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by curlysister
Thu May 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?

Agree with Xeno. Most of us recommend adopting rather than shopping.
Where do you live? Do you currently have crabs?
by curlysister
Thu May 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can I put vampire crabs with my hermits?
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Can I put vampire crabs with my hermits?

I do not think so. From my understanding, vampire crabs are freshwater crabs, while hermit crabs are land crabs. From looking online, the tank set up looks quite different than hermit crabitats.
by curlysister
Wed May 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Saltwater smelling like eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Saltwater smelling like eggs

What brand of dechlorinator do you use? What brand of salt?
by curlysister
Tue May 21, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Crab Owner: Crab in and out of Shell & Substrate
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: New Hermit Crab Owner: Crab in and out of Shell & Substrate

In addition to the above advice - don't worry about it being too humid - there really is no such thing. Although molt will form faster at higher humidity, it will not hurt the crab. Be sure you are providing protein daily - the mixes may have it in there, but just double check to be sure. I am not s...
by curlysister
Sun May 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pp's shopping list help
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Pp's shopping list help

I swear that for the first year or two that I had my crabs, the only way I knew they must be eating and drinking was because they were still alive! It seemed like I put in and took out the exact same amount of food. Now that they are bigger, it is obvious that there is less food I take out, LOL.
by curlysister
Sat May 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Sick crab
Replies: 33
Views: 765

Re: Sick crab

Hang in there little buddy!
by curlysister
Sat May 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pp's shopping list help
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Pp's shopping list help

Read through the safe and unsafe foods lists, as well as the nutrition info by Kilimanjaro. Lots of really good info and suggestions there to try, and the food pyramid to ensure they are getting good nutrition.
by curlysister
Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab hole, no vents
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Crab hole, no vents

Is your substrate moist enough to hold it's shape?
If so, like Motor said, they dig and make caves and know what they are doing, LOL!
by curlysister
Fri May 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care

I have never consulted any books. All my care info has been from the care sheets on this page!
by curlysister
Thu May 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab burying and digging
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Crab burying and digging

Crabs do not need to be separated to molt. As long as there is enough space and substrate, they generally won't dig each other up.
Crabs dig a lot, for fun or to molt or to destress or just because they want to, LOL.
by curlysister
Thu May 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting complete?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Molting complete?

They live in groups in the wild, and most of us recommend having at least two. They like having friends. Digging is normal for them, if they are under the substrate, don't dig them up.
How are your heat and humidity?
by curlysister
Thu May 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Finally, she's molting!
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Finally, she's molting!

Why did you move her to an iso tank?
by curlysister
Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: molting concern plz help now!
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: molting concern plz help now!

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? eco earth, 3 inches. i am upgrading and have 3 bricks of compressed CF but i have a molter. Curly - Your sub should be at least 6 inches or 3x as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper. You can add sub while crabs are under -...
by curlysister
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Finally, she's molting!
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Finally, she's molting!

Crabs don't need to be isolated to molt. Are your conditions in the iso tank appropriate, with deep enough substrate?
by curlysister
Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting complete?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Molting complete?

Crabs will dig to de-stress. Or sometimes just for fun.
Is your substrate deep enough and moist enough?