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by squid
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 5
Views: 92

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: 92

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: 8
Views: 251

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: 8
Views: 251

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: 8
Views: 251

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: 72

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: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs not using water
Replies: 3
Views: 73

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: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs not using water
Replies: 3
Views: 73

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: 162

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: 162

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: 162

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...
by squid
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: New crabs

Ahh I just realised I got confused, the one missing a claw is gatsby! How will I keep track of these ://


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by squid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: New crabs

I’m pretty sure he is, yeah. Just to be safe, I added plenty of eggshell into their first meal. Now just waiting for the first molt.


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by squid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: New crabs

I won’t usually be handling them but I thought I might as well take a few pics when I transferred them into their tank ;)) This is walnut https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190313/6848ba24b4ed23ee9ad0783c7bd30d5f.jpg This is atlas https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190313/cfbd2967654eece97edc03e203a...
by squid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: New crabs

I have them in a tote right now, so the lid is pretty well sealed. I will look into getting a moss pit, thank you very much!


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