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by thermidor
Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Waiting for death smell? Hope not?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Waiting for death smell? Hope not?

I cannot be 100% sure honestly; I was keeping up and then with all the shell shopping I sort of got confused as to who was who. A couple came from pretty poor conditions at a Petsmart so that could well be him. I shudder to think of the conditions he was in before I got him so I guess I gave him som...
by thermidor
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Waiting for death smell? Hope not?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Waiting for death smell? Hope not?

Thanks you guys are spot-on and I appreciate you taking the time to answer. As it was, he would have been "freshly dead"; when I got home and smelled-hello death smell which is genuinely unforgettable and not in a nice way. I have now learned that the abdomen is the key so I will be more knowledgeab...
by thermidor
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Loveable Exotics (coming soon)
Replies: 47
Views: 6288

Re: Loveable Exotics (coming soon)

There is SUCH a need for this type of service. Some of us would gladly pay more for molted crabs. I think you have to make that decision early on; will you be a high volume, low cost supplier or more of a high end supplier. Perhaps you could molt a percentage of the crabs and offer the others after ...
by thermidor
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: cholla wood?
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: cholla wood?

It's actually not wood but rather the fibrous support of a cactus so should be fine!
by thermidor
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How much longer should I wait?
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: How much longer should I wait?

I am so sorry for your loss but this brings up a strange question. If a crab passes away under the sand, is there any way to know? Or does the death small get covered up by being under several inches of sand? In other words if a molter "never" comes up should anything be done, or do you assume it is...
by thermidor
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Waiting for death smell? Hope not?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Waiting for death smell? Hope not?

I am traumatized; this morning one of the small e's was in a weird position. I took him out and he was part way out of the shell, completely limp (but still hard with exo on) and any sane person would assume he was dead. So; I held him up right against my nose and there is no smell whatsoever, and I...
by thermidor
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Great Hermit Crab Housing Chain Video!
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Great Hermit Crab Housing Chain Video!

this is epic!
by thermidor
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Finished my food storage!
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Finished my food storage!

I wonder if all us crab people are migraineurs? Sorry I can relate. I got some of the frozen fish foods; one was krill based with spirulina, etc. Dear God, the smell! Needless to say, they liked it. Expensive, though. I also just got the Repassy (hermit Crab) Beach Buffet that you make into a gel; t...
by thermidor
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food storage
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Food storage

I have the VERY best solution called "really useful boxes) at Staples. I just bought it last night, washed it, and spent two hours this morning filling and labelling it! (also a little obsessive) It is the best thing ever, sits vertically in the fridge so it doesn't take up much space. Only problem ...
by thermidor
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank Build 60g Exo Terra The Visual
Replies: 16
Views: 3129

Re: Tank Build 60g Exo Terra The Visual

Really that cork tube is an inspiration. Mine LOVE the cork hide they have, even love sitting on top as well as inside so I think you have a winner. And the fact that everything is so natural means you have a very aesthetically pleasing tank. Another nice thing about the cork is because it has littl...
by thermidor
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Potential Future Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Potential Future Owner

These things are addictive and awesome. But..you need patience or be able to just enjoy the look of a tank, because since they are nocturnal especially at first, you may not see them as often as you would like. Then they go to molt and it is excruciating waiting for them to come back up. Really cool...
by thermidor
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Are sprouts bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Are sprouts bad?

Sprouts can be a very nutritious food source! I am thinking they will relish them so don't get too attached to how they look :lol:
by thermidor
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Fav food of picky crabs?
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Fav food of picky crabs?

My standby is pureed fresh blueberries and honey 3 to 1. They will squat over it and dip!
by thermidor
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Pacing Behavior in strawberry-Normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Pacing Behavior in strawberry-Normal?

Besides the two straws (one down) there are 3 PP's and 8 small e's although never more than 4 are up at a time. The e's are very shy for e's and only one of them seems to really run around, at least that I can see.

So MIss Newburg normally has the track all to herself!
by thermidor
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Pacing Behavior in strawberry-Normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Pacing Behavior in strawberry-Normal?

One of my crabs in a mixed tank concerns me. She is one of two strawberries (the other is molting) but she has the company of a couple of PP's and several small E's. The thing is, in the morning and evening for about 2 or more hours at a time, she paces in front of the tank, back and forth from one ...