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by hermitharbor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 6 Crabs Needing a Home - Richmond, VA
Replies: 1
Views: 874

6 Crabs Needing a Home - Richmond, VA

Hey all! I need to rehome my crabs due to the fact that after a lot of thought, me being so mobile in my life (may move a few times within the next few years to find cheap housing and for work as a lot of young adults do, etc) is not the best for them. I've moved them once and to be quite honest, I ...
by hermitharbor
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Just Brought home Molting crab and he turned blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5019

Re: Just Brought home Molting crab and he turned blue?

All natural is the best way to go! Whether that’s fresh foods or mixes bought from crab food places (I get mine from HCP, shops on Etsy, etc) that’s what you want to feed. They are scavengers, so they eat pretty much anything they get their claws on. And there’s no artificial stuff in the wild (alth...
by hermitharbor
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Just Brought home Molting crab and he turned blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5019

Re: Just Brought home Molting crab and he turned blue?

Just chiming in that pellet food really isn’t the best for them—most brands have filler and other junk in them that they don’t need and can ultimately be quite unhealthy for them. I would also cover him with a hut of some sort, or anything else you can do to make it dark. It will simulate the condit...
by hermitharbor
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Class Pet
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: New Class Pet

Congrats! Crabs are a great pet for students to learn about specialized care for animals. They’re like reptiles, where they require specific things just to live and are definitely a good education point :) Welcome!


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by hermitharbor
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New UTH recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 327

New UTH recommendations

Ultratherm is a great brand, and I've also had good luck with my Aiicioo that I got off of Amazon. Insulating them for the winter is a great thing to do too, and both brands can be safely insulated.


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by hermitharbor
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: I can't believe it
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: I can't believe it

It looks like he molted, but then went back down to chill for a day or two. Mine have done this before, they will go up and down for a few days, almost as if they are getting used to being above ground again. He probably went back to see if there was any pieces he wanted to keep munching on :) It ta...
by hermitharbor
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How in the world?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: How in the world?!

They grow like weeds when they are little! One of my girls went from a tiny little small to a mid sized medium in the span of like two years. It's great to watch! :)


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by hermitharbor
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: We're Following All The Advice And Going With Ultratherms
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: We're Following All The Advice And Going With Ultratherm

Good luck! Winter prepping can be a chore, but the UTHs really are handy!


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by hermitharbor
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dangerous crab?
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: Dangerous crab?

Ah, I read it backwards--I thought the crab you had had a month was out of the shell. My bad, lol!

I agree with the above post, sounds like it was a result of conditions and aggression. I'm sorry about the poor guy :(


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by hermitharbor
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dangerous crab?
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Dangerous crab?

It sounds like PPS (post purchase stress) But, to be sure, go ahead and fill out the emergency template so we can check your conditions :) HELP REQUEST TEMPLATE: Questions that help us help you! https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=28566&share_tid=46102&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ehermitcrabassocia...
by hermitharbor
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 3rd year with eggs!
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: 3rd year with eggs!

Sadly I'm not able to, don't have the funds or the time to try my hand at raising them yet! :( I really want to one day though!


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by hermitharbor
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 3rd year with eggs!
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: 3rd year with eggs!

Ah, as I'm sitting here typing this she is sitting in one of the logs shoveling them out--guess I caught her at the end, lol!


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by hermitharbor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 3rd year with eggs!
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

3rd year with eggs!

Just wanted to share one of my girls with her eggs this year, this is her second year, and my other crab who would have them for the third year now is molting so I guess no eggs for her, haha! I love seeing them with eggs so much. Glad to know Neptune doesn't leave his ladies hanging ;) This is Nora...
by hermitharbor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jack's lost a claw!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Jack's lost a claw!!

You can do something as simple as crushed egg shells, but my guys never showed much interest. They LOVE cuttlebone though! You can get it at the petstore, they sell it in packs for the birds. Just make sure it's plain in color (I've seen them colored before) :)
by hermitharbor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jack's lost a claw!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Jack's lost a claw!!

Is it totally gone? It looks more damaged from what I can see in the top picture. Might have just been an unfortunate accident under the surface :( If he hasn't already, he will likely drop the damaged limb since it's easier to drop it and then regrow on the next molt than it is to keep it. I've see...