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by JoeHermits
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Molting crab
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Molting crab

Yes, he’s fine.

Hermit crabs will stay underground for months on end. Try to be patient, he’ll come out when he’s ready.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My crab is pooping in his water dish!
Replies: 30
Views: 1140

Re: My crab is pooping in his water dish!

Hmmmm....so many things that are marketed for hermit crabs aren't actually safe for them. Obviously this hasn't harmed your crabs, but I wonder if it actually does anything beneficial. Personally, I wouldn't use it, but that's just me. The ingredients are listed as 'water, enzymes, bacteria'. Seems...
by JoeHermits
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My hermit crab is handicapped! HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: My hermit crab is handicapped! HELP

Hermit crabs need to dig to molt. For that reason the substrate must be six inches deep or greater. Adequate saltwater is necessary for proper salts and minerals. Zoo Med hermit crab salt does not replicate ocean water and thus will not help them nutritionally. Any product made for marine fish will ...
by JoeHermits
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Holes in substrate
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Holes in substrate

Agreed. This is normal behavior. Try not to worry about it.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Leaf litter
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Leaf litter

There is no official guide to trees on this forum. There are trees listed in the safe foods list. To identify them you’ll have to find other resources. There are hundreds of guides online and in bookstores and libraries. Try looking around to see what you can learn about tree ID. Sent from my iPhone...
by JoeHermits
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How to keep gnats/bugs out of tank?
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: How to keep gnats/bugs out of tank?

Has anyone tried carnivorous plants to combat pests? I’ve been thinking about getting a butterwort and placing it somewhere the crabs can’t reach it, but where the gnats will. Thoughts? I’m not sure this will work in the long run. Most pests are breeding in the tank and will be attracted to the foo...
by JoeHermits
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Question about worms?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Question about worms?

Dried you can buy in bulk and store long-term in the freezer. Live you have fresher meat but you have to keep it alive until feeding time. If you don’t want to cut them up, you can also offer live if they can’t escape the food dish. Nutritionally, mealworms are primarily protein and fat, which will ...
by JoeHermits
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Concerned about somewhat buried crab
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Concerned about somewhat buried crab

It’s possible he may just be comfortable there. I’d just wait it out and see where it goes.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Prep Clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Water Prep Clarification

KrankyKrab wrote: oOOOOoOOoOO I seeeee

Ok:
Fresh Water = Tap with Prime
Salt Water = Primed Tap with IO


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Yes. ;)


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by JoeHermits
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Prep Clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Water Prep Clarification

Distilled water is not used for pets’ drinking water because it has no minerals. Animals evolved to drink from natural water sources, pure water isn’t good for them. It’s cheapest and easiest to just add a few drops of a dechlorinating agent to tap water. Most of us use that. “Prime” is referring to...
by JoeHermits
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

I’ve also offered both of those shells and have never had any luck with either of them.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Annoying fractions when buying shells
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Annoying fractions when buying shells

curlysister wrote:I gave up looking at the Richard's site because I couldn't figure out the fractions! LOL!
They have a weird way of sorting, but it’s a wonderful store with great customer service.

They even custom ordered some shells for me when I couldn’t find the right size.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Annoying fractions when buying shells
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Annoying fractions when buying shells

Same. I sometimes wish they’d just use decimals if they’re gonna go crazy with the fractions like that.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring

Hang on, this article from the University of Nebraska says otherwise. http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/html/g1493/build/g1493.htm#target “Distillation also can remove many organic compounds, heavy metals (such as lead), chlorine, chloramines, and radionucleides.” The boiling point of Cl2 ...
by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring

I also didn’t know that. This article would suggest that RO water has greater potential for removing impurities than distilled.


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