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by Crabby Mom
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crab cons?
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Crab cons?

I'm devastated!! Nothing ever comes to my area and now I'm finding out there was a crab con in Lockport!? I'm only a half hour from there and would've LOVED to go!! I didn't hear anything about it until now... I just missed it... I'm crushed!! Will there be another one in Lockport? I could cry...
by Crabby Mom
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Question about storing water
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Question about storing water

I'd like to know the answer to this too!
by Crabby Mom
Sun May 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Question
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Food Question

Tried looking on the food lists...anyone give their crabs jerky? Any kind, beef, venison, turkey, etc.? Is it safe?
by Crabby Mom
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The hermit crab keeping hobby is a lost cause
Replies: 19
Views: 362

Re: The hermit crab keeping hobby is a lost cause

I agree and disagree. I believe animals are meant to be enjoyed, both in the wild and in our homes. Abuse can occur with any animal that is captive bred or caught in the wild. I believe the problem occurs when irresponsible people join the trade out of greed and/or ignorance. This could include pupp...
by Crabby Mom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 3941

Re: Food suggestions

Can I just ask...does anyone have a hard time telling if your hermies enjoy the food you give them? I've tried offering many items from the safe food list and I can't say I've found my crabs love any food in particular. I always read that crabs eat a lot of certain foods and everyone seems to know t...
by Crabby Mom
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Staying in the moss pit
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Staying in the moss pit

I recently got two large pieces of Cholla wood and after about two weeks, one of my crabs is finally perched on one! They do seem to be slow at discovering various elements in their environment! :D
by Crabby Mom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Staying in the moss pit
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Staying in the moss pit

I have a hermit that lives in the moss pit and only comes out at night. She's very shy, but I do catch her out at night occasionally.
by Crabby Mom
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cholla Wood
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Cholla Wood

So it's safe even with the odor? Thank you!!
by Crabby Mom
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cholla Wood
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Cholla Wood

I received two 12 inch pieces of Cholla wood I ordered from Naples Sea Shell Co. yesterday. I was so excited, I took them out, checked them over and placed them in the crabitat. A few hours later I was checking in and noticed quite a strong odor coming from the tank. I checked and it was the Cholla ...
by Crabby Mom
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Locations
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Molting Locations

Do hermit crabs ever molt in moss pits or do they always bury in the substrate? Just curious because I have one hermit crab that never comes out of the moss pit. She's super shy, but I was just wondering if she could be molting in there? I don't want to bother her if so, but want to make sure she's ...
by Crabby Mom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Frustrated

I have an extra bag too! :D I'll use it eventually!
by Crabby Mom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which UTH?
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Which UTH?

Did you purchase this UTH? I'm looking into getting one for my 40 gallon, but I'm not sure what wattage/size to get!?
by Crabby Mom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating: UTH vs Bulbs
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Heating: UTH vs Bulbs

Thank you!! I do live in WNY so winter's can be brutal. Can anyone recommend what wattage UTH I should get for my 40 gallon?
by Crabby Mom
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Frustrated

I just upgraded to a 40 gallon and it took about one and a half 50 pound bags of play sand mixed with an 8 quart bag of eco earth to make 6 inches. It took a lot of mixing, but works well so far.
by Crabby Mom
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating: UTH vs Bulbs
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Heating: UTH vs Bulbs

I've been using 60 watt bulbs to heat my crabitat, but since upgrading to a 40 gallon, the heat seems to be lower than normal. It was a steady 80 degrees, but now seems to be closer to 70. I finally got the humidity regulated and now the temp is off! I'm looking into getting a UTH from Reptile Basic...