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by curlysister
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Aren't hermit crabs nocturnal...?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Aren't hermit crabs nocturnal...?

My crabs have never been only nocturnal. They are out and about at various times of the day and the night.
by curlysister
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cuttlebone question
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Cuttlebone question

Yes, that's exactly what you are looking for!
You can grind it up if you want, but many of us just stick the whole chunk in the sand. Like a surf board (or tomb stone according to MotorCrab!).
by curlysister
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat Mat Placement
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Heat Mat Placement

If your temp is staying in that range, I personally would not add a heat mat. Too hot is over 85 for prolonged periods (I think).
by curlysister
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat Mat Placement
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Heat Mat Placement

The heat mat is meant to heat the air, not the sub. So above the sub is best....but if it goes somewhat below the line, that's fine too. Just keep an eye out because it will dry out the sub quicker. 75-82 degrees is perfect as far as temp goes. There is no such thing as 'too' humid. My tank is consi...
by curlysister
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab!
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: New Crab!

Good answer re- College Pony. As for substrate, you can use all EE or all sand. But most people find that a mix of the two is easiest to maintain. The most common ratio is 5 parts play sand to 1 part EE. It maintains moisture well, holds it's shape, helps with humidity. Whatever sub you use should b...
by curlysister
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Larger hide
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Larger hide

Nice job!
by curlysister
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab spend all the time under the ground!
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Crab spend all the time under the ground!

Did your crab molt on the surface?
by curlysister
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Playsand
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Playsand

I have always used it straight from the bag, as long as the bag was sealed and not open or broken.
by curlysister
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Crabs NonResponsive
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: New Hermit Crabs NonResponsive

Did you get your new crabs from a pet store or another crabber? Wondering what kind of conditions they were in prior to coming to you?
by curlysister
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Spider Crab!
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Spider Crab!

Spider Crab, Spider Crab, does whatever a Spider Crab does
Can he fly? No he can't....

(anyone else quote Simpson's frequently??)
by curlysister
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I've been told I should post my crabs here!
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Re: I've been told I should post my crabs here!

Oooo, that's so cute!!
by curlysister
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Sandcastle consistency QUESTION
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Sandcastle consistency QUESTION

Give it a day or two for the humidity to stabilize, it could still come up a bit more.
by curlysister
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat mats
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Heat mats

I wouldn't think they would provide enough heat.
by curlysister
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I've been told I should post my crabs here!
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Re: I've been told I should post my crabs here!

Thanks for the answers! Very cool!
by curlysister
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab under substrate, and won't come out
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Crab under substrate, and won't come out

It's okay if you don't see or hear them when they are underground. Just trust that they know what they are doing, and don't dig them up unless there is an emergency such as a flood or bacterial bloom.