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by KraaiTheWolf
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Post molting lethargy
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Post molting lethargy

Hi PurpleBiff, as the others have said, your crab will definitely need to be reshelled as soon as possible. And though I can’t offer much help other than that for your current situation, I do have some advice in regards to your crabitat. I am also from Australia and have been learning the best produ...
by KraaiTheWolf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

The one thing I want to add, I may have missed someone else mentioning it though. Your substrate needs to mixed with dechlorinated fresh, or salt water to s sand castle consistently. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. If the substrate is too dry the crabs will not be able to dig tunnels and molt properly. I b...
by KraaiTheWolf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

Hi just a quick update: I’ve upgraded to a 65L tank and now have 6 inches of playsand and coconut husk for substrate, and I’ve also added a climbing rope, fake stump, two climbing logs and varies plastic plants. I’ve removed the sponges and thankfully the lid helps keep a lot of the humidity in, th...
by KraaiTheWolf
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

Hi just a quick update: I’ve upgraded to a 65L tank and now have 6 inches of playsand and coconut husk for substrate, and I’ve also added a climbing rope, fake stump, two climbing logs and varies plastic plants. I’ve removed the sponges and thankfully the lid helps keep a lot of the humidity in, tho...
by KraaiTheWolf
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

Thank you so much for all the advice! Im planning to upgrade the tank before adopting anymore crabs. Will fish aquariums work for hermit crabs? I’ll definitely put more substrate in my next tank as well, but should I remove the sponges from the water dishes then? I don’t want them to make my crabs s...
by KraaiTheWolf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

What type and how deep is your substrate? How big is your tank? If you fill in the Emergency Template, we might be able to help with what went wrong: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=46102 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? -3 inches of...
by KraaiTheWolf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

Your crab most likely didn't survive the molting process, which is, unfortunately, common for many crabs. Due to the conditions they are shipped and held in, they can sustain injuries or have illnesses that we can't see. It's not necessary to isolate crabs for molting, provided they have deep enoug...
by KraaiTheWolf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

Was there meat inside the claws? If they were empty they may have just been molting residue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It was really hard to tell. It sort of disintegrated when I touched it, but it was also clogged with sand. Nothing smelt in the tank before, so I though that she was alrig...
by KraaiTheWolf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Hermit crab ate the other!!! Please help!!!

Hi, I’ve had two hermit crabs for 7 months, Patty and Eugene. A few weeks ago Patty went underground and didn’t surface for a long time. I assumed she was molting, and I knew where she was in the tank. Yesterday I realised that both the shells I recognised the crabs by were empty, so I figured they ...