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by gunstreet.girl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 997

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Looking good! I don’t see any spare shells, though, for the crabs to change into. If you’ve not already, you can find a lot of information about the number and types of extra shells recommended in the care sheets :)
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 997

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Welcome to HCA!!! It looks like you are doing pretty good so far and I would like to personally thank you for giving your crabs a better environment (not too many people care about the well being of their crabs, or we would have lots more members :lol:.) I just have 1 question for you... is the whi...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 997

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Looks like you’re off to a good start! That’s great that you’ve been able to get the heat and humidity up. That said, I would suggest getting digital gauges to replace the analog - the analog gauges are notoriously unreliable (I can tell you horror stories about trying to regulate my late tree frogs...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 997

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Hello, and welcome! CurlySister beat me to recommending reading through the HCA care sheets, but I think it’s a recommendation that bears repeating :) The majority of the proprietary “Hermit Crab Kits” our there marketed to new LHC caretakers are woefully inadequate, and in many cases actually inclu...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Xanthan Gum?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Xanthan Gum?

I can’t personally think of any reason why it would be considered unsafe, based on the method of production, the ingredients from which it’s derived, and the relatively minuscule quantity that’s included in any given recipe (1/8th tsp of this stuff goes a long way.. i’ve had the same small bag of it...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

I have a cuttlebone and a sand dollar available at all times to my two pp's, but I haven't seen them really eating any or going near them. The explored the sand dollar a bit when I first put it in, but they have completely ignored the cuttlebone and don't really go near the sand dollar anymore. I'm...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 166
Views: 148590

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191031/2d032f0cd794789dceb794d2a23911ea.jpg On today’s menu (pictured): raw shrimp (with exo), raw brussels sprout, cod skins, bloodworms, homemade staple mix, homemade fruit and flower treat mix, pita bread with raw coarse-filtered honey with honeycomb. Not pictu...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Death Smell... now what?
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: Death Smell... now what?

Sorry to hear you’re going through another stressful scenario with your crabs. Good luck.
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Death Smell... now what?
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: Death Smell... now what?

I understand the crabs have only been fed dry food for the last few days, but prior to that were they fed any seafood (fresh raw or cooked)? It could be that a piece of hidden seafood from a previous feeding is finally beginning to go seriously “off” in your tank, causing the smell.
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hide for a big boy?
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Hide for a big boy?

Same as Wodesorel, I have a large cork round for my big guys.
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Winter heating
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Winter heating

How do i insulate?? I had read that you can use cardboard. Different people have different approaches and use different materials (cardboard with aluminum foil, hard foam insulation, reflectix double-sided insulation), and there’s at least one user who has posted step by step instructions for how t...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Winter heating
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Winter heating

The Fluker’s heat mats can be insulated. You can also insulate the sides of your tank that don’t have a UTH attached. I insulate my heat mats, and in winter I also insulate one wall of the tank that doesn’t have a heat mat. Just that added insulation increases the temperature by at least 10 degrees.
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cuddly crabs!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Cuddly crabs!!!

She looks about the same size as my Sonny! Where'd you get her shell? I need a few more that size, and he really likes those polished ones. I just wish they weren't so darned expensive! I have a bunch of shells that size (and larger) which I got from Naples, including a couple polished ones: http:/...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Inactive crabs

It’s my understanding that you can safely insulate the Fluker’s Premium Heat Mat.
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: List of Questions for Hermit Crab Care
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: List of Questions for Hermit Crab Care

Hi there, welcome to the HCA. Before providing a response, I would appreciate a bit more information and context about the general approach and purpose of your paper, what types of resources you’re accessing for information, and how the opinions of informal interviewees are going to be used, present...