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by arosenbaum
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs like to take their food down into their tunnels??
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Crabs like to take their food down into their tunnels??

So my crabs have lately been bringing all of their food down into their elaborate tunnel system to eat it. They seem to not prefer eating it above ground, so they take it away to chow down, I guess. :lol: My only concern is that the food isn't going to get eaten all the way and won't deteriorate in ...
by arosenbaum
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I add a crab friend?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Should I add a crab friend?

Hi all! I currently have 2 small-ish (ping pong ball size-ish) crabs in a 10 gallon tank. I am wondering if it would be a bad idea to add a third one, or if I'd need a bigger tank. I just know that crabs like friends and my 2 have seemed a little lonely lately.

Thanks!!
by arosenbaum
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Picky crabs??
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Picky crabs??

So I've had my 2 crabbies for just over a month now, and the only thing they will really eat is dried shrimp and coconut lol. I try to give them a wide variety of foods, but the only things they seem to like is coconut and dried shrimp. I've given them apples, carrots, grapes, blueberries, spinach, ...
by arosenbaum
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?

After reaching out to the seller, they gave me a refund. He didn't really say much about whether the shells were supposed to have a lacquer or not, and why mine did. Guess I'll have to keep looking for some good shells. :/
by arosenbaum
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?

Funny that I found this; I ordered some from the same seller on Etsy; the shells got here last week and the shells have a very obvious clear lacquer on them. The item description only says that they are “polished,” so I have reached out to the seller to see what they can do about it, if they can.
by arosenbaum
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I replace my substrate?
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Should I replace my substrate?

Hi everyone! I have not had hermies in my crabitat for about 6 months now, and am getting ready to adopt some new little buddies. My crabitat has just been sitting in my room unused for that time, and I am wondering if I should worry about replacing it before I get my new crabs, or if it's ok as it ...
by arosenbaum
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hermies in the dorms??
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Hermies in the dorms??

The conditions in my tank are perfect at this point. They died because I didn't have the conditions right and caught on to it and fixed it too late. See my previous posts if you have questions. But my tank is essentially hermie paradise now, I just don't have any hermies to live in it. Part of me wa...
by arosenbaum
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hermies in the dorms??
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Hermies in the dorms??

So I recently had my 2 hermies pass away, and I was thinking about getting some more. My problem is that I'll be transferring to University in a couple months. I have the tank and everything for crabs, but I don't know if I should get new crabs or not. Are they hard to keep in a dorm? I did check wi...
by arosenbaum
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Inactive crabs

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I have decided that I do want to try again sometime, but I'm not quite ready. One last question here, though. I have cleaned up the crabitat (washed dishes, boiled shells, etc.) and I also removed the sand that the crabs were on when they passed. I did go ahea...
by arosenbaum
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: looking to rehome two hermies; Missouri
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: looking to rehome two hermies; Missouri

Hi! I live in the overland park, ks area, and am looking for 2 crabs to adopt! I have the tank and everything set up, just waiting for some hermies to live there. How big are the crabs? I only have a 10 gallon tank, so I need them to be somewhat small. Let me know if these crabbies are still availab...
by arosenbaum
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Inactive crabs

Unfortunately, both Sherlock and Watson have passed away. Sherlock on Tuesday/Wednesday I believe, and Watson Thursday/Friday. I thought that I might have been early enough to save Watson, but I was too late. The extra heater did fix the temp problem though. But now I have no crabs to enjoy a now vi...
by arosenbaum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Inactive crabs

Update: Good news and bad news. Good news first. Watson has moved (just a few inches, but I am so happy). I think this is because the temperature finally got up to 75* early this evening. He hasn't really done much, but he seems to be doing fine! Bad news...I think that Sherlock has passed. I've now...
by arosenbaum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Inactive crabs

Thank you! Just ordered another UTH too (thank goodness for prime same-shipping--it will be here later today!) The blanket is a good idea too!
by arosenbaum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Inactive crabs

Alrighty...just wanted to post a quick update. I added the extra substrate, so now it measures 6" all over. I got an digital thermometer/hygrometer (the Accurite one as recommended). I still need to calibrate it, but it seems pretty accurate (I had it sitting outside of the crabitat for a few hours ...
by arosenbaum
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Inactive crabs

Substrate-good to know, I will plan to fix that. Thermometer-Mine is analog, so I guess I should replace that. Do you have any recommendations? I've looked on Amazon, but the reviews are inconsistent. Heat source-yikes, good to know. It's "Fluker's Premium Heat Mat." It didn't come with anything to ...