Stole the green sand

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Stole the green sand

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:59 pm

So I fed green sand for just the second time. Since they fought over the shell last time I figured I'd put in more. I put in a small shell and a contact lens holder. The shell and the lens holder are GONE! They must have buried them because I can't see them at all. Wow. So anyone out there, they love green sand.
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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by KristenL0522 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:27 pm

:hlol: :hlol:
That is funny!! My one crab who is up isn’t overly interested in mine. He crawls all through it and stops for a second but not for long. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:57 pm

I finally found the shell and contact lens case.
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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Chris81 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 pm

Heh. When we add green sand, it disappears super fast.


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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Lizs2587 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:56 pm

Newbie here.. what is green sand?

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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:50 pm

Lizs2587 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Newbie here.. what is green sand?

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I stole this from another post:

Greensand comes off of the ocean floor. It is packed full of nutrients. The crabs LOVE it. I keep it in my tanks at all times. It is actually a mineral called Glauconite.
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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Lizs2587 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:42 am

Hermiesguardian wrote: I stole this from another post:

Greensand comes off of the ocean floor. It is packed full of nutrients. The crabs LOVE it. I keep it in my tanks at all times. It is actually a mineral called Glauconite.
Oh okay! Do you go out and just get sand from the ocean or do you order it?

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Post by KristenL0522 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:40 am

Lizs2587 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:42 am
Oh okay! Do you go out and just get sand from the ocean or do you order it?

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I ordered mine from Mary’s shop on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthWaterFireStudio


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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Lizs2587 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:04 am

KristenL0522 wrote: I ordered mine from Mary’s shop on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthWaterFireStudio
Awesome! Thank you so much! Our first hermit crab started out as a birthday gift (from a friend) for my 4 year old and has QUICKLY become an obsession of mine!! I swear I'm researching every day on how to make their life better! Lol!

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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Overmountain1 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 am

Greensand is a definite favorite, I offer some with almost every feeding, as well as worm castings- their second favorite love! These are also easy to find and order if you don’t have some yet. It’s like they can never get enough!


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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by KrankyKrab » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:03 am

Overmountain1 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 am
Greensand is a definite favorite
Is this it? Espoma Greensand Soil Conditioner? They make organic too....

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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:53 am

I always keep a dish of greensand in each of my crabitats - it is a crab favorite! :)
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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:16 pm

KrankyKrab wrote:
Is this it? Espoma Greensand Soil Conditioner? They make organic too....
This is it.


And I got it from here:
https://crabstreetjournal.org/store/pro ... 50501b.jpg[/IMG]

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I don't know why the picture didn't come up.
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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by KrankyKrab » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 pm

Sweet - thank you!


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Re: Stole the green sand

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:27 pm

KrankyKrab wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Sweet - thank you!


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raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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