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by hermieluv1
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Food
Topic: I sure hope everything is good with my little ones...
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: I sure hope everything is good with my little ones...

My crabs never really eat too much fresh fruits and veges, and it always seemed to go bad and attract insects. I started buying dried food from the Hermit Crab Patch, plus their favorite Honey nut cherries, and they eat ALL the time now. I give them a treat once a week or so....a piece of fresh coco...
by hermieluv1
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Crabs not eating?

Mine didn't seem to eat much until I started giving them mostly dry food also. They LOVE crushed up Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, and the rest I buy from Hermit Crab Patch and Antique Hermits on Etsy.
by hermieluv1
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to get more Es?
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Where to get more Es?

I too love the E's personality! I have 4 and they were great. Well, until the big one kills a molter. But that seems to have calmed down. They love being hand fed too.
by hermieluv1
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting or death? WORRIED!
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Molting or death? WORRIED!

What do you mean by the sub being wet? Like flooded? It should be moist so they can tunnel through it and build their cave, but if it is too wet, the cave/tunnel could collapse. Normally we don't dig up a molter unless we are reasonably sure he is in grave danger. A collapsed or flooded tank, in my ...
by hermieluv1
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: OMG! Crab found in far part of house!
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: OMG! Crab found in far part of house!

Omg, that is too funny! I was shocked at how fast they move when they are out of the tank!

They are like what we in the car business call "sleepers": you look at an old 4 door "grocery-getter" and laugh.....until the driver punches the throttle and you realize there is a Hemi under the hood!
by hermieluv1
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How to clean tank after death and very wet substrate at bott
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: How to clean tank after death and very wet substrate at

In my first 2 tanks, I had the same problem. It was from misting, and I didn't think I was misting THAT much. But in an effort to keep the humidity up, I flooded the tank. Now both of my current tanks have false bottoms, and I will never build a tank without one. I also learned to keep several conta...
by hermieluv1
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Coco Fiber Background Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Coco Fiber Background Questions

If you are just now building your tank, you might want to think about adding corner guard strips, for ease of attaching everything, including coco fiber sheets. I have a sheet above my pools on the end of my 55. The crabs love it. Since it is so porous, I don't think it would interfere too much with...
by hermieluv1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molt Issues - I need advice fast!
Replies: 14
Views: 5337

Re: Molt Issues - I need advice fast!

The depth of the sub sounds way too low to me, which may be one reason they surface molted. Sub needs to be at least 6" and of sand castle consistency so that they can tunnel and make molting caves.
by hermieluv1
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Talk to me about your crabitat lids, please
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Talk to me about your crabitat lids, please

I have a standard plastic aquarium lid on my 29 gallon, and custom made wood frame with glass inserts on my 55. I really love the wood/glass because it lets in so much more light, and keep humidity in nicely. I have a notch cut out for my pool air line tubing splitter, which also lets in some air.
by hermieluv1
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: OMG! Crab found in far part of house!
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: OMG! Crab found in far part of house!

On a more somber note, I came home from work early and found a shelless one at the bottom of the steps. Obviously that one didn't make it past the kitten. I got him in a shell and back in the tank.

They are amazing!
by hermieluv1
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: OMG! Crab found in far part of house!
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

OMG! Crab found in far part of house!

What a shock I got this morning! I fix breakfast for my elderly mother before I leave for work. My rooms are at the far west end of the house, and her room is at the other end and at the back side. I was taking her tray out of her room, saw something move out of the corner of my eye, and ahead of me...
by hermieluv1
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: surface molt or dead/ dying? dying update lost claw
Replies: 30
Views: 2547

Re: surface molt or dead/ dying update lost claw

Don't get your hopes up too high. The dropped claw is usually another sign of impending death, and for them to survive beyond that point is slim. You may be one of the lucky ones. These little guys are so sensitive, and yet at times, so hardy. That is part of their attraction. Sending my best wishes...
by hermieluv1
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting Paralysis/Dead Hermit Crab
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Molting Paralysis/Dead Hermit Crab

Yeah, she looks like she is dead. So sorry you had to go through this, but it is a common part of hermit crab ownership. There really isn't anything you could have dinner to save her. I have tried both hands off and nursing, and neither made a difference. One thing I do differently now is buy smalle...
by hermieluv1
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: ISO tank broke w/ 5 molters can I move them?
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: ISO tank broke w/ 5 molters can I move them?

Just curious why you have so many in iso.
by hermieluv1
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Violet broke Shelby's LP off!
Replies: 34
Views: 2437

Re: Violet broke Shelby's LP off!

Put her in a shell asap. She won't make it without a shell.