What are your crabs up to?

Where we discuss the behavior of our hermit crabs, as in fights, pecking orders, shell swaps, etc. Please post all naked-crab posts in the Emergency forum.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by moonbeam » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:07 pm

Wow beautiful coloring! I love it! I hear you on the foil thing. Luckily that noise really doesn't bother me so for now the foil stays but I can definitely understand wanting to get rid of it! Sometimes I appreciate the foil, it always lets me know when a crab is scaling the lid! If only I could get a good picture of one of them doing it!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Drakezilla » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:27 pm

megmaholm wrote:I think I'm going to splurge on plexiglas to put over my screen lid instead of foil. Every time a crab gets up there and I hear their little feet hitting the foil, it makes me cringe like nails on a chalkboard. :lol:

I did some major rearranging last night. I decided as a route in/out of the SW pool I'll use part of a plastic vine, so it's siliconed and waiting to finish curing. I'm also working on a small plastic hide covered in river rock, so once it's done and cured it'll go in as well. That will, of course, mean more rearranging to make room. I have half a flower pot as their main hide, but I'll replace it with the plastic one. I have so much random stuff and I wish I could fit it all in the tank! I would sell/give it away but then I would probably want it. Yes, I'm a hoarder. ;)

And since I rarely post pics, here's my biggest crab Gregor after his molt:
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And here he was before:
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Same shell, but it looks like he got a little darker and he grew. I hope my Deltona order ships soon.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by megmaholm » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:43 pm

Thanks guys! He was that beautiful rich red when I got him so I can't take credit for his pretty color, but it's one of the reasons I fell in love with him.

Moonbeam, that's a good point that it alerts you. One time I opened the lid, fed them and refilled the water, closed the lid, etc. then realized one of my crabs was on the part of the lid I'd been opening/closing. :lol: He was probably like "Oh crap!! If I hold still she won't see me."
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Ryry » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:37 pm

I caught a good pic of my beautiful pp Echo today. Such a nice dark color!ImageImageImage
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by YYWW » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:14 pm

the middle pic looks like a crabby ballet move!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by aldebaron0626 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:43 pm

Bullseye was up. He is so shy and I rarely see him. Image


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by singlemomwithcrab » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:21 pm

One of my large smalls (if that makes sense) - a littler guy...is nomnomnoming out at the protein dish for the last two hours. No lie - he started before Goonies the movie started and Goonies is almost over....
I guess he likes the sardines in soy oil...

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by megmaholm » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:28 pm

Last night I couldn't sleep so I was spying on the crabs at like...3am. 9 of my crabs were up, which is a miracle. :lol: I got to see a couple that I haven't been sure about for a while. I also saw this:

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Yep...Gregor parked his fat butt on top of one of my littlest crabs, and proceeded to stuff his face without a care in the world. Phyl showed some interest in approaching but changed her mind after seeing her buddy get squished. Haha!

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Alduin is just hanging out tonight. He's so handsome but I wish he would molt.

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And finally, the horrendously gaudy hide I made. I wanted color dang it! The rocks are siliconed on, but the flowers are just hot glued.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by singlemomwithcrab » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:41 pm

So after Goonies was over, I decided to clean up the moss pit. I have it in a corner caddy up high in the tat. No lie - 8 guys packed in there like it was a man cave on Superbowl Sunday. Guess I need to figure out how to move stuff around and find room for another moss pit.

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Crabinski » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:00 am

singlemomwithcrab wrote: No lie - 8 guys packed in there like it was a man cave on Superbowl Sunday. :roll:
What a great visual :hlol: !
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:09 am


Ok I've been out of the game lately, are your pools cycled and all fixed up the way you wanted them? They look awesome and obviously your crabs are happy :)
They are! I have caught many right after a dip but I have only caught Poseidon and Jockey (one of my Es) in the act.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:10 am

megmaholm wrote:Thanks guys! He was that beautiful rich red when I got him so I can't take credit for his pretty color, but it's one of the reasons I fell in love with him.

Moonbeam, that's a good point that it alerts you. One time I opened the lid, fed them and refilled the water, closed the lid, etc. then realized one of my crabs was on the part of the lid I'd been opening/closing. :lol: He was probably like "Oh crap!! If I hold still she won't see me."
Which one? Lol
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:11 am

Ryry wrote:I caught a good pic of my beautiful pp Echo today. Such a nice dark color!ImageImageImage
Such a beautiful color :)
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Ryry » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:11 am

Thanks Kelly! Btw I love that we both have a Poseidon! Mine is a jumbo Indo, the biggest in my tank. Image
I also found my little crab needle has changed into one of the green banded turbos I put in there. Image I love it when I feel like I did something right for them!
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:25 am

I just love me some hermits. Lol
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