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by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

We just made the medicinal bath for AJ. We made less than what the original recipe called for. 1 cup dechlorinated water, 1 teaspoon of all the ingredients. We let it cool down to what the water temperatures in the tank. We added about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of the liquid into a small container then ...
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moss Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Moss Pit

I think it is a crab preference. Some of my crew go in it either way. My moss pits generally dry out in a few days so you can start off damp and let it slowly dry. A heavy misting will usually bring the moss back.
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crab safe?
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Crab safe?

We got some of your Wo-Pourri mix with three of our January Rescues. The crabs love it, and your garden mix too!
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Heath Food Store Deals!
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Heath Food Store Deals!

We made a trip to a local health food store today and picked up some great crab food items! They are all organic too. They were all in the bulk herb area and you need to scoop out what you want into baggies. The amount you get is unbelievable compared to purchasing packs from online stores! They had...
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

Thank you so much for allowing the information Wo! We are running getting supplies to set up another tank today. As if four tanks aren't enough already. We stopped at a health food store and picked up the stuff to make that bath mix. We also found rose buds, organic raw honey, hibiscus petals, and d...
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

He just came up from his most yesterday. Yesterday he was extremely active climbing anywhere he could pretty much the whole day. Up nets, up to the moss pit, up cholla wood, everywhere. From what we can tell so far he hasn't had any issues with using the big pincher. We didn't really see him use it ...
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

Thanks for the quick response. Would it be a good idea to dip him in the saltwater pool daily or to let him do it on his own? I saw this medicinal bath mix on the crab street journals for helping combat infections and deformities. I'm not sure if this would be beneficial to attempt. 1 Tbsp. Marshmal...
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Funky Cracked Big Pincher After Molt

AJ just came up from his first molt with us. He was one of the 11 crabs from our rescue trip we did in mid January. Upon inspection his big pincher appears to have been crushed. Not a bump or a dent, like his new exo was split. I'm not sure if he was attacked or it was a bad molt. Also is there any ...
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: trust
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: trust

I have some the same as your guys. Some of them run the second they see any type of movement. Other guys will just sit there and watch while I change foods and water. I also try not to handle my crabs. If they are fresh up from a most I will pick them up and inspect them. If they are on something I ...
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: When is digging "technically" safe? (For Rescue Crab)
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: When is digging "technically" safe? (For Rescue Crab)

I got word the other day that this guy did not make it through his last molt. Now I'm having concerns about my third purple that is in with my 75G. They 3 were rescues we got early April of last year. They had their own tank until late July when I set up the 75. Right away they all went and successf...
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: NEED HELP!! Substrate turning a different color under my tank
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: NEED HELP!! Substrate turning a different color under my tank

Could it just be dry spots from when you mixed the substrate? I know Eco Earth gets a bit darker once it get wet.
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Where can I get a good thermostat/hydrometer?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Where can I get a good thermostat/hydrometer?

Pretty much any digital dual gauge will work. I believe Acurite gauges are the go to because they can be found at most stores. We get ours at Lowes for around $12-$14. The Acurite we get gives the current readings in a larger number and it also give the high/low for the last 24 hours in smaller numb...
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Where to get hermit crabs?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Where to get hermit crabs?

You can check out the adoptions pages here to see if any are available in your area. I believe Facebook has several pages dedicated to adopting crabs. I have found some crabs needing a home on Craig's List as well. The HCA's Adoption Page http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=11...
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can I find wild hermit crabs here?
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Can I find wild hermit crabs here?

All hermit crabs are wild caught from the wild aside from a handful of people who successfully bred them in captivity. Hermits need tropical conditions year round since they do not hibernate so you won't be finding any at lake Michigan. Perhaps if there is a beach shop but they would not be from the...
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Different species help?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Different species help?

It is recommended to give E's 10 gallons of space per crab. With purples you could probably go down to around 5 gallons of space per crab. That would be for medium sized crabs. Larger sizes you would want to give them more space. Also keep in mind eventually they will grow and you will need to upgra...