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by suebrad
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My 2 hermies are not getting along
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: My 2 hermies are not getting along

Sorry for not replying sooner. As far as the calcium, they get coral calcium in their food dish occasionally but I sprinkle an oyster shell supplement over their substrate also and they go after it. Both I purchase from the Hermit Crab Patch. Sharkey is still giving attitude literally pushing DJ awa...
by suebrad
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My 2 hermies are not getting along
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: My 2 hermies are not getting along

Thank you for yr quick response. Both came up from molt Apr this year approximately two weeks apart. I get their food from the Hermit Crab Patch website and supplement with organic fruits and veggies. There are an additional four shells of different sizes in their habitat that they can move into. Sh...
by suebrad
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My 2 hermies are not getting along
Replies: 5
Views: 228

My 2 hermies are not getting along

Lately Sharkey, the largest of my two hermies, has been picking fights with DJ, the smallest. They have lived together for years and I have never seen this aggression before. It is like two children wanting the same thing. I have two large mopani pieces in their tank and if DJ is on one, Sharkey all...
by suebrad
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab destroying tank?
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Crab destroying tank?

Just to clarify, I don't touch or cover any holes when they are preparing to molt. Occasionally, my guys will dig a shallow hole after their tank has been cleaned and then move on. I only have the two and they are always accounted for. I inherited them from family who would let them out for a few mi...
by suebrad
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab destroying tank?
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Crab destroying tank?

The only time I have seen my guys dig is when they were getting ready to molt. Now, lately, one if not both have been digging a hole. When I clean their house, I cover the hole over only for them to dig it again. I have not caught them so don't know if they are both guilty or just one. Question: Sha...
by suebrad
Tue May 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit crab stays in hut
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Hermit crab stays in hut

I forgot to address the temp/humidity question. I constantly check the gauges and make adjustments as necessary. That didn't seem to be the problem at the time. They just like to keep me guessing. I have had these little guys for several years and because I have not witnessed this behavior before, I...
by suebrad
Tue May 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit crab stays in hut
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Hermit crab stays in hut

Thank you for your input. DJ, for some reason, seems to be doing better. Out of frustration I took the hut out for a few hours after I posted and he and Shark started moving around and eating. I had just received a new stash of food from the Hermit Crab Patch and made one bowl each for them, along w...
by suebrad
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit crab stays in hut
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Hermit crab stays in hut

To be honest it is hard to tell. I took Shark out late last night for just about 15 minutes to give DJ some space and he ate a little. But then DJ went back in the hut and Shark went in shortly thereafter. As of 1:12 pm they are both still in there. The hut is located where both entrances are opened...
by suebrad
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hermit crab stays in hut
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Hermit crab stays in hut

DJ goes in the hut more than usual (stays in for hours if not longer) and does not seem to eat that much lately. Sharky, his roommate, usually follows in after him. This behavior just started within the last couple of weeks. At times, it seems as if Shark is holding DJ hostage but that does not expl...
by suebrad
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Re: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS

Thank you both for everything. Again, it pays to listen to the pros.
by suebrad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Re: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS

UPDATE - My Sharkey finally came up recently fm molting. So now they are both accounted for and are doing well. I have purchased a battery backup so hopefully if there is another power outage they should be ok. Thank you all for yr guidance and support. The best to all of you and yr babies.
by suebrad
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Re: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS

Thank you
by suebrad
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Re: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS

Update - DJ came up from molting last night...doing well just missing Sharkey who has not come up yet. Hopefully Sharkey has survived the power outage also. Thx for everyone's support. It pays to listen to the pros.
by suebrad
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Re: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS

My guys have have never been down for more than approx 2-2 1/2 months before that is why I was getting even more concerned. I am certainly going to take your advice and leave them alone...thx.
by suebrad
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Re: POWER OUTAGE - MOLTING CRABS

Their tank was in the mid-50's for maybe a day or so last week. I had their tank wrapped up in blankets but it didn't help. Once heat came back on I was able to get their tank up to 80-81 degrees where it has maintained. I read some other posts that said in the 50's not good which I assumed. This is...