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by GotButterflies
Sat May 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shell Evacuation and possible lethargy
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Shell Evacuation and possible lethargy

Hello - I responded with GB for GotButterflies Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for reading! I have a crab that evacuated her shell this morning, and while she’s back in now I just wanted to get some further advice! All the details are at the bottom. 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how...
by GotButterflies
Sat May 30, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Just got some crabs from my friend. Is my set up okay?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Just got some crabs from my friend. Is my set up okay?

Looks like everyone is covering the bases. I just wanted to say Welcome to the wonderful world of crabbing and Welcome to the HCA! You can pick up used tanks off of Craigslist, or apps like OfferUp, LetGo, VarageSale, 5miles or Facebook Marketplace. Search reptile, aquarium, tank, fishtank. Good luc...
by GotButterflies
Sat May 30, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Canadian buying American Hermit Crab Food
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Canadian buying American Hermit Crab Food

I never had any issues shipping to Canada. Like previously mentioned, just make sure the seller you are purchasing from ships there. :)
by GotButterflies
Sat May 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Under the water
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Under the water

I do not have doubled dishes i only have one fresh and one salt. She is under the fresh. I do have other crabs but they are molting underground and went down before the soil turned dry. Maybe i could scoop the water out and add new water without removing the bowl. If changing the water is necessary...
by GotButterflies
Wed May 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Under the water
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Under the water

Hello :) Are your dishes doubled? If not then this won't work. Molting takes several months and your water will need to be changed if she is not the only crab. She doesn't need a separate iso tank. This is why a lot of us recommend using double dishes as water bowls. You can use cheap tupperware con...
by GotButterflies
Mon May 25, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My hermit lost a claw and a leg
Replies: 20
Views: 377

Re: My hermit lost a claw and a leg

I woke up this morning to find that my crab has moved!! He is now maybe an inch away from where he was yesterday. I know that isn’t much, but it’s something. That's great - like I mentioned previously - don't handle him. Provide him with honey, calcium, protein, (and other necessary food pyramid it...
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!

Sometimes they change into larger shells because the molt sac is uncomfortable for them in their current shell, so maybe he is getting ready to molt. Don't worry if he doesn't. Molting takes time :) Whatever you do, don't dig him up.
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Moving shells
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Moving shells

Typically when they chirp they are in distress or if they are displeased with something.
My Es chirp for no reason though - If nothing is bothering him - he might just be like them!
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Albinos?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Albinos?

Thanks for sharing Wode! She is so pretty! I'm glad she went back to normal - but she definitely was stunning that way!
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Moving shells
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Moving shells

Ah man! Poor guy for sure! You can always crush it up and use it for calcium :)
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moss Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Moss Pit

Hi Steph! Welcome to the HCA! :) It really boils down to personal preference! Some people keep their moss in glass bowls, some people keep it in baskets, some people keep it inside of cork bark and some people put it on the sub. I do all of the above except the glass bowl :) Edit: You want to use or...
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Missing a claw and a leg
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Missing a claw and a leg

Here is the emergency template if you would like to fill this out: http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... 27&t=46102
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dry Sponges?
Replies: 24
Views: 486

Re: Dry Sponges?

That is hilarious! They are so pretty too!! This is why I keep my shell shops on second/third levels. They literally have to push the shell out of a basic to bury it.
by GotButterflies
Sun May 24, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Super dark crab?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Super dark crab?

Definitely a PP :)