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by PinchersAndShells
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Eggs!
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: We Have Eggs!

Thank you both!
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Eggs!
Replies: 3
Views: 198

We Have Eggs!

Sorry for my absence as of recent! I started college which is taking up a large chunk of my time. Sadly the crabs had to stay at home, and my mom is caring for them in the mean time. When I came home to visit and do some maintenance on the tank, I was surprised! Someone dropped some eggs in the shel...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Indonesian
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Indonesian

How can you tell the difference between an indo and a pp? To me, these look like pp's. Indos have a slightly different eye shape and their big pincher is shaped differently! It’s much smoother in comparison to other species, IMO. A quick Google search of “Indonesian hermit crab big pincher” will sh...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 907

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

I just wanted to chip in and agree with what Curlysister said about substrate depth. These crabs burrow up to 3 feet underground in the wild! I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable giving them anything less than a foot. If you really need to get the most coconut fiber you can get - check Home Depot’...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My crab has scratchy black spots on it.
Replies: 28
Views: 733

Re: My crab has scratchy black spots on it.

It might be a good idea to make sure you thoroughly wash your hands every time you’re done handling the hermit crabs, or anything in their tank. It could spread to your Halloween crabs, so it’s good to take preventative measures.
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New accidental crab owner
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: New accidental crab owner

do NOT use almonds! use the sand, but moisten it with bottled water. get something they can hide under. also, they need humidity, so get a spray bottle. i beleive in you! :D also, get the hideout ASAP. the tank also needs to stay warm Almonds (with no salt) are fine to feed, they’re on the safe foo...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New accidental crab owner
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: New accidental crab owner

well, they need a 10 gallon tank with 6 inches of sand. make sure to bake the sand at 360 F for 30 minutes to free it of parasites. then go to your pet store and buy saltwater bowl and freshwater bowl. they CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT have tap water, so give them bottled water. also, give them logs and th...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New accidental crab owner
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: New accidental crab owner

You can upload a picture through the Tapatalk app, it would be very helpful because you may have a marine species, which have completely different care requirements than land hermit crabs.
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs barricading opening
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Crabs barricading opening

Looks like purple pinchers. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What is your crabs favorite food?
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: What is your crabs favorite food?

Fish (they really like smoked rainbow trout in olive oil, which I fed on my four year “crabbiversary”), burning bush leaves, millet, banana, popcorn, eggshells, scrambled eggs (especially when they’re still warm), flowers.... the list goes on.
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: plz read if you have a crested gecko.
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: plz read if you have a crested gecko.

Reptichip or Ecoearth are good substrates if you aren’t doing live plants, I don’t have a crested gecko but I spend a lot of my time in reptile groups learning about things. Reptichip is similar to Ecoearth but it’s chunks of coconut husk. Holds in humidity which they really like in their enclosure....
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Oh My Goodness!!! Those are awesome!!!! Thank you so much for sharing those!! I have some of what you call Dairy Cow. They were sold to me as Dalmation. Is that just another name for them? I don't have very many - just a small handful. How do you store all of these? In the U.S. I’ve noticed we usua...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New crab owner substrate question: adding salt instead of saltwater?
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: New crab owner substrate question: adding salt instead of saltwater?

Me. I do not recommend it! Wait until it dries out a bit, and remix with saltwater if you want to have it for mold and mildew control. If you have a safe temporary place for the crabs, you can stick a fan on the tank and it'll dry out quick! I wasn’t sure if you were okay with me saying it was you,...
by PinchersAndShells
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hamster wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Hamster wheels

Command hooks are really easy to hang, they’re less than $10 for a pack at Walmart.
by PinchersAndShells
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Hope you all enjoy seeing all the different kinds! They fascinate me.


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