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by hermieluv1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting crab in uncovered hole!
Replies: 21
Views: 1484

Molting crab in uncovered hole!

I was just straightening/cleaning the 55, mainly filling in the daily holes. I was about to smooth sand into a hole and saw movement! There is a soft crab there! I wonder if someone dug down to him. Should I bring him out and I so or what? I have 4 New E's in there. I put a hide over the hole with t...
by hermieluv1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabs haven't molted? (almost two years!)
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Crabs haven't molted? (almost two years!)

I can't imagine that they haven't molted. Didn't Carol Ormes big crabs molt in some sort of gravel when she first got them?

I also would think that now that they are in proper conditions, it won't be too long before they will be going down.
by hermieluv1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Question about silicone???
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Question about silicone???

Any time I have used silicone, I had to set the item outside for a week to get the smell out.
by hermieluv1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: In what other pet would it be acceptable........?
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

Re: In what other pet would it be acceptable........?

....to smile and shake your head at 2 am when you hear a loud "thunk" from the aquarium across the room.
by hermieluv1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Temperature Range in New Setup (and other questions)
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Temperature Range in New Setup (and other questions)

I always try to buy the day of delivery. And so far, that has worked out well. I figure the faster they get out of the stores low humidity and temperature, the better. I would call reach store and ask when their shipment of hermits come in, and buy that day. I just bought 4 from Petsmart Thursday, t...
by hermieluv1
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Beginner builds crabitat and would love some advice
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Beginner builds crabitat and would love some advice

Yep! I have a gorgeous download in my 55. I was so happy because they left it alone...for about 3 weeks! Now it is nearly stripped.
by hermieluv1
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Odd coloring on new crab
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Odd coloring on new crab

I watched a video of them forcing crabs into painted shells...It is so unpleasant. They didn't show how they get them out and I really don't want to know.
by hermieluv1
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: waterfall question
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: waterfall question

Good point there!
by hermieluv1
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Emergency - Hermit Crab not moving but not dead?
Replies: 18
Views: 4857

Re: Emergency - Hermit Crab not moving but not dead?

Better size tank but definitely get that sub up. That is # 1 importance. Personally, I would take out that big center thing and put in more natural climbing stuff, like sticks or driftwood. Maybe some greenery also. This is what I feed: Honey nut cheerios, pulverized, honey, Apple core, carrot piece...
by hermieluv1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2015~
Replies: 117
Views: 753

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

What's for dinner today?

My beautiful bromeliad! :(
by hermieluv1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: waterfall question
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: waterfall question

It looks/sounds ok to me. I was going to say something about it being painted but then read about covering the whole thing with aquarium grade silicone, so that would be ok. Make sure it is aquarium safe, and make sure no paint is able to be picked off by the crabs, because guaranteed they will find...
by hermieluv1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My crab turned from purple to pink
Replies: 59
Views: 4454

Re: My crab turned from purple to pink

Just curious why you are digging them up before they are finished molting? Are they close to the surface?

Glad the first guy made it!
by hermieluv1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Should I dig for the inevitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Should I dig for the inevitable?

Woodsorel, I just love reading your posts! No matter the subject, you are intelligent, knowledgeable, and concise. You make every subject interesting and easy to understand, even for the youngest among us! Thank you for being on this board!
by hermieluv1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: *UPDATE* confirmed dead this morning and another tragedy: Cr
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Crab was eating like crazy, now she appears limp

Usually when they pig out then stop, their body is preparing for a molt. She should dig down. If she doesn't appear to want to dig, I would iso her, dig a depression in the sand for her to mimic a cave, and make sure she is in darkness. How long have you had her? Are your conditions good? It sounds ...