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by CrabMommaChara
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Welcome, Apollo/Artemis!
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Welcome, Apollo/Artemis!

Small one!
by CrabMommaChara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Is it eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Is it eggs?

Well that's not good! Does washing the water tank, all the items, and all the exposed crabs, and removing all sand with hints of it clean it away?
by CrabMommaChara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Is it eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Is it eggs?

They were definately floating, and kind of clearish. they looked like they were moving, too.
by CrabMommaChara
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Is it eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Is it eggs?

Whatever it is, I washed it out, replaced everything and cleaned every. single. freakin. thing. crisis averted!
by CrabMommaChara
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Is it eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Is it eggs?

So, I found some tiny white specks in my water dish today and I'm very confused. Are these eggs? Mites? Sand? They've never been there before, and I am quite confused!
by CrabMommaChara
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Welcome, Apollo/Artemis!
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Welcome, Apollo/Artemis!

Today was a normal day. Dad and I went to PetSmart for some cat food and for a wheel for my tank. I decided to check on the hermit crabs in the store, and lo and behold, there was a little guy (quarter-sized) fighting a giant (fist-sized) hermit crab! I realized I had enough money with me to adopt h...
by CrabMommaChara
Wed May 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Extremely concerning issue; potential extreme fight or sudden surface molt gone wrong - please read.
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Extremely concerning issue; potential extreme fight or sudden surface molt gone wrong - please read.

And also, keep a bottlecap full of water under his mouth so he can just dip his head in if he needs it!
by CrabMommaChara
Wed May 29, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Extremely concerning issue; potential extreme fight or sudden surface molt gone wrong - please read.
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Extremely concerning issue; potential extreme fight or sudden surface molt gone wrong - please read.

Keep food near him and if necessary hand feed him foods like honey and cuttlebone! Glad he's not dead!
by CrabMommaChara
Tue May 28, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Extremely concerning issue; potential extreme fight or sudden surface molt gone wrong - please read.
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Extremely concerning issue; potential extreme fight or sudden surface molt gone wrong - please read.

Another tip from my marine biologist and hermit crab expert friend: keep feeding him high protein and high calcium foods to help him have the energy to regrow. Sorry to hear about the issue!
by CrabMommaChara
Fri May 17, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Finally, she's molting!
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Finally, she's molting!

Because Hermes was trying to mess with her every now and then.
by CrabMommaChara
Thu May 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Finally, she's molting!
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Finally, she's molting!

Yup, I've got 6 inches of substrate, 75 humidity and 75 degrees
by CrabMommaChara
Thu May 16, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Finally, she's molting!
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Finally, she's molting!

She was digging into the substrate only a little and then staying there for days at a time (I checked for hermit crab tracks; she didn't move) so I made sure she hadn't begun the molting process and then moved her to an ISO.
by CrabMommaChara
Wed May 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Heating Problem

As a bit of a precaution for the moment, keep some blankets on top of it.
by CrabMommaChara
Wed May 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Finally, she's molting!
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Finally, she's molting!

In january, I got my tank and my two hermies. Almost immediately, Hermes, my bigger boy, decided to molt in the comfortable terrain! Now, more recently, Athena has been digging around and I've had to stop her from surface molting once, but she is now underground and reasonably assured to be molting!...