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by curlysister
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: First time tank and struggling with heat...
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: First time tank and struggling with heat...

Welcome to crabbing!
What do you have on the top of your tank?
What type of substrate are you using, and how deep do you currently have it?
by curlysister
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My crabs break rules
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: My crabs break rules

You really need to get a hygrometer, you can't go by 'feel'. Then you'll know whether you need to seal the top more or not. What is the temperature in the tank? I agree that your sub needs to be deeper (at least 6 inches, or three times as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper), and moist e...
by curlysister
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meet my new friend!
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Meet my new friend!

Ahhhh! How cute!!
by curlysister
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Cleaning Water Pools, Food Dishes, and Other Items???
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Cleaning Water Pools, Food Dishes, and Other Items???

Hmmmm....I was reading along, thinking that I clean my bowls exactly the same way...empty the bowls, use a toothbrush that has never been used for anything other than cleaning hermit crab bowls....and then BOOM! OMG! I don't do a final rinse with my RO water!! Our tap water is well water. Any time I...
by curlysister
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: 8 hour trip?
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: 8 hour trip?

Are you moving permanently? Is that why you need to take them with you?
by curlysister
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My crab keeps getting naked, running around and then going into a new shell
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: My crab keeps getting naked, running around and then going into a new shell

Thanks for adding those things, GB! Isolating a crab isn't being mean - it's protecting him from the other crabs when he's in a weakened state. An iso doesn't need to be big or fancy. I have only ever used a plastic container and a 2 liter pop bottle inside my main tank when I have iso'd a crab. Mos...
by curlysister
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: above ground molting
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: above ground molting

I wouldn't be in any hurry to put him back with the others. I'd give him another week or two - hopefully someone with more experience will weigh in too!
by curlysister
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My crab keeps getting naked, running around and then going into a new shell
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: My crab keeps getting naked, running around and then going into a new shell

You just don't have enough for him to choose from, they can be picky. Is he still isolated from the other crabs? Play sand is cheap, like a big 50 pound bag for $7 here in Canada, and cheaper in the US! You also need to invest in proper water conditioner and marine salt. I hope this little dude make...
by curlysister
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New crabitat
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: New crabitat

Nice! What are you using for substrate? It looks like it may not be deep enough - needs to be at least 6 inches, or 3 times as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper.
by curlysister
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molted and dead?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Molted and dead?

I know it isn't technically an emergency, since he has already passed away. But you could fill in the Emergency template, so that we can help trouble shoot whether there are things that could be improved in your set up.

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 27&t=46102
by curlysister
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hows this setup looking?
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Hows this setup looking?

Bahahaha that's AWESOME!
by curlysister
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hows this setup looking?
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Hows this setup looking?

Crafting mesh is also sometimes called 'plastic canvas', in case you are having trouble finding it under that name.

It's funny you say 'like a tombstone', Motor....I say it looks like a surf board!
by curlysister
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabby Totem Pole!
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Crabby Totem Pole!

That's awesom!
by curlysister
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My crab keeps getting naked, running around and then going into a new shell
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: My crab keeps getting naked, running around and then going into a new shell

You have a number of things that need to be corrected in order to have healthy crabs. See my replies below. Be sure to read through the care sheets, they have all the information that you need: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=120 1. What kind of substrate is used in your t...
by curlysister
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Humidity

Did you cover the lid? If not, the humidity will not last. Crab Island Jungle Bed is cypress bark. I know that Cypress is on the safe wood list, but from what I have read, it is not a good substrate. Do you plan to remove the gravel and do moistened play sand? EE would be a better addition than what...