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by gunstreet.girl
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 821

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

omg thank u so much. You're sure i can feed overripe fruit to them? Could the hermit crabs eat it too though? Absolutely. Think about a scavenging crab out in the wild - the fruit they’re most likely to be able to readily access is the fruit that’s become overripe and fallen to the ground. My hermi...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Using sink water with BRITA water filter?
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Using sink water with BRITA water filter?

I have no idea what is present in your water supply, or the nature of your water supply (well, municipal, etc) or how it’s treated, but a Brita filter will not filter out fluoride, nor will it detoxify/bind ammonia and nitrites, as a quality water treatment product (such as Prime) will do. The solid...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Vertical Crabitat Setup, thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Vertical Crabitat Setup, thoughts?

Hi Holly, I’m trying to watch the videos but being told I need to sign in first. Can you make the videos public, please?
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 821

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I can try that. I'm going to try to go to a health food store tomorrow to get things If you’re also able to get out to a conventional store (or if your local health food store is a large one set out like a conventional store) with a butchery/meat/seafood counter, you can always try to ask someone t...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 821

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Can I also get all purpose sand or play sand for them? I heard coconut fiber isn't always best for tunneling From what i’ve read (emphasis on read - this is me doing google research, not being an expert), the consensus seems to be that ideally you want sand (or a mix of sand and ee) moistened to sa...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 821

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Until you can either set your crabs up in the environment necessary for their survival or re-home them to a suitable environment, there are things you can provide for them which don’t require money. Do you have trees around your home (that aren’t sprayed for mosquitos, etc)? Check the safe foods lis...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 821

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Alright, so the general consensus after reading through a number of care sheets online seems to be: - minimum 20G for single crab, 30G for a pair - substrate (minimums, as wode stated these dudes seem to be big tunnelers and more depth = better): sand (or mix of sand and ee) 6 inches deep, with 3-6 ...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 821

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

As curlysister suggested, if you fill out the emergency care form we can try to help you research appropriate care and identify what in your set-up might be causing the issues your crab is experiencing. I know next to nothing about hallowe’en crabs but searching around through various forums, the co...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

Thanks! I'm going to try to come up with an efficient feeding system because I've had trouble varying their diet. The have access to cuttlebone 24/7, but I've had trouble finding sources of protein ( I've been giving them bloodworms) I've also wondered about honey, is any honey ok? Or are there typ...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Recommend things to me

These are all great suggestions thank you!! Plexiglass & sealing the edges with tape for a Exxo Terra tank (that is the kind I meant) is an interesting idea, I might try that. How often do you have to replace the tape? I wonder if sone type of waterproof tape would work and be safe enough. I love t...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Recommend things to me

When you say reptile tanks with the doors on the front, I assume you’re referring to Exo Terra tanks (or similar)? If so, many of us use them successfully (in fact, both my base tank and topper are Exo Terras). To allow for deeper sub, cut a piece of plexi to the desired size and place it along the ...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crabs aren't digging
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Crabs aren't digging

Quikrete all purpose sand is coarse sand for use in landscaping and other applications. I would not personally view it as an appropriate sand for use with animals. Play sand is a fine sand, as are specialty sands marketed for terrarium substrate use.
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Net + UTH?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Net + UTH?

As HG noted, the UTH goes on the outside of the tank. With the UTH on the outside, you can absolutely have netting and other items on the same wall on the inside of the tank. I have the following on the same wall as my 2 UTHs: fishing net, plastic terrarium plants, moss pit, shell shop, large climbi...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Question about humidity.
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Question about humidity.

The general wisdom is that humidity can not be too high, only too low.


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by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

wodesorel wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:59 am
FYI, hermits won't use either type pictured.
Understood, but worth checking in the event they have other types with preferred shells.