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by Xenocrab
Thu May 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?



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by Xenocrab
Thu May 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Aquarium room
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Aquarium room

I would not advise having children! Stay with snakes, crabbies and fish!!! Keep life simple and fun! Enjoy each other and your pets! Great set up you have! Keep up the great compassion and beautiful hobbies! [emoji886][emoji886][emoji886][emoji886][emoji216][emoji216][emoji216][emoji226][emoji225] S...
by Xenocrab
Thu May 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?

Adopt, don't shop!

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can I put vampire crabs with my hermits?
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Can I put vampire crabs with my hermits?

I personally would only keep land hermit crabs in the tank. Every species of crab is different and have different needs, not to mention they come from various habitats.

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by Xenocrab
Tue May 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molt Color Question
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Molt Color Question

Naples sea shells is where we get ours. There's always eBay. Just make sure you boil the shells and dip them in salt water before adding them to the tank. They are attracted to the salt water shells and are likely to try on some new homes! I believe it's like 5 shells per crab. That's what we go by....
by Xenocrab
Tue May 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molt Color Question
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Molt Color Question

Crabbies are a hands off animal. I've had some come up for a few days then went back down. They come up, eat, drink and say "nope, not ready for this! Going back down to tunnel thru all this sand!"

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by Xenocrab
Tue May 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Thermometer issues???
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Thermometer issues???

Lowe's has Acurites. We use them and they work without fail for us. We make a "cage" for them out of craft mesh and hang them. Not the best pics, but you get a general idea. They cost about $14-$15. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/c15715003c5d9d8e9fa25cb978013c05.jpg https://uploads.tapata...
by Xenocrab
Mon May 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molt Color Question
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Molt Color Question

All my crabbies are different colors when they come up! Sometimes I don't recognize them. Yes, diet has a lot to do with it, but sometimes age does as well. My 2 small guys were pink when they went down. When they came up, they were purple and orange. Some have the most beautiful colors that they di...
by Xenocrab
Sun May 19, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: New to forum

Welcome! Feel free to share pictures and any tips you may have!

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by Xenocrab
Sat May 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pp's shopping list help
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Pp's shopping list help

Right! Raw is best

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by Xenocrab
Sat May 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pp's shopping list help
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Pp's shopping list help

We always use organic foods. Raisins, dried fruits, beans, seeds (pinto, lentils, sunflower, quinoa). Our crabbies love fresh carrots and various fruits. Oh, and walnuts, pecans, almonds!

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Isolation

I keep mine in iso until I feel comfortable that it's completely healthy and had a successful molt. The go thru their form of P.T.S.D.

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: substrate water
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: substrate water

Ok, I read your past posts. I should have done that before. Personally, I'd say to remove the substrate if the water used in it was not DC. Do you have an UTH on the back of the tank? Make sure it's above the substrate. Do you have DC salt water for them?

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: substrate water
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: substrate water

I don't know how many crabbies you have or if any are down molting. I'd say use DC water for everything. Chlorine is very bad for them.

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: substrate water
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: substrate water

The norm is 1 part eco earth to 5 parts sand. Add DC water (salt or fresh) til it's sand castle consistantsy. It should be deep enough for your largest crabs to completely submerge. We have 7" in the 30 gallon for small/medium crabs and 12" in the 55 for our large/jumbo crabs. Sent from my Pixel 3 u...