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by FinalxFantasy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Getting a reptile humidifier for crabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Getting a reptile humidifier for crabs?

No, a humidity gauge is not going to tell you how much water has settled into the substrate. The air in the tank can be relatively dry, while there can still be standing water at the very bottom which will drown molters and grow harmful bacteria. The droplets will always sink to the lowest point an...
by FinalxFantasy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

My crab has been acting more alive for the past few days but I had to take out the third leg she's lost today. I don't understand why she's still losing legs
by FinalxFantasy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Using sink water with BRITA water filter?
Replies: 25
Views: 1077

Re: Using sink water with BRITA water filter?

Does any purified water work as long as it's labeled "purified"?
by FinalxFantasy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

If you’re also able to get out to a conventional store (or if your local health food store is a large one set out like a conventional store) with a butchery/meat/seafood counter, you can always try to ask someone there if they would be willing/able to give/sell you some offcuts to feed your crabs. ...
by FinalxFantasy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I do sympathize with finalxfantasy he was GIVEN these crabs without substantial care for them. He didn't ask for them. I feel sorry that now he has to deal with the repercussions and the guilt. He will undoubtedly take better care of them in his adult life, just like most of us did with hermit crab...
by FinalxFantasy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Using sink water with BRITA water filter?
Replies: 25
Views: 1077

Using sink water with BRITA water filter?

I searched on google and I can't get enough information about this water filter. Is this water good for the crabs? My parents say it filters out every chemical and purifies it 100%.
by FinalxFantasy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I can try that. I'm going to try to go to a health food store tomorrow to get things
by FinalxFantasy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I am not sure I understand - if your sister is slacking on her chores, can you not take up the slack and do her chores and earn her share of the money too? There are many other ways a 16 year old can earn money, too. Mowing lawns, shovelling driveways, baby sitting. You can walk or ride a bike to a...
by FinalxFantasy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I just wanted to chip in and agree with what Curlysister said about substrate depth. These crabs burrow up to 3 feet underground in the wild! I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable giving them anything less than a foot. If you really need to get the most coconut fiber you can get - check Home Depot...
by FinalxFantasy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

It is imperative that living creatures eat and have appropriate food available to them, so scavenge through your kitchen with the safe list in hand and see what you can find for them. A quick internet search also yields the consensus that hallowe’en crabs need to have their water replaced and water...
by FinalxFantasy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I am going to be very straightforward and blunt. I am sorry if you are offended, but I think it needs to be said. You got an exotic pet that you are not able to care for, and it will most likely die because of that. A quick search online led me to the advice I will post below. I'm sorry, but my sis...
by FinalxFantasy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? I have coconut fiber and its not very deep. I haven't been able to get more substrate for that tank yet. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and h...
by FinalxFantasy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I was reading that Halloween crabs might be foaming at the mouth due to dehydration... I have no experience whatsoever with these types of crabs but I did a little bit of research to see if I could help. So has he/she not had an water for awhile or not been drinking? shes been drinking and getting ...
by FinalxFantasy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

her legs also arent working properly and she smells strange. my halloween crabs also cannot fully submerge their body in water. I think my dad failed to get the right setup for my tank in a few ways when he gave them to me. There isnt enough substrate and i havent been able to afford more. i feel li...
by FinalxFantasy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1625

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I know nothing about this type of crab, but presume the needs are similar as far as substrate, heat, humidity, and diet. It does not look like you have enough substrate for such a large crab. What are your tank conditions? What do you feed it? How large is the tank? Edited to add - Please fill in t...