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by curlysister
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating pad inside or outside tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Heating pad inside or outside tank?

If it has a sticky side, you shouldn't insulate over top of it. You can insulate around it, on other sides, and on top to help with heat. Something like a large solid item, or a solid climbing wall might affect how the heat dissipates into the tank, but other items like fake plants and smaller piece...
by curlysister
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating pad inside or outside tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Heating pad inside or outside tank?

I am not familiar with that type of mat. How do you attach it to the back of the tank? Does it have a sticky side? Or do you use tape?
by curlysister
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating pad inside or outside tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Heating pad inside or outside tank?

No. You want it on the outside.
What type of heat pad is it? Depending on the type, you might be able to insulate over top. Or you can insulate around it and/or on the top of the lid.
by curlysister
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: When to start new crabitat setup
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: When to start new crabitat setup

Crabs often move once they get underground...so there really isn't any way to know for sure where they are (or aren't LOL). And if they are molting, not just de-stressing, you can cause a lot of problems digging them up. You can add up to an inch of sub per day, as long as you don't pack it down. Wh...
by curlysister
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What to feed my hermits
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: What to feed my hermits

The 'care sheets' section has tons of info about all aspects of crab care.
Here is the 'nutrition' page:

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92554

There is also the 'safe food list':

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92557
by curlysister
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Pacman frog!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Pacman frog!!!!!

If parents don't want any more pets, respect their wishes.
by curlysister
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: calcium supplement meant for humans?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: calcium supplement meant for humans?

avocadocrabbies wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:31 pm
I don't think it was the wrong one so much as not the one her doctor recommended. My dad agrees with you, though, thinks that the doctor is just being finnicky. I'm sure someone will take it haha


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Ah, okay. I would agree the doctor is being picky, LOL.
by curlysister
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: can they eat garden weeds
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: can they eat garden weeds

Which type of weeds?
by curlysister
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: calcium supplement meant for humans?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: calcium supplement meant for humans?

Unrelated to crabs, how is that the 'wrong' one for your mom? That's a good supplement.
by curlysister
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting with other crabs around
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Molting with other crabs around

How big is your tank?
How deep is your substrate?
by curlysister
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Digs!
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: New Digs!

Autumn, that was the first thing I thought of as well - what if someone makes a run for it??!! LOL!
Looks great! Are those live plants?
by curlysister
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Re-New to Crabbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Re-New to Crabbing!

Don't start to worry for at least four months, maybe more, LOL.
by curlysister
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: All hermit crabs suddenly died
Replies: 19
Views: 553

Re: All hermit crabs suddenly died

did you clean there container with detergent or soap? That may be the reason. Reading the emergency template that the OP filled in, there was no mention of any cleaning of the tank recently. Cleaning any bowls or pools with soap should not have caused problems, as these items are generally rinsed a...
by curlysister
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs taking shells what can i do??
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Crabs taking shells what can i do??

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Sand and 4 inches i know i need more Curly - Yes, the sub needs to be at least three times as deep as your largest crab. Be sure it is moistened with dechlorinated water so that it holds it's shape (sand castle consistency). 2. Do yo...
by curlysister
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Thermometer placement
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Thermometer placement

I actually move my thermometer/ hygrometer around a bit. To check what the temp is right close to the heating pads, and also to check what it is in the farthest corner away from the heat. Or if I am going to leave it in one place for a while, i will just leave it in the center of the tank.