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by Graz73
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)

Thanks for the replies. One of our crabs (the smallest) was bought weeks later than the others. It is the one that molted. The other two may be molting I guess, but it's hard to tell. I knew it was a risk to dig them up, but they had been underground a long time with not enough sand and poor quality...
by Graz73
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)

OK, we've had 3 crabs since summer. At first our aquarium was probably not that great for the crabs, and they eventually seemed to stay below the sand all the time and never move. With the advice and information found here, I was able to make the tank conditions better. After several months of NO ac...
by Graz73
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Crabs always Underground?

Hi Again. • My enclosure is fairly sealed now and always has at least 80% humidity according to the digital hygrometer. • I've been providing the crabs with lots of protein and other recommended foods. and all of the other upgrades to their habitat previously mentioned BUT These crabs still wont com...
by Graz73
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Crabs always Underground?

OK, I've put some of your recommendations to use already:

• Added some moss in the enclosure

• Adjusted the lid to fit better/tighter

• Wet down the sand for a better "sandcastle" consistency

• and was sure to get them some more fresh protein!
by Graz73
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Crabs always Underground?

Thanks again everyone. When you say shell-based sand, do you mean Calcium sand? Do you have a bag or box that it came in? Also, a 'hill' isn't appropriate, substrate needs to be deep all over the tank. You can have a 'slope', but even at the most shallow area of the slope, it needs to be at least 6 ...
by Graz73
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Crabs always Underground?

Thanks for all the tips. I'm sure they'll help at least a little! What is defined as "Medium"? I'd guess these guys are roughly 2 inches square. Is that "small"? The other one we got from a pet store is a lot smaller. Maybe 1 inch. Should I spray some dechlorinated saltwater or freshwater into the e...
by Graz73
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Crabs always Underground?

Hi I'm new to hermit crabs. I've learned a lot on the internet about their care, but came here for more specific advice: My concern: My 2 medium and one small crabs spend ALL of their time underground in sand burrows. We even smoothed out the surface sand so we could see their footprints, if they ca...