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by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hermit crab missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Hermit crab missing?

What type of lid does the tank have? Is there any holes they could wiggle out of? Crabs can and have climbed silicone seals, so if the top isn't properly secured, yes they can and will eventually make a break for it and leave the tank. If the crabs are very small, 3 inches of substrate is perfectly ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Screaming Molter!
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Screaming Molter!

If it sounds like nails on a chalkboard, its likely he is just etching the glass with some sand. Its been known that moulters/buried crabs communicate with eachother, for whatever reason. May be what your little guys are doing? However, I always recommend going with a gut instinct. If something is w...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My crab doesn't seem to be moving/eating much
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: My crab doesn't seem to be moving/eating much

Honestly, there's no actual scientific evidence to support that crabs are social animals. Much of the research suggests that they merrily in groups as a form of protection, as well as being closer to resources (like shells, bigger crabs upgrade leaves a perfectly good shell for a smaller one). Some ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello Everybody!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Hello Everybody!!!

Welcome to the board. It's good to see that your enjoying the articles and files already, they are a great resource! ^_^

Tank sizes can never be enough, even when I was at my maximum, I wished it was bigger. :lol: Even now, my current tank is too small for my liking.
by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank size?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Tank size?

What do you plan on in the future? Do you plan on getting more crabs, upgrading in the long term or looking for the 'forever home'? This will all influence tank size suggestions. I personally think a tank around a 40g breeder or better yet, a 75g will keep them all happy for the long term and provid...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Hi there!

Welcome to the group! The set-up sounds absolutely amazing, I'm sure they love it! ^_^
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab almost escaping
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Crab almost escaping

Haha, if there is a hole, they will find it! :lol:
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot or color variation?
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Shell rot or color variation?

Ok thank you. Are my pictures good enough? I just took some more and can upload them if needed. Do you think the crab looks healthy? I do not see any limb deformation. I'm really chomping at the bit wanting to introduce the crabby to the crabitat. Ah woops. Forgot to say, yeah. Healthy crab (agree ...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: New crab owner

1. My pet store im hoping to get them from is at least an hour away from my home how can I safely travel with them after purchasing 2. What type of lid do I get to keep humidity in 3. Do I need specific lighting 4. I think I know what they eat but how often do I feed them 5. Should I have more than...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Could My Crabs Have Died Molting from Anaerobic Bacteria?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Could My Crabs Have Died Molting from Anaerobic Bacteria?

Agree with Curly, anaerobic bacteria usually releases high amounts of H2S, so you'll normally smell a rotten egg smell or sulphur smell if its an anaerobic bacterial bloom. :)

(Usually the sand will discolour as well, like Curly said)
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot or color variation?
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Shell rot or color variation?

With crabs, usually poor diet tends to wash out colour rather than the opposite. Think similar to fish (if you're familiar with them), sick fish tend to be lighter in colouration. Shell rot is rather uncommon, and usually is coupled with deformed limbs so it can be rather straightforward to differen...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My hermit crab just died
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: My hermit crab just died

Im sorry you have to go through this. Let's see if we can help rectify this issue together! All about baby steps. ^_^ While handling of crabs is best avoided, sometimes we are left with no choice. Best advice I can give, use your gut instinct and try to minimise handling as much as possible. If you ...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Heat Problem

And, has gauge been calibrated?

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hide ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Hide ideas?

You can still use them, I forgot to add. But I simply prefer to use hides and decor the crabs can utilise to the fullest. These can be used as cute decor or climbing objects.

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Species?
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Species?

I agree with above, its an E to me. Reggie's tend to have slightly different shape (judging by pics I've seen on both species).

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