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by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs constantly stay in hut
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Crabs constantly stay in hut

As HG said, please read through the care sheets. Your sub definately needs to be deeper. Commercial food is not safe, the care sheets explain all about crab nutrition. You need to buy more shells - HCA recommends 3-5 extra shells per crab. The care sheet about shells explains proper and improper she...
by curlysister
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabitat to crabiphat!
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Crabitat to crabiphat!

I would not dig them up, the risk is too great.
by curlysister
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab still buried and shell pulled up.
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: Crab still buried and shell pulled up.

They do not leave their shell when they molt - they make a little cave in the substrate (that's why it's important to be sand castle consistency) and stay there until they have molted, eaten their exo, and hardened up the new exo. If another crab came across him while he was molting and still soft a...
by curlysister
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Concerned about somewhat buried crab
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Concerned about somewhat buried crab

I'm worried about my buddy Maui. He has partially buried himself in the substrate and hasn't moved in several days. Here's my Emergency template: 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Flukers Hermit Beach mix (the commercial one the forum has deemed safe). 6 inches overa...
by curlysister
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Nighttime digging!
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Nighttime digging!

Many of us use a mixture. 5 parts of play sand (available in big 50 pound bags cheap at hardware stores) with 1 part moistened EE. It hold the shape well, helps with humidity, and is much cheaper than using all EE. Unless there is a rare emergency like a flood or bacterial bloom, you also don't need...
by curlysister
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Nighttime digging!
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Nighttime digging!

My guys love to trash their tank too!
Are you using all EE? From what I have read, it floods easier than a sand/ EE mix. Be sure to check and be sure there are no water pools underneath.
by curlysister
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Molting with 3 crabs
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Molting with 3 crabs

Crabs do not need to be isolated to molt, as long as they have enough space. When a tank is crowded, or if there isn't enough substrate, they can come across each other when digging. Three crabs in a ten gallon is okay as long as they are small, but they will quickly outgrow the space and become too...
by curlysister
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab still buried and shell pulled up.
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: Crab still buried and shell pulled up.

A crab who is done molting WILL have his shell and will come back up in it. They don't leave their shells unless something is wrong.
How much substrate and what type do you have?
Do you have any other crabs down right now?
by curlysister
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab halfway out of shell and limp, not moving
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Crab halfway out of shell and limp, not moving

Crabby33 has given excellent advice. The only thing I would add is that the pools/ water dishes need to be deep enough that the crabs can fully submerge, but also have a way to climb out. You have a number of things that need to be improved in your crabitat as soon as possible; your other crabs will...
by curlysister
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Meet June Bug...
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Meet June Bug...

CrabbyLover77 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Thank you! [emoji7]
That was just her 0.5gal travel/temporary tank to get her home. It was approximately a 30 min ride. She's buried in the main crabitat. [emoji4]

Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk

Ah, that makes sense! So you have 'pet sand' now??!! :lol:
by curlysister
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Meet June Bug...
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Meet June Bug...

How cute! Is that a temporary tank she is in? Or is that where she buried herself?
by curlysister
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: New crab mom!

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:27 am
The problem is the income gets disposed of much too quickly. Lol

Oh how true!! Hermit crabs are only one of the many things I like to spend my money on!
by curlysister
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: New crab mom!

That is one of the nice things about being an 'older' crabber - we have more disposable income and can buy toys like Wyze cams!
by curlysister
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!

Bahaha, I have been on the tundra, but now I am just on the Prairies, LOL! The winter here on the Prairies gets as cold as way up North, but thankfully doesn't last as long. Yes, it could happen that a crab just accidentally comes across another one without meaning to. I feel really lucky, because i...
by curlysister
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: New crab mom!

Kydra - there are a few crab dudes on this site! MotorCrab, AussieJJ for sure. Maybe FinalxFantasy and PurplePincher too? I think many of the members are 'kids' (okay, I know I am old - after you turn 40, everyone under 30 looks like a kid, LOL!!) but there are definitely a number of over 30 year ol...