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by soilentgringa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution

I think this is just a marketing ploy by the pet store. A cheap way for people to get out of buying Instant Ocean, which is what the crabs need and is as close as they’re going to get to real ocean water. The people in the pet stores have no control of what products they carry. That is decided at a...
by soilentgringa
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermit crab water bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Hermit crab water bowl

There isn’t really a proper size, as long as they can submerge they are good. You can use tupperware or reusable containers from the grocery store if you want to.


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by soilentgringa
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabbing Smells: Is there anything I can do?
Replies: 25
Views: 2612

Re: Crabbing Smells: Is there anything I can do?

This post was made almost two years ago, it is unlikely that they would still be dealing with bad smells. It’s true that this is an older post but we do have the keyword search function and people can obtain a lot of useful information from them. Someone else who is having this issue may benefit fr...
by soilentgringa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Do Hermit Crabs Need Holes In Transportation Containers?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Do Hermit Crabs Need Holes In Transportation Containers?

Not really. I transport with tupperware for long trips or a large kritter keeper with saran wrap around the lid to keep as much humidity in as possible.

If you’re on a long long trip just crack the lid open once in a while if you are worried about oxygen.


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by soilentgringa
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: trust
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: trust

As soon as I stopped doing that he popped his eyes back up. I was assuming it was a sign of relaxation. Sort of like when they sit half in and out of their shell with their eyes down in a resting position. Eddie used to do that a lot. I know Eddie has to be stressed only having the one leg. I put f...
by soilentgringa
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: trust
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: trust

From what I understand when they drop their eyes down and hold them down it’s a sign of stress or illness. In the past, we’ve discussed that when crabs aren’t moving and have their eyes lowered it can signify that they are experiencing PPS symptoms.




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by soilentgringa
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Play Sand Brands?
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: Play Sand Brands?

Any silica based sand that has been washed and screened and says that it is safe for kids should be fine.




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by soilentgringa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Please Help. Crab fight aftermath and aggression.
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Please Help. Crab fight aftermath and aggression.

I’m sorry, I believe I was a bit unclear with my words. Whenever I left him he was completely buried (I could only see the top of his shell) so I am assuming it wasn’t a surface molt. However, I want st home to witness it so I can’t be sure. He has recovered from molting so I am now asking guidance...
by soilentgringa
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Gender?
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: Gender?

It really doesn’t matter to me. They can change gender anyway. *shrug*


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by soilentgringa
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Commercial food?
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Commercial food?

Go to Walmart to the fish section and get some little containers of dried shrimp, and bloodworms. You can feed them any meat that you eat as long as it hasn’t been seasoned with unsafe items, cured, or smoked. (So no sausages or lunch meats or hot dogs.) They really do need a variety of protein and ...
by soilentgringa
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Would stinky food cause crabs uncomfort?
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Would stinky food cause crabs uncomfort?

I was just thinking, when some food I feed like fresh raw seafood or meats start to go bad after a day and begin to smell, do the crabs get bothered by it? No. They are scavengers and their systems are designed to process decaying organic matter. Strong smells often attract them to foods rather tha...
by soilentgringa
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Buried crab

They backfill their holes so your crab could be anywhere underground. Just leave it be.


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by soilentgringa
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: 3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?

If hermit crabs are unable to modify these, it is unlikely they would use them when given the option of choosing between natural or 3D printed. They secrete a substance to melt the inner whorls of their shell and they also pick at them to accommodate their eyestalks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by soilentgringa
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Home Sweet Home?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Home Sweet Home?

that's too bad. But what if they were just shipped off the coast of Florida and you wanted to take them back home? I probably wouldn't buy them for that purpose, but I was just wandering if that would work. Hermit crabs in Florida aren’t really a part of the industry afaik. They are collected from ...
by soilentgringa
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: trust
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: trust

They’re prey animals. Their instinct is to hide when something larger than they are comes around. I’d recommend leaving them alone and not trying to handle them, in my opinion this causes unnecessary stress. Hermit crabs do not “bond” with their owners like dogs or cats do. They don’t have the neuro...