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by curlysister
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Maple leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Maple leaves

I stick mine in the oven after I have used the oven for something else. I literally turn off the oven, put the pan of leaves in there, and check it after ten minutes to see if they are 'done'. If not, check again in 5 to 10 mins. It doesn't have to be an exact science.
by curlysister
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: The Basics to Hermit Crab Care.
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: The Basics to Hermit Crab Care.

This care sheet goes through the basics for all species.

viewtopic.php?f=120&t=119273

Then if you want more info on a specific topic, there are individual care sheets for water, food, substrate, etc.
by curlysister
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead or molting??
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Dead or molting??

Ah, okay. If he was eating food etc, he wasn't burrowed under and not coming out for two months. So very unlikely he molted at that time.
He has now been in the same place - partially buried - for two weeks. I would give him more time. If he is now molting, disturbing him could harm him.
by curlysister
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead or molting??
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Dead or molting??

I am not sure I have a clear picture then. He was burrowed completely underneath for 2 months, then came back up? And was moving around and acting normally? For how long?
And now is partially buried and hasn't moved to two weeks?
by curlysister
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Maple leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Maple leaves

Yeah, and humans also eat Maple Syrup. If your prefer not to eat leaves, Wode! LOL!
by curlysister
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead or molting??
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Dead or molting??

I think you are doing the right thing by waiting. I mean, if he is molting, you could cause serious harm by digging him up to check on him. But if he is dead, digging him up to check won't do anything. It has only been two weeks. And there is no smell. I would continue to wait for a while still.
by curlysister
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can't Tell if Crab is Dead or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Can't Tell if Crab is Dead or Not

Unfortunately, crabs go through a lot of stress before we get them. They will often run out of energy and pass away, even if we have everything perfect for them. They just can't over come what has happened before we got them. The term for it is PPS - Post Purchase Syndrome. Crabs are at risk until t...
by curlysister
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit in a too small shell!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Hermit in a too small shell!!!!!!

Hmmmm.....did you put her last shell in there too? The one she would have just changed out of? I can't tell what types of shells you have in there for her, but the one that is visible also looks a bit small. Be sure to put larger ones in too. And possibly some lighter ones. It's good she is in a she...
by curlysister
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can't Tell if Crab is Dead or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Can't Tell if Crab is Dead or Not

The Hermit Headquarters sand is absolutely and totally safe! It will be more expensive than buying play sand and coco fiber to mix, but it completely safe.
by curlysister
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Needing Small Shells
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Needing Small Shells

Have you looked at places like Naples Sea Shells or Richard's Shells?
by curlysister
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got started on my HC tattoo
Replies: 37
Views: 1587

Re: I got started on my HC tattoo

32 hours!! Oh my! I don't even want to add up the hourly rate on that one!
But you MUST post pics when you two have everything finished!
by curlysister
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Herme without shell
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Herme without shell

I can not see the photo.

Did you follow the instructions in the care sheet, about putting him in a bowl with shells? If he wont' re-shell, you will need to follow the instructions on how to re-shell him manually.
by curlysister
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Herme without shell
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Herme without shell

A crab will drop it's shell when it is too weak to carry it. A naked crab will die, so he needs to get back in a shell asap. Here is the HCA care sheet about what to do for a naked crab, and some possible reasons why it is naked: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=122302...
by curlysister
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Could My Crabs Have Died Molting from Anaerobic Bacteria?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Could My Crabs Have Died Molting from Anaerobic Bacteria?

What makes you think there could be a bacterial bloom? Is there a strange smell? Can you see discolored substrate along the sides of the glass?
by curlysister
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermits not eating
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Hermits not eating

I swear that for the first couple of years I had my crabs, the only way I knew they were eating is that they were still alive. LOL. You can buy mixes if you want, but crabs can eat many of the same foods as we do, just unseasoned. Be sure to check the 'nutrition' care sheet. Keep offering a variety ...