new crabs. They are captured wild and shipped en masse, which can of course cau...
by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

Do you know what they sprayed? Knowing how long it remains in the soil would be helpful. Rinsing off the leaves would remove most of the surface residue but anything absorbed would be in the tissues.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Balance of humidity and temp problem
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Balance of humidity and temp problem

I’ve been using the one from PetsPioneer, but anything built for enclosures will do.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Friendly bugs? Crabitat symbiosis?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Friendly bugs? Crabitat symbiosis?

Springtails and isopods are the top picks for crabitats. Snails are slow moving and would likely be eaten fairly quickly. Rodents are able to attack the crabs and aren’t suited for a tropical setup, anyways. Our plant guide: https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=120839 Sen...
by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Heating Alternative?

It’s not designed for captive animal use, so you’d have to be careful that it doesn’t overheat.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit Crab Socialization Article
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Hermit Crab Socialization Article

Old news for sure, but an interesting insight into hermit crab socialization.

https://news.berkeley.edu/2012/10/26/he ... neighbors/


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Balance of humidity and temp problem
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Balance of humidity and temp problem

Mold won’t hurt the crabs but it can trigger human allergies. I’m allergic to mold so I try to minimize it when possible. As for lowering humidity, you could mist less or open up the lid more often. I have a hygrostat that lets me control humidity with greater precision. Sent from my iPhone using Ta...
by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Near infrared light
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Near infrared light

I don’t know how much of the light spectrum they can see, however Wyze Cams use infrared night vision, which many crabbers have used without reporting affected behavior.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank

Your crab isn’t carrying food around, is it?

You can always pick up the crab and see if it’s producing the smell itself, but don’t get pinched.


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