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by sugarselections
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lettie up from molt!!
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Lettie up from molt!!

Looking good!
by sugarselections
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Post pics of 100+ gallon tanks!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: Post pics of 100+ gallon tanks!!

I was inspired by a terrarium video I found on YouTube. I ended up modifying my original plan quite a bit to suit the crabs and the materials I had to work with, but I'm very happy with it.

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by sugarselections
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?
Replies: 23
Views: 1669

Re: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?

I don't think I'm doing anything too different. Up until recently my straws were kept in a 90 gallon and now they're in a 101 gallon. In both cases, I've always kept all my species together.
by sugarselections
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Zilla Dessert Walnut Blend for Hermit Crabs?
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Zilla Dessert Walnut Blend for Hermit Crabs?

I've looked into the walnut bedding but haven't tried it. I do think functionally it would be very similar to coco fiber and the crabs would probably love to eat it. To avoid the mold issue it would probably be a good idea to the the initial moistening with salt water. (I initially expand my coco fi...
by sugarselections
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?
Replies: 23
Views: 1669

Re: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?

It's not a sub issue. I keep my straws on 100% coco fiber (always have) and I have one at nearly 5 years and one at over 3. Although I have lost some straws along the way, I've always had pretty good luck with them as a species.
by sugarselections
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Merry Christmas to me...not.
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Merry Christmas to me...not.

If he was naked near the water and his body doesn't show any major trauma he probably wasn't attacked. My guess would be he went down for a possible molt, realized something was wrong, and tried to make it to the water dishes. He was probably so weak he lost his shell in the process. Hermit crabs ar...
by sugarselections
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Background ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Background ideas

Do you have a paper-type background on the outside of your tank? I find that that makes a tank look complete more than almost anything else.
by sugarselections
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?
Replies: 23
Views: 1669

Re: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?

Any tips for large Straw? Truthfully, absolutely nothing special. I keep them in a community tank with all my other crabs and they get no special treatment. My substrate is 100% coco fiber and I prefer to feed mainly fresh food, not dried. Day/night temp is usually in the 85/75 range and my humidty...
by sugarselections
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: I don't know what just happened
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: I don't know what just happened

I used to have a large blue that would abandon shell anytime I picked him up. Not much of a problem since I try not to handle my crabs, but it's good to keep yourself aware of who is prone to panicky behavior.
by sugarselections
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?
Replies: 23
Views: 1669

Re: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?

I have a large straw that I've had for over four years, just a bit shy of five years. I got her from LHC and she was already a large when I got her. Since then she has grown bit by bit as she's molted. I have another straw who has been with me over three years and she was a medium/large when I got h...
by sugarselections
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18393

Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

I got the cork on ebay from the seller kork-deko_de

Specifically, I purchased two of these logs: http://www.ebay.com/itm/XXL-Cork-Bark-T ... 19f6339442
by sugarselections
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Post About All The Pets You've had!
Replies: 23
Views: 615

Re: Post About All The Pets You've had!

Currently:
1 old, curmudeonly dog
1 young, obnoxious dog
1 old, grumpy cat
1 young, pesky cat
1 lovable but jerky 9 y/o sugar glider
1 sweet but aloof 8 y/o sugar glider
5 betta fish
all the hermit crabs
by sugarselections
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1578
Views: 132394

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

Hi, I'm new here. We have 3 PP hermit crabs that I got from the the pet store for my kids. There's really not a lot of places that sell crabs around here and I had to go to a lot of pet stores just to find these three. We bought all three that they had. So, I decided to get my kids a couple of stra...
by sugarselections
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1578
Views: 132394

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

LHC ships all year round.
by sugarselections
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18393

Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

There are usually a lot more crabs in the moss pit at any given time but I had been running the fogger into the moss pit just before I took the video and a lot of them don't like it so they scattered and hid. The moss pit is the crabs' favorite place to be in the new crabitat and there's generally a...