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by hermitcrablover1
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab fight and the looser doesnt look good.
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Crab fight and the looser doesnt look good.

Hi! I am so sorry to hear about the crab fight. Hopefully it will not ever happen again for you. I have experienced crabs grabbing each other and not letting go. For me what worked was dropping both simultaneously into either the salt or fresh water pool. Luckily this has always worked so far. Has y...
by hermitcrablover1
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: BIG EMERGENCY!! MUST READ!
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: BIG EMERGENCY!! MUST READ!

Hi! I am sorry to hear about your heat. 100 degrees must feel awful. Maybe you could try putting some ice in plastic bags and place them against the outside of the glass tank above the substrate and possibly on top of the lid. Just watch the temperature closely. Hope this helps.
by hermitcrablover1
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Sea shells in white vinegar??
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Sea shells in white vinegar??

Hi! I know vinegar can dissolve shells so I asked hubby about this question. He said the vinegar dissolves the calcium from the shells. This could make them more brittle so they could break easier and there could be rough spots that could be uncomfortable for the crabs.
by hermitcrablover1
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is best for lone hermit crab?
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: What is best for lone hermit crab?

Hi! Welcome to HCA. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Eight years is a long time to have the same crabs. Obviously you are doing something right. I have had 1 crab for 10 years and 2 for 8 and 9 years. In the past when I had 2 crabs together they seemed to form closer bonds to each other than ones...
by hermitcrablover1
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Instant Ocean Question
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Instant Ocean Question

1 pint or 2 cups uses 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons of instant ocean
by hermitcrablover1
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Pp, Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: New Pp, Help?

Hi! BB is very cute. A lot of times crabs come with worn off leg tips. They wear them down from walking around in the wild. She will probably molt soon and will return with all new leg tips. My crabs don't wear their leg tips down now that they are in captivity but many came with worn off tips. I wo...
by hermitcrablover1
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wasting Disease?
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Wasting Disease?

I am so sorry to hear of your crabs death. Thank you for filling out the emergency form. I am not an administrator but a couple of things stood out to me. Purple pinchers should have a temperature range of 75 to 85. 70 is too cold. I have found that if a crab is too cold that it will hang out right ...
by hermitcrablover1
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: My Straw lost her red after molt.
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: My Straw lost her red after molt.

Did your crab surface molt? The second picture shows exoskeleton.
by hermitcrablover1
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Missing crab!
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Missing crab!

Hi! Crabs can bury themselves and leave little or no trace behind. I have also seen crabs fix the sand so no trace of digging remains after a fellow crab buries. One of my crabs usually fixes the sand when his tank mates go under. It is neat to watch.
by hermitcrablover1
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Accidental crab mom
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Accidental crab mom

Hi! Welcome to HCA. Thank you for saving that poor crab. I am glad to hear he is doing so well. :)
by hermitcrablover1
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some of my crabs today
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Some of my crabs today

I love that picture of the big pincher next to the broken plant! That is what you call being caught in the act. :hlol:
by hermitcrablover1
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shell Fight
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Shell Fight

Did he reshell yet?
by hermitcrablover1
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New ruggies!
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: New ruggies!

They are beautiful. Where did you get them from?
by hermitcrablover1
Tue May 19, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Night time is the best time!
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Night time is the best time!

I love your pictures. They look very cute. Thanks for sharing.
by hermitcrablover1
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Need answer asap about water!
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Need answer asap about water!

Yes you did. Many of us use Instant Ocean.