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by Hermie escape artist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: Digging

If you haven't been adding any moisture for a while, and your sand is truly that dry, you should probably gently dig for the crab. Are your temp and humidity correct? You will need to have proper conditions, so that if the crab is alive, you can give it the best chance of survival. What do I do onc...
by Hermie escape artist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: Digging

I’m a new Hermit Crab owner so i am definitely not an expert. I only have EE in my tank, not sand, and I mist it a couple times a day to keep it moist. The Facebook Groups say “No! Don’t Mist, it can cause a flood in your tank!” But I do it. It also helps to keep my humidity level up. You could try...
by Hermie escape artist
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: Digging

I honestly thought you had been adding water all along, to remedy the dry sand problem. Is there a reason you didn't try to make the sand more moist? Everyone told me to add water to the sides .. which I did but that didnt make all my sand moist it just makes the sides moist ...lol sooooo......... ...
by Hermie escape artist
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: Digging

I don’t know if this allowed, but there are some Hermit Crab Facebook Groups with really knowledgeable crab owners that might be able to address your dry sand issue. Join several and they might be able to help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks! Ya I know never needed to go any where or ask...
by Hermie escape artist
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: Digging

Jamison wrote: If it's bone dry,dig. Good luck!
K been bone dry for months.. worried... !

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by Hermie escape artist
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: Digging

It seems that no one is addressing the dry sand. Other than adding some water. But if it's as bone dry as you think that may not be enough. I would think that would be considered close to an emergency. I'm not experienced enough to suggest digging him up. Hopefully someone else will address it. Tha...
by Hermie escape artist
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: Digging

jvs1120 wrote: I have read that the bigger crabs can take up to a year or more to molt. Don’t dig him up.


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K I know and I keep asking. . Trying to add more helpful information... just bothers me that the sand is dry; I thanks

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by Hermie escape artist
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Digging

Hi hermie is still under ... worried sand is still bone dry .. I pour water every once in a while in ... the sides but let's be honest it doesnt wet all the sand ... atleast it doesnt for me on the side I put water so ... it's been since feb .... with hope could of been the end of feb ... he is alon...
by Hermie escape artist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How Long is Too Long for a Molt
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: How Long is Too Long for a Molt

That's good to know cause I'm at the four month mark .. giving up hope .....[emoji29]but ok

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by Hermie escape artist
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How Long is Too Long for a Molt
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: How Long is Too Long for a Molt

Mine has taken 3-4 months came up fine !!!

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by Hermie escape artist
Thu May 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Any suggestions?

Awesome pics !! Love that idea of a secound level with the Legos ...ur not the first person I've seen use legos!

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by Hermie escape artist
Mon May 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting not sure how long
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Molting not sure how long

Just add a little dechlorinated water at a time depending on the size of your tank and how much substrate you have. I would probably start with 1/2 a cup and let that go for a day or two. Then add another 1/2 cup in another spot and let that sit another day or two. It's a lot easier to add water sl...
by Hermie escape artist
Mon May 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting not sure how long
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Molting not sure how long

Why is your sand so dry? Are your temp and humidity good? You can add water along the edges, it will go down and eventually be absorbed into the rest of the substrate. You can put a straw or chopstick or similar down the front of the tank right along the glass, then you can see if there is any wate...
by Hermie escape artist
Mon May 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting not sure how long
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Molting not sure how long

purplepincher wrote:yeah, just dont over do the water. make sure the sand looks damp and easy to shape. also, if you smell rotten fish, he has passed.
Ya no smell ! All the sand is dry .. has a heater so ! If I must only the top...

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by Hermie escape artist
Mon May 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting not sure how long
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Molting not sure how long

i heard one large crab molted for 7 and a half months on some other forum. i forgot which. i am subscribed to like 4. Thanks !!! So it's been like 4 months false alarm me overly worried bout my hermie! But thanks for comments !!! Cause this is his mark where he would be up soon so comment s help !!...