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by squid
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Habitat decor
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Habitat decor

I boil them (and use saltwater for anything natural to prevent mould growth) and either allow them to air dry or bake them at a low temperature


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by squid
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs aren’t doing much
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Crabs aren’t doing much

I’ve had 4 PPs for a month now and I know they are very exciting animals, but they don’t seem to be eating or moving around much. Three of them are now buried, and I was wondering if this is normal? My crabitat conditions are 80 degrees and 85% humidity, and I always offer a balanced variety of food...
by squid
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: DIY calcium powder
Replies: 3
Views: 124

DIY calcium powder

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190412/1e1ac46d633bfa9dbc6f56423384fd45.jpg I wanted to get some more calcium into my crabs’ diet so I ground up some eggshells with a (thoroughly cleaned) coffee grinder, since they have refused to eat eggshells or cuttlebone so far. Hopefully this works! :) Sent...
by squid
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Strawberry shoots in crabitat
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Strawberry shoots in crabitat

I recently saw a little shoot coming out of the top of my cholla! I was mystified for a while as to how a cactus I had boiled had somehow sprouted, but then noticed the sand and seeds that one of my PPs had dragged up there! Unfortunately it has died now but has made me interested in growing some ot...
by squid
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Buried crab

Thank you so much!! I read that you should put a pop bottle around them? Idk I guess not then. The other crabs aren’t bothering the buried one so should be fine?


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by squid
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Buried crab

Hi everyone, One of my crabs has been buried since last Monday and I assume he is moulting. There are no holes on the surface of the substrate, so I assume he dug himself down under one of the hides (it is a 90* elbow for plumbing, one end facing out and the other pushed into the sand). None of the ...
by squid
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: 3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?

Maybe one day powdered shells mixed in with printer filament (as various woods and metals are right now), so that they can be reshaped by the crabs? But yes, printed shells have so much potential and would make getting the perfect fit for a crab so much easier (and cheaper!) For now, we continue tes...
by squid
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: 3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?

If hermit crabs are unable to modify these, it is unlikely they would use them when given the option of choosing between natural or 3D printed. They secrete a substance to melt the inner whorls of their shell and they also pick at them to accommodate their eyestalks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapat...
by squid
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

3D Printed Hermit Crab Accessories?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/cffad8bb28ee45435e5ab7d14e580f0b.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/25f945e7b161f080f867dd3e94aca533.jpg I printed this to test dimensions today! I doubt it’s going to work as is, it seems pretty thin, rough and uncomfortable, but I think once I ...
by squid
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Finding food crabs like
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Finding food crabs like

It’s been a week and a half since I got PPs, and am still trying to figure out what they like to eat Over the past couple of days I’ve been doing some testing, very little food and only a bit of each type I have yet to find a protein they don’t mind eating https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/f...
by squid
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Crabs not using water
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Crabs not using water

Thank you so much! I will try and get bowls where it is easier for them to do that (right now there’s quite a gap between the rim of the bowls and the beginning of the water)

Not quite sure what I’d do without this forum


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by squid
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Crabs not using water
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Crabs not using water

Hi everyone, I’ve had my 4 PPs for about a week now, and it doesn’t seem as though they’ve been drinking/using the salt/fresh water at all, as there is no sand in either bowl? I won’t be able to make any drastic changes until the weekend (eg changing the bowls so they’re more accessible/changing sal...
by squid
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: extremely Strong rotting/fish smell
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: extremely Strong rotting/fish smell

Oh sorry! I forgot to actually type the number of inches whoops! It’s about 7 inches at its highest. All of the crabs are alive (thank god) but I’m still worried because having my entire room smell like this isn’t entirely sustainable. I’m letting the tank air out for a bit before I add any more foo...
by squid
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: extremely Strong rotting/fish smell
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: extremely Strong rotting/fish smell

I sniffed the food dish (before I got rid of every last mushy drop of it) and it really wasn’t as strong as the tank. It may have just been the humidity in there. I am still quite worried that they don’t seem to be eating/drinking/doing much right now.


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by squid
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: extremely Strong rotting/fish smell
Replies: 6
Views: 192

extremely Strong rotting/fish smell

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Play sand, inches 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? Yes, 80% and 27 degrees Celsius 3. Is a heat source used i...