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by HCADirectors
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Care: Why Painted Shells Should Not Be Used
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Care: Why Painted Shells Should Not Be Used

Article written by JoeHermits of the Hermit Crab Association. Although they may be visually enticing, painted shells should be discouraged from use for both ethical and safety-related reasons. Ethics of Painted Shells: Wild hermit crabs are harvested in non-painted shells and so must be enticed int...
by HCADirectors
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Health: What to Do When a Crab Is Out of Its Shell
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Health: What to Do When a Crab Is Out of Its Shell

Guide written by JoeHermits of the Hermit Crab Association. In certain situations, a hermit crab may leave its shell without acquiring a new one, usually as a result of stress or weakness. When that happens, your priority is getting it to wear a shell—without one, the crab’s abdomen is vulnerable t...
by HCADirectors
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 40 Gal. pics and crabbies ( lots of photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 1870

Re: 40 Gal. pics and crabbies ( lots of photos)

In light of recent events, posts have been removed. We want this to remain an enjoyable place for everyone that is a part of the HCA.
by HCADirectors
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Upgrade to a 75 gallon tank!
Replies: 38
Views: 3782

Re: Upgrade to a 75 gallon tank!

The Admins and Mods would like to remind everyone that while we encourage educating others on proper pet care, we ask that you do so in a polite and respectful manner. Please also keep in mind that there are many differing opinions and methods of crabbing, and often there isn't just one answer.
by HCADirectors
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Policies for Stores and Rescues
Replies: 0
Views: 4462

Policies for Stores and Rescues

Hi All! Lately there seem to be a lot of members starting rescues and stores. The HCA wants to take a moment to cover the policies regarding how these topics and posts are handled, and to inform the stores and rescues what is expected of them. Stores The HCA has always had a very strong policy regar...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Care Sheets, Guides, and Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How to Use this Section, and How to Request Changes
Replies: 0
Views: 9903

How to Use this Section, and How to Request Changes

Welcome to the FAQ section! This area was created so that all HCA articles would be located in one easy to find place. We hope that new members will be able to find the information they need quickly, and that old members will have an easier time referencing the guides when needed. To keep everything...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: FAQ: Abbreviations and Terms Used at the HCA
Replies: 0
Views: 5003

FAQ: Abbreviations and Terms Used at the HCA

Our community uses a lot of abbreviations on a daily basis, which can be confusing for newer members. Here's a handy list of the most commonly used shortcuts. Locations: HCA =Hermit Crab Association or HCA = Hermit Crab Addiction (store) HCP = Hermit Crab Patch (store) or HCP = Hermit Crab Paradise ...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Care: Safe Food List
Replies: 0
Views: 131386

Care: Safe Food List

SAFE FOODS Questions about an item on this list - or questions about any food item - should be directed to the [Food & Water] section as a new topic. This list will be kept updated as new safe food items are brought to our attention. The following is an amended list from the Epicurean-Hermit websit...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Care: Unsafe and Unpopular Food List
Replies: 0
Views: 53587

Care: Unsafe and Unpopular Food List

UNSAFE AND UNPOPULAR FOODS Questions about an item on this list - or questions about any food item - should be directed to the [Food & Water] section as a new topic. This list will be kept updated as unsafe food items are brought to our attention. The following is an amended list from the Epicurean...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Care: Commercial (Store Bought) Foods
Replies: 0
Views: 42949

Care: Commercial (Store Bought) Foods

Questions about anything on this page - or questions about any food item - should be directed to the [Food & Water] section as a new topic. Updates to this page can be made by contacting any Administrator or Moderator. What do I feed my crabs? You will read a lot of messages on this forum about the...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Care: Hermit Crab Nutrition by Kilimanjaro
Replies: 0
Views: 35949

Care: Hermit Crab Nutrition by Kilimanjaro

This article was originaly published by Kilimanjaro on July 30, 2008. Some information may be out of date, but the overall information on hermit crab nutrition is sound. Questions about anything on this page - or questions about any food item - should be directed to the [Food & Water] section as a ...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Care: Water - Fresh, Salt, & Why to Use a Dechlorinator
Replies: 0
Views: 36431

Care: Water - Fresh, Salt, & Why to Use a Dechlorinator

Links and Quick Reference Lists updated May 2017 Questions about anything on this page - or any question about water that is used with hermit crabs and their enclosure - should be directed to the [http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=25][Food & Water][/url] section as a new topic....
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Care: Shells - Favorite Shells, Those to Avoid & IDs
Replies: 0
Views: 42226

Care: Shells - Favorite Shells, Those to Avoid & IDs

Contents Prefered Shell Guide -Coenobita clypeatus (Purple Pincher) -Coenobita compressus (Ecuadorian) -Coenobita brevimanus (Indoneasian) -Coenobita rugosus (Ruggie) -Coenobita perlatus (Strawberry) -Coenobita violascens (Viola) -Coenobita purpureus (Blueberries) A Basic Guide of Unpopular Shells ...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat: Humidity - Importance, Creating and Maintaining
Replies: 0
Views: 24405

Crabitat: Humidity - Importance, Creating and Maintaining

The humidity levels for hermit crabs should be kept higher than 70% at all times. Hermit crabs breathe using modified gills rather than lungs, so when their environment is too dry it can cause severe injury, and extended periods of low humidity can even lead to death. An ideal relative humidity rang...
by HCADirectors
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat: Lights - Heating, Viewing, and UVB
Replies: 0
Views: 29171

Crabitat: Lights - Heating, Viewing, and UVB

Contents Introduction & Basics Fixtures LED Lighting Florescent Bulbs Compact Florescent Lights (CFL) UVB Lighting Incandescent Bulbs -Dimmers -White/Daylight Bulbs -Red/Infrared Bulbs -Blue/Moonlight/Moonglow Bulbs -Spot/Basking Lights Ceramic Heat Bulbs Using Heat Lamps with Glass Lids and Tanks ...