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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: New Pet Ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: New Pet Ideas?

A little late but I just remembered that sometimes pet stores may be able to bring in certain animals for you if not in stock. It may be worth asking if you’re in there.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: New Pet Ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: New Pet Ideas?

If your local pet stores don’t supply them you’ll have to go online. There aren’t any poisonous ones in the pet trade as far as I know.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: New Pet Ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: New Pet Ideas?

I’ve cared for inverts in laboratory settings. Isopods, cockroaches, or millipedes don’t need super large enclosures or a ton of skill to maintain.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recent Uptick in Aggression, Help me Figure Out Why
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Recent Uptick in Aggression, Help me Figure Out Why

Nothing is obvious here. From what you describe I don’t think any if the babysitters neglected them to the point of primal rage. It could be as simple as “I want THAT shell” even if there are others or just a rebellious phase. Dunking shells in saltwater seems to make them more enticing so that may ...
by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Feedback on my crabitat
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Feedback on my crabitat

Yes, the net is sufficient. Hermit crabs are strong climbers. They do seem to like having cover so if you think you’d like to add a few more hiding places (which can be as simple as a few well placed branches, rocks, or plants) I say go for it.

Looking nice!


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by JoeHermits
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New and needing answers!
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: New and needing answers!

Drying out on the surface is normal. Coconut fiber gets soggy pretty easily, which is why your previous substrate stayed moist.

As for activity, they may just be nervous in their new environment. Acclimating takes time, but having hiding places and cover can help.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Treating cork
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Treating cork

If you don’t want it dripping, then yeah.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Only change shells in salt water
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Only change shells in salt water

Some crabs seem more receptive to shells when they’re salty. I don’t know why.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Treating cork
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Treating cork

I like to soak in saltwater for a few hours to reduce mold.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 198
Views: 155135

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

hermitsrus1966 wrote: I thought sea salt was safe though? Because I do the same thing I get a lot of uncooked dehydrated meats at a dog store near me and its for dogs and cats but they usually have stuff with nothing added.
Sea salt is not harmful. Sodium is a part of their diet.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Shell rot?

Yeah, not much you can do, I’m afraid.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Shell rot?

That’s not shell rot, but I don’t know what it is from the photo.

It could be an injury as you originally suspected, though.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: UTH

The bigger one will heat the tank more easily.

As for the molters, you may dig them up and carry separately in small containers of damp moss. Just keep in mind that they may be fragile during this time, so use caution.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked & Needing To Molt
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Naked & Needing To Molt

Reshelling has priority since its protection is needed for a safe molt. See our reshelling guide for further instruction: viewtopic.php?t=122302


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by JoeHermits
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crabs possibly dead?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Hermit Crabs possibly dead?

Hermit crabs don’t leave their shells to molt. They will burrow for shelter but their shells remain on the entire time. From your descriptions it sounds like they are deceased.


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