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by GotButterflies
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to forums!!
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: New to forums!!

Hello, and welcome to the HCA! :)

I personally recommend dipping them in the freshwater of the tank, but to each's own :)
by GotButterflies
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1576
Views: 119024

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

I wouldn't trust it. Anything to do with that company wouldn't be good!
by GotButterflies
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!
Replies: 200
Views: 31453

Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

I'm sorry I know I've been bad about it!! I will do that! Thank you for the well wishes! :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

I agree with Curlysister. Please fill out the emergency template. One thing I noticed is what you are feeding. Hermit crabs need a variety in their diet - and they especially need calcium eg: cuttlebone )purchase at the petstore), eggshells, coral, oystershell, They really need protein also eg: bugs...
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Mites during a molt??
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Mites during a molt??

I honestly couldn't see anything, but then again, it's late - and my eyes are bugged out from looking at my zoeae. If they are white then they would be food mites. Is your crab alive?
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Supplies Wants/Needs
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Supplies Wants/Needs

Good luck :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Sphagnum Moss VS. Terrarium Moss
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Sphagnum Moss VS. Terrarium Moss

Yes! It is :) Because the humidity in my tanks is fine (99%), I actually put sphagnum in my crabitats dry a lot of times - they go to town on it!! :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Built in 5 gallon Marine tank...How to cycle?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Built in 5 gallon Marine tank...How to cycle?

In addition to what Soilentgringa said, hermies will go into the water to clean their shells, which will cause an ammonia build up in the water. This would be harmful to the living organisms in there.
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My 2 hermies are not getting along
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: My 2 hermies are not getting along

Are you providing them with sufficient calcium? Give them a cuttlebone and eggshell.

Change up their tank decor so they don't get bored. :)

Shell guide: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=92552
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pebbles
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Pebbles

Cute :) It is practically impossible to guess age. Hermit crabs molt at different rates.
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Supplies Wants/Needs
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Supplies Wants/Needs

As far as Instant Ocean - I purchase mine from Amazon (I'm a prime member - so everything ships free for me). I have found Amazon sells Instant Ocean the cheapest. I use Reef Crystals for Instant Ocean. I can get a 50 gallon bag for $13.00 With three crabitats, and now raising Zoeae - that is an inc...
by GotButterflies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!

That's because they wanted privacy :hlol:
by GotButterflies
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1616

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Just a reminder you would want to breed a couple of generations of a wild one BEFORE adding to your tank. You don't know what they have been exposed to.
by GotButterflies
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New owner
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: New owner

Hello! Welcome to the HCA! :) It is normal for crabs to destress. It is even more normal for them to hide under the water bowl because it is nice and humid there. Make sure you keep their humidity at 80 or above. They have modified gills and need the humidity to breathe. :)
by GotButterflies
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Sphagnum Moss VS. Terrarium Moss
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Sphagnum Moss VS. Terrarium Moss

Mine love sphagnum moss! I've never used terrarium moss.

Edit: Are you making it too wet?