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by sugarselections
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Long Overdue Pictures
Replies: 27
Views: 1659

Re: Long Overdue Pictures

TheHermitCrabber wrote:Awesome pictures! Where do you get you exotics? :D
Some of the exotics I've had for a very long time and others are more recent additions. I've gotten them from Hermit Crab Vendor, Live Hermit Crabs, Exotic Land Hermit Crabs, adoptions, and local chain stores.
by sugarselections
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Long Overdue Pictures
Replies: 27
Views: 1659

Long Overdue Pictures

I always seem to go way too long between posting pictures of my crabs here. I have a ton of newer photos, so I'm just going to post some of my favorites. Sierra (e) hiding out in one of my jumbos' spare shells http://i59.tinypic.com/2lbp8cn.jpg My largest crab, Kola (indo) http://i62.tinypic.com/doo...
by sugarselections
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: cross species guarding?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: cross species guarding?

Wow sugars elections just watched your you tube tank and love what you did with your cork bark .tat is decorated so neat I would love to try that with mine . And what a fabulous idea for inside the water dishes I have been struggling with that trying to find a way that they trust looks like you fou...
by sugarselections
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: cross species guarding?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: cross species guarding?

Well, I don't know if there would actually be any babies as a result of crossbreeding, but different species will definitely mate with one another. I've got a pack of purple pinchers after my female indo right now. For crab mating in general, I generally just leave them to it unless the female doesn...
by sugarselections
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to Buy Nets so my crabbies can climb on it?
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Where to Buy Nets so my crabbies can climb on it?

Michaels/Hobby Lobby type craft stores in the beachy decor area. It comes in big pieces folded up in a bag. Take it out and run it through your washing machine at least once in hot water with no soap. Hang it to dry. Cut the large net to the size needed.
by sugarselections
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: I dont think they like the ZooMed Fogger
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: I dont think they like the ZooMed Fogger

I have that fogger and love it. I position it so the nozzle is right above my moss pit to avoid the possibility of oversaturating the substrate. Some of my crabs really enjoy the mist and others don't. Most will move away when the fog first comes but then go back to it and sit in the mist and groom ...
by sugarselections
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mice
Replies: 340
Views: 3360

Re: Mice

Calla- I didn't know mice weighed so much. I think of them as being very tiny compared to my sugar gliders but one of my gliders is barely over 100 grams. When I got him as a joey he was about 50 grams. I love seeing the photos of your mice. I'm about 99% decided that I won't get more gliders after ...
by sugarselections
Thu May 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Eco Earth Question
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Eco Earth Question

I've been using all coco fiber for over seven years for my crabs with no issues.
by sugarselections
Mon May 18, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: crabs lethargic and hiding, or just growing?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: crabs lethargic and hiding, or just growing?

Wow, those tree trunks are awesome! What are they? All the wood in my current crabitat is cork. Once I move and find out if Trundle is still alive down there I'll definitely consider getting more if the space is okay. Assuming they all survive into jumbohood, how many is reasonable in a 55g? I don'...
by sugarselections
Sun May 17, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shell fights and a Twitching Hermit Crab?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Shell fights and a Twitching Hermit Crab?

Did the spasms kinda look like he was snapping his shell on and off quickly and hard or was it something else entirely?
by sugarselections
Sun May 17, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: crabs lethargic and hiding, or just growing?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: crabs lethargic and hiding, or just growing?

Even if all your current crabs were jumbos, you'd still have room for more crabs in a 55. Some crabs grow quickly and some grow extremely slow so I wouldn't worry about having a tank full of jumbos anytime soon. There's no reason to be concerned about your heater setup. I switched to the new tank in...
by sugarselections
Sat May 16, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: crabs lethargic and hiding, or just growing?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: crabs lethargic and hiding, or just growing?

I understand your concerns but I think there's a good chance nothing is really wrong. Your setup and conditions look great to me. Losing one crab to a bad molt over an extended period of time happens even under the best of conditions. Unless there is a reason you'd prefer not to have more, I would d...
by sugarselections
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: keeping violas and indos in same tank
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: keeping violas and indos in same tank

I have a viola in a tank with PP. He's way more aggressive then the others and is a bigger protein eater. I've had to separate him before when he's tried to pull other crabs out of their shells, usually before he molts. Since he's the only one I think I'm going to rehome now with some other violas ...
by sugarselections
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: keeping violas and indos in same tank
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: keeping violas and indos in same tank

I've been keeping violas and indos together for five years. They get along well and there's never been any friction between the species.
by sugarselections
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mice
Replies: 340
Views: 3360

Re: Mice

Heh I've had rats on and off for....since I was 15, so 14yrs .... dang lol but yeah, they are my favorite rodent. I've had pretty well every rodent except guinea pigs (was supposed to get three a couple months ago but the rescue fell through on my end for transportation sadly and I've almost had th...