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by sarcasticLynx
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Large worms found in freshwater bowl!
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Large worms found in freshwater bowl!

Not that i can think of! All decor had been washed in very hot water, all food is either human grade fresh or freeze dried, but the sand was play sand from home depot, and the soil is eco earth. I guess there could have been eggs in the play sand? That's all i can think of. The tank is over a year o...
by sarcasticLynx
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Large worms found in freshwater bowl!
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Large worms found in freshwater bowl!

Went to check on the crabs yesterday and saw large worms in the dish!!!! Right now i see 2/3 hermit crabs up over the past few days so I'm pretty worried about what they are. The larger worm is probably 1mm thick and the smaller one is probably half of that. The length is probably 5 or so cm long. M...
by sarcasticLynx
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Base Diet Suggestions!
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Base Diet Suggestions!

Hermit crabs are similar to us and how we need a balance of the right items in order to stay healthy. It sounds like you are off to a pretty good start already. You can probably just expand on your current food items and be sure they get a mixed variety of each. There are also a guide to nutrition ...
by sarcasticLynx
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Base Diet Suggestions!
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Base Diet Suggestions!

Hi everyone! It's been a while. I've decided that I need to switch up my crab's diets. Currently they are mostly on: dried mealworms, dried shrimp, dried crickets, dried bok choy, carrots, zucchini, green beans, peas, apples, bananas, strawberries, peaches, pears, mangos, blueberries, and honey as a...
by sarcasticLynx
Sun May 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Beginner paludarium crabitat
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Beginner paludarium crabitat

Hi there! I know that people here usually don't suggest built in pools due to potential flooding. They break pretty easily, unfortunately. I think it's the salt mixture that wears away the silicone easily or something? For the top, I would suggest a solid top! If you're looking to add a uva/uvb, the...
by sarcasticLynx
Sat May 05, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: HCA Member Card.
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: HCA Member Card.

Lmao I'd love to have cards to give to people when I sell them at work. Corporate would have a field day :hlol: As for approaching workers about hermit crab care: be kind. Some of us know what is right and what isn't for them. Others don't know. A few don't care at all. No matter, people don't liste...
by sarcasticLynx
Thu May 03, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: What to do first - fix mites or let molt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: What to do first - fix mites or let molt?

Sorry about the confusion! I don't have him yet. I was just pondering what I should do for him when I do get him. Is there an easy way to check for stuck on mites? My vision isn't the best lol!
by sarcasticLynx
Wed May 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: What to do first - fix mites or let molt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

What to do first - fix mites or let molt?

Hi again everyone! The little crab at the store is still there and I love him with all of my heart. Missing his largest claw and one or two leg segments, but is still the most active crab there! Now for the bad part: he may have mites? I have only seen small white bugs on the inside of his shell two...
by sarcasticLynx
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat mat dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Heat mat dilemma

When I used packing and duct tape the glue just melted. I bought that shiny silver tape for insulation and made sure it said it held up in temps over 100.
by sarcasticLynx
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat mat dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Heat mat dilemma

I was also having troubles keeping heat in. At first I used a piece of cardboard and tinfoil in two layers, and when I got my new one I just went to Home Depot and got some insulation.
by sarcasticLynx
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you leave your pad heater on or when?
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: How long do you leave your pad heater on or when?

Mine is always on. Do you have a thermometer to check the temp inside the 'tat?
by sarcasticLynx
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: PetSmart Hermit Crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

Re: PetSmart Hermit Crabs

Hi! Pet store worker popping in to say that we aren't allowed to use very much not only for sale purposes, but also ease of cleaning. I try to leave about an inch towards the back so they can bury if the humidity runs dry, or for them to destress. Once a week we have to take everything out and disin...
by sarcasticLynx
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Is salt safe for hermies?
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Is salt safe for hermies?

Looking through different foods for them. In the safe foods list it says no salt or preservatives, but in the unsafe foods its not listed.
by sarcasticLynx
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ecuadorian has super fuzzy tufts on his claws?
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Ecuadorian has super fuzzy tufts on his claws?

Oh wow I never knew that! Being the nervous person I am I was like: OH GOD IS THAT FUNGUS??? NO IS IT A GIANT SPLINTER??? DID HE HURT HIMSELF!?!??! :shock:

Thanks for the quick response!!! Saved me a whole lot of anxiety. :crabbigsmile:
by sarcasticLynx
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ecuadorian has super fuzzy tufts on his claws?
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Ecuadorian has super fuzzy tufts on his claws?

It's been a few days post-molt so I decided to pick one of them up to get a closer view. Upon closer inspection I noticed two parallel fuzzy tufts jutting out of their claws (about mouth level?). Is this normal? I'm willing to take pictures if needed, it's just my phone has no space.

Thanks!