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by HHIhermies1004
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Thinking of getting another crab, or two...
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Thinking of getting another crab, or two...

Get another crab, even better adopt one!! It's totally normal to be anxious about it especially after a loss but life as a way of working things out! Grab those extra shells you need to get to avoid shell fights and the crabs will figure things out themselves :). And as far as a name suggestion Anna...
by HHIhermies1004
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: my substrate is DRY!!
Replies: 18
Views: 848

Re: my substrate is DRY!!

I swear by glass tops. I know they are pricey- but they really work! My humidity stays at 99% Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk How do you put a UV bulb on a glass lid? Will it be effective to sit on top of the lid? I'm looking into going on to a glass lid but not sure about the specifics of addin...
by HHIhermies1004
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shells
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Shells

We are ending our first week with our new hermit crabs. Last night was the first time I witnessed one change its shell- however, by morning it was back in its original. All the extra shells were moved around as if they had been “shopped” so who knows how many they tried on. My question is, since th...
by HHIhermies1004
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: my substrate is DRY!!
Replies: 18
Views: 848

Re: my substrate is DRY!!

With heat tape being below the substrate and my bubblers aren't as powerful as they used to be (gotta replace them i guess, i'm not sure why they're low now) but my humidity stays average 75% but my substrate is so dry! I have 2 Es buried right now.... What can i do? Yesterday i tried pouring a LIT...
by HHIhermies1004
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Totally amused
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Totally amused

Love it! Where did you get that awesome perch that Sao was trying to escape from!? (And what are you using for them to get up there? I love it! Its a hamster wood ladder from the small animal section of Petco that I covered with craft mesh on one side and mounted it to the side of my glass using su...
by HHIhermies1004
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Totally amused
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Totally amused

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180825/a7a80cfe67f225f25f8bca18851896de.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180825/915102207824121728df149f51c5b958.jpg Sao thinks he can get out of the tank and Jack never misses the food dish. Every night since he emerged from the ground he is the first to vi...
by HHIhermies1004
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crab still destressing
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Crab still destressing

I de-segragated him... And he came out briefly for the honey I put outside the hut https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180824/c4de13c0733e668f434059361e050cfa.jpg Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk Yay for honey!! I like you cap technique for feeding him I'll have to give that a try. Been using di...
by HHIhermies1004
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Fight

Hermiesguardian wrote:
HHIhermies1004 wrote:oh dang!! never seen a hermit crab fight before. did i see a muffin pan in there? thats a nifty idea.
It's not a muffin pan. It's a small painter's pallet.
Even better hope you don't mind I'm totally gonna grab that idea from you.


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by HHIhermies1004
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ??
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: ??

nice set up so far!! just take the tin foil off and see if your heat will still hold around the 75* area that should be fine with PPs according to the care sheet posted by the HCA. Doing a great job!! love the lagoon. :)
by HHIhermies1004
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Fight

oh dang!! never seen a hermit crab fight before. did i see a muffin pan in there? thats a nifty idea.
by HHIhermies1004
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crab still destressing
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Crab still destressing

It’s been almost exactly a month since we have had this crab and he has never dug down...only maybe to half cover his shell. Currently he is in a hut and has been there about 2 weeks. He was in the hut in the old tank and now the same in the old tank. I don’t know if he is eating or drinking as he ...
by HHIhermies1004
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Multiple UTH’s?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Multiple UTH’s?

Hello I also have multiple heat mats. I have one that covers the entire back side and two that "connect" to the back covering 1/4 of the sides. I live and house my crabs in the basement and regardless of the temperature outside it's 70* and dry. Hope that helps with those three on my tank is 84* and...
by HHIhermies1004
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Does moss stink?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Does moss stink?

I noticed a slightly different smell when we added moss too. It's not a terrible smell, more like a damp, sort of musty, dirt smell. before we added the moss to the tank we soaked it in dechlorinated water for several minutes. While the moss soaked we squeezed it to help it absorb more water. When ...
by HHIhermies1004
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Does moss stink?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Does moss stick?

I meant stink on the subject line sorry.


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by HHIhermies1004
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Does moss stink?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Does moss stink?

I just added some terrarium moss to my crabitat and I’m noticing a smell! It was not there before I added the moss and I literally added it a hour ago. I do not have problems with humidity I added it cause I like the look and heard the crabs like playing In it and snacking on it. I basically added a...