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by crabbyjo
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

mool, you cracked me up! I guess I'm not the only one who has a boring tank!! Little buggers! They were so darn adorable when we got them. When they come up we probably won't know it's them. I do have 3 bigger crabs that come up right before I go to bed. I have found that if I sneak up from the side...
by crabbyjo
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

I have been crabbing since last January & everything is going beautifully. We got 2 tiny crabs 7 weeks ago & haven't seen them since! I thought I read that tiny crabs will molt for a much shorter period of time, even a week or two. Should I be worried....because I am. I have been waiting patiently u...
by crabbyjo
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Quick ID, please!
Replies: 29
Views: 288

Re: Quick ID, please!

AleyedtoBuggy, I am curious what state the store is in. I live in MN & never see Es. I hope to find a couple. Thanks.
by crabbyjo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How Long in iso?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: How Long in iso?

Good news!!

We put Red back into the main tank last night & kept a close eye on them & all is well again.

:D :D
by crabbyjo
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How Long in iso?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: How Long in iso?

Good news, Red, the bully took a different shell in iso. I think I'll leave him in there for a few days. I have noticed that Spot has been coming up during the day to eat so I'd like to see her be comfortable again before Red goes back.
by crabbyjo
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How Long in iso?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: How Long in iso?

Yes, Red has molted once with us. If Spot wasn't so terrified after each incident I wouldn't do anything but she was trying to go through the glass. It was awful to watch. 1. play sand with cocofiber, 5:1 2. yes, temp & humidity guages, both are always 82-89, it is at the warmer end of tank 3. yes, ...
by crabbyjo
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How Long in iso?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

How Long in iso?

I have a crab that has been aggressive with a newly molted crab. The bully is smaller than the victim, aka, Spot. Spot came up from her molt while we were out for the evening a couple nights ago. Spot & smaller crab, aka Red, were taking turns pinning each other down. We separated them & watched for...
by crabbyjo
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Adding More Sand
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Adding More Sand

My substrate has settled somewhat & it needs more. Is it safe to add my sand/cocofiber mix on top of the substrate that is already in my tank? I thought I read that I can if I do it in small amounts a little at a time. I have some crabs under & molting. 2 days ago I got 2 teenies. The rest are small...
by crabbyjo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tiny sized crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Tiny sized crabs

Ok, that is good to know. Can they climb to the upper level? I was thinking about putting a bowl of teeny shells on the lower level. Also, will cut the food into smaller pieces.

Thank you!! :D
by crabbyjo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tiny sized crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Tiny sized crabs

I should have said teeny sized.
by crabbyjo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tiny sized crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Tiny sized crabs

Does anyone know if there is a thread here about care of tiny size crabs. I have searched & searched. Do I need to do things differently for the little ones? Can these little guys climb up to the shell shop & moss pit or should I have one on the lower level for them? Do I need to cut their foods int...
by crabbyjo
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Nightmare
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Re: Nightmare

I have only been crabbing for 7 months & this just breaks my heart for you!! I hope you don't mind if I ask a question also. Is it typical to find some dead crabs during a deep clean? I have 6 crabs & only have seen 4 of them for a very long time. I thought they were molting. Would there not be the ...
by crabbyjo
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Flowers

I won't be risking feeding them anymore of the flowers here. I just put in an order to Alaska hermit crab. I just hope I haven't harmed them in any way.

Thanks so much for the info. :D
by crabbyjo
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Flowers

Crabinski, good to know. Thank you so much. So basically, if we have grown them from seed ourselves or ordered dried organic flowers for them, that is the only safe way to feed flowers. I had been giving them an occasional petunia, impatience, & or daisy. Glad I haven't done too much. Off to read th...
by crabbyjo
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Flowers

Is there a list of safe flowers that crabs can eat? I have read the safe food list & saw a few but are there anymore they can eat? Thank you.