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by carrieaurquhart
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs in sand
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Bugs in sand

Yes that's probably it! I also saw a tiny worm in there so that makes since. Do you think they will hurt the crabs?
by carrieaurquhart
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs in sand
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Bugs in sand

https://images.app.goo.gl/vkhZXKwFcGQSJycC9
It looks like this devils coach horse, except really small and doesn't have pinchers. I can't figure out what it is.
by carrieaurquhart
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs in sand
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Bugs in sand

I found 4 bugs in the sand this morning. I recently put a peice of moss in there and I'm sure that's where they came from. 3 of them are black beetle like things, and one looked more like a teeny worm. They were all under the water bowl. I'm planning to change out all the sand now, but in the meanti...
by carrieaurquhart
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I redesigned the 30 gallon tank today!
Replies: 38
Views: 3383

Re: I redesigned the 30 gallon tank today!

Where did you get the water dishes? I have some with steps but they are a pain and the hermits are going to out grow them.
by carrieaurquhart
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: She'll problem
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: She'll problem

Thanks for all the replies. I got a bunch of turbo shells different sizes and am waiting on them to get here. I had a hard time finding the right ones even through the lists here. But I def got the right ones so now we can wait and see if he switches!
by carrieaurquhart
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Molting above ground, i may have killed him

Just an update if anyone is curious, he made it. He finished molting under the cup and came out when he was finished. I gave him egg shells, fish, and a fruit and grain mix. He is doing great, running all over the aquarium. Now the other guy is hiding. Maybe he is molting too!
by carrieaurquhart
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: She'll problem
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: She'll problem

I've had them for about a 4 months, substrate is about 3 times taller than they are, but the shell he has on is super tall so it will cover the shell if he was at the bottom. Thinking to just get more sand. I have several shells in there to pick from but I just looked at the shell guide and I think ...
by carrieaurquhart
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: She'll problem
Replies: 6
Views: 135

She'll problem

I have a crab who is in a novelty shell that looks like a football helmet. This is my first pair of crabs, and I'm still learning. I know now it's not good for him, 1 because it has hot glue all over the bottom, and 2 because there is a gap above the shell and the football helmet that collects debri...
by carrieaurquhart
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Molting above ground, i may have killed him

Thank you! I bought more substrate mix, and a hydrometer. I noticed they never eat the pellets so no prob there. I've read through all the care sheets so I can fix the crabitat asap! Thanks for everyone's help.
by carrieaurquhart
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Molting above ground, i may have killed him

Ok thanks! I will definitely leave him alone until I smell rotten fish smell.
by carrieaurquhart
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Molting above ground, i may have killed him

Thanks! I put a cup over him. Hopefully he'll be alright. Do you know how long it takes them to recover? I'm trying not to mess around in there and bother him too much, but I read you have to isolate them or the other crab may eat him. I got more sand/coconut fiber mix to put in there to avoid this ...
by carrieaurquhart
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Molting above ground, i may have killed him

Thanks I'll try those. Any idea if he will live?
by carrieaurquhart
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Molting above ground, i may have killed him

It's sand from Florida where we got them, I'm not sure about humidiry, I'll check. I used Mediterranean sea salt. No I don't have a declorinator
by carrieaurquhart
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Molting above ground, i may have killed him

1st time hermit owner. I found crab falling out of shell, thought it was dead, it was just exoskeleton that was shed. I tried to wash out the shell with soap and water so it could be reused and the hermit came out for air. I put him back in the tank and isolated him. Do you think he will make it aft...