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by curlysister
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Really worried I may have messed up.
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Really worried I may have messed up.

Why were you emptying the tank? If you have a crab who is buried, you should not dig it up unless there are extreme circumstances (ie- a flood that would drown them is the only time in 7 years that I have dug for a crab). That said, time will tell if she was far enough in her molt that she will be o...
by curlysister
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Questions About Feeding
Replies: 18
Views: 4928

Re: Questions About Feeding

I live in Manitoba Canada. I have never had any kind of bugs in my crabitat (touch wood) - not sure if your location would make a difference!
by curlysister
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safe fake plants?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Safe fake plants?

I haven't found any 'fake greenery' that doesn't fall apart after a bit. I hadn't thought of using plastic aquarium plants! Thanks!
by curlysister
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Are there any safe things that make your house smell nice?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Are there any safe things that make your house smell nic

I have Scentsy warmers in my house - one on each floor, but not in the same room as the crabs. I have never had an issue, have had my crabs for 7 years.
by curlysister
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Questions About Feeding
Replies: 18
Views: 4928

Re: Questions About Feeding

I have always left the dried food in for a couple of days. If we go away for the weekend, nobody comes in to change out the food. If we go away for a week, our cat sitter will take the old bowl out and put in a new bowl half-way through the week. If my humidity is really high, occasionally the dried...
by curlysister
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Questions About Feeding
Replies: 18
Views: 4928

Re: Questions About Feeding

I have ordered from the Hermit Crab Patch a number of times. The shipping for my most recent order was about 9.50 (shipped to North Dakota). I thought that was quite reasonable, and feeding both those foods and fresh foods, it lasts quite a while!
by curlysister
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: How to make an iso within a tank
Replies: 19
Views: 3538

Re: How to make an iso within a tank

I don't have any idea why I have never given them a cuttlebone! Next time I am in the city where there is a pet store, I will get one!

I thought she might go down to molt and regrow the leg right away, but I guess she wants to take her time, LOL.

Thanks for the advice and help!
by curlysister
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Bad molt?
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Bad molt?

Is she active and eating/ drinking? If so, I wouldn't be too concerned about her color.
by curlysister
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my molting crab dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 4114

Re: Is my molting crab dead?

Waiting is the hardest part of crabbing!!
:lol:
by curlysister
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: How to make an iso within a tank
Replies: 19
Views: 3538

Re: How to make an iso within a tank

Update: I got back from vacation last night. As soon as I added the new substrate, Sonny buried himself and has not come back up. I left Cher out of iso while I was away, and she is doing well. She is still up and still missing the leg, but is moving around, eating and drinking, seems strong. The hu...
by curlysister
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my molting crab dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 4114

Re: Is my molting crab dead?

Months. Seriously, they can be down for weeks if not months at a time!
by curlysister
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my molting crab dead?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Is my molting crab dead?

Unless there is a very compelling reason to think she is in danger (ie- a massive flood), I would wait. Try to keep the conditions optimal and wait and see. Time will tell, although it's hard to be patient!
by curlysister
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Move? Cover? or Leave Him Alone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1795

Re: Move? Cover? or Leave Him Alone?

That's a pretty long time for absolutely no movement. I will defer to one of the more senior crabbers to answer whether to move him or not.
The heater can overlap the substrate - mine is about 3/4 above and 1/4 below, or maybe 2/3 - 1/3.
by curlysister
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Bad molt?
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Bad molt?

Did you dig her up from under the substrate? How long had she been down? In that last photo, it looks like she has little hairs on her legs, she might have been finished molting, or just down distressing or hanging out and not molting?
by curlysister
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: I'm getting frustrated (more of a vent)
Replies: 11
Views: 2178

Re: I'm getting frustrated (more of a vent)

Cover the 'windows' so they can be in the dark down there.