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by arosenbaum
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Worried about molt that has been reallllly long
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Worried about molt that has been reallllly long

So I've had my 2 hermit crabs (Philippe and Houdini) for about 6 months now, and both of them had a successful molt back when I first got them. Houdini has been doing great ever since, and seems to have no issues. He's very active, and does all the normal hermit crab things. However, Philippe has be...
by arosenbaum
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Very short molt
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Very short molt

I have 2 crabs that I've had since June. They are pretty small (idk how to describe, except that the shell sizes they like have about a 7/8" opening), so a little smaller than a golf ball I suppose. They started molting about a week after I first got them, one of them (the one in question today--Hou...
by arosenbaum
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab found “in the wild.”
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Crab found “in the wild.”

Thank you! I will let her know!
by arosenbaum
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab found “in the wild.”
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Crab found “in the wild.”

Thank you for this info! I will definitely let her know, and hopefully figure out what to do. I hope whatever happens this little guy will be okay! I wish I could take him in; he’s adorable!
by arosenbaum
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab found “in the wild.”
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Crab found “in the wild.”

Okay, I have an iPhone but there was a similar option. Let me know if it doesn’t work.

https://share.icloud.com/photos/01VWFd1 ... 7t6dYKsm-Q

This is a google photos link too:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/inyktcC8HWcKyLaY9

Hopefully one of those work!!
by arosenbaum
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab found “in the wild.”
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Crab found “in the wild.”

They live in the Sarasota area. I’m not sure how to attach at picture but if I can figure out how, I will.
by arosenbaum
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab found “in the wild.”
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Crab found “in the wild.”

Hi everyone, not the typical emergency, hence why I haven’t filled out the emergency form. I have a friend living in Florida who found a hermit crab in a parking lot near where they live. She told me she was planning on taking him back to the beach there, but I wasn’t sure it would be safe for him o...
by arosenbaum
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell issues
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Shell issues

Update: shortly after posting this, Red did change into a slightly smaller shell, and seems okay with it. We will see. I hope I didn't stress him too much.
by arosenbaum
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell issues
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Shell issues

Hey everyone! I have 2 small-ish crabs that I've had for about 2 months now. This is my second time with crabs, and I've felt a lot more confident about their care now. Both of my crabs unfortunately came in painted shells, and I've given them plenty of natural shells to change into. One of them cha...
by arosenbaum
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs like to take their food down into their tunnels??
Replies: 1
Views: 238

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: 305

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: 163

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: 13
Views: 2400

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: 13
Views: 2400

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: 167

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 ...