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by Kelly4779
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: One crab changes shells often
Replies: 1
Views: 136

One crab changes shells often

At the end of December we received a large order of shells for our crabs. The first night one crab (Pinchy) tried a bunch of shells then picked one and the other crab Oscar jumped in the first shell he found. Oscar has stayed in the first shell he picked, but Pinchy changes shells frequently. Is it ...
by Kelly4779
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommendation for amount of substrate
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Recommendation for amount of substrate

Hi, we just purchased a 90 gallon tank (48" wide, 18" deep and 24" tall) we currently have 3 crabs, one is approximately medium sized, one is small and one is between small/medium. We plan on using a combo of playsand and eco earth 5:1. How deep would you recommend making the substrate....I have rea...
by Kelly4779
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New substrate = behaviour changes
Replies: 3
Views: 205

New substrate = behaviour changes

We bought a pre set up terrarium with 3 purple pinchers. The previous substrate was a little bit of dirt and a lot of moss. With the old substrate they were burrowed most of the time, we rarely saw them. Yesterday we changed the substrate to play sand/coco fibre with ratio of 5:1. We made sure the p...
by Kelly4779
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab stress?
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Crab stress?

We bought 3 crabs about 1 month ago. They came with their set up terrarium. We realized that the heat and humidity were way too low, so we have been working on that. We now have the heat up to about 80 and the humidity between 75-85. All three of them stay under most of the time and are eating a lot...
by Kelly4779
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Uncovering crab question
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Uncovering crab question

One of my crabs frequently burrows under the food and water dishes, so when I go to clean the dishes or add food, I frequently find him. I don't want to put the dish back on top of him because I worry he may have moved and would be squished. Recommendations of what to do, should I cover him in moss,...
by Kelly4779
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell questions
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Shell questions

A few shell questions: We purchased a pre set up terrarium with 3 PP. There were no extra shells, so we need to buy some. 1. If the crabs burrow most of the time and can't measure them do I just guess the size? Or how do I know? 2. Should I buy shells that are similar shapes to what they currently h...
by Kelly4779
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: How do I know if they are molting? need new shells
Replies: 1
Views: 371

How do I know if they are molting? need new shells

Hi, we purchased some 3 hermit crabs and a terrarium from someone approximately a month ago. When we got them, the temperature and humidity were really low, we have been working on that, and finally have both good. Humidity around 85% and Temperature above 80 degrees. We are currently working on cha...
by Kelly4779
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt water question
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Salt water question

So I just purchased instant ocean Marine salt to replace the Aquarium salt we were using. Do we just mix as per the instructions on the bag? How much salt to water do you use? Our current salt water bath is too small. What size should the bath container be and how much water should be in it. Thanks
by Kelly4779
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anyone know what type of crab this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Anyone know what type of crab this is?

wodesorel wrote:It's a younger PP, that's why his color is so different.
Thank you
by Kelly4779
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anyone know what type of crab this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Anyone know what type of crab this is?

[quote="Kelly4779"]This is a picture of our smallest crab...anyone know what type it might be, looks quite different from my other two
https://photos.app.goo.gl/MoM7Zrt2hhvsLj8u7
by Kelly4779
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anyone know what type of crab this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Anyone know what type of crab this is?

This is a picture of our smallest crab...anyone know what type it might be, looks quite different from my other two. [url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/MoM7Zrt2hhvsLj8u7[url]
by Kelly4779
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH size question
Replies: 1
Views: 460

UTH size question

I am buying a new UTH for the back of our terrarium. What size should I get? The terrarium is 24" W x 18 " D x 12" H I live in Canada, so am unable to order the ultratherm heaters as shipping is ridiculous. Available options: Exo Terra brand 11" x 17". Or 10" x 11" Zoomed brand 8" x 12" or 8" x 18" ...
by Kelly4779
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Reverse osmosis water?
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Reverse osmosis water?

Our substrate is dark sand and moss, not sure of types because it was in the terrarium when we bought it from the previous owners. The substrate is about 3 inches in most parts, 2 inches where low and 5 inches where there is a little hill.
by Kelly4779
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Reverse osmosis water?
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Reverse osmosis water?

So if we just use tap water with water conditioner that is preferred over RO water? Our current conditioner is "crabworks water conditioner" and says it "removes harmful chlorine, neutralizes heavy metals". Is that good, or should I get something different?
by Kelly4779
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Reverse osmosis water?
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Reverse osmosis water?

Hi, we recently purchased a pre set up crabitat with 3 hermit crabs, and I have some questions. 1. It was suggested that we purchase reverse osmosis water. We use the reverse osmosis waster as their fresh water and add Aquarium salt to it for their salt water. We recently purchased a mister (we have...