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by Motörcrab
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank DECOR IDEAS!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Tank DECOR IDEAS!!!!!!

If you browse through the DIY section there are tons of pictures of things everyone has done to their tanks. To get you started here are a few links to some of our crabitats. CrAbByLaNd http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=120756 Crabby Nursery http://www.hermitcrabassocia...
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Commercial Pellet
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Commercial Pellet

I don't know of any crabs that don't like popcorn! It's more of a treat since it isn't really that nutritious compared to other foods. We make our own fruit powders and toss the popcorn in that! They go crazy for that. You can try doing that with your foods too. Just be sure if you offer popcorn it ...
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Food?

Be sure to check out or resource topic. We have a ton of food shops listed there, along with other hermit crab related items!

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by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crabby eating his decor?!
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Crabby eating his decor?!

Here is one of our 29 gallon crabitats. On the right is plastic egg crate, also called lighting diffuser we use as a shell shop. We also have that on the background behind the crafting mesh. On the left we have a moss pit, a flower pot hide, and hanging dome in the back. You can see the wheel in the...
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crabby eating his decor?!
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Crabby eating his decor?!

Hermit crabs actually love exercise wheels for mice and hamsters. Preferably the plastic ones. The wire screen wheels can break their legs. Making a hanging moss pit out of a plastic shower caddy with suction cups will give them a a place to hide and boost humidity too. You said he, so I'm assuming ...
by Motörcrab
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crabby eating his decor?!
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Crabby eating his decor?!

What types of enrichment (activities) do you have for your crabs? If there isn't much for them to climb on, or do, they may be picking at them for something to do. You can also try rinsing the plants in your dechlorinated freshwater to see if that helps too.
by Motörcrab
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Commercial Pellet
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Commercial Pellet

HappyHermit is right. Just about all commercial food contain preservatives that aren't good for them. Hermit Crabs are very picky with their foods, it's hard to fathom because they love to eat poop so much. They don't always respond to new foods the first few times they are offered. They may even pr...
by Motörcrab
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Tank cycling?
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Tank cycling?

I added cycled pools last year to my 75 gallon tank. I don't know if there is any clear factual data of benefits of having cycled pools. I noticed an increase in water activity compared to small containers. My opinion is that crabs enjoy cycled pools more since the water doesn't have to be constantl...
by Motörcrab
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Boil or bake Cholla wood
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Boil or bake Cholla wood

If it is the salt water conditioners specifically for hermit crabs it isn't good for hermit crabs. Reading on here you will find that a majority of things marketed and sold for hermit crabs in pet stores aren't safe. Hermit crab food pellets, calcium sand, painted shells, sponges for water are all n...
by Motörcrab
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Boil or bake Cholla wood
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Boil or bake Cholla wood

Hello and welcome! I'm my experience with cholla bought in stores I had the best luck boiling it in dechlorinated saltwater then allowing it to dry out. That will help reduce mold grows due to high humidity. We started purchasing all of our cholla from BioActiveFX1 on Etsy. Our crabs really seem to ...
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A hole?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: A hole?

I saw this post and thought something completely different! Lol!

Sometimes they just dig holes. We have already seen the substrate look like the moon with more holes than crabs!
by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Which way should we go?
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Which way should we go?

What way to go in the wheel is probably the second biggest dilemma hermit crabs face! Choosing the right shell is their biggest dilemma. In a close third is deciding to eat poop before veggies, or veggies before poop!
by Motörcrab
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

When we start with a new crabitat with egg crate we have it go all the way to the bottom. We predetermine how much substrate we are going to add and decorate from there up. We attach everything before placing the background in the tank. Make sure you test fit so everything fits. We also support the ...
by Motörcrab
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to crabbing and have some Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: New to crabbing and have some Q's

This link to Naples Shell Company best describes how to measure shells. Most of the time crabs don't want to cooperate with being measured. They send to grab and move the ruler! http://naplesseashellcompany.com/sizematters.html The easiest tell tale signs of a great molt are hairy legs, and black ti...
by Motörcrab
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food for crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Food for crabs?

If you are looking for different food options check out our resource page. There are a lot of awesome vendors on Etsy that cater to hermit crab nutrition! They have some awesome single ingredient items and mixes! We purchase about 75% of our crabs food from there! http://www.hermitcrabassociation.co...