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by erin.leaman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live plants
Replies: 39
Views: 3019

Re: Live plants

For consideration, there was a fern species that gave me pause, as it was listed in a piece of lit concerning chemical defenses of plants against insects. This fern, the common polypody ( Polypodium vulgare ), also called common fern (but, i mean, how many plants are called 'common fern'? A LOT wou...
by erin.leaman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live plants
Replies: 39
Views: 3019

Re: Live plants

For consideration, there was a fern species that gave me pause, as it was listed in a piece of lit concerning chemical defenses of plants against insects. This fern, the common polypody ( Polypodium vulgare ), also called common fern (but, i mean, how many plants are called 'common fern'? A LOT wou...
by erin.leaman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live plants
Replies: 39
Views: 3019

Re: Live plants

Some plants that I know are safe off of the top of my head are Wandering Jew, Spider Plants, Aloe... [emoji6] however the plants need to have been grown organically [emoji4] Edit: Bamboo (not lucky), palm fronds Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk So any bamboo as long as it's not the lucky bamboo y...
by erin.leaman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live plants
Replies: 39
Views: 3019

Re: Live plants

I'm in the process of growing rooted cuttings from wild plants or plants my mother has had for a long time. It's slow going - especially without rooting hormone & fertilizers designed especially to promote rapid growth. It'll be pretty funny if the crabs trash them in under a week - but that's why ...
by erin.leaman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live plants
Replies: 39
Views: 3019

Re: Live plants

That could be a good idea.

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by erin.leaman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: ZooMed Mushroom Shelf Safe?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: ZooMed Mushroom Shelf Safe?

I once considered letting my crabs play with a stress ball, but when I saw how much damage they did to a pencil eraser (I was curious so I put it up to their pincher) I decided that if I wanted them to have a toy, it should be hard enough so that they won't turn it into confetti. [emoji23] Sent from...
by erin.leaman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which live plants are best?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Which live plants are best?

JustJay was working with prickly pear & air plants back around December, I think. Here is a link to her thread, if you're interested. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=112820&p=1020984&hilit=Living+plant#p1020984 If you look through the archives there are a good number of ...
by erin.leaman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live plants
Replies: 39
Views: 3019

Re: Live plants

For consideration, there was a fern species that gave me pause, as it was listed in a piece of lit concerning chemical defenses of plants against insects. This fern, the common polypody ( Polypodium vulgare ), also called common fern (but, i mean, how many plants are called 'common fern'? A LOT wou...
by erin.leaman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Looking for stunning PP & Exotics pics we could use for FB!
Replies: 42
Views: 4579

Re: Looking for stunning PP & Exotics pics we could use for

What type of camera is everyone using? These pictures are so much better than mine! I had to edit each one to minimize blurriness from motion. Then, I tweaked the exposure and color saturation for LaBelle's and Antoinette's mug shots because some part of their body was blending in a little too much!...
by erin.leaman
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Exotic species care
Replies: 36
Views: 1490

Re: Exotic species care

Exotics was used here just so we wouldn't have to list every species every time since it applied to them all. Faster than having to type "everything that isnt a PP". Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk I know. I'm just being too philosophical for my own good. One of the results from taking that Hu...
by erin.leaman
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Chunky-legged hermit crab?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Chunky-legged hermit crab?

That comes with age! All younger hermits are kind of spindly, and as they grow their limbs thicken. Purple pinchers, the most common kind to find and the easiest to care do, will end up with massive limbs when they are fully grown. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk will they eventually get those...
by erin.leaman
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hermit crabs swarm the Virgin Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Hermit crabs swarm the Virgin Islands

This is an incredible video. So many hermies!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CMvoxurR8Q
by erin.leaman
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Small crab changing shell - Video
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Small crab changing shell - Video

I have no idea why, but every time (without fail) I say "boop" when a crab sticks his butt in a new shell. I just do.
by erin.leaman
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Chunky-legged hermit crab?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Chunky-legged hermit crab?

What species of hermit crabs have those big chunky legs and eyes? They are so adorable! they look like the stereotypical pudgy kid from movies like The Sandlot I would love to have one of these little cherubs some day but I don't know any of the species!
by erin.leaman
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Unsuccessful Molt, large crab (pictures)
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Unsuccessful Molt, large crab (pictures)

I'm sorry for your loss. I have had trouble with molting as well. Let me know when the images are working.