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by JoeHermits
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Saltwater Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Saltwater Setup

How long does that jug last? A single gallon of saltwater will last me about a week or so.

There’s nothing wrong with your setup, I just wonder if it would be easier for you to make it in smaller batches.
by JoeHermits
Thu May 31, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Only Eating Treat Items
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Only Eating Treat Items

JoeHermits wrote:All those treats contain sugars and carbs.

Have you tried healthier alternatives, like oats, brown rice, or millet?
Just noticed you were giving them oats. Whoops!

Although they may have been attracted to it by that sweet, sweet honey.
by JoeHermits
Thu May 31, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Only Eating Treat Items
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Only Eating Treat Items

All those treats contain sugars and carbs.

Have you tried healthier alternatives, like oats, brown rice, or millet?
by JoeHermits
Mon May 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface molt problems: Out of shell & halfway in exoskeleton
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: Surface molt problems: Out of shell & halfway in exoskel

Crabby33: Okay, the humidity needs to be a maximum of 80%. 60% is considered too low and can cause damage to their gills.  Actually, you mean minimum 80% humidity. Although 80% is a good number, PPs can be reasonably expected to tolerate a relative humidity as low as 70%. Higher humidity is nice, b...
by JoeHermits
Mon May 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface molt problems: Out of shell & halfway in exoskeleton
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: Surface molt problems: Out of shell & halfway in exoskel

I’m just here to say that humidity levels greater than 80% will not harm your hermits.

I’ll let an experienced moderator help you with the exoskeleton.
by JoeHermits
Sun May 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ecuadorians!
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: ecuadorians!

I have a 150 gallon tank with multiple PP's, 3 E's and 2 straws. I've had E's in with my PP's for over 2 years and have never had any issues with aggression. The straws were adopted a year ago and they're also still doing well, afaik. Make sure your crabs have plenty of food, hiding and climbing sp...
by JoeHermits
Sun May 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ecuadorians!
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: ecuadorians!

How large is your tank? Es don’t tolerate crowds like PPs do.
by JoeHermits
Sun May 27, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ecuadorians!
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: ecuadorians!

Ecuadorians typically require at least ten gallons of space per crab and ten to twelve inches of substrate.

It’s also recommended that you provide at least two proteins and a calcium source daily to discourage them from attacking molters.
by JoeHermits
Sun May 27, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Question
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Food Question

You’d have to check the ingredients. Try to stay away from any meats with seasonings or salt (most foods use table salt).

I know that some pet jerkies like Pure Bites are good. They have no seasonings and can be found in pet stores.
by JoeHermits
Sat May 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites?
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Re: Mites?

It’s the white dot on the left eyestalk, correct?

Have you added anything new recently? I don’t think that’s a hermit crab mite, since those normally need a hermie to travel in on.
by JoeHermits
Thu May 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Possible crab mites?
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Possible crab mites?

Hermit crab mites glue themselves to a crab’s eyes, mouthparts, or joints and can only be introduced via an infected hermit crab. They are not capable of running like that.

It is likely a food mite. They are harmless, live in our homes, and are attracted to fresh food.
by JoeHermits
Thu May 24, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molter maybe have been eaten/disturbed
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Molter maybe have been eaten/disturbed

There’s not really a whole lot that can be done but wait. It’s possible that your two crabs never met underground. If there was a death, the smell of old fish will eventually emerge, though it may take time. Just so you know, we don’t normally separate our crabs during molts if the substrate’s deep ...
by JoeHermits
Wed May 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fake Plants and Update
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Fake Plants and Update

I love the flowers! They make lovely accents. I’m sure any seeds will sprout as long as they have water. Of course, that also means that they may have troubles doing so if the sand dries out, depending on how deeply planted they are. I usually spray my sand lightly whenever it dries out, so any mill...
by JoeHermits
Wed May 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Cleaning Shells
Replies: 17
Views: 1780

Re: Cleaning Shells

Oh, gross! That's probably what the horrible smell was [emoji21] Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk You know, this may sound gross, but I found it after boiling the shell. The fish was thoroughly cooked (albeit a little weird looking) and honestly smelled delicious! Sometimes it’s good to have a litt...
by JoeHermits
Wed May 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Cleaning Shells
Replies: 17
Views: 1780

Re: Cleaning Shells

Finally got around to boiling the shells. Interestingly, I ended up pulling an entire fish out of one. It looked like it had swum in head first. It was in so deep I didn’t even realize it was there at first. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180523/5f13363a0c2d295c0395e6d7b639fe3b.jpg Gross! That’...