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by Rawrgeous
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Re-setting up my 40b
Replies: 47
Views: 1499

Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Oh no! :( Sorry for your loss.
by Rawrgeous
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Found a crab wandering loose
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Found a crab wandering loose

He looks like he is in bad need of a molt,you can tell by the broken leg tips. It's just so crazy that he's there! But bless you guys for trying to take care of this little guy! Try to give him some eggshell, or unpasturized honey if possible. Honey is a healing food with natural antibodies, and egg...
by Rawrgeous
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: You know your moved in when your tat is set up
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Re: You know your moved in when your tat is set up

Gah. The joys of adulting. If it's not one thing then it's another right? I hope you get it sorted though. I can be patient! lol
by Rawrgeous
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hi everyone, been a while
Replies: 27
Views: 256

Re: Hi everyone, been a while

I just wanted to say I'm sorry for what's been going on. :/ Perhaps try looking in really late? I have had ones that only come out in the dead of night. Or perhaps they molted, came back up when you didn't see and went right back down? I know you do right by your crabs. I'm happy to see a familiar f...
by Rawrgeous
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting for 6 months+ ?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Molting for 6 months+ ?

Try looking in the middle of the night, around 2-3. Sometimes they dig down to sleep for the day.
by Rawrgeous
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner with a few husbandry questions
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: New crab owner with a few husbandry questions

If you haven't already bought a tank I suggest calling your local petsmart and asking them when their next dollar per gallon sale is. I really suggest getting as large of a tank as possible, simply because it can save you money from potential upgrades in the future. However, I do think they would be...
by Rawrgeous
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked Hermit Crab
Replies: 26
Views: 2562

Re: Naked Hermit Crab

Is there any way you can get pics of this crack? It's hard to say without visually seeing it. :/ But that doesn't sound normal. Hoping he stays shelled for you.
by Rawrgeous
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Double-dish bubbler pics, yo!
Replies: 42
Views: 10904

Re: Double-dish bubbler pics, yo!

One thing I haven't read about in this thread is the importance of using check valves on your air lines if you're using a bubbler. Check valves prevent water from siphoning back through the air line into the pump in the event of a power outage or shutoff. As long as your air pump is above the level...
by Rawrgeous
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: First Molting
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: First Molting

Hi! Welcome to the HCA, go ahead and check out our care guides when you have a chance. :) http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=92457 Most likely the crab is fine and is just digging down to de-stress as Joe said. He has already stated the necessities for substrate so I won't g...
by Rawrgeous
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molt but no shells
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Molt but no shells

Sometimes they just dig to dig. Or perhaps he was destressing. I would take advantage of him being up to add up to your six inches/ 3x depth as stated above:) If you haven't had a chance to yet you should check out our care guides! http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=92457 Ma...
by Rawrgeous
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Upgraded crabitat
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: Upgraded crabitat

I would check with Reptile basics if it is insulation safe, but since heat tape is meant to be used on snake racks under the between the bin and shelves and shelf I can imagine that it would be safe to insulate.
by Rawrgeous
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Beauty
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Beauty

That's one cute alien! ;)
by Rawrgeous
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My crabbies are weird
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: My crabbies are weird

I agree with the above, I have had most of my crabs for 2 years or more and most of them still tuck away when I'm in or around the tank. They may learn to associate you with food, but they aren't emotional creatures; crustaceans don't have complex brains like humans. There is even scientific debate ...
by Rawrgeous
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: temp dropped and won't heat back up!!
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: temp dropped and won't heat back up!!

Is there any way you can try insulating the sides and around the heat mat? Purple pinchers shoudn't be at risk for death in the 70s while buried, though it is not ideal. Even though your current mat is not rated for insulation since you are just needing a temporary fix until they can be moved to you...
by Rawrgeous
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Just started
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Just started

When crabs are molting the emit a smell that smells "delicious" to other crabs because the exo contains vital nutrients. Since crabs are scavengers, and thus opportunistic feeders if they come across a molting crab they most certainly will take advantage. Crabs are their most vulnerable when they ar...