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by curlysister
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wyze Cam
Replies: 11
Views: 597

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: 597

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: 655

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: 164

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: 452

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: 215

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: 655

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: 338

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: 164

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: 153

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: 321

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: 6
Views: 198

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...
by curlysister
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Salt Water Question
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Salt Water Question

Totally agree with JoeH. I mean, they live where brackish water is available in their natural habitat, so it would only make sense to offer both. Dechlorinated water (using a product such as Prime) for the fresh water, and then mixing in a marine salt (such as Instant Ocean) for the salt water. The ...
by curlysister
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Soon to be new hermit crab parents
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Soon to be new hermit crab parents

Moving a tank and/ or crabs can be tricky. You are correct that moving it while crabs are underground could cause their tunnels and caves to collapse. But it is also not recommended to dig crabs up once they are underground. So what do you do? There are a couple of HCA members who have moved, and wh...