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by curlysister
Sun May 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: heat problem
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: heat problem

I have one on the back of my tank that was having trouble keeping up, so I added another one on the side.
by curlysister
Fri May 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Collecting leaf litter
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Collecting leaf litter

Not to brag or anything....but my hermies LOVE my new leaf mixture! :cheer:
by curlysister
Wed May 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: What to do with my crabbies?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: What to do with my crabbies?

Yes, I agree with GotButterflies. I have left mine for 8 nights. Fill up water bowls and give lots of dried food for them.
by curlysister
Mon May 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Collecting leaf litter
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Collecting leaf litter

Thank you!
by curlysister
Mon May 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Collecting leaf litter
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Collecting leaf litter

So I was at my sister's farm, they have less cropland close to their home yard than we do, so I thought their leaves would be safer. I picked leaves that had died and dried on the branches, so they hadn't been wet on the ground and under the snow. Maple leaves, raspberry leaves, chamomile flowers, o...
by curlysister
Mon May 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Feeding Frequency?
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Feeding Frequency?

If I feed fresh stuff, I will replace daily because it gets too gross LOL. If I feed dried, I change it out a couple times a week. The very most I will leave food in there is a week - I don't have a crab sitter that I would trust to close things up so that the cats couldn't get into the tank. I try ...
by curlysister
Sun May 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Molting and not eating question
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Molting and not eating question

My two crabs were small when I got them. I swear that the only reason I knew they were eating for the first year was because they didn't die! LOL! I never saw them in the food or water bowls, and it seemed that no food was ever missing, I just kept taking out the old and putting in new. But here we ...
by curlysister
Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How long will my hermit crab molt for??
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: How long will my hermit crab molt for??

Within each of the sections of the forum, there is more detailed information. Sea salt from the grocery store is NOT safe for crabs. API conditioner may or may not be safe, depending on your water source. Here is the HCA page on dechlorinators and salts: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/vi...
by curlysister
Fri May 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Possible molting crab
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Possible molting crab

I have two crabs, Sonny and Cher. I started crabbing when they were tiny/ small, and had them in a 10 gallon. I upgraded to a 20, and now have them in a 50 gallon. Sonny is a large, and Cher is a medium. The only time that Sonny dug up Cher was when I had upgraded to the 50, but did not have enough ...
by curlysister
Fri May 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How long will my hermit crab molt for??
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: How long will my hermit crab molt for??

Please go to the 'Care Sheets, Guides, and FAQ' section. There is essential information for keeping hermit crabs. Read through all of it, it will be very helpful to you. Zoo Med Hermit Crab food is not considered a safe food; be sure to look at the 'food pyramid' which explains proper hermit crab nu...
by curlysister
Fri May 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How long will my hermit crab molt for??
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: How long will my hermit crab molt for??

Your answer to question 15....do you mean that you dig them up every week, if they have buried themselves?
by curlysister
Fri May 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Bigger crab hunting the little guys
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Bigger crab hunting the little guys

How large is your tank and how deep is the substrate?
by curlysister
Fri May 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Possible molting crab
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Possible molting crab

Is the sand moist enough to hold it's shape (ie- sandcastle consistency)?
by curlysister
Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Molting crab
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Molting crab

In the future when you have a crab down and need to add moisture, just put a little at a time along the sides. Do not mix up the sub or do anything that could risk digging up a molting crab. PS - Stella, I think that first photo is just the iso, not the main tank, that's why there's almost nothing i...
by curlysister
Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Collecting leaf litter
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Collecting leaf litter

In the past I have ordered 'sub mix' dried leaves etc from HCP. But it looks like I forgot to order any in my last order. So I am wondering about collecting my own. I live in rural Manitoba Canada, on a property that is surrounded by farm land. I have never hesitated about using any of my garden pro...