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by hermieluv1
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: 2 new adoptees, OMG beach store "crabitat" *cry*
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: 2 new adoptees, OMG beach store "crabitat" *cry*

They look like they are in crab heaven! Your tat looks like paradise!
by hermieluv1
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: newbie's 20 gal. long build
Replies: 3
Views: 780

newbie's 20 gal. long build

I am a new owner (3 weeks) and thanks to this forum, the great people and awesome ideas, I graduated rom a poorly built 10 gal. to a new 20 gal. long (and I'm sure, larger in the future!). Thought I would share some pics, and maybe stress the most important things I have learned here on building a h...
by hermieluv1
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Freaking out about the heat a little
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Freaking out about the heat a little

Yep just taped it right over the uth..both sides and the whole back. I want to design an insulated top next. Just like the roof on your house...It can let a lot of heat escape! I don't know how long the heaters last.
by hermieluv1
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: They keep knocking over the water dish!
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: They keep knocking over the water dish!

I got 2 really nice sized square "pools" from Dollar Tree. $1 each. Sunk into sub.
by hermieluv1
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Freaking out about the heat a little
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Freaking out about the heat a little

Buy insulation board from Home Depot...$6 a sheet. It is about an inch thick. Worked great for my "cool" bedroom, and tank stays toasty, even at night, it doesn't go below 75.
by hermieluv1
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Tank issues.. on my last straw
Replies: 19
Views: 1613

Re: Tank issues.. on my last straw

I agree it may be because it is the exoterra. I bought a 20 gallon long aquarium from petsmart for $32.99, 2 UTH's ($20 ea), hung 2 moss baskets, and mist twice a day. I keep my room cool due to hot flashes (!) and my humidity stays around 75-80% and my temp between 75-85 degrees. I put insulation b...
by hermieluv1
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: New bubbler pool-start
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: New bubbler pool-start

I saw that idea on another site. Then I saw someone on here who silicone the rocks right to the netting that the rocks came in, and then laid a stone ramp down into a sturdier dish. That's what I just did yesterday. I also found a couple of very nice size square bowls at Dollar Tree. I will be posti...
by hermieluv1
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Is Petsmart or Petco a good place to get hermit crabs
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Is Petsmart or Petco a good place to get hermit crabs

I bought all mine at Petsmart here outside of Pittsburhg and they have all been good. Big, big eaters, very lively, very friendly.
by hermieluv1
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: New tank set up..drainage question
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: New tank set up..drainage question

Good idea! Gravel with weed block and plastic canvas. Thank you!
by hermieluv1
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: New tank set up..drainage question
Replies: 3
Views: 354

New tank set up..drainage question

I bought a new 20 gallon long. Instead of the false bottom set up I have read so much about, has anyone used aquarium gravel at the bottom of the substrate (like you do when you transplant flowers)?

Thanks!
by hermieluv1
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: "Does this shell make me look fat?"
Replies: 1
Views: 642

"Does this shell make me look fat?"

I got 2 new hermies last night, and upon setting the littlest one down, she instantly trotted over to the extra sheels and started trying them on! She would find one, switch into it, then keep going in and out, trying to decide if it was a good fit! Lol! I wish I could have filmed it! She spent a go...
by hermieluv1
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New one lost a leg, is grooming it, still eating
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: New one lost a leg, is grooming it, still eating

He was dead this morning, but in the other ones shell! He wasn't limp (I checked onthem about 1 am and they were both up and about and eating), just upside down, smashed into the other ones too-small shell, and in rigor mortis! And I got to watch the other one change into the new shell (again...she ...
by hermieluv1
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New one lost a leg, is grooming it, still eating
Replies: 3
Views: 633

New one lost a leg, is grooming it, still eating

Hi! One of my PP's (about a week and a half with me) lost a leg last night. He seems to still be eating. I watched him and he keeps "grooming" the stump of the lost leg with his grooming thing towards the back of his body. He also seemed to be doing unusual things with his feeding "hands" and antenn...
by hermieluv1
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Mom, Happy crabs!
Replies: 2
Views: 75

New Mom, Happy crabs!

Hi! I just became a new crabber while on vacation in Chincoteague Island this year! I bought one of those poor painted-shell hermies at the beach shop, but it didn't survive long after the 9 hour ride home in a not-so-great home! Since finding this site, I upgraded to a regular aquarium with all the...
by hermieluv1
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Anyone else have crabs with tunnel fever?
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Anyone else have crabs with tunnel fever?

I live just outside of Pittsburgh and my crabs are just pigging out! No tunneling yet but I wonder if they will start soon!