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by JoeHermits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Possible surface molt?
Replies: 4
Views: 297

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: 275

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: 125

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: 186

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: 897

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: 186

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: 334

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: 306

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: 151

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: 135

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: 334

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...
by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Near infrared light
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Near infrared light

I don’t know how much of the light spectrum they can see, however Wyze Cams use infrared night vision, which many crabbers have used without reporting affected behavior.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 275

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

Your crab isn’t carrying food around, is it?

You can always pick up the crab and see if it’s producing the smell itself, but don’t get pinched.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Dog Walking Business
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Dog Walking Business

As long as you plan ahead to make sure everyone stays safe. Stay in familiar areas and make sure someone knows where you are at all times. Have a plan in case something dangerous happens while walking a dog, such as bad weather or a bad person. Can you leave safely with a dog in tow (large or small)...
by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 1 Deceased & 1 Buried/Molting in ISO Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 275

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

If it died underground there’s no way to find it without digging up everything.

If you leave it it’ll probably just break down on its own.

If you do dig you’ll have to go slowly so you don’t accidentally scoop into a crab. Honestly I’d just leave it for now.


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