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by ginapo
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: much anticipate JUMBO STRAWS! beautiful! *pics
Replies: 30
Views: 6845

Re: much anticipate JUMBO STRAWS! beautiful! *pics

Wow, how incredible. I wonder how old they are!

I also agree with the advice others have given that they would be much happier with more space and also much more pleasing to watch in the larger tank. : )
by ginapo
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1578
Views: 125109

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

She's not awesome at responding to emails with questions and concerns, or communicating with you about your order. For me at least, she's my only option for buying exotics, so I have tried to be patient and order well in advance from when I would actually like the crabs. I hope that the ordering iss...
by ginapo
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: New Molter Aggressive??
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: New Molter Aggressive??

I'm not entirely sure what the situation that you're asking about in your original post, but I'd just like to note that you should definitely get your humidity up to 70-80% in the tank as the crabs need it to breathe properly, and you should try to have at the very least a couple of suitable shells ...
by ginapo
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ecuadorians - a third friend needed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Ecuadorians - a third friend needed?

It sounds like you might be at capacity for your tank right now, depending on your utilization of vertical space for second levels and what not. I would wait to get any more (unless you're planning on setting up another tank!) as the PPs will get rather large, sometimes quicker than you might expect...
by ginapo
Mon May 07, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: strawberries
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: strawberries

My strawberries don't dig much. I find them to hang out on the surface more than pretty much any of the other species I've owned, which surprises me because everything I have read says that they're avid diggers. I offer a LOT of cover on the surface of my tank right now, though, which might have som...
by ginapo
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: I think my baby resurfaced!!
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: I think my baby resurfaced!!

They're crabs! It's what they do. :) I gave up trying to keep track of mine regularly a long time ago, lol.

If the crab in question has black pointy toenails and is covered in little furry hairs all over, it molted!
by ginapo
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: One Eye is up from molting! results?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: One Eye is up from molting! results?

That's awesome! I've never had a crab missing an eye so I've never seen one get regenerated, but I just think it's so amazing every time I hear about it on here. :o
by ginapo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Amazing Crab Survival Story
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Amazing Crab Survival Story

Wow...almost 20 days with pretty much no food or water? That's incredible. I'm so glad you found him before any more time went by. My lid has some holes that I have to remember to keep covered, and I'm always PARANOID that I'll forget one night, and I won't know that any got out until it's too late!
by ginapo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A non-nocturnal strawberry?
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: A non-nocturnal strawberry?

I dunno...but I feel across all the species I own, some crabs just have different habits. I also have noticed that they'll go through phases of activity; day vs night, active vs not very active, etc. : ) Right now, my tank is pretty dead, while a week ago there would have been 6 or 7 running around ...
by ginapo
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A non-nocturnal strawberry?
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: A non-nocturnal strawberry?

I have one that is very active during the day and always has been. : )
by ginapo
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Moe pushed it far enough to end up in solitary confinement!
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Moe pushed it far enough to end up in solitary confineme

Oh man, I've had this issue with an E targeting specific crabs for extended periods of time before. He eventually calmed down and I never figured out what was going on. :/

Anyways, I hope the little monster starts to behave himself soon for you!

Great pictures though. :D
by ginapo
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Lost one of my new blueberries during a molt. : C
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Lost one of my new blueberries during a molt. : C

Thank you all. I'm setting up a 75 gallon tank right now, so I placed another order with LHC, and I'm thinking of emailing to ask for an extra blueberry. This just hits especially hard because when I first started crabbing, I had molting deaths like that somewhat frequently, and I hope I've solved t...
by ginapo
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Lost one of my new blueberries during a molt. : C
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Lost one of my new blueberries during a molt. : C

So out of the five crabs that I got from LHC in the beginning of January ( 2 blueberries, 3 strawberries) both blueberries, and two strawberries have gone down. One blueberry and one strawberry have come up (the second strawberry just went down a week and a half ago). Both of my blueberries went dow...
by ginapo
Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: naked hermie with extra claws -WEIRD
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: naked hermie with extra claws -WEIRD

I hope you can get him reshelled quickly!

This post has made me want to go look at pictures of nekkid crabs to familiarize myself with their anatomy, though.
by ginapo
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Molting or worse????
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Molting or worse????

I'm very happy your little one is okay and was surface molting! As per the whole surface molting being an indicator of an issue thing, it doesn't seem like a crab would want to molt when not dug underground in his or her natural habitat because it would be much more vulnerable to predators, etc. But...