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by LadyMorrgian
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New crabs not coming out of shell?
Replies: 7
Views: 262

New crabs not coming out of shell?

They are new, that's all. It's like your first day at school. Everything is big and bright and NEW! They just need a little time to de stress and get used to you. My general rule for all new crabs is hands off completely for the first month. Edit: Also, can you tell us a little bit more about your t...
by LadyMorrgian
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Re: Molting Question

Keep in mind that molted and weak crabs smell really really yummy to other crabs. Just because he is in a shell that the others "don't want" does not necessarily mean he's safe. He needs to be completely isolated from other crabs untill he has healed compleatly. Another tank would be ideal, but if s...
by LadyMorrgian
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Insulating and warmth
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: Insulating and warmth

The problem with the....for lack of a better term....squishy...kind of like padded rubber....UTH's is that they can overheat, melt, even catch fire or crack your tank if they are insulated. This is what was explained to me by an electrician friend of mine e anyhow. Now I may be wrong, maybe another ...
by LadyMorrgian
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Stark, Tony and HulkBuster
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Stark, Tony and HulkBuster

Absolutely breathtaking photos!


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by LadyMorrgian
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Insulating and warmth
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: Insulating and warmth

Ahh. As far as I know, you can't insulate those at all. One thing I did was cut a long skinny piece of foil and wrapped it around the tank, up to the line of substrate. I can easily move it, to check on the sub to see if flooded ect. But it helps trap heat in the sub, since I did so, my tank gained ...
by LadyMorrgian
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Insulating and warmth
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: Insulating and warmth

What kind of UTH do you use? I may be able to offer some more ideas.


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by LadyMorrgian
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Green Algae thingy on shells.
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: Green Algae thingy on shells.

Thanks everybody. I did not boil it but soak in boiled water with sea salt. Maybe I didn't notice it until now. My substrate is hermit crab sand and plantation soil. Humidity percentage not very sure but I had sea sponge in the habitat and I am living in topical country the weather here is super hu...
by LadyMorrgian
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Finally found E's in the DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Finally found E's in the DFW

I just managed to get up the the TownEast Petco... They have EE's! I got 3 beautiful guys! There are still some up there if anyone in DFW is looking for them.


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by LadyMorrgian
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: One hermit crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: One hermit crab

I can understand that. My best suggestion is to sit down with them and show them all of the research you have been doing on crab care. They may be more "open" to the idea.


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by LadyMorrgian
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: One hermit crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

One hermit crab

All creatures need to be able to interact with other creatures. Even solitary creatures who shun others of the same species still interact with other species in day to day life. Hermit Crabs are accustomed to living large colonies in the wild and ALL commercially sold crabs come from the wild. My ow...
by LadyMorrgian
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Just wanted to introduce myself
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Just wanted to introduce myself

Hi! Welcome to HCA. We have lots and lots of new information on the stickies if you want to brush up. I recently joined the forum my self even though I have been "crabbing" for a long time and boy have I learned a lot. Especially about how much room each crab needs. There is a sticky in the crabitat...
by LadyMorrgian
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: A couple of questions

You will need to purchase a thermostat separately of you find yourself in need of one. They normally run $30-$40.


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by LadyMorrgian
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Slurping up water
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Slurping up water

I am wondering what your heat set up is like. Sounds like you are going threw a high level of evaporation.


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by LadyMorrgian
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: pete moss?
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: pete moss?

Crabs need to be able to dig and tunnel to create cave that will hold shape so that they can feel safe and secure to molt. Since Peat Moss will collapse super easy, I am going to say that it is not okay as a substrate. PlaySand/EE mixed 5:1 is really the want to go. Some do will with all PlaySand th...
by LadyMorrgian
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Showoff molter
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Showoff molter

That is so neat!!!!!


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