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by Milj
Tue May 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: naked crab in water bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: naked crab in water bowl

Is your substrate mixed with dechlorinated fw or dechlorinated msw to make it sandcastle consistency? If so, perhaps this is the crab that you purchased more recently and it is just suffering from PPS. I'm really sorry. Yeah, mixed with dechlorinated msw and watered down slightly with dechlor fw wi...
by Milj
Tue May 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: naked crab in water bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: naked crab in water bowl

Something is definitely going on here. Are you offering calcium? Are you sure you are covering all aspects of the food pyramid? What are you cleaning your glass with? I personally don't recommend any chemicals. I just use a dry paper towel with a spritz of dechlorinated water and a lot of elbow gre...
by Milj
Tue May 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: naked crab in water bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: naked crab in water bowl

JoeHermits wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:13 am
It sounds like your crab was simply nearing the end of its life :( Anecdotally there have been many cases of crabs seeking water before death, which is where the drowning misconception originated.


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I see. Thank you for the info.
by Milj
Tue May 19, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: naked crab in water bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 172

naked crab in water bowl

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? 6 inch mix of eco Earth and sand 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? cooler side of the tank, typically 77-81 d...
by Milj
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Ants
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Ants

JoeHermits wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:52 pm
I think you can still complete it, but try not to leave fresh food in so there’s less to attract the ants.


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Alright, thank you so much
by Milj
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Ants
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Ants

You’ll probably need a deterrent. You can add a strip of Vaseline or olive oil along the sides of the tank so the ants can’t climb up and reach the lid (just note that olive oil can be messy). Otherwise you can also try sprinkling diatomaceous earth around the tank, but that’s a little messy. Sent ...
by Milj
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Ants
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Ants

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? 6 inch mix of eco Earth and sand 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? cooler side of the tank, typically 75-83 d...
by Milj
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Post-molt
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Post-molt

curlysister wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:52 pm
They get enough air exchange when you go in to change food and water.
Oh, I didn't realize that, thanks for telling me!
by Milj
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Post-molt
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Post-molt

curlysister wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Your other post said you have plastic wrap over 90% of it - you could cover the whole thing to keep the humidity in better.
Yeah I considered that but I thought it wouldn't work since there wouldn't be enough of an opening for fresh air
by Milj
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Post-molt
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Post-molt

How's the humidity? The humidity has been pretty strange since the end of June, it won't go under 70% but sometimes it'll be 71% and then it'll go up to 78% or stay at 75% or something. The moss I have seems to be helping but it doesn't stay wet for long when I have my desk lamp shining over it. It...
by Milj
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Post-molt
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Post-molt

So my crab went down to molt the very end of July, and my other crab also went down about a day after I noticed the first dug. The first crab came up 3 days ago and the second came up yesterday. Both of them seem to be lethargic but I read that that's normal for post-molt crabs, however, it seems th...
by Milj
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: No movement
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: No movement

Could be preparation to molt. Sometimes they become a little lethargic before a molt. Here are the signs to check for: https://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=92522 Okay, I'll wait and see what happens for the next few days, I just wanted to be sure. Thanks so much for replying...
by Milj
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: No movement
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: No movement

When you lift him up, is he loose in his shell? Is there a bad fishy smell? The mites will eat the crab if the crab is dead. No he seems quite into his shell, and the only prominent smell is the moss. I actually just saw him come out of the cocohut for like 3 steps and then go back in so I have no ...
by Milj
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: No movement
Replies: 4
Views: 229

No movement

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? 6 inches of play sand 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? I have one located at the warmer left side of the tan...
by Milj
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pesticides and Fertilizers
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Pesticides and Fertilizers

I don’t think it would be good to take the chance. Fertilizers can get absorbed through the trees and leaves through the roots, I would think, and I’m not sure how long it takes for pesticides to actually go away completely. Rinsing, baking, and freezing removes any bugs/pests that could enter your...