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by Hermiearth
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Wound in BP
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Wound in BP

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181216/30b3a7028ea6b2cdf17e4d24c78b29c9.jpg My biggest hermit Rocky had his tunnel collapse just after a molt, so I moved him to an iso container so he could recover and eat his exo. Yesterday I saw him kind of resting up on the container but I didn’t think much o...
by Hermiearth
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: I messed up
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: I messed up

It happens to all of us. If there were leg tips around him he likely has already molted, sometimes they won’t eat that part.


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by Hermiearth
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Almost immediate molt upon purchase?
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Almost immediate molt upon purchase?

Totally normal for them to molt after purchase, could also be simply de-stressing under the sand. How deep is your substrate?


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by Hermiearth
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Overcrowded?
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: Overcrowded?

Even with the most generous spacing rule of 5 gallons per crab you end up at 65 gallons. Subtract some for the tiny’s also. You sound fine to me!


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by Hermiearth
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Sand in Shell.
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

Re: Sand in Shell.

Do you have a shell shop? A shower caddy mounted on the glass keeps the shells clean and together.


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by Hermiearth
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing hermit crab
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Missing hermit crab

Strawberrys are very fragile so it is possible that he went down to moot and didn’t make it through. He also could still be molting- 3 months isn’t untypical!


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by Hermiearth
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: VERY WORRIED- No signs of crabs for nearly a week
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: VERY WORRIED- No signs of crabs for nearly a week

Sounds like normal behavior to me! Try not to stress (I know it’s hard). But they may be molting or just distressing with the new tote. They will come up!


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by Hermiearth
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabs in a 10 gal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: How many crabs in a 10 gal?

Lewisthecrab wrote:
Hermiearth wrote:^that is not an appropriate amount of crabs

YES it is actually my crabs are doing fine in one. They love it! :crabbigsmile:
How many crabs do you have?


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by Hermiearth
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabs in a 10 gal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: How many crabs in a 10 gal?

^that is not an appropriate amount of crabs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk No, its fine. However they may find in the next couple of months that they will run into problems. But for now, 3 small crabs are fine. (In the past, many had 3-4 small PPs in a 10g and they did fine for a couple of mont...
by Hermiearth
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead or Surface Molt?
Replies: 19
Views: 2559

Re: Dead or Surface Molt?

Make sure that the spare shells in your tank are not painted and take this out when he changes.


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by Hermiearth
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabs in a 10 gal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: How many crabs in a 10 gal?

^that is not an appropriate amount of crabs


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by Hermiearth
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabs in a 10 gal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: How many crabs in a 10 gal?

Sorry for your loss! Do you maybe want to fill out the emergency template so we can try and figure out what happened? Personally I think that a 10 gal is too small for any crabs, but you can safety fit 2 small-medium crabs. So with your medium you will need to upgrade soonish and if you want to get ...
by Hermiearth
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead or Surface Molt?
Replies: 19
Views: 2559

Re: Dead or Surface Molt?

Yes please re she’ll asap


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by Hermiearth
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Evacuating with crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Evacuating with crabs

Thanks for the support all, overnight the wind died down a bit and it doesn’t look like we will have to evacuate. If we do I will take all the advice here and put it to good use.


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by Hermiearth
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Evacuating with crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Evacuating with crabs

Several fires have broken out over Los Angeles and me and my family may have to evacuate very soon. We are prepared to move all of the pets except for the fish, but I was thinking we should maybe leave the hermits. They can be left with a big bowl of food for 24 hours, and of course we will come bac...