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by curlysister
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Suffocation?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Suffocation?

Crabs should make a tunnel down under the sub and then make a little cave to molt in. They often move around once they are under the sub. Just to clarify - did the first one molt on the surface? And the second was partially buried, so you can see part of the crab? Otherwise I am wondering how you kn...
by curlysister
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Haven’t seen my hermit crab in 5 months....
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: Haven’t seen my hermit crab in 5 months....

The white mold you see is not harmful to the crabs. It's not the same as a bacterial bloom. You can just remove the little white fuzzy bits from the surface. It's not the same as a bacterial bloom.
by curlysister
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Haven’t seen my hermit crab in 5 months....
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: Haven’t seen my hermit crab in 5 months....

No, do not change the sub when a crab is down. Sub doesn't actually need to be changed completely unless there is an event like a flood or bacterial bloom.
by curlysister
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing, am I doing something wrong??
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: New to crabbing, am I doing something wrong??

You need deeper sub - it should be minimum of 6 inches, or 3 times as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper, all over the tank (ie- your most shallow area should be at least that).

What are your heat and humidity readings? What are you feeding them?
by curlysister
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Haven’t seen my hermit crab in 5 months....
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: Haven’t seen my hermit crab in 5 months....

How large are your crabs? How many do you have in what size tank? Is there a possibility they are coming up at night when you don't see them?
by curlysister
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New To The Forum!!
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: New To The Forum!!

Welcome to the forum!
In order to post a photo, you need to use the Tapatalk app or one of the other supported image sharing thingies.
by curlysister
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Food
Topic: How Do I Serve/Prepare?
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: How Do I Serve/Prepare?

I have offered steamed or baked potatoe in the past, but don't think my crabs have ever touched it.
by curlysister
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hey everyone...
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Hey everyone...

What mix are you using for the sub? Play sand and EE? Approx what ratio?
by curlysister
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How Do I Serve/Prepare?
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: How Do I Serve/Prepare?

Woo hoo! Mine love the HCP 'mineral supplement'. They will eat it until their poop is the same beige color and it is! LOL!
by curlysister
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab out of shell
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Crab out of shell

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? eco earth mainly and some natural sand on the bottom Curly - How deep is it? Sub should be at least 6 inches deep, or three times as deep as your largest crab. Is it moist enough to hold it's shape? Many of us use a mixture of 5 part...
by curlysister
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Low humidity tried everything
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Low humidity tried everything

Have you calibrated your hygrometer?
by curlysister
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Should I introduce my old crab to a new one?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Should I introduce my old crab to a new one?

That's a bit of a hard call. Crabs are often social and like to have a buddy....but after 15 years alone, if the crab is thriving then maybe it's not lonely?
Either way, I would love to see a picture of your 15+ year old crab please!
by curlysister
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How Do I Serve/Prepare?
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: How Do I Serve/Prepare?

You serve them dry just like they are, don't add water. I like to give maybe a 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of 3-5 different foods at a time. Because they are dried, you can leave them in the tank for at least 3-5 days. I have left them up to a week or so when I was away on vacation, but usually they are mol...
by curlysister
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab Won't Get Back In a Shell
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: Crab Won't Get Back In a Shell

Crabs do not leave their shell to molt. He needs to be re-shelled ASAP, or he will die. It is very possible that it is already too late for his survival, but getting him in a shell is the only chance he has.
by curlysister
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab Won't Get Back In a Shell
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: Crab Won't Get Back In a Shell

Like Joe said, he may need to be re-shelled manually. But you could try putting 2 or 3 shells of appropriate size into a bowl, with maybe a couple millimeters of dechlorinated water in the bottom so it isn't totally dry. Then put the crab in there, leave him for an hour to see if he will take a shel...