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by JoeHermits
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Sizing my crab??
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Sizing my crab??

See here for sizing: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=90810 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200813/2fff673588216b389eba865a3b645365.jpg See here for aging: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=76487&p=711437&hilit=putting+age#p711437 https://up...
by JoeHermits
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Food

All ingredients are on the safe list.

What is it for, cookies?


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by JoeHermits
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

In that case I would probably hold off on foraging in that area.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sand in pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Sand in pipes

I just fill up a jug of water and rinse them into the toilet. I figure it’s better than the sink.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Possible surface molt?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Possible surface molt?

You’re not going to harm them just moving them out temporarily.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank

Usually, yes. I would continue to monitor as needed if the scent continues but I’m not sure what more can be done.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Potential Flood while Molting Crab?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Potential Flood while Molting Crab?

I would stick a straw or chopstick into the substrate along the side of the tank. If the vertical tunnel you created fills with water, then your substrate is oversaturated. Dig up your crab and remove any sulfuric-scented substrate. If not, there is no flooding but continue to monitor as needed. Sen...
by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

It may be worth asking. Ant killers can remain effective for anywhere from a few weeks to twelve months before they’re affected by runoff and decomposition.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hermit crab help please
Replies: 26
Views: 889

Re: Hermit crab help please

Have you read our care guides? Those would be a good place to start. Basic care guide: http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=119273 Even under optimal conditions, however, mortality can be high for new crabs. They are captured wild and shipped en masse, which can of course cau...
by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

Do you know what they sprayed? Knowing how long it remains in the soil would be helpful. Rinsing off the leaves would remove most of the surface residue but anything absorbed would be in the tissues.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Balance of humidity and temp problem
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Balance of humidity and temp problem

I’ve been using the one from PetsPioneer, but anything built for enclosures will do.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Friendly bugs? Crabitat symbiosis?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Friendly bugs? Crabitat symbiosis?

Springtails and isopods are the top picks for crabitats. Snails are slow moving and would likely be eaten fairly quickly. Rodents are able to attack the crabs and aren’t suited for a tropical setup, anyways. Our plant guide: https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=120839 Sen...
by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Heating Alternative?

It’s not designed for captive animal use, so you’d have to be careful that it doesn’t overheat.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit Crab Socialization Article
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Hermit Crab Socialization Article

Old news for sure, but an interesting insight into hermit crab socialization.

https://news.berkeley.edu/2012/10/26/he ... neighbors/


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Balance of humidity and temp problem
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Balance of humidity and temp problem

Mold won’t hurt the crabs but it can trigger human allergies. I’m allergic to mold so I try to minimize it when possible. As for lowering humidity, you could mist less or open up the lid more often. I have a hygrostat that lets me control humidity with greater precision. Sent from my iPhone using Ta...