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by MauiMama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New babies
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

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: 1402

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: 1402

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: 1402

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: 1402

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: 1402

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: 1402

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...
by MauiMama
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Merry Crabmas from Sandy Claws (with others)
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Merry Crabmas from Sandy Claws (with others)

My heart. Bless these photos. [emoji173]

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by MauiMama
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molts are nerve-wracking!
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Molts are nerve-wracking!

Same here! I just constantly fret about if his tunnel collapsed, or if he got too cold, or was just old (I have no idea what his age is), or if he had enough calcium, or if he is remembering to change his underwear. But I always feel a tiny glimmer of hope every time I peek into the tank! Good luck ...
by MauiMama
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molts are nerve-wracking!
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Molts are nerve-wracking!

Still waiting on this guy. Going on month 4 I'm so lonely! [emoji224]

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by MauiMama
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: What's wrong with my crabs?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: What's wrong with my crabs?

It seems like you have their major needs under control. Do they get enough calcium and protein in their diets? They need both of these to have a solid healthy molt. Do you offer plenty of fresh and salt water? You covered a lot of the info already, but we may be able to better assist if you fill out...
by MauiMama
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Long Wait
Replies: 41
Views: 5343

Re: Long Wait

purplepincher wrote:sry 4 ur loss. i have had the same thing happen with my crab; molting sucks. i am waiting on my crab right now that wont come up.
Also curious about this

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by MauiMama
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How to Dry Live Mealworms?
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: How to Dry Live Mealworms?

Oh, those are some nice names! Everyone has their own cool and unique names, including me! I have named my crabs Hermes, schelbert and Orpheus oh, and I have a stick insect named Athena, and I have two guppy babies named fish and chips! Fish and chips, I absolutely love it xD Sent from my SM-G930T ...
by MauiMama
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How to Dry Live Mealworms?
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: How to Dry Live Mealworms?

Athena is a great name haha! [emoji16] I love all the mythology names. My dog's name is Zeus, my goldfish Poseidon, my tortoise Athena, and I used to have a betta named Thor and a platy named Jupiter lol. Don't worry about writing back, studying comes first!! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapa...
by MauiMama
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs haven’t molted in6 months!
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Crabs haven’t molted in6 months!

The white fuzzy type mold that grows on bits of food is harmless to the crabs - but can bother humans if allergic to molds. This is good to know, I was out of town and my fam forgot about my poor little dude, so his walnut and sunflower seeds were also covered in that fuzzy white mold and I was so ...