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by TXcrabby022
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface molt??
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Surface molt??

Thanks for all the helpful information and ideas! He/she seems to be doing better now, eating and staying more in shell. I haven't wanted to move her/him much. Last time this happened with another crab, I think the rinsing and handling may have been too much as our crabs are not handled regularly, a...
by TXcrabby022
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface molt??
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Surface molt??

Thanks for the responses; he's still hanging out of his shell almost completely, but responds by moving a little when I mist the crabitat. No other crabs are up right now, but I will isolate him with some pb and honey. I've got some moss I can put around him for a little more protection and humidity.
by TXcrabby022
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface molt??
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Surface molt??

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information we need to give ...
by TXcrabby022
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Naked crab

P.S. Thanks for the help and clarification re abdominal uncurling! <3<3<3
by TXcrabby022
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Naked crab

Crabby is still in the large shell but is very limp, with some legs sticking out slightly. Does not smell bad and did move slightly when I touched the legs. Perhaps this is just a surface molt? I made a little cave in a sand bowl with shells and moist moss for a roof. I'll add a soda bottle top when...
by TXcrabby022
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Naked crab

Thanks, Wodesorel! Things are looking up--he/she has moved into a new shell. Fingers crossed it works for a while and all's well. Wish I'd gotten a better look to determine whether male or female while I had the chance!
by TXcrabby022
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Naked crab

Update: I've rinsed her/him and shell with fresh crabitat water, gently uncurled ab and attempted to reintroduce to shell but crab was too upset and squirmed away. Now ab is partially in a larger shell, with three more available, including old shell. Will fill out form later.
by TXcrabby022
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Naked crab

Hi all, We have a recently emerged jumbo naked PP that seems to be confused and not getting into the shells I've been offering. Another jumbo has gotten interested and the naked crab seems to be nervous, so I moved the other away. Do I need to separate them? And what else? We have a good range of sh...
by TXcrabby022
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating a 55-gallon tank
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Heating a 55-gallon tank

Ah, good to know about how to attach. Will a 6-inch wide X 48-inch long strip effectively heat a 55-gallon tank by itself?
by TXcrabby022
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating a 55-gallon tank
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Heating a 55-gallon tank

Ok, going with an Ultratherm. Would a 6" strip the length of the tank work? I'm assuming I'd want to keep it above the level of the substrate...
by TXcrabby022
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating a 55-gallon tank
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Heating a 55-gallon tank

We have just adopted four crabs and are switching to a 55-gallon tank to accommodate everyone comfortably. I have a 6"x8" Zoo Med Repti Therm UTH that was attached to one end of my 10-gallon tank. Can I use this on one end of the 55-gallon, with another at the other end, and keep it warm enough? Day...
by TXcrabby022
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Adoption success stories.
Replies: 107
Views: 33040

Re: Adoption success stories.

And another successful adoption through the HCA. We just received Oscar and Aqua, two sweet crabbies from our neighbors in San Antonio. They will soon be joining Hermie, our resident PP, in a 55-gallon tank. For now they are relaxing in their 10-gallon home.
by TXcrabby022
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Horticultural coconut coir ok to use in substrate?
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Horticultural coconut coir ok to use in substrate?

Thanks, LJJ and Wodesorel, for fascinating and helpful information. I am very happy with the amazing assortment I recently purchased from Wodesorel and am inspired to make some of my own mixes. Thanks for thinking and writing about this, I really appreciate it! I might have to get my hands on Edney ...
by TXcrabby022
Fri May 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Horticultural coconut coir ok to use in substrate?
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Horticultural coconut coir ok to use in substrate?

Sorry, I thought GotButterflies meant that Whole Foods and TJ's had organically grown prepared hermit crab food, because that's what I meant when I said it was difficult/impossible to find products labeled organically grown. As I said, we eat organic and localy produced foods as much as possible. So...
by TXcrabby022
Fri May 26, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Horticultural coconut coir ok to use in substrate?
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Horticultural coconut coir ok to use in substrate?

Thanks, GotButterfiles! Good to know that Whole Foods and Trader Joe's carry organically grown hermit crab food--I had no idea! We try to stick to organic and locally grown for the produce and other groceries we buy, and we're lucky to have lots of options in the Austin area.