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by jclee
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Climbing Glass Ceiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Re: Climbing Glass Ceiling

They are quite the climbers!
by jclee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Adoptees
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: New Adoptees

GotButterflies wrote:Congrats on the adoptions :) just remember the one could just be destressing because of the new environment :) Nice pics! Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks. One of them just switched into a more suitably sized shell, and another looks like it's about to. They're settling in nicely.
by jclee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shell change
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Shell change

Hermiesguardian wrote: I wish I could put a little mark on a shell when they change to try and keep track.
I will admit that over the years, I have actually lost track of who was who. My crabs are now, simply, collectively called "The Crabs." I love them, just the same.
by jclee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 66276

Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

I love seeing the babies in the nerite shells. So gorgeous and tiny. Congratulations, again.
by jclee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: New

Welcome aboard! Since you have mentioned looking for a reputable supplier, I would encourage you to keep an eye out here, in the adoptions section, and to maybe put an ad up on Craigslist in order to see if there's someone out there who is looking to rehome the hermit crabs that they already have. W...
by jclee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit Christmas photos
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Hermit Christmas photos

GotButterflies wrote:Oh my word - love the antler idea!! Adorable!!
^Ditto
by jclee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Ecuadorian leaves his shell for sea biscuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 5687

Re: Ecuadorian leaves his shell for sea biscuit?

Well, it took five days but he has finally moved into an actual shell. I gave him many (freshly cleaned) to pick from and he tried several on, he seemed to attracted to the shiniest shells of all, and he made his choice of a silver turbo shell which was a little odd. I will be moving him from the i...
by jclee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shell change
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Shell change

I have always thought that part of their personality is how often they want to change shells. Some crabs just seem particularly stubborn and attached to a shell, changing very rarely, while others love to swap out at every opportunity; they've got to test run every shell before committing.
by jclee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Adoptees
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

New Adoptees

I just wanted to show off my newest adoptees amid the only group that would actually enjoy seeing a few crab pictures. :) One of them has been actively meeting all of the other crabs, another has been intently hunched over the food bowl since I put them in, and the third has already started to dig u...
by jclee
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Climbing Glass Ceiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Re: Climbing Glass Ceiling

We've got a crab that did exactly the same thing in our previous tank. I was too fascinated watching to get my camera, so good thinking on your part! It was yet more incentive for us to get a taller tank! [emoji38] Hahaha. I try to make every space climbable, which is part of the surprise when they...
by jclee
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Climbing Glass Ceiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Climbing Glass Ceiling

Yep. That is a crab climbing glass, with nothing to hold onto for footing but a plastic hinge divider. I love watching these guys move around. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171221/d15f61074393e410408da28c183bdd1a.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171221/a35860b6939936c0b918a0fb9f46a843.jpg...
by jclee
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Bag of seashells
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Bag of seashells

That makes sense.
by jclee
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Bag of seashells
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Bag of seashells

I have never tried it, but I have wondered whether ceiling the small hole with aquarium sealant would be enough for a crab to be happy. Does anyone know?
by jclee
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess who downgraded...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Guess who downgraded...?

Not bad for temporary housing!
by jclee
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132733

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I think of changing out the available shells as environmental enrichment. Even if they're not in the market for a new shell, they do enjoy investigating the options.