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by MauiMama
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

Am I okay to add more than an inch a day if all residents are up?

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by MauiMama
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Found mesh
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: Found mesh

Great, thanks!

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by MauiMama
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Found mesh
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: Found mesh

Hermielover121 wrote:Yep it was actually really flexible and easy to bend


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Sorry to revive an old post, but does that stuff hold the shape you bend it into? And there's no metal in it?

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by MauiMama
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

I got some extra sub for the crabbies, but now one of them dug down! I'll probably wait to add it until he reappears. I've seen that you are only supposed to add an inch of substrate at a time - does that only apply if someone is buried? Or do they get mad if previously-built tunnels get screwed up?...
by MauiMama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

I'm glad they can come to a peaceful resolution!

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by MauiMama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

I attached the E care sheet, if that helps at all (you probably viewed it already though). What I've learned is that Es require more heat, sub, humidity, and climbing/running room, as they are more active. I had an E and he was with 3 other PPs (one about his size and 2 smaller) and they all seemed...
by MauiMama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies


Motörcrab wrote: Our biggest E, Gunshow and biggest purple, HHH get into some heated antenna debates, but not much more.
How do these debates usually end? This is my first time owning more than one crab at a time, so I'm nervous about aggression or bullying.



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by MauiMama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

I'll definitely have to pick up some more sub. I underestimated how much I had and how much they need (8"+ vs 6" for my last guy). I'm new to using coco fiber, as I used the Hermit Beach mix exclusively with my first crab. I misunderstood the mix ratio, so I need more sand. Sent from my SM-G930T usi...
by MauiMama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

Hermiesguardian wrote:They also need 2 proteins and 2 calciums a day.
This shouldn't be a problem for me, we have meat and plant proteins every day ourselves and I am happy to share!

I keep cuttlebone in the tank all the time. I'm researching more calcium options today.

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by MauiMama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

GotButterflies wrote: At least 10 gallons PER crab for Es. Es do not like being crowded.
Does this still apply in my case of one large crab and one pretty small crab?

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by MauiMama
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

According to the care sheet, your substrate should be deeper, more like 8-10" instead of 6". Apparently they like to tunnel and dig up molters. They also like temps at 80°F +, while PPs do ok at 75°. That's all I can think of for now. [emoji4] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk I hope this...
by MauiMama
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

Also keep in mind, though, that being more active makes it easier for them to get into trouble. We’ve had several members report streaking (they prefer to run than hide, and dropping their shell can help with a quick getaway) and cannibalism (find weak crabs more easily) from them. Sent from my iPh...
by MauiMama
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

JoeHermits wrote:Care requirements are pretty similar, but Es tend to be more active.


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Awesome, that's what I was hoping for. :D

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by MauiMama
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: New babies

Things to climb on. Got it. I am working on installing a topper for extra height.

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by MauiMama
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

New babies

After mourning the loss of my first hermit, a purple pincher named Maui, I eventually decided I was ready to try again. I picked up a couple today, one tiny and one that's quite large (I am hoping he's nice to my little guy). Due to general distrust of pet store employee advice, I didnt ask many que...