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by Motörcrab
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What to ask for my birthday (crab stuff)
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: What to ask for my birthday (crab stuff)

You can never go wrong with asking for a bigger crabitat! Even signing up up for a monthly food subscription. I think MT Pet Emporium do them, a few other shops I think do them too!

I also know of an Etsy shop where you can get some decor too! ;)
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Strange behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Strange behavior

Hmmm. We have a purple, Triple H and an E, Gunshow and they also seem to have their spats from time to time. They will push, shove, grab, bat antennas, and stare each other down every few months. Ours seem to have their spats after molts. Perhaps it's a dominance thing thinking one becomes the alpha...
by Motörcrab
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: worried new owner!
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: worried new owner!

Hello and welcome! You came to the right place for help. It sounds like typical post purchase actions. Be sure to give them lots of healthy safe foods! Try to avoid most hermit crab foods and pellets found in pet shops since most are unhealthy to crabs. They need some quiet time to chill out and eat...
by Motörcrab
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: fresh food rotations
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: fresh food rotations

That's a really tough one to answer! I would play around with different feeding times and lengths to see what works best. Sometimes it doesn't matter what you offer they will ignore it. Other times they attack it instantly. I tend to keep fresh fruits and veggies in for two maybe three days until it...
by Motörcrab
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!!
Replies: 24
Views: 569

Re: New crab mom!!

You got a big bottle of Prime! You need two drops per gallon.
by Motörcrab
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: $1000 purchase of isopods!
Replies: 3
Views: 391

$1000 purchase of isopods!

This video popped up in my newsfeed and thought it was worth a share! A brief breakdown of the video is the isopods were part of several auctions to benefit someone one in the reptile community. Some of these isopods are pretty amazing looking!

https://youtu.be/hGR27Ex1HQU
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab adopter - hi!!
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: New crab adopter - hi!!

Hello and welcome to the HCA! It sounds as if you have been doing your research on adopting and proper care already. Rather than bombarding you with a lot of get this or that's I will guide you to our care sheets so you can read up on everything you need there! Our care sheets are at this link: http...
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Isolation Tank- is it necessary?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Isolation Tank- is it necessary?

CrabbyLover77 gave you good advise. Make sure your substrate is deep enough at minimum of 3 times deeper than your largest crab or 6" inches. Whichever is greater. Offering your hermits a healthy balanced diet will also help your other molting crabs from becoming dinner. As long as you meet both tho...
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!!
Replies: 24
Views: 569

Re: New crab mom!!

Light on during the day, off at night. Crabs need the dark of night.
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!!
Replies: 24
Views: 569

Re: New crab mom!!

They mainly come out at night. Some are like clockwork and venture out at almost the exact same time each night. Others will come out during the day but may be extremely cautious and hide if it sees any movement. Since hermits live near the equator it is important to give them a 12 hour day/night sc...
by Motörcrab
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can't find hermit crab poop
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Can't find hermit crab poop

Give them some time! Chances are with your crabs being new they are still adjusting and gaining strength. Once they get healthier from a balanced diet they will be pooping more! I think sometimes they carry it in their shells for a while then unload all at once! Ours really like to unload in water p...
by Motörcrab
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!!
Replies: 24
Views: 569

Re: New crab mom!!

Aquarium salt is different and will not work for hermits. The most common salt to use is Instant Ocean. It can be purchased in various sizes. You can order the standard Instant Ocean or the Reef Crystal mix either is safe and have all the required minerals and trace elements for hermits. A small box...
by Motörcrab
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!!
Replies: 24
Views: 569

Re: New crab mom!!

Welcome to the HCA! There are a lot of different ways to care for crabs properly. Over time people tweak their practices bases on what works for them. With being new I highly recommend reading through our care guides. When we first started out with keeping crabs the guides were by far the most valua...
by Motörcrab
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: FYI: How much material for a 75g?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: FYI: How much material for a 75g?

Here is a really good presentation Courtney Karr of BioactiveFX1 did for the very first Crab Con in 2019. I consider it a moderate level tutorial, not really for beginners. It goes over water, lighting, substrate, isopods and other things. It goes into a lot of details that will be confusing and won...
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Question about wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Question about wheel

There isn't much you can do about the metal stand. Eventually it will rust, usually after several months. I believe everyone let's ths rust. I have found attaching the wheel to egg crate helps prevent rust for a few extra months. Attach it so the base is above the wheel. You can also add egg crate o...