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by crabby33
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

That’s why I only turn off the tank lights, but not the heater when I leave to go home for the weekend.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

I keep mine on all the time.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started

The last time my crabs molted was January and December. So I don’t know when they’re going to molt again.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started

Since you said you have a new crab, it is quite normal for them to de-stress and molt. It is unknown when it’s last molt was in the wild when it was captured. So as soon as hermit crabs find themselves in suitable conditions in the tanks we’re providing them, they are going to want to dig down and m...
by crabby33
Fri May 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care

I agree with Curly. Most of the groups that I have been in on Facebook have said information in books is outdated. I only rely on information I find on this forum.


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by crabby33
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How long?
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: How long?

Yeah, the way I look at this is that keeping these guys is WAY different than keeping tarantulas. New world tarantulas can molt on the surface and you can watch the process. But hermit crabs will burrow underground to molt and you aren’t supposed to see the process unless the crab molts up next to t...
by crabby33
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: top 10 hermit crab habitats- please help
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: top 10 hermit crab habitats- please help

I looked at the site and there are some things on there aside from the trash products that are considered safe such as the Fluker’s Beach Sand substrate, the cocohuts, the cholla logs, the Exo Terra tank (you just have to modify it for deep sub and seal the mesh lid), etc. Sent from my iPhone using ...
by crabby33
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about what other groups say of our care
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Question about what other groups say of our care

I’ve got Ocean Direct Live Sand mixed in as a sub amendment and I’ve seen my guys foraging foraging for bits of coral as a source of calcium, like they would in the wild. I’ve observed this behavior right before they dig down to molt.
by crabby33
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about what other groups say of our care
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Question about what other groups say of our care

I agree. There are some groups that push for play sand and EE only, with no amendments in the sub, and some do recommend amendments. I think it depends on who you
talk to. I’m also considering just sticking to this forum and staying away from the FB talk pages.
by crabby33
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about what other groups say of our care
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Question about what other groups say of our care

Why do some groups say our care methods are dangerous? I am a member of multiple hermit crab groups. Most of them, including ours, have pine on the unsafe list. Only one of the groups says no pine period, including the hides. This other group also pushes for play sand and EE only, no other amendment...
by crabby33
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: White crab! Should i be concerned?
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: White crab! Should i be concerned?

Oh, the limbs you found on the substrate and the new white crab means it molted. The crab only needs his exo skeleton at this point. Can you fill out the emergency template so we can troubleshoot why the crab molted on the surface? http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4610...
by crabby33
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hibernation
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: hibernation

I was not telling you you can’t breed your crabs. I’m just saying it’s very difficult and only a handful of people have been able to achieve it.


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by crabby33
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hibernation
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: hibernation

Hermit crabs don’t hibernate. They can go into a similar state if the temperature and humidity is too low and stays that way for long periods of time. That can be very dangerous for them and it can kill them. Also, hermit crabs will breed in captivity but only if conditions are ideal. Only a handful...
by crabby33
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Half pine hides
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Half pine hides

I agree that they’re safe to use. I can’t tell them it’s safe either. The other group doesn’t care. It’s like “Those are pine. They’re not safe. Take them out of the tank.” But I think you take that risk when you join these Facebook hermit crab talk pages. The admins in charge can tell you to remove...
by crabby33
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Half pine hides
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Half pine hides

The Land Hermit Crab Owner’s society says no to half pine hides when people here have been using them with no issues. Their issue with it is that it gives off fumes in a sealed tank and the crabs will eat the bark. But if you use half pine log hides in a crabitat, will it give off fumes that could p...