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by krbrown2000
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pool noodles and false bottoms
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Pool noodles and false bottoms

Thanks for that! The Facebook group I'm on highly recommends them, so I've been trying to get one done correctly. Already spent a good bit of money on it, unfortunately (the egg crate thing was $15). It seems like people who recommend them feel strongly about it, and people who recommend against the...
by krbrown2000
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pool noodles and false bottoms
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Pool noodles and false bottoms

Hi, I have a new (to me) 72 gallon tank that I'm trying to get set up. I understand that with a larger tank like that, a false bottom is recommended to avoid floods. So I did all the steps to make my false bottom...put the little risers (made of notched PVC pieces), cut the hard plastic egg crate st...
by krbrown2000
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Chia seeds
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Chia seeds

Thanks everyone! The seeds are planted, so we'll see how they do. I also sprinkled a few into the tank just loose, so they can eat them if they want.
by krbrown2000
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Chia seeds
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Chia seeds

Hi all, Someone mentioned planting chia seeds so their crabs would have sprouts to eat. I ordered some organic seeds and I have a shallow pottery tray to put them in, but my question is, what kind of soil do you use? I don't want to use potting soil because it probably has chemicals and fertilizers ...
by krbrown2000
Mon May 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 130
Views: 143797

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Looking at these menus ... are your crabs big eaters? Or do you just put tiny amounts in the tank? I have two crabs and they hardly eat anything. Their favorite things are boiled egg, sliced almonds and cuttlebone. They LOVE the cuttlebone. I've tried them on strawberries and grapes -- they won't ea...
by krbrown2000
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What do your crabs enjoy?
Replies: 34
Views: 5576

Re: What do your crabs enjoy?

It seems that the crabbies can be quite the individuals with individual tastes and preferences. I think mine really like oats and raisins and bananas. I'm going to go get a whole coconut to try. I've been feeding a lot of fish protein but it seems widely untouched so I'm going to try a red meat. Wo...
by krbrown2000
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What do your crabs enjoy?
Replies: 34
Views: 5576

Re: What do your crabs enjoy?

cannm wrote:I just bought my crabs food from the Happy Hermit Supply on Etsy. This morning I gave them Diet 1 and the Crabby Patties. They went crazy. I've never seen them go for food like this.
I just ordered a sampler from them! I can't wait to get it!
by krbrown2000
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What do your crabs enjoy?
Replies: 34
Views: 5576

Re: What do your crabs enjoy?

So you let the leaves get all dried out before putting them in? My Duck really likes coconut flour. MI Mi used to love snake skin, and she would hide and eat it. I gave them ground oyster shells, for the first time yesterday and they ate it all. I have found also, that my bunch will eat much more if...
by krbrown2000
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What do your crabs enjoy?
Replies: 34
Views: 5576

What do your crabs enjoy?

I have tried a good many different foods, and the only thing I've ever witnessed my crabs eating are chopped raw almonds (no salt, etc.) So of course I usually keep some almond slices in the tank. But nothing else I've tried has seemed very popular. I've given them strawberries (including the green ...
by krbrown2000
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Question about molting
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Question about molting

When he comes back up, how do I know if he's molted? Do they look different?
by krbrown2000
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Question about molting
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Question about molting

Okay, so I'm relatively new to the hermit crab world (about six months). I've never had a molter. In fact, I've never had a shell changer until last week, and then I had two change in one day! But that's kind of my question. We bought a new little PP, because we saw him at the pet store and he was i...
by krbrown2000
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Is canned cat food okay?
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Is canned cat food okay?

Never mind. I've searched through previous posts and see that canned food is not recommended.
by krbrown2000
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Is canned cat food okay?
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Is canned cat food okay?

I looked on both the safe and unsafe lists and didn't see canned cat food addressed. My cats love fishy canned cat food (I always buy the kind with fish/meat as the first few ingredients, and it's almost always grain free). Would my crabs like it, and more importantly, is it safe to give them a litt...
by krbrown2000
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Our first shell change!
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Our first shell change!

And now, one of our other guys we've had for several months decided to change shells too! It's like he needed instructions or something, lol. We've been waiting so long for one shell change, and we get two in one day!
by krbrown2000
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Our first shell change!
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Our first shell change!

Hi, My 10-year-old son and I are still relative newbies to hermit crabs. We've had ours for maybe six months. Our two have been tunneling for a while, so we haven't seen them very much. And we've never had one of them switch shells, though we keep a variety of shells in the tank. So we decided to ru...