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by JoeHermits
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Do I handle my crabs too much
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Do I handle my crabs too much

Most people in the HCA tend to be a little more hands-off (myself included), but I don’t think it’s inherently harmful.

There are good arguments for both sides, so it boils down to personal preference more than anything.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lethargy Concerns
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Lethargy Concerns

Sounds like your conditions are good. You just need to raise your humidity to a minimum of 80%. They have modified gills and need humidity to breathe. Cover your lid with saran wrap rather than a towel. As for the lethargy, it's possible he's getting ready to molt. Someone with more experience can ...
by JoeHermits
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Glass Shell
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Glass Shell

Plus, they often retract into their shells to hide, so if they retract and still feel like they can be seen they may not be too happy.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Fruits and nuts?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Fruits and nuts?

Hermiesguardian wrote: Lol. I never know who's from where.
Same. I know location data is available in their profiles if they choose to share it, but I still feel like a creep looking at it.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Hermits eating dog food?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Hermits eating dog food?

I also agree with curlysister, I did some research not too long ago and it turns out they aren’t required to list ethoxyquin in the ingredients of the dog food if the ethoxyquin is in a component already. I’m just pulling this off the top of my head, but I believe that current U.S. regulations allo...
by JoeHermits
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: How can I tell my females have eggs?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: How can I tell my females have eggs?

Sometimes you may notice guarding behavior, where a male follows a female around to keep other males away and entice her to mate.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: chicken or beef broth?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: chicken or beef broth?

Broth should be fine if it’s just meat/bones/organs and water. Beef and chicken are perfectly safe.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is this safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Is this safe?

Cornstarch should be fine. I see no reason why it wouldn’t be.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and Instant Ocean ratios?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Prime and Instant Ocean ratios?

BlazeTheWeirdo wrote: Also Prime only keeps working in the pools for about 2 days (or 5-7 days if you have a bubbler).
Where did you get these numbers from? Prime stops binding to ammonia after forty-eight hours, but other compounds should be just fine.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mystery Butterfly?
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Mystery Butterfly?

It’s not an anise swallowtail, is it? I’ve seen similar colourations online.

Have you tried a reverse image search?


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Help Cuddles had eggs in sand
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Help Cuddles had eggs in sand

When my eggs were smeared last year, I tried hatching them myself. Out of over a hundred eggs, only three were still alive, and they died within hours. You can give it a shot, but as soon as they’re dropped outside water their chances to survive plummet to zero real fast (assuming the eggs are any g...
by JoeHermits
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Cuttlebone question
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Cuttlebone question

I also leave mine on or in the substrate. There’s not much in there for it to mold.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: condensation
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: condensation

A bit of condensation won’t hurt them. In a humid environment it’s bound to happen from time to time.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!

Congratulations! I heard a rumor that Mary was getting a new strawberry—I should’ve known it was yours.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: From fair crab to hermit habitat
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: From fair crab to hermit habitat

They’ll get their food and water when they need it. Are you sure they aren’t just eating or drinking when you’re not watching, such as late at night?


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