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by HermitHound
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Few questions

Thanks for the replies. I'm sure he was dead as he actually died in the saltwater and had started to go bad because of it :/ . I could use a turkey baster I'm just concerned about filling the water back up when there is already substrate in the dish since I read this would raise ammonia levels very ...
by HermitHound
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Few questions

Hey guys! Haven't posted in a while, but a few things have happened recently that I wanted to ask about. First and foremost the first hermit crab I ever got passed away yesterday unfortunately after a few months of having him, he had never molted like my other crabs and I thought his recent behaviou...
by HermitHound
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Air plants
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Air plants

Hahaha, won't bother dishing out money on it then! :P


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by HermitHound
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Air plants
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Air plants

Anybody got any clue how a well established air plant on something like cork bark would do?


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by HermitHound
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab not moving but won't come out of shell?
Replies: 19
Views: 3793

Hermit crab not moving but won't come out of shell?

Hmmm, sounds like he's molting and what you're seeing is his exoskeleton...could be wrong though...just don't disturb him, and only do minimal check ins to change food water etc.

If he is molting, that's good news

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by HermitHound
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Completely New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: Completely New to Hermit Crabs

Sounds good! Yes you actually NEED to be using your dechlorinator with instant ocean as the instant ocean doesn't get rid of chlorines and chloramines, and just adds salt so good job! 2 more small friends should be just fine if you've got your humidity and temperature about correct. When I was tryin...
by HermitHound
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: What salt solution is available in Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1929

Re: What salt solution is available in Australia

I'm in Australia and had the same problem as you! I use Red Sea now, works pretty well as far as I can tell


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by HermitHound
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting caves
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Molting caves

As far as I know when they INITIALLY molt they're actually very slightly smaller then they were, and as the exoskeleton hardens it'll slowly grow.


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by HermitHound
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Completely New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: Completely New to Hermit Crabs

Hello. I apologize ahead of time for the long post, but I'm very new to learning about hermit crabs. This forum has been a wonderful resource. About a week ago, I began pet sitting for a hermit crab. It was purchased as a pet for kids and the crabs who were with it had already died. This crab had b...
by HermitHound
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2145
Views: 137635

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I think I'm about to watch Lunie do some shell shopping but I don't know for sure. He's like, marching in place right now, facing a green turbo that he occasionally sticks all his feelers in. By the time I come home from work tonight he might very easily be in a new shell! If he's sticking his pinc...
by HermitHound
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Oh WOW
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Oh WOW

I saw one of mine straight after it had come up from a molt, and it had changed shells, but then saw it change shells again, changed its mind changed back, changed its mind and changed back again! Silly thing lol


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by HermitHound
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab not moving but won't come out of shell?
Replies: 19
Views: 3793

Re: Hermit crab not moving but won't come out of shell?

Yeah he smells a little like fish but I don't want to call him dead yet. :( Good news is all of my other hermits have all four legs and two pinchers and are very active. Two have changed their shells into the new ones I put in last night. I put the one who looks to be dead in a separate container w...
by HermitHound
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab not moving but won't come out of shell?
Replies: 19
Views: 3793

Re: Hermit crab not moving but won't come out of shell?

Hey, so I have a hermit crab who lost two legs and is not moving at all. He won't fall out of his shell though but I can move is limbs without him pulling back. I have him in a little container with some eco earth in case he was molting but will he be okay or is he dead? :( If the two legs that he ...
by HermitHound
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: SO MUCH POO!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: SO MUCH POO!!

My hermit crabs don't seem to eat much even though I give what is recommended on here :( and I have never seen poop...which is a sentence id never thought I'd be sad about saying Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Do you know what it looks like? They poop! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Probabl...
by HermitHound
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: SO MUCH POO!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: SO MUCH POO!!

My hermit crabs don't seem to eat much even though I give what is recommended on here :( and I have never seen poop...which is a sentence id never thought I'd be sad about saying


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