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by Careyenz
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1578
Views: 124988

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

I'm sorry you had such a rough time with LHC. I've been through this a couple times now, and just know this is how things will be. If you go in and expect the worst but hope for the best, the let down is more manageable!! It's really probably better off that they aren't at risk with the weather, tho...
by Careyenz
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?
Replies: 23
Views: 1583

Re: Straw (perlatus) over 5 years?

I have a jumbo female who has been with me for over three. She came from LHC as well and is a serial molter. She was a teeny when I got her and regularly goes down every three months to molt. Every big straw I have spends a large amount of time in the salt water and definitely spends a good bit of t...
by Careyenz
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1578
Views: 124988

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

Hey guys, this has gotten super off topic. Can we please keep this giant thread to reviews and updates of LHC?
by Careyenz
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Rescued crabbies from outside, never owned one before!
Replies: 45
Views: 3572

Re: Rescued crabbies from outside, never owned one before!

You've gotten a lot of really good advice. I just have two things to say. 1. Thank goodness you found these guys, and 2. thank goodness you were able to find the HCA get the advice you need to give them the life they deserve. Most people would have just walked by. Congratulations on your new little ...
by Careyenz
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Trapped in shell
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Trapped in shell

I've found most of my crabs will switch into a "too big" shell just before going under for a growth molt. They tend to come up fitting into the new shell perfectly. Hopefully your little guy knows it's in a safe place now and is getting ready! Good luck!
by Careyenz
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Viola behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Viola behavior

I definitely would put that off until it gets warmer. If you are ordering from LHC, they ship from New York. I ordered straws from my local pet shop last winter and they were dead on arrival from the cold. I felt terrible. It's too much of a risk this time of year, despite talks of heat pads, etc.
by Careyenz
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Strawberry Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: New Strawberry Owner

I've had pretty good luck with my straws too. Scarlz said it best. Bigger straws hold their color better in captivity. I have a jumbo that I raised from a teeny. She molts every few months, and is a bright orange/red? The others that I bought as adults are still the deep red color they originally we...
by Careyenz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: What am I doing wrong?

First question, and I may have missed this, but what are you using as a lid on the tank to hold the heat in? Your crabs are very new, so they may be destressing at this time. Unfortunately, survival rate can be pretty low for these little guys. The one who dug down is probably destressing or molting...
by Careyenz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How do people get exotic Breeds?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: How do people get exotic Breeds?

You can occasionally get straws, ruggies, and violas at local pet shops. I've found that I've had better luck at mom and pop shops. If you can make a personal connection with the owner, they might be able to special order them for you. Many have ordered through livehermitcrabs.com but their reviews ...
by Careyenz
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Such a cute video! I can't wait to show my kids tomorrow!
by Careyenz
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: New Owner

Oh my gosh, the money I've put into these little guys! Congratulations on giving your little family a proper home!
by Careyenz
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1578
Views: 124988

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

Not that I want to stir anything up, but has anyone received Aussies?
by Careyenz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Is this a safe second level?
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Is this a safe second level?

I use a locker shelf, which is very similar. They are pretty cheap so I just replace mine once a year or so. I've never had any issues with it, and it works out great for me! Right now mine holds a shell shop, food, and a small moss pit. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/09/062c6d986f1fa03a39b...
by Careyenz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Rough couple weeks at the 'tat!
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Rough couple weeks at the 'tat!

Kuza, that's awful. I've really enjoyed mine, but I am afraid they are just really fragile. I do think I saw one of those long clear stringy worms that you had in my salt water pool the other day. I'm hoping it was isolated, but I doubt it.
by Careyenz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Rough couple weeks at the 'tat!
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Rough couple weeks at the 'tat!

I woke up this morning to something really awful. One of my blues was unshelled in the salt water pool dead. I worried last week because he moved into a smaller shell, similar situation to the first blue I lost. I'm down to three. Two buried under today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for healthy mo...