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by curlysister
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shell-less crab
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Shell-less crab

AwesomeHermit gave you good advice. Unfortunately, crabs go through so much once we get them, that they are sometimes too far gone to recover once we put them into good conditions. HCA has a care sheet about naked crabs, which advises what to do, and gives some trouble shooting as far as what could ...
by curlysister
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Brand for small amount of sand?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Brand for small amount of sand?

50 pounds of play sand mixed with one brick of EE won't be too much for your tank!
by curlysister
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Should i be giving my Hermits tap water?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Should i be giving my Hermits tap water?

Here is everything you need to know about water:

viewtopic.php?f=127&t=92553
by curlysister
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating pad inside or outside tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Heating pad inside or outside tank?

If it has a sticky side, you shouldn't insulate over top of it. You can insulate around it, on other sides, and on top to help with heat. Something like a large solid item, or a solid climbing wall might affect how the heat dissipates into the tank, but other items like fake plants and smaller piece...
by curlysister
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating pad inside or outside tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Heating pad inside or outside tank?

I am not familiar with that type of mat. How do you attach it to the back of the tank? Does it have a sticky side? Or do you use tape?
by curlysister
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating pad inside or outside tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Heating pad inside or outside tank?

No. You want it on the outside.
What type of heat pad is it? Depending on the type, you might be able to insulate over top. Or you can insulate around it and/or on the top of the lid.
by curlysister
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: When to start new crabitat setup
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: When to start new crabitat setup

Crabs often move once they get underground...so there really isn't any way to know for sure where they are (or aren't LOL). And if they are molting, not just de-stressing, you can cause a lot of problems digging them up. You can add up to an inch of sub per day, as long as you don't pack it down. Wh...
by curlysister
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What to feed my hermits
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: What to feed my hermits

The 'care sheets' section has tons of info about all aspects of crab care.
Here is the 'nutrition' page:

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92554

There is also the 'safe food list':

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92557
by curlysister
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Pacman frog!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Pacman frog!!!!!

If parents don't want any more pets, respect their wishes.
by curlysister
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: calcium supplement meant for humans?
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: calcium supplement meant for humans?

avocadocrabbies wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:31 pm
I don't think it was the wrong one so much as not the one her doctor recommended. My dad agrees with you, though, thinks that the doctor is just being finnicky. I'm sure someone will take it haha


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Ah, okay. I would agree the doctor is being picky, LOL.
by curlysister
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: can they eat garden weeds
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: can they eat garden weeds

Which type of weeds?
by curlysister
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: calcium supplement meant for humans?
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: calcium supplement meant for humans?

Unrelated to crabs, how is that the 'wrong' one for your mom? That's a good supplement.
by curlysister
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting with other crabs around
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Molting with other crabs around

How big is your tank?
How deep is your substrate?
by curlysister
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Digs!
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: New Digs!

Autumn, that was the first thing I thought of as well - what if someone makes a run for it??!! LOL!
Looks great! Are those live plants?
by curlysister
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Re-New to Crabbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Re-New to Crabbing!

Don't start to worry for at least four months, maybe more, LOL.