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by casssch
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shy
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Shy

We got our 4 yesterday, and once in the tank they all hid right away. I think 2 of them might have dug down. This morning I went to look in on them, and I see one of them eating. As soon as she saw me though, she ran and "hid." I guess she doesn't like to be watched while eating. :lol:
by casssch
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: We've got our crabbies
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: We've got our crabbies

More pics for sure! I just figured, much to my daughter's dismay, I should get them settled in asap. Belle is the only one exploring so far, and she seems to enjoy climbing over everything and everyone. I think she and Jasmine are probably considered to be "small", although I haven't measured them y...
by casssch
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: We've got our crabbies
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: We've got our crabbies

They've had their bath, and are in their tanks! One of them, Teeny, has not come out of his shell at all. I think it's too big for him. Teeny http://i.imgur.com/eQzfEBe.jpg Jasmine and Belle are in the top left corner, Sebastian is the middle-ish one, and Teeny is on the right. http://i.imgur.com/Qu...
by casssch
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: We've got our crabbies
Replies: 6
Views: 139

We've got our crabbies

We finally got our crabbies - 4 little guys. Based on our short look over in the pet store I think one of them is too little for his (not gendered) shell. He was completely in his shell, hidden. I almost couldn't tell there was a crab in it! I'll try to get some good pictures after we get them home ...
by casssch
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold on coco-hut
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Mold on coco-hut

I put it back only to notice mold on my castle. Guess it's soaking overnight in salt water. We're leaving tomorrow to get the crabs, and I want everything perfect. I'm not sure how to lower my humidity without making it tank. It was a fine line between barely 70% and now 90%
by casssch
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold on coco-hut
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Mold on coco-hut

Thanks! I've got it soaking now!
by casssch
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold on coco-hut
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Mold on coco-hut

As I was checking the crabitat today (we get the crabs tomorrow) I noticed mold on and in the coconut hidey hut. Is there anyway to clean it and return it to the crabitat safely?
by casssch
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Food
Topic: First foods
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: First foods

After reading through all the forums here, I decided to go for protein, calcium, and the nutritive properties of honey because not only are they likely in less than ideal conditions and stressed, there's a 2.5 hour car ride to get home after getting them. The only fruit I have is some frozen bananas...
by casssch
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: First foods
Replies: 4
Views: 409

First foods

What were the first foods you offered your hermies? I'm an over thinker, and want everything to be perfect. :lol: I'm thinking honey in an eggshell, some hemp seed (I'm assuming it's safe since the list mentions hemp meal), some greens, ground beef, and sunflower butter (it has no preservatives and ...
by casssch
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what to do when a hermit crab pinches you
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: what to do when a hermit crab pinches you

I imagine they do, but I figured smaller pinchers means smaller pain. :lol: My sister had a huge crab about 10 years ago and the thing frightened me so bad I said I'd never get one.
by casssch
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what to do when a hermit crab pinches you
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: what to do when a hermit crab pinches you

This is exactly why I'm getting small ones. I'm scared to death of being pinched!
by casssch
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Woo-hoo Finally!
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Woo-hoo Finally!

We knew about a month in advance we were getting them for my daughter's 5th birthday. We had an incident a couple years ago with fish not surviving - I knew nothing about tank cycling, etc. I showed my daughter a picture of a hermit crab and she says they're the cutest things ever, so we started on ...
by casssch
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Woo-hoo Finally!
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Woo-hoo Finally!

After a couple weeks of tweaking everything in my (daughter's) crabitat, we finally have proper conditions! :banana: Temperature in the middle of the tat is 80 degrees daytime, 75 nighttime. Humidity is 85% as long as I have a wet towel over the lid, 65-70% without it. I have an Ultratherm heater on...
by casssch
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat variables in tank
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Heat variables in tank

The back of the tank is reading at 90 degrees with 40-50% humidity, and the front says 70 degrees with 90% humidity. It's only a 20 gallon tall, how can that much variation exist in such a small space?
by casssch
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat variables in tank
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Heat variables in tank

It's up a couple more degrees now, in the back only, but now the humidity in the back is shot-40%. I have pools on the side with the zoomed heater and a moss pit on the front. The front of the tank reads 90% humidity, but still only 70 degrees. Should I just expect the humidity to be low where the h...