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by curlysister
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Moving molting crab in shell?
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Moving molting crab in shell?

Also just to clarify that he is the only crab in the tank? If not, he needs to be isolated from the other crabs (coco hut might not be enough to keep others from him).
by curlysister
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crabitat pictures.
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Crabitat pictures.

Welcome to crabbing! Be sure to read through all the care sheets, they outline everything you need to know - the basic care sheet has a photo of a basic set up too. If you go to the 'photos' section, you will see tons of pictures, be warned though - some people have crabitats that the rest of us can...
by curlysister
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 90% Humidity!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: 90% Humidity!!!!!

There is nothing wrong with your humidity being above 93%.
by curlysister
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 90% Humidity!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: 90% Humidity!!!!!

I will leave the heaters question to Motor. As for humidity, there is no such thing as too humid. My humidity is almost always over 90% - sometimes in the summer it gets to 99%. I have never taken steps to try to lower it. The high humidity won't lead to flooding, excess misting can. Higher humidity...
by curlysister
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: maintaining temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: maintaining temperature

You will want to get a UTH by dimensions, not by what it says it should heat as far as tank size. Get one that will cover as much of the back of the tank above the substrate as you can. Some UTH's can be insulated over top while others (the sticky ones) can only be insulated around. What do you have...
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Weekly food diet
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Weekly food diet

I feed a combo of fresh and dry foods. The fresh gets pretty gross quickly because of the heat and humidity, so I only leave it 24 or maybe 48 hours max. The dried foods can last 3-5 days before it goes too moldy, and if I am on vacation I have left them with dry food for a week.
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Clawdia Molting
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Clawdia Molting

I generally don't keep track of my crabs molting, but for whatever reason I did this past year! My Cher is probably a medium. She went under on May long weekend. Came up for literally a couple of hours for one evening in August (and if I hadn't happened to check the tank during those two hours, I ne...
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Newbie with some questions
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Newbie with some questions

I think one of the biggest mistakes new crabbers make is not being patient enough with molting crabs. There have been a number of people who have said 'I knew I shouldn't dig, but....' dug up their crabs anyways. The only time a person should consider digging up a crab is when there is an emergency ...
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Clawdia Molting
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Clawdia Molting

Length of time can be quite variable. Also take into account that they might come up for a few hours and then go back down, so what seems like x number of weeks might only actually be a couple weeks down, up a half day, then back down for x more weeks. I would not go looking for a small crab for at ...
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Weekly food diet
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Weekly food diet

If you are using dried foods, you certainly don't need to change them out every day. So if your menu can be for more than just a week.
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New hermit crab owner
Replies: 18
Views: 375

Re: New hermit crab owner

When I have boiled eggs, I keep the shells after I peel them. I used to crush them but now I just break them up a bit. And if you are in a pet store looking for cuttle bone - it's in the bird section! I had a heck of a time finding it! I feed a combination of dry and fresh foods. I order dry from Ca...
by curlysister
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Clawdia Molting
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Clawdia Molting

Months. Seriously. She may not even be under the water bowl anymore, she may have moved locations under the sub. The only time a person should consider digging up a crab is in an emergency such as a flood or bacterial bloom. If a crab is dead under the sub, we gain nothing by digging for them. But i...
by curlysister
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Websites with Good Shells :) Concerns about my lid!!
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Websites with Good Shells :) Concerns about my lid!!

Hahaha, oops! It looks like you and I were typing at the same time Overmountain!
by curlysister
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Websites with Good Shells :) Concerns about my lid!!
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Websites with Good Shells :) Concerns about my lid!!

Welcome! Have you read through the care sheets? There's tons of really good info there, you may find answers to some of your other questions. If not, just ask! Many of us have used plastic wrap over the top of our tanks, it hold in humidity. A blanket can be put over top of the plastic wrap to help ...
by curlysister
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Isolated crab not moving
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Isolated crab not moving

Although they often come out of their shell when they pass away, crabs can definitely remain in the shell when the do.