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by crabby33
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: ReptiSoil
Replies: 4
Views: 701

ReptiSoil

I have seen this substrate in pet stores and online. Mostly in bags, but I don't know if it would be okay to use with hermit crabs so I thought I would ask here to see if anyone has had experience with it.
by crabby33
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Pet Sand
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Pet Sand

I now have pet sand. My one crab above ground just dug down to molt last night.
by crabby33
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Re: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?

My second crab that's molting is in a murex with a 7/8" opening but I don't know how big he is right now. I don't want to disturb him.
by crabby33
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Re: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?

Actually, this crab is a male. Yes, he's in a shell under 1". The Gold Mouth he's in has a 7/8" opening. In fact, he just threw some shells off the shell pile.
by crabby33
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Re: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?

Okay, I'll put them back in. Every crab is different. Some people have crabs that don't like this particular shell but I just happen to have one that likes Gold Mouths.
by crabby33
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Re: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?

Well, for some reason he won't move out of that shell and I do have other turbos available in the tank but he just doesn't like them. I can take the Gold Mouths out when I get home and see if he'll choose a different one. These are the other shells I have in the tank: 3 Banded Turbos (1"- 1 1/8"), 1...
by crabby33
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Re: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?

I was asking if I had the right shell selection because I was concerned that people were going to tell me to remove the Gold Mouths when I have a crab that's wearing one.
by crabby33
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?

I have 4 Gold Mouths, plus the one my crab above ground is wearing, 3 Banded Turbos, 1 Magpie, 1 Silver Mouth, 1 Pertholatus, 2 Tapestry Turbos, 1 Silver Mexican Turbo, and 3 Jade Green Turbos. The crab that is molting is in a Murex. But my crab above ground doesn't seem to like the tapestry turbos,...
by crabby33
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Gold Mouth Turbos
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Re: Gold Mouth Turbos

I don't have just Gold Mouths. I have tapestries, magpies, banded turbos, green turbos, a murex and some polished turbos. But my crabs have taken a gold mouth and murex until they're ready to move out. I have seen my one crab above ground shell shopping but he couldn't find one he wanted to change i...
by crabby33
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Gold Mouth Turbos
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Gold Mouth Turbos

Why do some people say that crabs won't wear Gold Mouth Turbos? I have a crab that is wearing a Gold Mouth.
by crabby33
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Tank upgrade question

I have a crab down molting that is in a murex shell with a 7/8" opening so I will not know for sure how big he is until he completes his molt and resurfaces.
by crabby33
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Tank upgrade question

Do crabs that reach a 1 1/8" shell opening need a tank upgrade? I know a crab that size will need deeper substrate since six inches may be too shallow for a crab that big.
by crabby33
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Allowing crabs to choose which substrates they prefer
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Allowing crabs to choose which substrates they prefer

I have the recommended sand/ee mix in my tank. My mom and I were wanting to change out the substrate and divide it with sand on one side and ee on the other side, but I've put that off because I have a molter that just dug down over the weekend. Would it be better if we just didn't change it at all ...
by crabby33
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting signs
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Molting signs

Oh, so that's why people have told me to cover the window to the cave! I never understood why they were saying that. Now I do. If it is left uncovered, the crab will secret a MIH until there is complete darkness, which is what the crab needs to trigger the molting hormone.
by crabby33
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Building a crabitat
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Building a crabitat

Alright, thanks for the advice.