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by curlysister
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Crabs always Underground?

The soft guideline is four months - anything less than that is totally normal and no need to worry, if all your tank conditions are good. • Back in Ohio, we set up a better habitat: - 10 gal tank Curly - A 10 gallon will become too small eventually, and you will need to upgrade to a bigger tank - se...
by curlysister
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Bombing Home: What To Do With Crabs?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Bombing Home: What To Do With Crabs?

I'm not sure that it's the hermit crabs attracting insects. But I would agree with sealing off the tank really well if you are going to use any type of chemical.
by curlysister
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab is molting but disturbed, no tunnel now, not knowing
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: New crab is molting but disturbed, no tunnel now, not knowing

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Eco with play sand, 4-7 inches Curly - your sub should be at least 6 inches throughout the whole tank. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humi...
by curlysister
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Very Stressed Hermit Crab!!!! HELP!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Very Stressed Hermit Crab!!!! HELP!!!

What do you mean he was very stressed that you took him out? He was in the hide when you removed it? How is he acting that makes you think something is wrong?
by curlysister
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing-got a set-up and crabs from someone getting rid of them
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: New to crabbing-got a set-up and crabs from someone getting rid of them

Thanks for clarifying Motor, I was hoping that Wegotazoo would post what brand, then we can help with whether it can be insulated or not.

If that's an E, don't they need deeper sub than PP's? I only have PP's, but seem to recall reading that E's need like 11 or 12 inches?
by curlysister
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing-got a set-up and crabs from someone getting rid of them
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: New to crabbing-got a set-up and crabs from someone getting rid of them

What is the mulch made of? You can add some insulation to help with the temp. Depending on the brand of the UTH as to whether you can insulate over top or if you need to insulate around it. I have multiple heaters, one on each side and two on the back - because the temp in the room varies so greatly...
by curlysister
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Question about substrate
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Question about substrate

The ratio is flexible - many people don't use the 5 to 1. But it really is a good mix to hold the moisture to help with humidity, as well as the right consistency for tunnels that don't collapse. One thing that is very important is to NOT use the calcium sand - it turns to cement when wet and can ki...
by curlysister
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner and Pinchy Babies
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: New Owner and Pinchy Babies

Welcome! Most of us got our crabs and THEN learned the proper care for them. They are addictive little creatures, LOL! Have you checked the water care sheet? I am not sure which Zoo Med you have, but the salt water isn't correct and the dechlorinator doesn't do slime coat. Most of us use Prime as th...
by curlysister
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My new setup
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: My new setup

Looking like a great start! HG gave good advice about the sub. Are you using all EE?
The water dishes need to be deep enough that the crabs can submerge fully, but also have a way to climb out.
I love the big climbing bridge! Where did you get it?
by curlysister
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

Just keep a mixture of good healthy foods in the tank at all time. Sometimes a food needs to offered a few times before they will take to it, other times they just have preferences. As long as you are feeding a mix of foods, following the food pyramid, they will choose what they need.
by curlysister
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fake / real stumps?
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Fake / real stumps?

Wow! That's pretty cool stuff! But 'ouch' on the prices!
by curlysister
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: EMERGENCY!!!! I thought my crab was dead!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: EMERGENCY!!!! I thought my crab was dead!!!

Don't re-bury him. What does he look like? Has he shed his exoskeleton? You need to isolate him from the other crab. You can use a 2L pop bottle with the bottom cut off and the lid off, push it down into the substrate - that way he still has the tank conditions but the other crab can't get to him. I...
by curlysister
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New crab owner with lots of questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: New crab owner with lots of questions!

Hello! I currently only have one little purple pincher hermie, named Kebby, who I got in the summer of last year. Little Kebby is very sweet, very curious, and super energetic! Anyhow, I got him from a pet store all the way down in Florida as I wanted to give him a proper home and life, and I made s...
by curlysister
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Cleaning new shells
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Cleaning new shells

I hadn't thought of rinsing with salt water! I'm going to try that next time.
by curlysister
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Cleaning new shells
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Cleaning new shells

I just boil my new shells in my well water, then rinse them with my RO water. I suppose you could boil them in dechlorinated water too.