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by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I just realized, I haven’t shared....
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: I just realized, I haven’t shared....

If you click the link on Mary's instagram you can follow the updates :)
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Question about digging
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Question about digging

If one is still under, you cannot mix. Also, if you have one under, you can only add 1" of substrate per day. :)
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Question about digging
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Question about digging

Is it supposed to be above the substrate or start at the bottom of the substrate and go up? Also, I've measured my substrate in at 5" the crabbies themselves are pretty small probably double the size of a quarter will they be okay until I can get some play sand? I have money for it just no time tod...
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Food

milk isn't technically on the safe list. There are different types of flour that are on the safe list. I give my hermies powdered goat milk on occasion...
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My 8+ year old hermit
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: My 8+ year old hermit

Gorgeous! :)
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Fluckers premium pellet diet?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Fluckers premium pellet diet?

Hermit crabs can eat a lot of the same things that we eat. Just check to make sure the item is on the safe list. Foods should be organic when possible. Hermit crabs are sensitive to pesticides and fertilizers. You also want to provide one or more calcium sources at all times. Examples would be Cuttl...
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Question about digging
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Question about digging

😲 really?! Okay I'll have to move it then!! I never knew that thank you! I will also have to measure my substrate in a little im unsure right now :) If it doesn't stick when you go to move it, you can use duct tape on the edges to help keep it down. Be very careful when peeling it up so that you do...
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab out of shell
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Crab out of shell

During molting, shells can get hijacked. When molting sacs get larger, crabs will move into larger shells. After they molt, and don't have their molt sacs, they sometimes move into their old shells. I'm glad that your crab has since taken a shell. I would provide your crab with honey, bee pollen, pr...
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Question about digging
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Question about digging

Sammi63108 wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:45 am
Okay, thank you so much! I will have try to find one. This morning I went to check on them and one of the others decided to dig and lay on top of the one that was buried?? Haha is that okay or should I move the one on top?
As long as you have at least 6" of substrate, you will be fine :)
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Question about digging
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Question about digging

Hi! I just wanted to say welcome to the HCA! Welcome also to the addictive world of crabbing! Make sure that you have your UTH (Heater) on the back or the side of the tank and not on the bottom. Us crabbers use them to heat the air. :)

We are here if you have any questions :)
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab Emitting Strange Smell
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Crab Emitting Strange Smell

Interesting. That shell is funny! It looks like a tunnel! I think a person did that! :P You would see shell rot, and I don't think that shell rot has a smell to it. You are wise to keep him separate until you know for sure. You could always do medicinal baths on him/her and treat him/her for it. It ...
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: How do you know if a shell has lacquer?

Does taking the shine off also remove the smooth texture? I get frustrated seeing my crabs unable to move the shell because it is too smooth for hem That depends. They should still be smooth, but not silky smooth to our touch, liking. It shouldn't affect how they get around. They lift their shell w...
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Review My Crabitat (Updated)
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

The substrate is 6 inches but the picture makes it look less deep. I recommend 6 inches or three times the height of your crab. Whichever is deeper wins. I think your crab needs more than the 6 inches ;) Of course I'm just looking at a picture, so I could be wrong, but he looks like a large crab :)
by GotButterflies
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab dying? ):
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Is my crab dying? ):

I apologize for not responding sooner, but my Lupus and Fibro are flaring right now. I'm very sorry for your loss. You always need to use a water conditioner like prime, or one that removes chlorine and chloramine, and also neutralizes ammonia and heavy metals. It's okay to use EE, but you need to m...
by GotButterflies
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab Emitting Strange Smell
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Crab Emitting Strange Smell

Are the water pools that you provide him/her with deep enough for him/her to fully submerge in and safely get out of?

Hermit crabs keep water in their shells. It could be the water in his shell that smells so bad. If his water is dirty, perhaps that is what stinks.