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by crabby33
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: First Time buying new
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: First Time buying new

This forum recommends 3-5 shells per crab. PP’s prefer turbos. Some prefer loose fitting shells while others like shells that fit just right. Mine prefer loose shells, where they can withdraw all the way in. An admin can correct me if I’m wrong but that’s about 5 shells for three crabs. 15 shells to...
by crabby33
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Surface Molt Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Surface Molt Questions

What type of sand do you have in your tank? A surface molt is usually a sign that conditions are not ideal and it’s considered an emergency. Crabs will usually bury underground, shell and all and this forum advises against checking on your crab once it’s underground. It’s strongly recommended to lea...
by crabby33
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting?
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Molting?

This forum strongly advises against digging for your crabs. They can be down for weeks or even months, but that depends on the size of the crab. It took my biggest crab 6 weeks to begin the shedding process. Yours may just be de-stressing since it’s new. You have a good substrate depth but just be p...
by crabby33
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Placing Heaters
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Placing Heaters

You can put it on the back or side. But people will tell you to never put it underneath for hermit crabs. I like to think of hermit crabs as obligate burrowers when they need to molt and because they tunnel, there are concerns the molter could end up on top of the heater and bake to death. People do...
by crabby33
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?

Yeah, I tend to see the signs when my crabs are preparing to molt:

- Cloudy eyes
- Excessive eating and drinking
- Time spent in the water ponds
- Digging all over the place
- Declining activity

But I let my crabs molt in the tank. I don’t isolate.
by crabby33
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

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: 464

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: 464

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: 1004

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: 380

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: 380

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: 380

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: 435

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: 269

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: 404

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’...