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by soilentgringa
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: University Student Looking for Crab Research
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: University Student Looking for Crab Research

Do a search for coenobita on scholar.google.com Some are open access, some are behind pay walls but many universities can get access for students. There have been many controlled experiments on rearing eggs in labs, field studies, and of course detailed descriptions of species including reproductiv...
by soilentgringa
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: University Student Looking for Crab Research
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: University Student Looking for Crab Research

I'm a university student and recent hermit crab enthusiast looking for research papers on hermit crabs and hermit crab reproduction specifically. Any help would be appreciated, including anecdotal accounts! I'm also interested in common behaviors and preferences they exhibit when reproducing like o...
by soilentgringa
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: University Student Looking for Crab Research
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: University Student Looking for Crab Research

I'm a university student and recent hermit crab enthusiast looking for research papers on hermit crabs and hermit crab reproduction specifically. Any help would be appreciated, including anecdotal accounts! I'm also interested in common behaviors and preferences they exhibit when reproducing like o...
by soilentgringa
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: eco earth
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: eco earth

When you put a hermie in a fresh, new tank, they do not immediately dig. They check out their new surroundings first. Make sure you have the substrate deep enough for them to dig down and create their tunnels. Some do dig immediately because they haven’t had the opportunity to do so. It’s not uncom...
by soilentgringa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Built in 5 gallon Marine tank...How to cycle?
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Built in 5 gallon Marine tank...How to cycle?

Hi there, Im wrapping up my 325 gal setup after some various delays. I have a 5gal tank that will serve as the saltwater pool for the crabs, but I wanted to make it as alive as possible. The whole crabitat is designed to be bioactive. Therefore, i need some advice from salt aquarium savvy people on...
by soilentgringa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Long List of Hermit Crab Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Long List of Hermit Crab Questions

I have a long list of questions and musings that I'd like to share and receive feedback on, but I don't know if it's appropriate to post in this section (if at all). Should I break the questions into shorter topics, or can I post the message as-is? Many of your answers are here in the care guides a...
by soilentgringa
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Amethyst for Decoration?
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Amethyst for Decoration?

I wouldn’t put any of my collection in with my crabs, because of the erosion from the sand, and any other damage that can be done to them. Depending on the stone, they can become brittle, crack, or fall apart. I wouldn’t want the crabs picking at or breaking crystal pieces off of my specimens, eithe...
by soilentgringa
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food From the Ocean
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Food From the Ocean

I wouldn’t bring anything from the ocean because you have no way to determine if it’s polluted, whether any parasitic organisms are in the decaying fish/crabs, and putting outside contaminants in the tank can cause issues with bacteria.


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by soilentgringa
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Moss pit hiding
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Moss pit hiding

Ok should I not spray at all in the tank? I read spraying it with salt water prevents mold? Is it ok to spray other parts of the tank with freshwater to help with humidity (ours stays around 60-70 usually)? Dont use salt water to mist. The water evaporates but the salt never does. Also- there is no...
by soilentgringa
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shivering crab
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Shivering crab

They shake to get sand or other junk out of their shells or to adjust their bums.


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by soilentgringa
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 150g topper and spruce up
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: 150g topper and spruce up

That looks great! I love the crabby pictures!! :) Thank you! I have been in burnout mode for a bit and went on vacation (which brought its own set of catastrophe, lol) but when I get home we will see about getting some isopods shipped this tank and my crested gecko’s home :D Sent from my iPhone usi...
by soilentgringa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 150g topper and spruce up
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: 150g topper and spruce up

I love your setup! Your crabbies are soo cute, such beautiful colors they have. I Love the pictures. I want to do a topper so bad for the extra climbing room. What size tanks do you have? I downsized [emoji23] Over the last 5 years I’ve (and my fellow crabber ex roomie) have rescued or fostered ove...
by soilentgringa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 150g topper and spruce up
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: 150g topper and spruce up

I really love the look of topper. They give so much extra climbing and more decorating options! Your crew will love exploring! It's awesome how you added the basket into the climbing area too. I often wondered how much the temperature varies from the original tank level to higher up in the topper a...
by soilentgringa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 150g topper and spruce up
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: 150g topper and spruce up

odelayheehoo wrote:It looks really good, it’s nice to see so many crabs all over the place! :)
Everyone is up top for once!


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by soilentgringa
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 150g topper and spruce up
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: 150g topper and spruce up

AwesomeHermit wrote:What is in that food dish?
Powdered popcorn, dehydrated,coconut milk, dried fruit, and a drizzle of honey.




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