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by curlysister
Sun May 31, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How to help a little hermie?
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: How to help a little hermie?

HCA does not recommend bathing crabs. They carry a mix of fresh and salt water in their shell, and if you bathe them, it can throw off the balance. As long as you have both dechlor fresh and salt water available, they will get what they need. 70% is getting a little low for humidity - you should aim...
by curlysister
Sat May 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sun picture time! - Ft. Odin
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Sun picture time! - Ft. Odin

He's cute! I like that shell, but mine would never take one of them.
by curlysister
Sat May 30, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: It's Been a While...
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: It's Been a While...

I think it would be reasonable to dig at the six month mark, or when your other crab comes up.

One thing that is beneficial to having both of them down, is that you can smooth out the surface and be certain the nobody is coming up at night.
by curlysister
Sat May 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Molting?

He needs the calcium from his exo after molting. I think I would remove him from under the water dish and isolate him from any other crabs (you can do this in the main tank if you don't have an iso tank. Give him calcium rich foods. Maybe a bit of salt and fresh water (like a bottle cap of each), an...
by curlysister
Sat May 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Molting?

Some of the pieces definitely look like exo. When you say you found him under the water dish, I presume he had a little 'cave' hollowed out for himself. Many people use rubber maid type containers for water dishes, and double them up. That way, if there is someone molting under the dish, they aren't...
by curlysister
Sat May 30, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab might be eating another crab??
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Crab might be eating another crab??

That's good to hear! And is exactly the reason that it is important to have deep enough substrate and not a crowded tank. The don't go 'looking' for another crab under the sub, but they might accidentally come across one when they are digging and tunnelling. The only time one of mine dug up another ...
by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I just realized, I haven’t shared....
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: I just realized, I haven’t shared....

Oh wow! That's so awesome!
by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Bug INVASION
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Bug INVASION

Tapatalk is an app that you can download on your phone. Then you can post pictures directly from your phone to this thread.

If they are the little white food mites, they aren't harmful to the crabs. So if your crabs are molting, it could be more harmful to dig them up.
by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Bug INVASION
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Bug INVASION

Are you able to post a picture using Tapatalk, or one of the image sharing sites?

have you read the care sheet on bugs? Do yours look like any of these?

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by curlysister
Thu May 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab under substrate, and won't come out
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Crab under substrate, and won't come out

What are your temp and humidity now?

What kind and how deep is your substrate?

What do you feed them? What do you use for water?

If a crab is down under the sub, you should never dig them up unless there is an emergency like a flood or bacterial bloom.
by curlysister
Wed May 27, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting with bad substrate
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Molting with bad substrate

All EE is not dangerous for molting, it is just harder to maintain (it can flood easier or mold easier).
I would try to add a bit of water along the sides, and mist the surface a bit. Don't get carried away, just a bit at a time.
by curlysister
Wed May 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Found: crab leg!
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Found: crab leg!

Is one of your crabs missing a leg? Is the found leg hollow, like just exo, or solid like a whole leg?
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Outside
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Outside

Many of us on here are hands-off with our crabs. Where I live, the conditions outdoors are nowhere near what hermit crabs need to survive. So I would not be good for them to go outside here.
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How to find a food they like
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: How to find a food they like

Your crabs might be eating such small amounts that you don't think they are eating. I swear that for the first two years I had my crabs, the only way I knew they must be eating is that they did not die. It seemed like I put in and took out exactly the same amount of food. Just keep offering foods fr...
by curlysister
Tue May 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Worm Castings
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Worm Castings

I bought a bulk bag from the Hermit Crab Patch.