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by curlysister
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Help
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Food Help

I just posted the link about commercial food, in your other thread:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 25&t=92555
by curlysister
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Rinsing Dishes and Crab Poop/Color
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Rinsing Dishes and Crab Poop/Color

Here is the HCA page about commercial foods. It talks about the additives that aren't safe, and includes info on both crab cakes and the FMR food. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92555 I looked into spring water a bit more. It is safe, but just like tap water, needs t...
by curlysister
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: chirping
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: chirping

I have only heard my crabs chirp once, and I am not even sure which one it was LOL.
by curlysister
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting, sleeping or dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Molting, sleeping or dead?

No, he should not molt on the surface. He should dig underneath the substrate and you should not see him when he is molting.
If he is that big, your substrate will need to be quite deep. How many inches is it? What do you use for substrate? What are the temperature and humidity levels in your tank?
by curlysister
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!! I found my crab in the salt water dish naked and not moving at ALL.idk what’s going on or if he’s dead !!?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: HELP!! I found my crab in the salt water dish naked and not moving at ALL.idk what’s going on or if he’s dead !!?

Please answer the questions in the template so that we can help you trouble shoot. A naked crab likely means that there is something in your tank that can be improved. If your crab is naked, he needs to be re-shelled ASAP. Put him in a small bowl with a couple of mm of dechlor fresh water for moistu...
by curlysister
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting, sleeping or dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Molting, sleeping or dead?

Not molting. Is your substrate deep enough (at least 6 inches or thee times as deep as your largest crab) and the right consistency (moist enough to hold shape but not so wet that it puddles) so he can dig down? Crabs should dig and bury themselves completely, in a molting cave to molt. You should n...
by curlysister
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs aren’t doing much
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Crabs aren’t doing much

Yes, sounds normal. Crabs will bury to de-stress, or molt, or just for fun. If molting, they can stay down for weeks or even months. They don't need to eat anything other than their exo when they are buried and molting. For those on the surface, I swear that the only way I knew my crabs were eating ...
by curlysister
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Habitat decor
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Habitat decor

I sometimes use a mix of vinegar and water to wash, then rinse really well with RO water.
by curlysister
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution

I do not believe that Imagitarium is one of the recommended brands of salt water. I am pretty sure it does not contain all the trace elements required by crabs.
by curlysister
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Rinsing Dishes and Crab Poop/Color
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Rinsing Dishes and Crab Poop/Color

My crabs poop changes color depending on what they are eating. That said, most of the commercial foods are not considered safe from crabs, even though they are marketed for them. Pellets, cakes, Fluker's hermit crab food are not safe long term. Be sure to check out the 'food' section for the nutriti...
by curlysister
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating pad or heat lamp?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Heating pad or heat lamp?

Heat lights aren't actually not recommended, although it is true that many people report having issues with humidity with them. Here is the care sheet with all the info you need to know about lights: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92543 Here is the care sheet about h...
by curlysister
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Two new lil guys!
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Two new lil guys!

Oh my goodness those little guys are just adorable!
I know absolutely nothing about marine crabs, other than the fact that yours is cute!!
by curlysister
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New arrivals from Richard's sea shells
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: New arrivals from Richard's sea shells

TOTALLY ties together the end table decor!! Love it!
by curlysister
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

You don't actually have to deep clean and change substrate. I have had my crabs for 8 1/2 years and have never thrown out the substrate. I have just added more when I upgraded tanks or when it settled and I needed more depth.