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by curlysister
Thu May 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters

Keep us posted as to what you find when you dig! Good luck!
by curlysister
Thu May 30, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Do hermies hide shells?
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Do hermies hide shells?

Yeah, mine bury shells sometimes. I'm not sure if they purposefully bury them, or if when they are digging, shells just get covered up with substrate. Do you have lots of shells for them to choose from? They could be swapping so much because they aren't happy with what they have on - or of course th...
by curlysister
Wed May 29, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters

In my opinion, you need to dig your crabs up. There are only a very small number of reasons why a crab should be dug up - flooding and bacterial blooms. I have never had the latter, but did dig up my one molting crab when there was a flood. Thankfully she was still alive, and I hope yours are too. B...
by curlysister
Mon May 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is it possible to smother a crab?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Is it possible to smother a crab?

It is recommended to add no more than one inch of new substrate every 24 hours, and don't pack it down. So you can add, just not too much and don't press it down.
by curlysister
Mon May 27, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating help
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Heating help

My house varies so much with temperatures - the only way I could keep the temp in the tank a decent range was to have multiple UTH's. I have two on the back and one on each side. My tank is upstairs in a room in our old farmhouse, no air conditioning for summer, and baseboard electric heat for winte...
by curlysister
Mon May 27, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New To The Forum!
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: New To The Forum!

Hello and welcome! I have had my two crabs, Sonny and Cher, for 8 1/2 years now. I get all my info and advice from this site. My first tank (also a 10 gallon) was pretty bland and boring too, kinda similar to yours! Your three crabs are very cute! I want to ask what you are using for salt and fresh ...
by curlysister
Mon May 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hermit crabs going outside?
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Hermit crabs going outside?

I would not recommend crabs being oustide of their crabitat. They do not need it, and conditions outside of the tank are not likely to be ideal temp and humidity.
by curlysister
Mon May 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Update on tank conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Update on tank conditions

Around 80 is a good temp, you don't need to go higher than 82. How's your humidity?

It is quite a bit of work to get things 'just right' at the beginning, but the intensity of care kind of levels off. Good job on getting things set up! And having happy crabbies!
by curlysister
Sun May 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: I dug
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: I dug

Odelay, if the sub gets too dry, the cave could collapse. I presume that's what the worry was - the sub was so dry that the cave would collapse and suffocate the crab who was under.
by curlysister
Sat May 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Crab Owner: Crab in and out of Shell & Substrate
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: New Hermit Crab Owner: Crab in and out of Shell & Substrate

Unfortunately, he is probably dead. Other than the couple of suggestions given, it sounds like you have a pretty good set up. Unfortunately, many crabs are kept in very poor conditions prior to us getting them, and they aren't able to survive, even once they are in perfect crabitats. Here's the HCA ...
by curlysister
Fri May 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 25
Views: 1254

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?

Ah, okay. I like my two PP's.
by curlysister
Fri May 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Crab Owner: Crab in and out of Shell & Substrate
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: New Hermit Crab Owner: Crab in and out of Shell & Substrate

Did you take him out of the pool? What is he doing now?
I hate to say this, but this does not sound good. A crab out of it's shell is not a good sign.
by curlysister
Fri May 24, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Hermie Mom, would love advice
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: New Hermie Mom, would love advice

Definitely sounds like typical crab behavior! The only time one of my crabs dug up the other, was when I didn't have enough substrate (they had grown and I hadn't kept it deep enough). I have had my crabs for 8 1/2 years. Sonny digs randomly more than Cher, she stays top-side more than him.
by curlysister
Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 25
Views: 1254

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?

Are Carribean's the same as PP's?? If so, why would you want anything else?? LOL!!
How big of a tank do you have?
by curlysister
Fri May 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab Unresponsive After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Hermit Crab Unresponsive After Molt

I believe you need to isolate the sick crab from the other crab. In a weakened state, or before their exo has hardened up after molting, they are vulnerable and can be injured or killed by another crab. If the second crab just dug down, you can probably safely dig him up within the first day or so t...