Search found 574 matches

by JoeHermits
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

https://www.houstonfishbox.com/vforums/showthread.php?25611-Kreisel-Tank-Design Not sure if you’ve already set up something like this but it’s a great diy idea. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk This is the exact post I used as reference when I built my Kreisel. It really does work, but make sure ...
by JoeHermits
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

I have began my set up with the project and I am getting more crabs to attempt. I will be in the Miss FFA pageant so hopefully i would be able to advocate more hermit crab breeding. this is a start to something i can feel it. also is mlakers the mary akers that is so famous in the hermit crab world...
by JoeHermits
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Too humid?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Too humid?

Have you calibrated your hygrometer?

Otherwise, 90% RH and above is perfectly safe. Mold grows more easily but the hermit crabs will be fine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fall out when picked up?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fall out when picked up?

Yes, it does happen. If they wedge themselves in, either deep in the shell or the shell is simply a tight fit, the crab will not fall out easily.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fal put when picked up?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Is it possible for a hermit crab to die in its shell and not fal put when picked up?

Sadly, yes, it happens all the time.

I’m sorry.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: African Land Snail
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: African Land Snail

I’ve always wanted one, but they’re considered pests and are illegal in the U.S.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Possible mite?
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Possible mite?

That doesn’t sound like a hermit crab mite. If it’s small, white, and moves fast it’s probably just a hitchhiking food mite. They’re harmless.

Hermit crab mites are more sedentary and will attach to the face and joints.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Alder cones for Hermits?
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Alder cones for Hermits?

I can’t vouch for stress relief, but if they’re safe for shrimp they should be safe for hermit crabs, as well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: How to measure shells?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: How to measure shells?

Not quite. The ruler goes horizontally across the widest (middle) portion of the opening.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Dried Seaweed
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Dried Seaweed

Yes, you can. To save money you may wish to try your grocery store, which will likely offer similar products.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

jrleath wrote:Well then I will build a tropical room with salt and fresh ponds lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Now that’s what I call a dream tank.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

For reference, some have noted that crabs seem to be more likely to breed in larger groups, though if that is because of greater selection pools or they actually become more sexually receptive is unknown. Also, I read a post somewhere about a hypothesis that they may breed after stormy weather. I’ve...
by JoeHermits
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Boiling Foods
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Boiling Foods

Regular tap water is fine. The chlorine gets boiled out and everything else is in small enough quantities not to worry about in their food.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by JoeHermits
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

See the breeding section for information. I really wish to emphasize how difficult it is to breed terrestrial hermit crabs. Only one person in the country, and possibly the world, is breeding crabs at a rate great enough to distribute, and that’s only once a year so far. We’re not even certain how t...
by JoeHermits
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Any selling crab breeders?
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Any selling crab breeders?

The only breeder to my knowledge that is distributing hermit crabs is Mary Akers. If you want crabs from her you’ll have to register for adoption at the next Crab Con. Otherwise, you can check used good sites like Craigslist. There will occasionally be hermit crabs listed for rehoming if you don’t w...