Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:08 pm

Thank you :)
They are still small. Shell length round about 2-3 cm. The newest breedings are still tiny. Between 1-2 cm

In my web picture books are the latest pictures of both breedings
I try to update as often I could take good pics of them.
The links are in earlier postings in this thread
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by sirenequidanse » Wed May 13, 2015 12:35 pm

Fabulous I am so impressed. :crabbigsmile:


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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by crabby1 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:52 am

Your cage ( its hardly "CAGE" I just don't know what else to call it) is the most beautiful one I've seen so far since I started my adventure with hermit crabs (my son brought one home). It seems as though you have the set up that's the closest thing one can get to the real thing. I was just wondering if throughout the years if you have had any losses and if so is there anything you might have learned and if you were in the same situation what you would change about it. I have six and haven't had any losses so far. I just bought a used aquarium it had a crack that the pet store owner glued back together, I just put them in there to days ago but now its giving off this smell,I'm going to get them out of there as soon as possible but this will cause more stress. I'm so worried I just want all my crabs to live forever maybe that's unrealistic. I just can't bare the loss


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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by judywapner » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:06 pm

Just showed my hermit-disliking husband your tanks with connecting tunnel:

Him: Is that what you want to do with your tank?
Me: No, that takes up too much space.
Him: Well....eventually when we have a bigger house you can!

I think it was the awesome tunnel that won him over; he's the kind of guy that thinks "If I'm gonna do something, I'm not just gonna do it right, I'm gonna do it way better than anyone else ever has!"

You tank setup is now what I'm working towards for one day! The baby hermits are the BEST! So adorable! It would be so amazing to have a hermit crab with you since it's birth! They really would be your babies!

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by DarthKrab » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:00 pm

How did you make the salt water pool? I love everything about this crabitat but that's my favorite part and would like to do something similar
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:55 am

DarthKrab wrote:How did you make the salt water pool? I love everything about this crabitat but that's my favorite part and would like to do something similar
A peice of glass (custom made to ensure it fits) and aquarium safe silicone. :)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by DarthKrab » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:07 am

aussieJJDude wrote: A peice of glass (custom made to ensure it fits) and aquarium safe silicone. :)
Thanks! But I might have to think of my own neat way. I don't know anyone who could make me something like that lol

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:55 am

DarthKrab wrote:Thanks! But I might have to think of my own neat way. I don't know anyone who could make me something like that lol
A local glazier should be able to cut it for you. :) Or see if you can source your glass offline (after all if your tank is a foot wide, you want your glass piece to be a little under a foot to allow for silicone)...
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

Post by Curlz » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:43 am

sorry I was not here for a longer time...

@crabby1: I do have losses. Unfortunately a lot of losses :(
overall I had 56 adult LHCs since April 2009 till now. (The breedings are not counted here.)
25 died in this time. Mostly because of PPS/molting problem and overgrowding in the first years.
And I've learned:

- do not buy in strange shops nor online
- do not buy for "rescue" reasons (the shop will buy new one and so new hermits has to be 'rescued'. We've come full circle.)
- do not keep too much hermits in the tank. Even if the tank looks big enough for human eyes. The places to hide, dig and molt are important and not the "gallon per LHC".
- keep the tank, food and conditions as naturally as possible


@DarthKrab:
aussieJJDude is right.
First, check if your tank is big enough for a pool. Think about how to clean this pool.
Then search for a glazier. Think about stabilisation of the glass if you put it in sloped


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;) thank you very much.
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