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by crabby33
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

Me too, Curly. I don’t plan on getting any more until my two are too big for their 20 Gallon tank. Buckbeak just switched into one of the apple murex shells I bought from Richard’s that has 1 1/8” opening. I’m thinking 1 1/4” opening is the next size up. The Mexican turbo he was in was getting a lit...
by crabby33
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too Crowded?
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Too Crowded?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190214/de0dd48a3f8429e92c7f503eb2890e93.jpg Here is the size difference between Buckbeak and Violet. Buckbeak I believe is borderline large, while Violet is a medium sized crab. By the way, the shell Buckbeak is in has a 1 1/8” opening. Sent from my iPhone using T...
by crabby33
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too Crowded?
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Too Crowded?

I just recently got a set of apple murex shells from Deltona Seashells and after boiling them in Prime treated water, only one of my crabs took one of the new shells and that was Buckbeak. He moved out of the Mexican turbo and he never went back to it. Violet has yet to show interest in changing she...
by crabby33
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

I have just two in a 20 Gallon and I do not plan on getting more until I can get a bigger tank.


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by crabby33
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Honey
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Honey

Yeah, there is a Walmart close to where I live. Thank you for the suggestion. I’ll just pick up some honey locally.
by crabby33
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Honey
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Honey

The thing is, one of the other groups I’m in, the Land Hermit Crab Owner’s Society, says it’s recommended as a treat only and that it’s not a healing food. I’ve wanted to buy some from GotButterflies to have on hand just in case one of my guys needs a quick boost.
by crabby33
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Honey
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Honey

Is honey a healing food or a treat only? There are a couple of groups that say honey as a healing food is a myth and recommended as a treat only and believe it is like giving crabs solid sugar. I didn’t want to buy it as a healing food and then someone in one of the Facebook talk pages would tell me...
by crabby33
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Crabitat Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: New Crabitat Questions

I also use a regular LED bulb for daytime viewing and an Exo Terra Tropi-Sun 2.0 Bulb. I use a heating pad for people that is insulated.


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by crabby33
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Surface Molter
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Surface Molter

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? A. ZooMed Reptisoil, it’s a special blend of peat moss, soil, sand, and carbon. It’s about 3 inches deep. Sand from the pet store is not recommended. This forum recommends a 5:1 ratio of children’s play sand and EE. Since you have an...
by crabby33
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Molting?

That ‘cave like’ area is his molt cave. The fact that you were able to uncover the crab during this stressful and critical time means your sub level was too low. Your substrate needs to be about 6-8 inches, whichever is deepest. This helps to mask the molting smell from other crabs. Although we can’...
by crabby33
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Pica Shell or Not?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Pica Shell or Not?

I have two crabs also. The smallest of the two actually did wear a magpie, but not for very long. She is now in a murex and will only wear those shells. I ordered a couple of Endive murex shells in her size range from Richard’s. I’m hoping she will take one of them when they come in. The bigger of t...
by crabby33
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: When is digging "technically" safe? (For Rescue Crab)
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: When is digging "technically" safe? (For Rescue Crab)

I have a crab that molted last week. He’s hardened up now and chilling underground. Next week will be week 8. I’m not digging him out of his cave. I’m going to let him decide when he wants to resurface.
by crabby33
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Looking on getting a Reptile humidifier.
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Looking on getting a Reptile humidifier.

People here really don’t recommend humidifiers because there are concerns it could lead to flooding.

Do you have a UTH placed on the back of your tank? If you do, bubblers and an air stone will help you with humidity. Moss will too.


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by crabby33
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Random Exo Pieces. Need help.
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Random Exo Pieces. Need help.

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? I have a 10g tank and use EcoEarth for about 5 inches and calcium sand for 3. In th middle is a small strip of standard wood chip reptile bedding. It has created small pools of water. The substrate is approximately only twice the hei...
by crabby33
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: First picture of my molter underground!
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: First picture of my molter underground!

I did actually have it covered for the shedding process. But I have found that observing them this way gives me an idea of how long the process takes. He is finished molting and has hardened up now. I’m just waiting for him to decide to surface.


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