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by AwesomeHermit
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

I have a crab which has currently been in a moss pit for over a week. I know he is not destressing because I've had him for 5 years and nothing bad happened to him. I know crabs sometimes molt in moss pits but I have an issue. My moss pit is quite small. https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/prod...
by AwesomeHermit
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tunnel Collapse Caused by a Drop?
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Tunnel Collapse Caused by a Drop?

I recently dropped a hard cover book right next to the tank (it’s normally on the kid to prevent escapees) Could this have collapsed one of my molters? They have been molting for a month now so it would be right in the middle of their molt. I notice a little bit of the moss pit “jumped” a bit.
by AwesomeHermit
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Stubborn Crabby
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Stubborn Crabby

Yea, all crabs are different.
by AwesomeHermit
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shell-less crab
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Shell-less crab

AH for AwesomeHermit Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to giv...
by AwesomeHermit
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Mites?

Thanks for responding. They are not clinging at all, they run on him as well as inside the shell. They vary in sizes and are all white
by AwesomeHermit
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Mites?

Ok :/
by AwesomeHermit
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Mites?

I don't know if this should go in emergency or not. But I adopted a new hermit crab a couple of days ago. When I got her I didn't see any mites, and I definitely would have noticed them. Now recently after emerging from sleeping in the moss pit for a few days I notice these bugs on her. But I have s...
by AwesomeHermit
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Deep water pool with no ramp??
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Deep water pool with no ramp??

Personally I wouldn’t risk it if I were you. Better safe than/(then?) Sorry
by AwesomeHermit
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: New Hermit Owner

We would be able to help you if you fill out the rest of the template.
by AwesomeHermit
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: bored crab staring into space :(
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: bored crab staring into space :(

I would recommend getting some more things to climb.
by AwesomeHermit
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

Re: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?

GotButterflies wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:44 am
That depends. They should still be smooth, but not silky smooth to our touch, liking. It shouldn't affect how they get around. They lift their shell when they walk.
When I said “move” I meant when the crabs turn the shell around when they want to change shells. Thanks though
by AwesomeHermit
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

Re: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?

Just an fyi, you need to boil the shells in dechlorinated water, not spring water. Yes, I mentioned that they would not be glossy after you boiled them. I said it would take the shiny off. You can put olive oil on them to make them a little glossy again, or you can buy a dremmel and polishing buffe...
by AwesomeHermit
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab dying? ):
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: Is my crab dying? ):

Sometimes my crabs like to hang out of their shell and I notice it is because they seem to be cleaning themselves. As soon as they see another crab in sight, they zoom back in for defense. I've also seen a crab lunge at another that was half out of their shell cleaning.
by AwesomeHermit
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Concerned
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Concerned

Youre fine. Sorry about the loss of your crab and I was just confused
by AwesomeHermit
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Nap Time
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Nap Time

Cute!