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by curlysister
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Almond Butter Covered Crab
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Almond Butter Covered Crab

Rosie and Odelhay are correct. You need to use marine salt and it needs to be mixed properly. I just wanted to add that it can be mixed in smaller quantities than a gallon, LOL. I also use Instant Ocean, but mix it up by the pint (2 cups).
by curlysister
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: A new cast!
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: A new cast!

Welcome back! Who were you back then? LOL.
by curlysister
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

Thanks for answering my questions!
by curlysister
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

Wode, do you know what caused it when it happened to your crabs? Was it an injury during molting, or after?
by curlysister
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

I have no advice re- the healing mix. But wondering if he is using the claw normally? Or does it seem to bother him?
(Not that I have experienced anything like that before, just wondering if it's something that seems painful?)
by curlysister
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: molting concern
Replies: 14
Views: 202

Re: molting concern

I guess I was wondering how much volume of cuttlebone had how many grams of calcium....in order to compare it to eggshells or spinach. Safe to say that it would definately have more than spinach, and probably similar or more than egg shells?
by curlysister
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Food
Topic: a land flowing with milk and/ or honey
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: a land flowing with milk and/ or honey

I stick to dry air popped popcorn.
by curlysister
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Where to get hermit crabs?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Where to get hermit crabs?

As well as watching for crabs offered, you can also put a 'wanted' ad on the various sites!
by curlysister
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Where can I get a good thermostat/hydrometer?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Where can I get a good thermostat/hydrometer?

I had looked at places like WalMart in Canada, and Target when I was in the US, with no luck. Then my local hardware store had an Acurite, and it was even on sale!
by curlysister
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: molting concern
Replies: 14
Views: 202

Re: molting concern

I am not sure how much calcium cuttlebone has, but you have to eat a ton of spinach to get calcium. For example, half an egg shell has 900-1000mg of calcium. But one whole cup of cooked spinach only has 240mg.
by curlysister
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Different species help?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Different species help?

Have you checked out the Care Sheets? There are ones for basics as well as for the different species.
by curlysister
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Hand Picked Turbos and a Cute Crab Nic Nac
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Hand Picked Turbos and a Cute Crab Nic Nac

I hear you on the price of shells....wait til they are large or extra large! They are breaking my bank! LOL!
by curlysister
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab missing legs on it's one side
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Hermit crab missing legs on it's one side

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Sand and coconut fiber Curly - How deep is your substrate in the main tank? It should be at least 3 times as deep as your largest crab. If you have had your crab for 7 years, it is probably large enough that the sub needs to be deepe...
by curlysister
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting crab might be dead? Possible infestation?
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Molting crab might be dead? Possible infestation?

If you go to the 'food' section, there is lots of info about hermit crab nutrition. Safe and unsafe foods lists, nutrition pyramid, etc. What brand of dechlorinator do you use? What kind of hygrometer/ thermometer do you use? If you have 'many' holes in the lid for ventilation, I would worry that th...
by curlysister
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moss pit replacements?
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Moss pit replacements?

I will mention that chia seeds can be used to treat constipation in people - small amounts of chia seeds with moderate amounts of water will help get things moving very nicely! Also, they are too small to get stuck in intestines. It used to be thought that people with diverticulosis should not eat f...