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by curlysister
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Help Needed

Welcome to crabbing! Substrate should be at least 6 inches or 3x as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper. People use a variety of mixtures, 5 parts playsand to 1 part EE is the most common because it holds moisture and shape well. It needs to be moistened with dechlorinated fresh or salt w...
by curlysister
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How Long is Too Long for a Molt
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: How Long is Too Long for a Molt

Agree with Joe. Patience, grasshopper! LOL!
by curlysister
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molter dug up, missing limbs
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Molter dug up, missing limbs

Yes, sorry, I didn't mean to sound pushy about the template. The post stated "Just want to make sure I’m doing everything right. Please tell me if I’m missing something" so I thought she wanted info about the whole set-up. I know she's an experienced crabber, so thought maybe there was something els...
by curlysister
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Can't Find Old Shell
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Can't Find Old Shell

If there are any crabs underneath the substrate right now, definately don't dig for the shell. If everybody is top side, you can 'fluff up' the substrate and see if you come accross the old shell. Better to get it out of the tank so someone doesn't decide they want it LOL.
by curlysister
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molter dug up, missing limbs
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Molter dug up, missing limbs

Can you answer the questions in the emergency template?

As I said, I wouldn't dig the other one up yet, and would leave this one in iso.
by curlysister
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner, habitat help - adopting 5 small hermit crabs Monday
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: New crab owner, habitat help - adopting 5 small hermit crabs Monday

Have you looked at the care sheet section? The HCA is the only place I have gotten information, and I have had my crabs for almost 9 years. The basics are all covered in this sheet: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=119273 This one covers water: http://www.hermitcrabas...
by curlysister
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs can’t grip/climb?
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Crabs can’t grip/climb?

They will grow them back when they molt. If they have dug under the substrate, don't dig them up. They could stay under for weeks or even months. Just be sure to look at the care sheets so that you have proper conditions for them, temp / humidity / food / waters / substrate / etc. They can dig even ...
by curlysister
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molter dug up, missing limbs
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Molter dug up, missing limbs

I would leave her in the iso for a while, not just a day or two. Personally, I wouldn't set her in the salt water dish, she will have a balance of salt and fresh in her shell, and that could mess it up. I also wouldn't necessarily dig up the other molter at this point. It would help us if you'd fill...
by curlysister
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started

Personally, I don't keep track of what kinds of behavior might be leading up to a molt. Crabs don't need to be isolated or treated any differently for their molts. Be sure that you have enough substrate, and that all your conditions, including waters and food, are proper.
by curlysister
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Naked crab

I would put him back into iso. Do you have any lighter shells? Maybe if he is low in energy, he might stay in a lighter shell.
by curlysister
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: New member

Pretty much everything you need to know can be found in the care sheets. PP's are the most common type of crabs.

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... .php?f=120
by curlysister
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Calcium/food question
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Calcium/food question

My crabs like their cuttle bone. It's pretty cheap, and in the 'bird' section of the pet store I went to. I just stick it into the substrate, and they chew on it as they want to.
by curlysister
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Missing Crab
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Missing Crab

I agree - I wouldn't worry. As long as you have enough proper substrate, it is unlikely that one crab would come across another under the sub. You could do major damage by digging up a crab.
by curlysister
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Local Adopters
Topic: Canadian adopters
Replies: 10
Views: 23549

Re: Canadian adopters

BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA How Far Can You Travel?: Within Southwestern Manitoba, possibly to Winnipeg and surrounding area, depending on the time of year Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 55 gallon tank, have two crabs, both PP's How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: Almost 9 years What You Are A...