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by soilentgringa
Thu May 02, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Mistakenly dug up moulters. (I know, I’m an idiot. Let’s move on)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Mistakenly dug up moulters. (I know, I’m an idiot. Let’s move on)

Hermit crabs can eat many of the foods we do, and are easy to feed from scraps from preparing meals. Cheap food items can also be picked up at grocery stores and places like Walmart. A small container of dried shrimp from the pet section is a couple of dollars and will last a while with just two cra...
by soilentgringa
Wed May 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Has anyone else had issues ordering from Hermie's Kitchen?
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Has anyone else had issues ordering from Hermie's Kitchen?

They seem to have a huge processing time, and they say it's due to the fact that they receive so many orders. I ordered a bag of worm castings that took two weeks to arrive, one week to ship and the other to travel to my house. Their Etsy FAQ clearly states that some items take longer to process th...
by soilentgringa
Wed May 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Has anyone else had issues ordering from Hermie's Kitchen?
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Has anyone else had issues ordering from Hermie's Kitchen?

The owner is a friend and I will reach out to them. She had a flood in her home recently that caused some orders to be delayed and when she let people know they got upset. I believe HK was also on vacation but I could be wrong. HK is a great, independently run and operated business and the owner doe...
by soilentgringa
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Marine hermit crabs from beach!
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Marine hermit crabs from beach!

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:Oy. Who doesn't like a living creature (read: responsibility) as a present lol. GL!

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by soilentgringa
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Marine hermit crabs from beach!
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Marine hermit crabs from beach!

They are thin stripes and if you can get them back to the beach take them. I rescued two of them from HCA members about 6 months apart because they got brought home in shells. They grow quickly, are aggressive, and need a complete marine tank setup. They are fully aquatic. I think the only reason so...
by soilentgringa
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New member, new crab owner!
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: New member, new crab owner!

Like SG said, it's not appropriate. There are definitely some things that you will be able to use in a new set-up. But other things will need to be changed up ASAP. In case you aren't on tapatalk, here's the link to look on a laptop or desk top computer: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/v...
by soilentgringa
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New member, new crab owner!
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: New member, new crab owner!

Care Sheet: Basic Hermit Crab Care for All Species https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=28566&share_tid=92457&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ehermitcrabassociation%2Ecom%2FphpBB%2Fviewtopic%2Ephp%3Ft%3D92457&share_type=t The care guides will help you find all the info you need to provide a great habita...
by soilentgringa
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New member, new crab owner!
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: New member, new crab owner!

Unfortunately, this setup isn’t appropriate for hermit crabs but it can be fixed with some tweaking.




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by soilentgringa
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 159
Views: 7285

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Thanks, we have been really trying to get him back into shape. As long as he has the will to keep fighting we will be there to help him. It's funny you say he is a trooper. Eddie is named after Iron Maiden's mascot and The Trooper is one of their most popular songs! Tonight there was no streaking f...
by soilentgringa
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 159
Views: 7285

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

E’s are notorious for ditching shells, and they will do it if: They feel threatened, they have something stuck to their abdomen, they lack energy to carry the weight of a shell, if someone picks them up and they don’t wanna be picked up (could also fall under “they feel threatened”.) No, they do not...
by soilentgringa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I get crabs?
Replies: 32
Views: 1147

Re: Should I get crabs?

Yea,I'm very aware any pet can die in any amount of time for any reason. Sad,but true. The time I get to experience with them is worth it! Do you find your crabs worth it? Are you glad you got into them? :D I didn’t choose to get into crabbing; they were a gift given to my kiddo, and now have a 150...
by soilentgringa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I get crabs?
Replies: 32
Views: 1147

Re: Should I get crabs?

They die alot? But don't they live for at least a decade in captivity,and several decades in the wild? So... If I got three,chances are two would die within a month or sooner? Ugh... That's so sad! :( Even if I have EVERYTHING set up perfectly,they'll still die? :cry: If you have everything up perf...
by soilentgringa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Upgrading!
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Upgrading!

I finally got my false bottom in and siliconed, so hopefully next weekend I’ll be mixing up all my substrate and decorating! I’m dreading leaving my 75 gallon tank up while I wait for my 2 crabs to come up. Especially since my one E just went down a few days ago and usually takes a month or so ever...
by soilentgringa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I get crabs?
Replies: 32
Views: 1147

Re: Should I get crabs?

If you don’t take pet deaths well then I would advise against getting hermit crabs. Odds are that at least 1/3 you want to get will die, possibly all. The harsh reality of crabbing is that the majority don’t survive long in captivity. There are some that seem to be hardier than others but hundreds o...
by soilentgringa
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution

can you reccomend any brands for me? i want my crabs to get everything they need. thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. :D :) Instant Ocean in the white and purple box for salt water. Prime to treat tap water (use for both salt and fresh water). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk