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by Mittmom
Wed May 27, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Found: crab leg!
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Found: crab leg!

Hmm, good point. I haven't been able to check closely but it appears they both have all their front legs intact. Also, they have both been active, not buried, for a couple months so I don't think it's from a molt... I'm pretty sure about 6 months ago our third crab died (disappeared), but based on t...
by Mittmom
Wed May 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Found: crab leg!
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Found: crab leg!

I just found a crab leg sitting by the food dish! :shock: I read in a post losing a leg can be a sign of stress. About 10 days ago we changed the crabitat by adding a lot of substrate to fill in low areas. It ended up being a whole new layer, to make it deeper for the crabs. I suppose that could hav...
by Mittmom
Sat May 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long can tank go without being cleaned?!
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: How long can tank go without being cleaned?!

Interesting. I know my kids would love to add some rollies. What you described reminds me of tiny snails being accidentally introduced into aquariums on live plants. When I had aquariums it became a real nuisance, picking out all the snails each water change and basically throwing them away, only to...
by Mittmom
Mon May 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long can tank go without being cleaned?!
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: How long can tank go without being cleaned?!

So what about Isopods? Not necessary? Do people just get some roly pollies from the yard and put em in? My kids would like that, but I wouldn't want the rollies to get too numerous...
by Mittmom
Mon May 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fluker's Hermit Beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Fluker's Hermit Beach?

Thanks!
by Mittmom
Mon May 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt water mix
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: Salt water mix

Perfect, thanks all!
by Mittmom
Sun May 10, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt water mix
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Salt water mix

I have been using a sample bag of Oceanic aquarium salt for the year and 4 months I've had our crabitat. Now it's finally run out, and I can't find anymore sample bags (small and low cost). Is the Zoo Med Hermit Crab Salt Water Conditioner an okay product? If not, what have people been successful us...
by Mittmom
Sun May 10, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fluker's Hermit Beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Fluker's Hermit Beach?

Great thank you! Do you recommend mixing it into the substrate or just adding on top to the low areas?
by Mittmom
Sun May 10, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long can tank go without being cleaned?!
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: How long can tank go without being cleaned?!

Wow! Thank you so much! Yeah, the poop is hard to see in the dark EE, but since there's no smell I guess I won't worry about it right now.
I am planning to add some new substrate to fill in some low areas soon.
by Mittmom
Sun May 10, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fluker's Hermit Beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Fluker's Hermit Beach?

I saw this product on amazon, 75% off. I have had my crabitat for 1 year 4 months. The substrate is a blend of playground sand and eco earth. There are some low spots I was thinking of filling in. Opinions about this product would be appreciated. It has mostly very good reviews, but a few very bad o...
by Mittmom
Sun May 10, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long can tank go without being cleaned?!
Replies: 13
Views: 489

How long can tank go without being cleaned?!

We've had our crabitat for 1 year 4 months. I'm somewhat ashamed to say I have never really cleaned it! We have 3 crabs in a 15 gallon tank, well, actually I am pretty sure only 2 now :( . Up until recently there always seemed to be a crab buried so I felt I couldn't disturb the substrate. The tank ...
by Mittmom
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: 3 crabs down under
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: 3 crabs down under

Thank you!
by Mittmom
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: 3 crabs down under
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: 3 crabs down under

The first crab to go under about a month ago resurfaced today! My kids and I were all so surprised and happy to see it is still alive! It is very active, but it looks pale and gray so I'm thinking maybe it didn't molt. Is it normal for a crab to stay under that long and not be molting? This keeping ...
by Mittmom
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: 3 crabs down under
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: 3 crabs down under

Thank you for your responses. Today I removed my moss pit to rinse the moss and found one of the crabs in the moss!!! It was the last one to disappear and has been in there for 3-4 days. I suppose it could be coming out at night and I just didn't realize it. I put it back into the crabitat in the lo...
by Mittmom
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab buried in moss
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Crab buried in moss

I thought my 3 crabs had tunneled down and buried but today I discovered one in the moss! It was the last one to disappear and has been down about 3-4 days. I was rinsing the moss when I found it. I put it back into the terrarium in the log where they like to hide. Just wondering if they ever bury i...