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by Kleinerhejhog
Thu May 28, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Does 'strobing' affect hermit crabs?
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Does 'strobing' affect hermit crabs?

I having been using a red reptile bulb to provide heat in my tank. It's in a clamp lamp attached to a floor lamp so I can move it closer or farther away as needed. Where I had it parked, it was keeping the temperature right around 83 degrees. Today I got a temperature controller to turn it on or off...
by Kleinerhejhog
Thu May 28, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner, new to HCA
Replies: 2
Views: 65

New crab owner, new to HCA

I should have probably called my post Blind new crab owner, just now noticed this section. I guess I've had tunnel vision trying to find all the answers I needed, lol... I live in Texas, and got my crabs a week and a half ago in Florida. I had read just enough to be dangerous, I guess, before I got ...
by Kleinerhejhog
Wed May 27, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Reusing old turtle tank
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Reusing old turtle tank

Would a green 3M Scotchbrite pad do it? I've been using the blue ones meant for non-stick pans, they may not be scratchy enough. I think I have some CLR, and may try that, just hoping something else will work, because the smell of that stuff is nauseating to me. :/ Whatever I use, I'll probably spen...
by Kleinerhejhog
Wed May 27, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Reusing old turtle tank
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Reusing old turtle tank

Haha, I bet two Greyhounds is a hoot! Okay, we're now test driving the stand in the living room to see if we think we'll like it where I want to put it. I have no intention of using the removable piece with crabs. One of the things I picked up on right away when I started reading was that they are l...
by Kleinerhejhog
Wed May 27, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Reusing old turtle tank
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Reusing old turtle tank

My poor stressed new crabs are in a ten gallon tank that I have finally gotten mostly stable (see Newbie in distress wi limp crap for all those details...). Monday I got two tanks from a guy i found on Craigslist (my first Craigslist venture ever, and I think a smashing success). One, that I think i...
by Kleinerhejhog
Tue May 26, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Newbie in distress with limp crab
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Newbie in distress with limp crab

Thanks, guys. I promise if this ever gets to be 'old hat,' I'll still pop in every once in a while just to say hi, lol. Don't see that happening any time soon, though, as there are still about seven million and nine questions rolling around in my head...
by Kleinerhejhog
Mon May 25, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Newbie in distress with limp crab
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Newbie in distress with limp crab

Omigosh both Three of Three and Two of Three are up right now! Very happy crab mama! :clap:
by Kleinerhejhog
Mon May 25, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Newbie in distress with limp crab
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Newbie in distress with limp crab

Yep, it's a Voyager reference, lol... My dad thought I should name them Huey, Dewey, and Louie, but I think the Borg designations are more likely to stick. Two of Three might be down as far as he can get. I think the sand has settled a little since i put it in there, because now it looks like it's c...
by Kleinerhejhog
Sun May 24, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Newbie in distress with limp crab
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Newbie in distress with limp crab

Thank you both. It helps to know I may at least be on the right track. My husband has renamed my hermits, so right now they are One of Three, Two of Three, and Three of Three. I have read every single care sheet (except the breed specific ones that aren't PP's) at least once. I have been online for ...
by Kleinerhejhog
Sun May 24, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Newbie in distress with limp crab
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Newbie in distress with limp crab

So, let me start by saying I've had a bad day, worrying about my crabs, went and picked up my dog's ashes, later went to PetSmart for a new hygrometer and almost left in tears. I'll apologize in advance, this may be a long post. My situation: We have gone to Florida every May for five years now. Eve...