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by AutumnHermie
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs unsure to keep them together
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: New crabs unsure to keep them together

If one of them has been acting sluggish, it may be from PPS, but it is also probably suffering from loneliness. I would get these two crabs together ASAP, and as long as you are not overcrowding and there is enough substrate depth, it is fine to let them molt in the main tank.
by AutumnHermie
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Were they fighting?! please help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Were they fighting?! please help!!!

A little scrabbling and Antenna feller fights are normal, but if it seems like pinchy Pinchy is trying to "rock" Jack Sparrow out of his shell, this is a shell fight. Make sure that Pinchy Pinchy has plenty of shells, and then I would try to put them back together.
by AutumnHermie
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shells
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Shells

Some of my fav sites are Naples Sea shells and Deltona sea shells.
by AutumnHermie
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Meet Me & The Hermies!
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Meet Me & The Hermies!

Something tells me it's a fox shell, but I could be wrong.
by AutumnHermie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: First Accidental dig up...:(
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: First Accidental dig up...:(

Churning substrate is unnecessary unless you have a bacterial bloom etc. that requires you to that. Churning every week really only puts crabs at risk. To
by AutumnHermie
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Swapping Shells Back and Forth
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Swapping Shells Back and Forth

It is not uncommon for PP's to switch back and forth between two shells. As long as you have enough shells for your crabs, they should all be fine.
by AutumnHermie
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Humidity boost tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Humidity boost tips?

Moss is really good for humidity. I used to have my humidity in the 70's, and by adding a bit more eco earth to the sand/EE mix I found that the humidity increased dramatically.
by AutumnHermie
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Cleaning and PPS
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Cleaning and PPS

The sub is just fine to use. :)
by AutumnHermie
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Could dead smell fishy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Re: Could dead smell fishy?

Off topic: Many crabbers don't recommend sponges, as they really don't serve any purpose in the water bowls. If you are going to keep sponges, I would clean them at least every other day, as they are great breeding grounds for bad bacteria. You can however, put a dry one in a little dish to let them...
by AutumnHermie
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: No Sounds At All
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: No Sounds At All

Not sounds is actually good! The most common reason a crab chirps is to signal a fight, or if it is stressed or intimidated.
by AutumnHermie
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sick hermie
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Sick hermie

What type of tank is he in?? WHat is the temp and humidity like?
by AutumnHermie
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New 20 Gal Setup
Replies: 14
Views: 200

Re: New 20 Gal Setup

Just wanted to add that I loveeeeee his shell choice. I'm just stuck with turbos, turbos, turbos :D
by AutumnHermie
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Strawberries!! Need info!
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Strawberries!! Need info!

Straws are very hard to keep, and I would not keep them in anything less than a 55g. They also need deep sub, IMHO no less than 12. Here is their caresheet: http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=92450 A 20 long would be too small for straws, however a 55 could hold around 3 or ...
by AutumnHermie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost both pinchers and leg
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Lost both pinchers and leg

Sounds a lot like PPS. The best thing you can do for him is to give him plenty of humidity and tempature, as well as healing foods like PB and honey. If he does pull through, he will regenerate his pincher and leg.
by AutumnHermie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How do I get my temp to keep?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: How do I get my temp to keep?

@KrustyKrab, pet store heaters are generally overpriced and do not raise the temperature of the tank more than a few degrees. They also cannot be insulated to provide more heat. A usually cheaper and much better option is an U.T.H from beanfarm.com or reptilebasics.com and look at their UTHs. They w...