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by curlysister
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Molting or just buried?
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Molting or just buried?

You don't. LOL.
Time will tell - when the crab re-surfaces, you should be able to tell if it has molted or not.
by curlysister
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 950

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I am going to be very straightforward and blunt. I am sorry if you are offended, but I think it needs to be said. You got an exotic pet that you are not able to care for, and it will most likely die because of that. A quick search online led me to the advice I will post below. 1. What kind of substr...
by curlysister
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hands off?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Hands off?

If you search through old threads on this forum, you will find lots of posts that most of us are hands off. They are prey animal - which means that they see us as predators. They do not have the brain capacity to 'bond' with humans like dogs and cats. The great majority of us don't like to stress ou...
by curlysister
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 950

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I know nothing about this type of crab, but presume the needs are similar as far as substrate, heat, humidity, and diet. It does not look like you have enough substrate for such a large crab. What are your tank conditions? What do you feed it? How large is the tank? Edited to add - Please fill in th...
by curlysister
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2038
Views: 121759

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Cher is back up!
Went down on May long weekend. Up for one day August 16.
Now back up October 9th! I hope she stays up for a while now!
by curlysister
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can I feed them this from the pet store? It doesn't seem processed.
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Can I feed them this from the pet store? It doesn't seem processed.

FinalxFantasy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:44 pm
I'll try to get more types of food when I can
Remember that they can eat many of the same foods that we do - so if you are eating, the crabs can too! Be sure to check out the safe and unsafe food lists, as well as the care sheet on nutrition.
by curlysister
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Heat

Heat lamps will zap your humidity. Many of us prefer UTH's (the heat pads), on the sides or back of the tank. You could get a larger one, or get a second one. My room temp varies greatly, so I have four - one on each side and two on the back - that I can plug/ unplug as needed to keep the temp in a ...
by curlysister
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

A few suggestions below, from me. 1. 4:1 play sand to EE approx 5-6 inches deep Curly - Sub should be at least 6 inches or 3 times as deep as your largest crab. It should be moist enough that it holds shape but not so wet that water pools. As they grow, you will need to upgrade the tank size and the...
by curlysister
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can I feed them this from the pet store? It doesn't seem processed.
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Can I feed them this from the pet store? It doesn't seem processed.

Looks okay to me. You can use it for dry food, and add fresh stuff from your diet.
by curlysister
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Confused about water
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Confused about water

Here is the care sheet, everything you need to know about water:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 27&t=92553
by curlysister
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Help new crab!
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Help new crab!

Most of us use a mix of sand and EE (5 parts play sand to 1 part EE is the most common mix). Be sure it's play sand, not what is marketed as 'hermit crab sand', which is often Calcium sand. The reason most of us use a mixture, is because it keeps the moisture, helps with humidity, and is the correct...
by curlysister
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab is digging up molters
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Crab is digging up molters

by curlysister
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Zoo med water conditioner
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Zoo med water conditioner

by curlysister
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab is digging up molters
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Crab is digging up molters

Filling in the emergency template will give us a bunch more info to help.
How big is your tank? How many crabs? How deep and what kinds of sub? What types of water? What is temp and humidity?
by curlysister
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Hermit Crab Needs Home ~ Dallas
Replies: 2
Views: 114

hermit

Go to the adoptions section. You can post in the section to give away, and can also look in the section of people looking to adopt crabs, to see who is in your area:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... m.php?f=13