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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Did he put on a small shell and sit down in the larger one? [emoji23]

Probably not a big deal so long as he isn’t stuck.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Changing Substrate
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Changing Substrate

Pumpkincrab wrote:How many bugs? Bugs are not good. They are harmful actually. How many bugs? What size? Are they in the substrate? (Living in it?)
Most insects and other invertebrates are relatively harmless, especially if they’re suspected to have come off a plant.


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by JoeHermits
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Halloween web dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Halloween web dilemma

Check the packaging label but it’s probably dyed cotton. I doubt it would do much harm even if ingested.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Help!! Naked crab!
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Help!! Naked crab!

Getting him back in a shell is a priority. I suggest following our reshelling guide: viewtopic.php?t=122302


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by JoeHermits
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tunnel Collapse Caused by a Drop?
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Tunnel Collapse Caused by a Drop?

No, a bit of salt in the substrate won’t affect anything unless you dump a gigaton in.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: new sand
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: new sand

No, you don’t have to strain it. A few rocks won’t be harmful.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Spiders In The Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Spiders In The Tank

Spiders follow food. If there’s nothing there for it to eat it’ll eventually leave.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

It’s a PP ;)

I don’t think being in a moss pit would affect duration. A molt is a molt.


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by JoeHermits
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?

If it’s bothering you you could always toss it out and start fresh [emoji2369]


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

I probably wouldn’t just so you don’t encourage the other crabs to go in and disturb him.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Unusual Smell after baking substrate, potentially harmful?

That’s a very weird substrate smell. Are you sure there isn’t anything that was buried and burned when the substrate was baked?


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New guy lost both pinchers...
Replies: 14
Views: 334

New guy lost both pinchers...

Feeding him once a day will suffice. You only need to offer as much as he’ll eat, which isn’t a lot. As for the bathing schedule, you’ll have to play it by ear, but he likely won’t need to be bathed regularly. Editing now to add that all hermit crabs are wild-caught. There are no commercial breeding...
by JoeHermits
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New guy lost both pinchers...
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: New guy lost both pinchers...

His best bet is to molt and regrow his claws. There’s a good chance he’ll force himself to do it, but in the meantime keep trying to feed him so he has enough energy to survive the process. As for the saltwater, it won’t harm them, and neither will shells. The shells being farm-raised won’t affect t...
by JoeHermits
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Are you sure your hermit crab is molting? It could just like being in there.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Humity won't go above 70%
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Is your hygrometer calibrated?


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