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by HermitofHermitCrabs
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank too cool - best method to warm it up?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Tank too cool - best method to warm it up?

I will refrain from arguing with you because warm substrate often creates the molting area of choice. I will suggest what provides the best life of the crabs without causing problems in my experience. Caution should be exercised with electrical heat no matter what, which is exactly what I do. I've b...
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank too cool - best method to warm it up?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Tank too cool - best method to warm it up?

Well, you know my stance on this so we’ll agree to disagree I suppose.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity Keeps Dropping
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Humidity Keeps Dropping

As I've said many times aerator pools are the best method for consistent humidity.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Night time viewing light
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Night time viewing light

I use one of these: Image

Clear bright light for the day and blue moon light at night.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank too cool - best method to warm it up?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Tank too cool - best method to warm it up?

I use a UTH on the bottom of one end of the tank and a combination of heat bulbs on the other end.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: keeping substrate wet
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: keeping substrate wet

Aerated pools are the easiest way to keep all your sand moist. An air pump, line, and air-stone keeps your humidity consistently above 80% and keeps the sand moist at the same time.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hide ideas for a jumbo?
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: Hide ideas for a jumbo?

I use a hollowed out suken pirate ship from my old aquarium. The side opening of it is so large it could definitely allow a jumbo to get through. So, check larger aquarium decorations as well.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Spring water
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Spring water

quinnn12 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:31 am
So would Great Value jugs of purified water from walmart be safe for them?
No, because purified water is just filtered tap water. You want the blue top gallons labeled Spring Water.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Midnight & Shelly
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Midnight & Shelly

Assuming Midnight is the dark one...? Lol. He’s so cool lookin! Don’t think I’ve seen one that dark. And then the little one, all light and bright! They’re adorable! [emoji3059] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Yeah, Midnight is the dark one and she spends on average about 1-2 days per week above...
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Midnight & Shelly
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Midnight & Shelly

Right before they scattered due to the daylight hours:

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by HermitofHermitCrabs
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?

curlysister wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:20 am
Better an eyesore (which it really isn't) than a fire hazard! I would very much re-think the placement of your UTH.
Never had any issues before and I’m always checking on all of the accessories.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?

If you insulate your tank (either over top of or around the UTH, depending on the brand), the temp in the entire tank will be higher, not just in one local area. You can also put a blanket or insulation over the lid to hold in the heat. Right, but then your terrarium is then an eyesore. Thankfully,...
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?

wodesorel wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:58 pm
I get 25 degrees out of my side mounted UTHs.
Physics must operate differently in my terrariums. I’ve never found they raise the temp more than few degrees in one local area of the tank.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: my hermit crab lost two limbs and is not moving around or eating/drinking anything
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: my hermit crab lost two limbs and is not moving around or eating/drinking anything

The first month after a purchase or adoption can be rough especially if their former environment was subpar. I've had some destress for 2 days and others de-stress for a month or even longer.
by HermitofHermitCrabs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Are they fighting or?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Are they fighting or?

For future note it would be best to take all of your above surface crabs and put them in a shallow pool of water together with any new additions for at least 10-20 minutes. I have a large glass bowl that I use for the aforementioned process, which is escape proof and solves any aggression problems.