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by abesze
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Left for Vacation humidity down to 35% and crab tried to resurface
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Left for Vacation humidity down to 35% and crab tried to resurface

The temp is around 75 -80 where it usually is since the heat lamp stayed on. Although I'm wondering if it got hotter as the air got less humid
by abesze
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Left for Vacation humidity down to 35% and crab tried to resurface
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Left for Vacation humidity down to 35% and crab tried to resurface

I have two crabs, I got home at 1 am yesterday so I just turned on the humidifier and gave them food and water. One is still half buried and the other one is somewhere under the sand, but he might be molting. Would it be better to just dig him up? The sand is still somewhat moist but I think it migh...
by abesze
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Left for Vacation humidity down to 35% and crab tried to resurface
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Left for Vacation humidity down to 35% and crab tried to resurface

I left for vacation and asked someone to check on my hermit crabs while I was gone and to turn on the humidifier and give them food and water but now that I got home the humidity is at 35%, the substrate is very dry, one crab is under the sand which had been collapsing and the other tried to come up...
by abesze
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I'll try that! That sounds a lot better. Also, I decided to try using the humidifier and the humidity has gone up to 75% :D
by abesze
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I have 2 uth's but they're not very strong which is why I had to get the heat lamp :/
by abesze
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I do have crabs under, I'll check using a chopstick :) I have plastic wrap on top of the tank, but my heating lamp is on the screen lid because I don't have anywhere to hang it, so there's an area of the lid not covered in plastic where the lamp is, which I think it's what's letting the humidity esc...
by abesze
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I was planning on placing the humidifier right next to the tank so the vapor can go through the screen lid. I have a 5:1 mix of sand to EE, about 5 inches deep
by abesze
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Normal Room Humidifier

Is a standard room humidifier (with dechlorinated water) near the tank safe for hermit crabs? Or do they have anything internally (the part that vaporizes the water) that could make the vapor harmful to hermit crabs? I need a quick temporary solution to low humidity and the humidifier is what I have...
by abesze
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

As for protein, is Laura scudder's plain peanut butter safe for hermit crabs? It says the only ingredient is peanuts, with 1% or less of salt, but it doesn't say what kind of salt. I'm assuming that the 1% is insignificant enough that it wouldn't harm my crabs right?
by abesze
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

That sounds great! I think I'll try that
by abesze
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

Yeah the cuttlebone is whole, same with the sand dollar. I was hoping that would be the case, that they know when they need it
by abesze
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Crabs not eating calcium

I have a cuttlebone and a sand dollar available at all times to my two pp's, but I haven't seen them really eating any or going near them. The explored the sand dollar a bit when I first put it in, but they have completely ignored the cuttlebone and don't really go near the sand dollar anymore. I'm ...
by abesze
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

Thank you so much! That's really helpful, I'll look into some freeze dried protein, and try honey too :)
by abesze
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

A few suggestions below, from me. 1. 4:1 play sand to EE approx 5-6 inches deep Curly - Sub should be at least 6 inches or 3 times as deep as your largest crab. It should be moist enough that it holds shape but not so wet that water pools. As they grow, you will need to upgrade the tank size and th...