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by Pelagic
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dropped Limbs and Dead?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Dropped Limbs and Dead?

So Eco Earth by itself can flood easily - a crab that digs down can drown due to flooding. A mixture of sand with sand being the main component is best. 5:1 ratio though some do even more sand than that, and it should be play sand consistency so they can build tunnels. Humidity does need to be highe...
by Pelagic
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update

I have to go in person to verify my identity. Ugh. The online verification is asking me questions about my deceased grandmother who I was named after, it can't tell us apart so it thinks I'm lying when I answer the questions.
by Pelagic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update

Ah, so much work.

I got my guys on Amazon. Wonder why they're not cracking down on them. @_@

Though it sounds like if the breeder was licensed to ship to all states then I'm fine.

But I think I'll apply just in case.
by Pelagic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab's stuck pinching?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Hermit Crab's stuck pinching?

So the Imagitarium Salt isn't that great - and it's expensive compared to buying Instant Ocean and making it yourself. Imagitarium isn't harmful, it's just a bit lacking in the essentials last I read about it. And again, with how often you should clean out your water if it's not airated/filtered it'...
by Pelagic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Local Adopters
Topic: NJ, PA Adopters
Replies: 12
Views: 43195

Re: NJ, PA Adopters

Reposting my info here because I am in this area too. Location (nearest large city, state, country): Wilmington, DE How Far Can You Travel?: Willing to travel upwards of 3 hours away, I work in Northeast Philadelphia and attend college in Newark, DE at University of Delaware. I also volunteer at Adv...
by Pelagic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Local Adopters
Topic: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters
Replies: 7
Views: 33122

Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Location (nearest large city, state, country): Wilmington, DE How Far Can You Travel?: Willing to travel upwards of 3 hours away, I work in Northeast Philadelphia and attend college in Newark, DE at University of Delaware. I also volunteer at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ so I travel a bit in tha...
by Pelagic
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab molting and another crab next to him.
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Crab molting and another crab next to him.

You can get rid of the mold and add more substrate. Gray sand is also an indicator of mold lower down, caused by floods. You'll want to add more and mix to absorb the water in the bottom. However, unless the pool is huge I'd let the crabs alone. But keep an eye on them if the one is burrowing toward...
by Pelagic
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Sand or EE substrate?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Sand or EE substrate?

I use more sand than EE, but I don't really measure the amount. No issues with humidity, holds shape well too.
by Pelagic
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 43
Views: 2381

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

I barely noticed my isopods eating for a long while, but as they multiplied and there were more I began to notice it. They probably are eating, it's just such a little amount it's hard to notice.
by Pelagic
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 43
Views: 2381

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

My guys prefer their veggies wilted or starting to go bad. But they also like hermit crab poop so meh.
by Pelagic
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

So cute.

I'm mad I had to miss it because of my surgery. >: (

Hopefully next year...
by Pelagic
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Have 2 hermit crabs that need a new home
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Have 2 hermit crabs that need a new home

Post here with all the info: https://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB ... .php?f=112

We need location and any extra info (supplies, etc.).
by Pelagic
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab is lethargic, rests in odd position and has developed a dent in big claw.
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: New crab is lethargic, rests in odd position and has developed a dent in big claw.

Lethargy is a sign of stress and molting. And with him being new it could be both. He could be trying to molt and is too weak, which may kill him. He could be low on calcium as well, which may be a partial cause for the dent - the dent could also be due to molting. Molting is a very stressful proced...
by Pelagic
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: molting or dead crab
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: molting or dead crab

You can only provide shells for it and hope it goes into one. But if limbs are falling off, that sort of sounds dead. Though always wait to be sure. I'd go to the Emergency section and fill out the questionnaire for more in depth help to see if anything cause the death and if it can be prevented in ...
by Pelagic
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Advice on Australian crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Advice on Australian crabs

1.) The vast majority are going to have the same recommendations. From what I've read there is only one legal species in Australia (I'm US so I can't confirm, just reading on the internet). And reading up on it the recommendations are the same. 2.) It's a minimum of two crabs, but the more the merri...