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by Invert Mom
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Woohooo! Two females with eggs! Update P.6! BABIES! (PPs)
Replies: 447
Views: 86739

Re: Woohooo!! Two females with eggs!! :D Got some pics!

That is so cool! I would take that as evidence of some really happy and comfortable crabs. I wish they had luck becoming full adults in captivity, maybe then pet stores and such would stop taking them from the wild.
by Invert Mom
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Is two enough?
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Is two enough?

Personally I like keeping them in groups. Someone I adopted four from had two that always tend to hang out together though (I notice this here as well), so I'm sure a pair is fine as long as they get along well.
by Invert Mom
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?
Replies: 13
Views: 3459

Re: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down

I did not think about that, thanks for letting me know about those! I'd probably have to buy one since I don't think I know anyone I can borrow one from. We moved with two dug under, but it doesn't look like any tunnels collapsed, even the fragile surface ones. The others I took out and placed in a ...
by Invert Mom
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Hermit Crabs Storing Shells
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Hermit Crabs Storing Shells

Mine do the same, especially when the shells were out on the substrate. I haven't had that problem so much now that they have a shower caddy shell shop though.
by Invert Mom
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?
Replies: 13
Views: 3459

Re: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down

My biggest concern about digging up molters is that they will get dug up again in the main tank. Should I set up a small ISO (like a 5.5 gallon) instead? I know my folks don't want too many tanks setup, and one of them is a lot more understanding than the other. The person that owns the house, no ma...
by Invert Mom
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?
Replies: 13
Views: 3459

Re: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down

I appreciate the comments though. I hope, although I'm sure not counting on it, that they are dug up by the time we have to move them over. That way I could put them in a critter keeper with sand, then take some sand out of the larger tank to make it easier to move. I wish they all weren't so insist...
by Invert Mom
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?
Replies: 13
Views: 3459

Re: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down

Thank you so much Wodesorel. I was offered an upstairs room to put them in when we move everything (and one) into the new house when the old one gets sold. Honestly, if they are all up in either tank I'll probably take half the sand out and put it back in once it's set up. Thank fully I don't have a...
by Invert Mom
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?
Replies: 13
Views: 3459

Re: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down

Thank you so much! That is a huge relief, I was really freaking out! Now what about moving them to an upstairs location? Would there be a risk of tunnels collapsing then? We thought about moving them upstairs because of space, plus it stays warm in the small room in the winter with the heater on, an...
by Invert Mom
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?
Replies: 13
Views: 3459

Re: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down

Thank you! My main concern was tunnels collapsing, even though we'd be driving slowly and carefully. I know it's going to take a couple of people to lift it, sand adds SO much weight to the tanks.
by Invert Mom
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?
Replies: 13
Views: 3459

How to safely move a few blocks away with crabs dug down?

For financial reasons we have to move our stuff (the tanks and crabs included) to a new house. I have no say in this, the house is getting sold. The other place is only a few blocks away from the old one. How can I safely move a 20 Long and 10 gallon to a new place a few blocks away, with crabs poss...
by Invert Mom
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs don't get stuck....except...
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: Crabs don't get stuck....except...

I'm glad to hear he's okay! I know once I had a small E get "stuck" (he could move but seemed afraid to) in the end of a cholla log for several days. I removed him from it and never saw him on it again (sad since it led to a moss pit).
by Invert Mom
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My poor little E "Bug"- UPDATE- She Molted!- Update-bad news
Replies: 63
Views: 18333

Re: My poor little E "Bug"- UPDATE- She Molted!- Update-bad

I'm so sorry you lost her. E's tend to have a much harder time molting than other crabs unfortunately.
by Invert Mom
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Somebody ate Moya (Maybe?? Or did she shrink that much?)
Replies: 35
Views: 2651

Re: Somebody ate Moya (Maybe?? Or did she shrink that much?)

I'm so glad she is alright. I'm sorry for the loss of your other crab though.
by Invert Mom
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Blueberry crab behavior questions from keepers
Replies: 34
Views: 2333

Re: Blueberry crab behavior questions from keepers

As much as I want a blueberry, and it's awesome that you found one, Petland tends to be a really horrible place for animals. A big stir was caused by them at one point because they were selling puppy mill dogs claiming they weren't from mills.
by Invert Mom
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Anyone ordering LHC crabs for 12/14/11?
Replies: 149
Views: 24507

Re: Anyone ordering LHC crabs for 12/14/11?

So they should be dipped in saltwater and a dechlorinated freshwater rinse the day they arrive? Or should you wait a day to let them settle in? I haven't ordered any but I'm considering it in the future, since I'm pretty positive I'll ever find anyone within a four hour drive of where I live is goin...