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by JoeHermits
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Not sure if it’s an emergency or normal?! Newbie here
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Not sure if it’s an emergency or normal?! Newbie here

Disappearing for months on end is just something hermit crabs do. Try to be patient, they’ll come back eventually!


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by JoeHermits
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not sure what second crab is up to
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Not sure what second crab is up to

If one crab attacked the other underground, then you probably need deeper substrate and/or more shells. In some cases diet can also be an issue. I recommend filling out the emergency help template so we can see what’s going on. https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=46102 S...
by JoeHermits
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not sure if crabs are molting or not....
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Not sure if crabs are molting or not....

If you can find all your crabs, you can simply dump in as much sand as you need.

If one really is buried, you’ll have to be more cautious. Add one inch of sand per day to avoid collapsing any tunnels.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Toe marks!
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Toe marks!

I’ve wondered if there was a way to have them filed down without hurting them. I don’t mean like hold them like a dog and do them, but by maybe putting something in their habitat to help file them down. Their nails will get filed down as they climb. Something hard that they can dig their toes in, l...
by JoeHermits
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Toe marks!
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Toe marks!

My larger crabs have reached the point where their nails can break the skin.

How can something so cute be so painful to hold? xD


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by JoeHermits
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab got out of tank!
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Crab got out of tank!

If he’s injured you may want to isolate him, else his tankmates go after him.

Does he have any obvious physical injuries? Otherwise he could very likely have some internal damage, which is harder to recover from.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Cabanas!
Replies: 17
Views: 633

Re: Water Cabanas!

Wow, that looks fancy. Good work!


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by JoeHermits
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Freeze Dried Minnows
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Freeze Dried Minnows

odelayheehoo wrote: You, as in yourself eat the eyes of the minnows?
Whoops, no, I was referring to fish in general. My bad! I have never eaten minnows.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Freeze Dried Minnows
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Freeze Dried Minnows

I eat the eyes just because they’re there (I don’t waste food).

A lot of organs have good nutrients in them. Maybe it’s the same for eyes?


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by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Do Not Know How To Respond
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Do Not Know How To Respond

A naked crab is always a red flag, so you’ll likely have to look for him.

If you can’t find his original shell, you can leave him in iso with similar shells. If he doesn’t take those then place him inside one manually.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hurt Crab-put under sand or in coco hut?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Hurt Crab-put under sand or in coco hut?

You don’t want to bury him, you can’t replicate the cave he built. He’ll only suffocate in there. A hut or other hide would be preferable.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Is this a good water conditioner?
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Is this a good water conditioner?

Yeah, that’ll do the job just fine.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Different species help?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Different species help?

The HCA recommends substrate be either six inches or three times three height of the largest crab, whichever’s deeper. This applies for all species, so eight or nine inches should be fine. Some people prefer to make it deeper for their Ecuadorians, but it’s really up to you. Sent from my iPhone usin...
by JoeHermits
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Interrupted a molt and possible digestive issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Interrupted a molt and possible digestive issues?

I’m not sure what you were seeing. Pictures would be helpful.

How’s the crab doing now?


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by JoeHermits
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Is this water safe for hermit crabs?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Is this water safe for hermit crabs?

It depends on the brand, but generally not, since bottled water is often just expensive tap water.

I’m surprised though, my bottle of Reptisafe said it treated heavy metals. Did they change their formula?


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