Search found 13 matches

by amhet88
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: NE Ohio ~ Need new home for crab
Replies: 1
Views: 341

NE Ohio ~ Need new home for crab

Hello everyone I have a lonesome small purple pincher in need of a new home. I'm in ne ohio outside of youngstown and am willing to drive an hour or so. He comes with all supplies, including a 10gal tank, food, etc. He has been well cared for with proper housing requirements and nutritious food, but...
by amhet88
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate issue
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Substrate issue

Currently my humidity varies from 75-81 approx and my substrate is 5 parts sand to 1 part eco earth. I haven't dug too deep but the top 2-3 inches is dry, I'm assuming because of the added heat to the tank. I'll try to seal it better and carefully add some moisture, I was just concerned with the pot...
by amhet88
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Instant Ocean
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Instant Ocean

Oh no I can't believe I had calculated the mixture for 2 quarts! Thanks for warning me! That fixes the problem :lol:
by amhet88
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Instant Ocean
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Instant Ocean

Sorry if this is a silly question, but for those who use instant ocean, is the salt supposed to completely dissolve? I use a 1qt bottle and estimated that it would need approx 4 tablespoons of salt, but it doesn't seem to be completely dissolving so I hope I'm not putting in too much! Thanks :)
by amhet88
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate issue
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Substrate issue

I have an issue keeping my substrate at sandcastle consistency. I had just put up a second heater since that tank was starting to fall into the mid 70s, but now the substrate is drying out even though the heaters are above the substrate line. I've heard it's not good to spray or wet the sand since i...
by amhet88
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cleaning bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Cleaning bowls

Ok it looks like the general consensus is the vinegar and water mix, so I'll try the dechlorinated water and distilled white vinegar solution. Thanks for all the info!
by amhet88
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Feeding grains and oils
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Feeding grains and oils

Ok awesome, thanks to both of you for the info! I will just have to do some experimenting to see what he likes then :D
by amhet88
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Feeding grains and oils
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Feeding grains and oils

I have read that grains and oils are a good part of a hermit crab's nutrition, but I was wondering how best to prepare them. Would it be ok to put olive oil, coconut oil, etc, as is in the food dish or should they be mixed with another food item to make the oil safer to eat? Also, should grains such...
by amhet88
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cleaning bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Cleaning bowls

I have a quick question about cleaning the food and water bowls. I understand that any type of soap or chemical for cleaning is a no-no but is there anything safe to give the bowls a bit of an extra clean other than dechlorinated water? Thanks!
by amhet88
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New crabitat condensation and heating
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: New crabitat condensation and heating

Thanks for all of your replies! I'm still having the condensation problem so I'll have to wait it out a bit or find a way to insulate it. I'm going to carefully try to move the heaters but if that doesn't work I've read there are better heaters anyways than the zoomeds. I believe or at least hope my...
by amhet88
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New crabitat condensation and heating
Replies: 5
Views: 427

New crabitat condensation and heating

Hi everyone! I have a new crabitat and have some random questions that I couldn't find the answers to on the care sheets. First, I had read that a tank can get flooded and that concerns me, since my tank does have constant condensation. Are there any tips as to how to prevent this condensation and f...
by amhet88
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Preparing Fresh Foods
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Preparing Fresh Foods

sillycoconuts wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:18 pm
I think that ideally, washing veggies with dechlorinated water is best. But if the veggies are organic, you shouldn’t have to worry about washing them too far beyond getting the dirt off.
Ok that makes a lot of sense. Thank you!
by amhet88
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Preparing Fresh Foods
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Preparing Fresh Foods

New Crab owner here!! Sorry if this a no brainer question, but after reading that all of the water in the tank and used for the tank must be dechlorinated, I wonder if the water used to wash fruit and veggies would need to be dechlorinated as well or would it be ok to use plain tap as long as it dri...