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by craboloading
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Establishing a pecking order? Crab keeps finding others underground
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Establishing a pecking order? Crab keeps finding others underground

Hello. I have had 2 medium-large PP's for a little over a year now. I recently added a small PP to the mix a month or so ago. They live in a 29 gallon aquarium with 8+ inches of EE/sand mixture. Recently (as in...the past 3 days), one of my larger crabs - Beacon - keeps finding the other 2 crabs und...
by craboloading
Sat May 30, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: It's Been a While...
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: It's Been a While...

Ok, everyone. I know you are all very against digging, but Friday has now been down for five months and Jarvis went down for his molt a couple weeks ago. I expect Jarvis to be back mid-late June or so, and I plan to dig after the six month mark. I know that everyone is very, very against it, but I ...
by craboloading
Thu May 28, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!
Replies: 58
Views: 1805

Re: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!

Anyone ever fed coconut flour? I didn't see it on the safe or unsafe lists. It says it's just defatted coconut. Can't imagine it is harmful, put some in the food dish tonight...
by craboloading
Thu May 28, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Welcoming Felicity Crab-19
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Welcoming Felicity Crab-19

Thanks all for welcoming my new crabbo. She has been very sneaky, haven't managed to see her since her second night in the tank. My two larger boys are above ground and very active at the moment, so hopefully if she is underground she feels very secluded/safe. Keeping the food bowl stocked with good...
by craboloading
Mon May 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Welcoming Felicity Crab-19
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Welcoming Felicity Crab-19

curlysister wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:59 am
Dare I ask how much they charge for a crab at a pet store?
They charged me $12.99. PetSmart and Petco are usually cheaper, but if I'm buying a hermit crab I'd rather spend a few extra dollars at a local business.
by craboloading
Mon May 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Welcoming Felicity Crab-19
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Welcoming Felicity Crab-19

I've had my two PP's for almost a year and a half. Been wanting to add one more for the longest time, but wanted to try to avoid purchasing from a pet store. Months and months of scouring Craigslist, etc and nothing turned up. I finally decided yesterday to just purchase from the same local mom & po...
by craboloading
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 168
Views: 149461

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Ooh, snakeskin! Where do you get that? I mostly just feed them whatever I can come up with in the fridge :crabblush: I bought a tiny bag from Hermie's Kitchen. :) I do lots of food from the fridge myself. But do try to make sure to have random treats/items around to make their diet more well rounde...
by craboloading
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 168
Views: 149461

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Fresh Food Dish: red bell pepper, mushroom, broccoli stalks, coconut oil, and shrimp exo Dry Food Dish: Hermie's Kitchen color booster mix, green sand, crushed oyster shell, snake skin, Hermit Crab Patch staple diet, spirulina powder, blue pea flower powder, and snake skin Plus the usual cuttlebone ...
by craboloading
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Where is the best place to buy shells ?
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Where is the best place to buy shells ?

Adding a second recommendation for Naples. I have placed 2 or 3 orders with them as my PPs have grown in the past year & I have found them the easiest site to navigate. Plus super easy to review your last order summary (save the email!) and see what size shells you last bought and just size up in th...
by craboloading
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Newbie needing direction
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Newbie needing direction

New crab owner. Tank is not sufficient. Best way to do the basics STAT. My little crabs are awful sluggish, not eating, in fact one has been burried for almost a week. Not sure if humidity levels will cause this or molting. I'm unable to upgrade tank because I read not to disturb him. Looking for d...
by craboloading
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 168
Views: 149461

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Dish one : raspberry, cauliflower, dried mealworms, dried calendula, cauliflower, shrimp exo, and almond slivers Dish two (all new foods that came in from Hermie's Kitchen today!) : orchard grass hay, nori seaweed, green sand, and dried squid I got loads of other things in my order...can't wait to f...
by craboloading
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?
Replies: 39
Views: 1055

Re: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?

jrleath wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Are the heaters working?


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They are warm to the touch, yes.
by craboloading
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?
Replies: 39
Views: 1055

Re: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?

@craboloading That analog thermometer can probably be calibrated. Maybe it spun out of cal? I’m having a hard time believing you can’t get temps up. You have covered more tank with heaters than I do and your room is warmer than mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It read the room temperature r...
by craboloading
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?
Replies: 39
Views: 1055

Re: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?

Xenocrab wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:06 pm
Maybe bump up the temp on your regulator. I've had to do that this winter.

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As in the temperature in the house? We keep it at 69° during the day and 66° at night. I am finding it hard to believe that with 2 UTH I can only get 5° above room temperature. :/
by craboloading
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?
Replies: 39
Views: 1055

Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?

Hi, all. I upgraded my 2 PPs from a 10 gallon to a 29 gallon today, woohoo! Only trouble is, the temperature is not going above 74°. I have a Ultratherm UTH that covers sub level all the way up that is covering 70% of the back wall & a second Ultratherm UTH covering top to bottom on one side. Both l...