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by JoeHermits
Tue May 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Land Hermit Crab Species Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Land Hermit Crab Species Introduction

I’ve been using your website to teach myself hermit crab ID. It’s very informative, though I have wondered if a dichotomous key may be more practical for identifying crabs.


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by JoeHermits
Tue May 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank Conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Tank Conditions

You may be able to find plastic plants at your local dollar store. For hides you can use terracotta flower pots.


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by JoeHermits
Mon May 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How hot is too hot?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: How hot is too hot?

Eighty to eighty-two degrees Fahrenheit is fine.

They can handle up to ninety, but I would recommend letting temps drop down to eighty at night if they ever get that high.


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by JoeHermits
Mon May 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Little bits of mold
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Little bits of mold

No, it’s just a fungus. You can remove them as they appear. If it becomes problematic you can lower your humidity to seventy percent to reduce available moisture.


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by JoeHermits
Mon May 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moving hermies to new crabitat
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Moving hermies to new crabitat

Sadly you’re going to have to wait. If you see one on the surface you can move it but otherwise you just have to be patient.


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by JoeHermits
Mon May 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Ants!! Pin worms!!
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Ants!! Pin worms!!

You can also create a strip of olive oil or petroleum jelly along the outside sides of the tank to discourage ants from climbing up and in.


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by JoeHermits
Sun May 17, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New owner with 4 new babies
Replies: 24
Views: 686

Re: New owner with 4 new babies

https://www.petsmart.ca/reptile/substrate-and-bedding/zoo-med-repti-sand---natural-white---desert-reptile-sand-14988.html?cgid=500120 ^^^^ This is the sand that I use. I have a TON of Eco earth in the tank with it as well. I am correcting their diet AND what I have been using in my water dishes. Go...
by JoeHermits
Sat May 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Regarding dechlorinators
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Regarding dechlorinators

The bottle is designed to be used by the capful for large doses of water (most aquarists don’t use it in small amounts like we do). You’ll have to supply your own dropper if you want to be that precise.


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by JoeHermits
Sat May 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Chlorella (Spirulina); safe/unsafe?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Chlorella (Spirulina); safe/unsafe?

Chlorella is a type of microalgae. I see no reason why it wouldn’t be safe. Same goes for spirulina.


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by JoeHermits
Sat May 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Regarding dechlorinators
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Regarding dechlorinators

You’re working with 1 mL of dechlorinator to 1 gallon of water. The average plastic water bottle holds about 16.9 fl oz. Eight bottles equals one gallon. There are 20 drops in 1 mL of dechlorinator. Divide both gallons and drops by eight and you’ll get about three drops per water bottle, or two drop...
by JoeHermits
Sat May 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!
Replies: 25
Views: 751

Re: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!

Anything from the sea will have some pollutants, primarily mercury and microplastics.


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by JoeHermits
Sat May 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Questionable Mouth Part
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Questionable Mouth Part

I’m not familiar with this phenomenon.

If it’s an injury of some sort it will likely begin to heal over with the next molt.


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by JoeHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: Play Sand

I agree with Curly. Calcium carbonate can be harmful as a substrate but there isn’t enough of it in Fluker’s sands to cause harm.


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by JoeHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: Play Sand

Coconut fiber on its own can work, but be sure to wring it out before adding since the package directions for the bricks will make it much too soggy.


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by JoeHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!
Replies: 25
Views: 751

Re: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!

Make sure there are no local regulations limiting what you can remove from the beach. If there are rules about taking shells I would leave the exos alone since they play similar roles.


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