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by curlysister
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: What size uth?
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: What size uth?

Julsie wrote: Ok I placed the uth on the side of the tank and it dropped my humidity from 78% to like 65%


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What do you have for a lid? You can cover the tank with saran wrap to keep the humidity in.

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by curlysister
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: What size uth?
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: What size uth?

Depending on the brand, you can either insulate over top (the ones that don't have a sticky side) or around (the sticky ones) the UTH. And put a blanket on the top of the tank. Those will help with heat til you can get another or larger UTH.
by curlysister
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: What size uth?
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: What size uth?

You need to immediately remove it from under the tank - it can create pockets of heat and cook the crabs to death. UTH's must be mounted on the side or back of the tank. Personally, I use two on the back and one on each side, because the temp of the room varies greatly between seasons. Don't go by t...
by curlysister
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and excited owner
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: New and excited owner

You need to get a Wyze cam so you can watch them at night!
by curlysister
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab naked without shell submerging in salt water dish?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Hermit crab naked without shell submerging in salt water dish?

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? I use eco earth substrate and it is 6inches deep. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? Yes, the gauges are locate...
by curlysister
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: There’s mites crawling on my Halloween crab and he’s suffering help
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: There’s mites crawling on my Halloween crab and he’s suffering help

How do you know what kind of mites they are? If they cam from a stick, they are probably not a harmful type.
Here's the HCA info about mites:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 67&t=92530
by curlysister
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: There’s mites crawling on my Halloween crab and he’s suffering help
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: There’s mites crawling on my Halloween crab and he’s suffering help

Is there any way you can borrow a phone with a good camera and post a photo?
by curlysister
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Green sand
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Green sand

I got a little baggie from Canadian Chubby Crab in the past - it was the first time I had fed green sand, and the baggie didn't last too long because they liked it so much! LOL!
by curlysister
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moldy Substrate?
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Moldy Substrate?

As stated, the white fuzzy mold isn't bad for the hermit crabs - it's only really an issue if the humans are allergic. Like Riniky said, mold will happen in any environment where the temp and humidity are as high as crabs need. As for air circulation, they get enough air exchange when we open the li...
by curlysister
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Any selling crab breeders?
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Any selling crab breeders?

Or check the 'adoptions' section of this site!
by curlysister
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Green sand
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Green sand

I bought the little 10 gallon box. Up til now, I have only bought small baggies of it when I ordered food. I think the 10 gallon box will last me a very long time! LOL!
by curlysister
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Green sand
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Green sand

Well, that's smaller than what I had found! I think I will buy it. I do know there is someone in the closest city who has hermit crabs, maybe I will message her and see if she wants to split it. I will order that and a box of Instant Ocean from Amazon, which will qualify me for free shipping! Thanks...
by curlysister
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Green sand
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Green sand

Where does everyone buy their green sand? I have bought small baggies with my dried food, but would like to have a larger supply so I can leave a dish of it in the tank for the crabs to munch on. I tried a couple of pet stores in my nearest city, but they didn't have any. I will be in the US next we...
by curlysister
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab lost 2 legs
Replies: 59
Views: 1339

Re: Hermit Crab lost 2 legs

Measure the opening of the shell - that's how you want to buy them, by the opening not by the size of the shell. I borrowed the little math set thing from my niece to see how accurate my using a measuring tape was. And it wasn't bad. Yes, my crabs have totally used most of the shells I have bought -...
by curlysister
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food storage
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Food storage

Yep, I keep pretty much all my little bags of dried crab food in a big Tupperware tub in the freezer!