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by bcolombo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Pretty sure he's dead, but no fishy smell; looks like a mummy
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Pretty sure he's dead, but no fishy smell; looks like a mummy

Thank you so much for you reply ... I just saw it! I'm not sure I have it in me to take care of 30 year old hermit crabs, but I will try!
by bcolombo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Pretty sure he's dead, but no fishy smell; looks like a mummy
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Pretty sure he's dead, but no fishy smell; looks like a mummy

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Fluker's All Natural Premium Sand Substrate Mixture; natural sand, coconut fiber, calcium carbonate, sea salt mix. It's about 6 inches deep, maybe a bit more. 20 gallon tank. Curly - Is it moist enough to hold it's shape? BETTE: Yes...
by bcolombo
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Pretty sure he's dead, but no fishy smell; looks like a mummy
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Pretty sure he's dead, but no fishy smell; looks like a mummy

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by bcolombo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Need to transport hermit crabs by car
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Need to transport hermit crabs by car

Thanks for your response. It should be in the mid 70s on Sunday, with a 50% chance of rain. The rain doesn't matter, other than it could keep the temp down. Weather.com says high 77/low 70.
by bcolombo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Need to transport hermit crabs by car
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Need to transport hermit crabs by car

Several times a year we travel five hours by car with our crabs. One step of the trip is on a 1.5 hour car ferry. During the summer months, is it safe to leave the crabs inside the car, with the windows open? (During the winter we always bring them inside with us.) I'm asking because one of our crab...
by bcolombo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: My first molt - some questions !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: My first molt - some questions !!!

Thank you very much for your answer. Charles was up again last night, very active, climbing all over the place. Much less stress in our household now! Thanks for your response, it made me feel better.
by bcolombo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: My first molt - some questions !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 408

My first molt - some questions !!!

I posted a few weeks ago for the first time asking questions about my substrate. We've had 3 crabs for one year, and none of them have molted. Turns out I was using the wrong substrate (thanks for the answers!) and the crabs haven't been able to bury themselves properly to molt. Ordered the Fluker's...
by bcolombo
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate / molting question - relatively new owner
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Substrate / molting question - relatively new owner

Thank you SO MUCH for your answers. A couple of clarifications. Substrate: I'm not using coconut husk, it's much finer, more shredded than that. But I'll change it. When you say 5:1 playsand:coconut fiber, are your referring to coconut fiber substrate that looks a lot like dirt? Just want to make su...
by bcolombo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate / molting question - relatively new owner
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Substrate / molting question - relatively new owner

We've had three hermit crabs for a year now and none of them have molted yet. During the summer, we relocate them to another house with a smaller aquarium (10 gallon vs 20 gallon). Generally, our crabs appear to be happy and active at night, and they seem to eat well most of the time. I have two que...