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by curlysister
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab escaped, found empty shell...
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: Crab escaped, found empty shell...

HG, this is what it says for the 'other' group of foods on the care sheet; I have never fed it and am not really sure how you would give it to crabs though: Other This group is not as important as the other groups, and, in fact, is optional. These foods can be chosen to fed or they can be disregarde...
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Eating shells?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Eating shells?

Tombstone. AKA surf board. LOL!
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wyze Cam
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Wyze Cam

Hahaha! Well, I was waiting until the next time I was in the US and could have it delivered to a house address! LOL!
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wyze Cam
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Wyze Cam

Yay! I got my Wyze Cam today! Can't wait to get home and set it up!
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab escaped, found empty shell...
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: Crab escaped, found empty shell...

Here's the care sheet about nutrition, it talks about healing foods in the 'other' section, and it is also a good review of general nutrition: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92554 I wondered if you had more than one tank, the way you described it. Do you move your cr...
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)

The Betta conditioner may not treat all things it needs to. And you need a marine salt for hermit crabs. Here's the care sheet about water:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 27&t=92553
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Safe silicone?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Safe silicone?

Remember not to use it in the tank when crabs are in there, and to let the objects air out for a few days prior to putting them in the tank.
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How long will it usually take for new crabs to become comfortable & active?
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: How long will it usually take for new crabs to become comfortable & active?

Definitely providing proper nutrition, including sources of protein and calcium daily, is good. Be sure to read the food guide, and the nutrition pyramid. What brand of dechlorinator and salt are you using? As long as you have enough room (ie - not too many crabs in a tank, depending on size of crab...
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab escaped, found empty shell...
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: Crab escaped, found empty shell...

That's great that you found him. I agree with Wode, let him do his own thing if he is mobile. He will know if he needs salt or fresh water. Keep an eye on him, in case he needs to be isolated from the other crab. Give him some good healing foods. You need to include a source of calcium daily, in add...
by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: new crab digging hole, but not buried
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: new crab digging hole, but not buried

Crabs are funny people. He might just feel safe there. Are your temp and humidity good? Do you have deep enough sub?
by curlysister
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)

As HG said, you should never dig up crabs unless there is an emergency such as a flood or bacterial bloom. Doing so can be fatal, if they are mid-molt.
What is the brand of dechlorinator and salt that you are using?
by curlysister
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strawberry HC
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Strawberry HC

There is a care sheet in the 'Care Sheets' section regarding Strawberries. Was there something that isn't covered in the care sheets that you were wondering?
by curlysister
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New owner here..advice welcome
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: New owner here..advice welcome

When you say 'hermit sand'...what exactly do you mean? There are types of sand that are marketed for hermit crabs that are not safe. Play sand (sold at hardware stores for under $10 for a 50lb bag) is the type of sand that is needed. What brand of dechlorinator and salt are you using? Do you have a ...
by curlysister
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Salt Water Question
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Salt Water Question

How long did your strawberry live? Edit: The double strength salt water myth was a thing for a while, because people were desperate to find any way to keep them alive in captivity. It made no difference, and because it is unnatural it hasn't been recommended in a long time. Thank you for clarifying...