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by hermiwormi
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out

I am so sorry that your crab passed away. It's hard to tell what happened....whether it passed away while molting and then someone dug him up, or if someone came across him and killed him. It looks like your conditions are really good. I am pretty sure your sub is sand castle consistency from other...
by hermiwormi
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out

This is the emergency help template. Copy and paste with your answers: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=46102 Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, w...
by hermiwormi
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Freshly Molted Crab Dug Out

Hello everyone. All was well until just today. I opened the tank for maintenance and found a still soft, pale, hairless crab's body with Siam eating it. The only two that are up are Ozark and Siam, and Siam is way too small to carry a crab of that size, and the others are molting so it was most like...
by hermiwormi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: I have never seen this before
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: I have never seen this before

That's strange... I didn't think they could stay under that long, especially since their gills are meant for land!

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark

by hermiwormi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Isopod count?
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Isopod count?

I don't know if my crabs are keeping the ones I've added in check, but there are fewer in my tank and I've even caught a crab picking at and eating an isopod.

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark

by hermiwormi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Buy it, or no? Help me
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Buy it, or no? Help me

ciaraalston wrote:Pics aren't working for me [emoji53]

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
The pictures are also not working for me. Have you found a solution?

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark

by hermiwormi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Buy it, or no? Help me
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Buy it, or no? Help me

Hello there! I want something better for my crabs, now my crabitat is aquarium 60x30x30cm, with wood cover. Now, I have a chance to buy a $ 35 terarium including lighting and useful decorations. it's a redesigned wardrobe on the terrarium for the chameleon (homemade), the inside of the wardrobe is ...
by hermiwormi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too Crowded?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Too Crowded?

No problem! Darn it the shells are expensive when the crabs get big! I spent $12.50 each on the last two shells, and Sonny doesn't like either one of them! $12.50 on two shells? Aw jeez.. Also, large shells don't come in large bulks like smaller shells do either.. 5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, an...
by hermiwormi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab breaks load bearing stick
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Crab breaks load bearing stick

LOL, do you think he may have been picking at the supports? I just imagine a crab picking at the supports and suddenly, wow magical shells! And he decided to take advantage of the opportunity. [emoji23]

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark

by hermiwormi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat 2.0 (from a 20 gal to a 50 gal)
Replies: 25
Views: 1203

Re: Crabitat 2.0 (from a 20 gal to a 50 gal)

This looks amazing! Congratulations on the upgrade! I'm sure the crabs are going to love it. [emoji4] I really like the skull idea I've seen in a few tats, although I'd be too afraid to put one in my own, haha. Imagining just seeing hollow sockets staring at me in the middle of the night... 5 PPs: K...
by hermiwormi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too Crowded?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Too Crowded?

This is the HCA guide for crab and tank sizes....how does it compare to what you have now? http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92541 Ah, My guys are fine for a while then, thank you! I checked multiple sources and my "large" crabs are actually just medium. All I have to ...
by hermiwormi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too Crowded?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Too Crowded?

My crab Ozark has come up from another molt and he is HUGE. For comparison, here he is next to Siam. (I felt awful turning them over for the picture, but it was a split second [emoji24]) He now is wearing a 1" shell and Siam is in a 1/2" shell. I measured him during the regular inspection. (Time to ...
by hermiwormi
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Abdomen Curling and Claw Placement
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Abdomen Curling and Claw Placement

I read somewhere that the type of shell options a crab is given may change the way its abdomen curls and which side its big claw is on. Is this harmful for the crabs at all? Who experimented and found this out, if it's even true?

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark

by hermiwormi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: My current trial and error
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: My current trial and error

Hi! I'm checking in to see how your project is going. :) How far have you gotten?

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark

by hermiwormi
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Strange, Scary Behavior?
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Strange, Scary Behavior?

If he is behaving fine afterwards, I would just keep an eye on him and say its 'crabs being crabs'... sometimes they just do weird things and enjoy scaring us! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk He's still alright, even today. He flicked Siam off the rock leading to the wheel today, so he's defin...