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by OIF_VET
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Do straws and Es normally molt nekky?
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

WOW! *Kathy* I had not known about this Before.
I did speculate on Es but Not Straws too. I have not owned any Straws though.
This is Why I like the HCA! So much. We learn alot of stuff from eachother!
by OIF_VET
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Should the HCA include a "Special Marine Hermie Forum?&
Replies: 44
Views: 7571

After all, a hermie is a hermie is a hermie, all are adorable and all in need of proper care. Considering that there are 800 species of marine hermies and only 17 LHC's (and even that number is probably inflated) it seems to be a little odd to exclude marine crabs from our mission. Thank You Christ...
by OIF_VET
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Should the HCA include a "Special Marine Hermie Forum?&
Replies: 44
Views: 7571

If it is not to late, I would also be happy to help search for information regarding marine hermit crabs. I enjoy reading about the salt water hobby in general so I think I would enjoy finding out more about marine hermits. However I have never actually kept marine hermits so I may be a little usle...
by OIF_VET
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Should the HCA include a "Special Marine Hermie Forum?&
Replies: 44
Views: 7571

Coming from experience, aquatic hermit crabs don't really have the same needs and concerns that are usually associated with land hermit crabs. Their role from a pet viewpoint is pretty much the same as a snail. They're basically just there for cleaning purposes. They just play the custodian role in...
by OIF_VET
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Should the HCA include a "Special Marine Hermie Forum?&
Replies: 44
Views: 7571

i think oif you should try to get a team together and come up with a good basic care sheet, that would be awesome :D I think I wouldnt mind attempting this. Yes, even though I do not have any I would love to be able to learn more about them. I think several are fascinating critters and would at lea...
by OIF_VET
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Should the HCA include a "Special Marine Hermie Forum?&
Replies: 44
Views: 7571

Should the HCA include a "Special Marine Hermie Forum?&

This poll is to see if there is enough Support for Creating a New Forum for Marine Hermies. And if there is, to how many folks woulod use it. This would also support or Not Support a decission that Admin could use to determine the validation, to Have or Not Have a Seperate forum. Thank You all for t...
by OIF_VET
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Is this message board for aquatic hermit crabs too?
Replies: 13
Views: 3902

I second the notion of setting up another area in the forums specifically for Marine Hermies. I know I have them, I know I can find where to "Buy" Them on-line and I know that ther many species. Some will stay Teeny while others can get as Large as Large or even Jumbo. I would imagine that the "Mari...
by OIF_VET
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Is this message board for aquatic hermit crabs too?
Replies: 13
Views: 3902

Hello! :)

I am 1 of the Few who Have Marine Hermies. I will say this, I do not know much about them, other than they are similar to LHCs in that they need Extra Shells and the right Conditions to Survive and Thrive.
They can be quite Beautiful. Almost Neon like Colorations :)
by OIF_VET
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 17 Species of Hermit Crabs! (check them out!)
Replies: 23
Views: 3840

I too would love to Have a Couple C.Purpureus. But! Sadly they are an Endangered Species, and Japan has named them the Jewel of...And like The Aus. C.variabilis, are not and will not be exported. Not to turn this thread into a Political or Discussion on right or wrong, BUT! I believe and feel that t...
by OIF_VET
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Indo's Gel BP
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Thank You Mokulele!!!
Ur pics are always soooo Awesome.
This should be a Keeper for the archives.

Do you have any Violas? If so, would ya mind posting some pics of them in the Pics forum? (Updated pics of course) :)
by OIF_VET
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: ExoTerra Terrarium.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

I would be Leary. I would think it would be difficult to maintain Humidity.
And the "PolyStyrene" I just wouldnt trust it. Nice Idea! May be good for a Reptile/Snake...
Just my Thoughts.
by OIF_VET
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Deep Cleans.....Not really necessary?
Replies: 42
Views: 4497

I Must agree with Cisnegra. A Deep clean really isnt that necessary unles for 2 reasons that I can think of for the Moment. 1) Mass death due to an Unknown Condition. 2) Bug Infestation of unknown origins. I have always said that I like to have a Micro Eco system in my Set up. Beneficial Bugs and Su...
by OIF_VET
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Bil-bo streaking!
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Create a Very Warm and Very Humid Environment. Thus, my hopes were to make the Nakey Crab to want to reshell. It seems to work best in a Small Container. I had Suggested a Hot Wet Cloth over the Container with a Light Bulb Shining down onto the Wet Cloth...Hence Heating the Micro Environment to very...
by OIF_VET
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: DARN MITES!
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

I am all for Keeping the "Good" Mites...And any other Benificial Bug in my Tat. The Hypoaspis will eventually die off due to lack of food (Mite Nymphs,Larvae and Eggs) Think of the real world...Outside the Crabitat. We are trying to recreate the environment that our beloved "Lil Dudes" came from...a...
by OIF_VET
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: DARN MITES!
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

I Have had quite a few Problems in the Past with what I thought were Mites. Well sort of. It seems I get these Lil White (Teeny tiny) things when I use Eco earth...They dont seem to bother the Crabbies..But rather they do go for the Crab food. I did order Hypoaspis Miles from http://www.shopgreenmet...