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by PinchersAndShells
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

Wow! So sweet. Babies are always so cute no matter the species. Thank you! We got all the same stuff! We are so in love with our babies! Yours are so cute! Oh my! Those tiny guys are so cute! And that's some awesome looking swag! I agree :D It was an awesome event, if you like hermit crabs of cours...
by PinchersAndShells
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

I had the privilege of attending the adoption event for mlakers captive bred hermit crabs last weekend, as well as Crab Con! I adopted three baby hermits, I’m not quite sure what species my little guys are but I’m sure time will tell. They’re very cute and have been settling into their new digs, I’l...
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!
Replies: 200
Views: 31571

Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Cheering you on! :cheer:
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: University Student Looking for Crab Research
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: University Student Looking for Crab Research

This is a great place to start: http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=123&t=92518 At the end of the post sources are cited which includes actual research papers as well as anecdotal accounts. I would also recommend checking out Mary Akers’s record of her successful attempt here: htt...
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1576
Views: 119102

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

I don’t trust it. I don’t even think the picture for Coenobita rugosus is an actual ruggie.
by PinchersAndShells
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Floaters in the water dish[emoji848]
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Floaters in the water dish[emoji848]

They look like springtails to me. They’re harmless little bugs that eat mold and other kinds of decaying materials. They float on water. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 25
Views: 1682

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Since Isopods are cute in my opinion and seem fun to keep, would I be able to just add a few males to my main tank, not necessarily to cleaning, but to make my tank more interesting? Also, would they be able to escape If you can take the time to sex them you definitely could! You have to flip them ...
by PinchersAndShells
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 25
Views: 1682

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

I’ve noticed that Armadillidium species (the kind that curl into a ball) reproduce a lot slower than Porcellio and Porcellionides species (the kinds that don’t curl up). I added 10 babies last year and they haven’t taken over yet. I’m only now starting to see them every so often. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My love! C. brevimanus
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: My love! C. brevimanus

What a beautiful boy!!!! :cloud9:
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Most millipede species eat their substrate and rotting wood, for my millipedes I use a mix of coconut fiber, worm castings, sphagnum moss, powdered rotting wood, crushed cuttlebone, leaf litter, orchid bark, and a small amount of sand. They can be fed various fruits and veggies but their primary foo...
by PinchersAndShells
Thu May 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Do hermies hide shells?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Do hermies hide shells?

Most of my shells are in the shell shop because of this, however recently I've been putting a few back on the substrate again. They sure do love to bury things!
by PinchersAndShells
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Pest Control
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Pest Control

Wait if someone sprays pesticides outside can that harm the crabs and reptiles? They did recently so I can’t take my crabs outside.(please no comments on the handling the crabs thing) If they only sprayed outside of your home it shouldn't effect the crabs and reptiles. Someone sprayed the inside of...
by PinchersAndShells
Thu May 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate in water?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Substrate in water?

Branching off of what Motörcrab said, the ocean contains beneficial bacteria that converts ammonia (toxic) to nitrite (also toxic), and then converts that nitrite to nitrate (only toxic in large amounts). In aquariums, you have to let the tank "cycle" for at least a month in order to build up this b...
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Heating Problem

A cheaper alternative that has been working for me (and other crabbers) is taking a layer of cardboard and wrapping it in tinfoil! You can do multiple layers of cardboard but just one works for me. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating pad or heat lamp?
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Heating pad or heat lamp?

I had to break down and buy a thermostat for my heat mat because the tank was getting up to 90°F in winter! Whether or not you need one really depends on the temperature of your house and how well the mat works. I bought a thermostat meant for seed germinating on Amazon for my Ultratherm and it work...