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by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Might have killed my hermit crab while in its molting phase
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Might have killed my hermit crab while in its molting phase

I agree that picking it up did not kill it, however it does sound like it has passed away.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: is this food safe??
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: is this food safe??

Breadcrumbs should be safe. That food is not a complete diet (all carbs) but it’s fine to offer.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: molt-inhibiting hormone..!
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: molt-inhibiting hormone..!

Digging doesn’t always equate to molting. Sometimes it’s stress-related or the crab is just bored.

Also, they can’t molt with a calcium deficiency since they need calcium to grow their exoskeleton.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Review My Crabitat (Updated)
Replies: 31
Views: 1107

Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Organic is ideal but not everyone has ready access to it. My own crabs have definitely not had an organic diet.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Omega One Mini Pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Omega One Mini Pellets

Omega One uses whole fish as opposed to meals, so there are no concerning preservatives.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Sanitizing Sand
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Sanitizing Sand

If the sand is already washed you shouldn’t need to do it again. Otherwise you can rinse it outside.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Nano tank in crabitat?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Nano tank in crabitat?

It could work, but keep in mind the crabs can tear up your aquatic plants and will likely drag all sorts of things into the tank, including rotting food.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Thoughts: Carolina Reapers / Ghost Peppers?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Thoughts: Carolina Reapers / Ghost Peppers?

Capsaicin only really affects mammals. Birds are unaffected and according to those who’ve offered chili peppers hermit crabs aren’t either.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Food
Topic: FMR Land Hermit Crab Treat
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: FMR Land Hermit Crab Treat

Yes, no ingredients of concern here.

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by JoeHermits
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Kosher salt with anticaking agent. Ok to boil wood ?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Kosher salt with anticaking agent. Ok to boil wood ?

That depends on how comfortable you are with ferrocyanides. Many aren’t but I personally don’t really mind them.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is Flukers color enhancers safe
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Is Flukers color enhancers safe

It’s usually labelled. If the label isn’t clear you can just look at the ingredients list.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: molting
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: molting

Hermit crabs don’t leave their shells to molt. Since only the front half of their bodies have an exoskeleton, they are able to slip right out of it like a glove while still in their shells. The cast exo is usually eaten to regain lost nutrients, so you may not always find it. Sent from my iPhone usi...
by JoeHermits
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crabs not moving or eating or drinking, and hiding all day
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Hermit crabs not moving or eating or drinking, and hiding all day

They’re probably just comfortable there. New crabs aren’t always super active and may not be adventurous until they are more accustomed to their surroundings.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Light Changes Crabs' Behaviors
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Light Changes Crabs' Behaviors

I wouldn’t be concerned as long as they’re getting a proper day/night cycle.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to clean drift wood
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: How to clean drift wood

I usually bake wood at 200F for half an hour.

I don’t boil so I have no advice there.


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