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by curlysister
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Pale, lethargic and continuous shell changes after molt
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Pale, lethargic and continuous shell changes after molt

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Mainly Coco fibre, part play sand - about 4 inches deep Curly - Is it moist enough to hold it's shape? A couple more inches would be beneficial, HCA recommends at least 6 inches or three times as deep as your largest crab, whichever ...
by curlysister
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate change needed when molting
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Substrate change needed when molting

Like Motor said, they could be molting again. It's hard to know whether to dig them up or leave them - both have potential dangers.
by curlysister
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Underground Poof!
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Underground Poof!

Be patient. A month is not long for a crab to be underground. It could be a few months before they re-surface. Just keep all tank conditions correct, and they will come back up when they are ready.
by curlysister
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Pale, lethargic and continuous shell changes after molt
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Pale, lethargic and continuous shell changes after molt

Go to this link, copy and paste the questions, then insert your answers:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=46102
by curlysister
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Pale, lethargic and continuous shell changes after molt
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Pale, lethargic and continuous shell changes after molt

When a crab goes without it's shell, it is because it is too weak to carry it.
Are you able to fill in the emergency template? That will give us all the info we need to help you trouble shoot.
by curlysister
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Newbie needing direction
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Newbie needing direction

The link Nel gave to the care sheets will give you pretty much all you need to know. To help with more specifics tho - what exactly is not sufficient? You are correct not to dig up a crab who is buried. But there are definitely things you can do to improve the tank while he is under. What are your c...
by curlysister
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate change needed when molting
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Substrate change needed when molting

How long have they been down? Are you certain they aren't coming up at night?
by curlysister
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Reliable sites for supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Reliable sites for supplies

Have you checked out Motor's list?

viewtopic.php?f=122&t=119315
by curlysister
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Moving molting crab in shell?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Moving molting crab in shell?

Also just to clarify that he is the only crab in the tank? If not, he needs to be isolated from the other crabs (coco hut might not be enough to keep others from him).
by curlysister
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crabitat pictures.
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Crabitat pictures.

Welcome to crabbing! Be sure to read through all the care sheets, they outline everything you need to know - the basic care sheet has a photo of a basic set up too. If you go to the 'photos' section, you will see tons of pictures, be warned though - some people have crabitats that the rest of us can...
by curlysister
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 90% Humidity!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 773

Re: 90% Humidity!!!!!

There is nothing wrong with your humidity being above 93%.
by curlysister
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 90% Humidity!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 773

Re: 90% Humidity!!!!!

I will leave the heaters question to Motor. As for humidity, there is no such thing as too humid. My humidity is almost always over 90% - sometimes in the summer it gets to 99%. I have never taken steps to try to lower it. The high humidity won't lead to flooding, excess misting can. Higher humidity...
by curlysister
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: maintaining temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: maintaining temperature

You will want to get a UTH by dimensions, not by what it says it should heat as far as tank size. Get one that will cover as much of the back of the tank above the substrate as you can. Some UTH's can be insulated over top while others (the sticky ones) can only be insulated around. What do you have...
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Weekly food diet
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Weekly food diet

I feed a combo of fresh and dry foods. The fresh gets pretty gross quickly because of the heat and humidity, so I only leave it 24 or maybe 48 hours max. The dried foods can last 3-5 days before it goes too moldy, and if I am on vacation I have left them with dry food for a week.
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Clawdia Molting
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Clawdia Molting

I generally don't keep track of my crabs molting, but for whatever reason I did this past year! My Cher is probably a medium. She went under on May long weekend. Came up for literally a couple of hours for one evening in August (and if I hadn't happened to check the tank during those two hours, I ne...