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by arosenbaum
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Inactive crabs

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I have decided that I do want to try again sometime, but I'm not quite ready. One last question here, though. I have cleaned up the crabitat (washed dishes, boiled shells, etc.) and I also removed the sand that the crabs were on when they passed. I did go ahea...
by arosenbaum
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: looking to rehome two hermies; Missouri
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: looking to rehome two hermies; Missouri

Hi! I live in the overland park, ks area, and am looking for 2 crabs to adopt! I have the tank and everything set up, just waiting for some hermies to live there. How big are the crabs? I only have a 10 gallon tank, so I need them to be somewhat small. Let me know if these crabbies are still availab...
by arosenbaum
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Inactive crabs

Unfortunately, both Sherlock and Watson have passed away. Sherlock on Tuesday/Wednesday I believe, and Watson Thursday/Friday. I thought that I might have been early enough to save Watson, but I was too late. The extra heater did fix the temp problem though. But now I have no crabs to enjoy a now vi...
by arosenbaum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Inactive crabs

Update: Good news and bad news. Good news first. Watson has moved (just a few inches, but I am so happy). I think this is because the temperature finally got up to 75* early this evening. He hasn't really done much, but he seems to be doing fine! Bad news...I think that Sherlock has passed. I've now...
by arosenbaum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Inactive crabs

Thank you! Just ordered another UTH too (thank goodness for prime same-shipping--it will be here later today!) The blanket is a good idea too!
by arosenbaum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Inactive crabs

Alrighty...just wanted to post a quick update. I added the extra substrate, so now it measures 6" all over. I got an digital thermometer/hygrometer (the Accurite one as recommended). I still need to calibrate it, but it seems pretty accurate (I had it sitting outside of the crabitat for a few hours ...
by arosenbaum
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Inactive crabs

Substrate-good to know, I will plan to fix that. Thermometer-Mine is analog, so I guess I should replace that. Do you have any recommendations? I've looked on Amazon, but the reviews are inconsistent. Heat source-yikes, good to know. It's "Fluker's Premium Heat Mat." It didn't come with anything to ...
by arosenbaum
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Inactive crabs

I've had Holmes and Watson since August 2nd. They've been doing really well it seems like. Watson started molting the day after I got him, and stayed down for about a month. Holmes went down about a month ago and came back up last week. Watson has always been my active one, keeping me up all night w...
by arosenbaum
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab molting only halfway buried
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Crab molting only halfway buried

I have 2 crabs, I've had them for about 6 weeks. One of them started molting the day after I got them, and came up just a couple weeks ago (~month long molt). He seems to be doing really well, and is active, loves to climb, and has a good appetite. My other crab just went down to molt about a week o...
by arosenbaum
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab can't get down after climbing on ceiling
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Crab can't get down after climbing on ceiling

So my crab (I've had him and his buddy for about 6 weeks now) LOVES to climb which is super cool to watch, but three times now, I believe, I wake up in the middle of the night to frantic "tapping" of my crabs legs/claws on the glass lid of my tank. Somehow (I have no idea how) he gets up there, and ...
by arosenbaum
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab on ceiling!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Crab on ceiling!!!!

So, my crab has been doing this (I thought it would be the onlySone before I found this thread), but I wake up in the middle of the night to frantic "tapping" of my crabs legs/claws on the glass lid of my tank. Somehow (I have no idea how) he gets up there, and then can't get down, so I have to gent...
by arosenbaum
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Climbing Glass Ceiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Climbing Glass Ceiling

So, my crab has been doing this (I thought it would be the only one before I found this thread), but I wake up in the middle of the night to frantic "tapping" of my crabs legs/claws on the glass lid of my tank. Somehow (I have no idea how) he gets up there, and then can't get down, so I have to gent...
by arosenbaum
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Two crabs trying to dig down at the same time
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Two crabs trying to dig down at the same time

Ok. What are the best foods for calcium and protein? They seem to really like freeze dried shrimp, so I guess that's protein?
by arosenbaum
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Two crabs trying to dig down at the same time
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Two crabs trying to dig down at the same time

I have two hermit crabs, one of which just finished molting about a week and a half ago. My other crab is trying to dig down to molt, but my concern is that the freshly molted crab is trying to dig down with him in the same spot. I know he doesn't need to molt because he just molted! Should I just l...
by arosenbaum
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Very Stressed Hermit Crab!!!! HELP!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Very Stressed Hermit Crab!!!! HELP!!!

Update: now that it's night time, my hermie seems to be doing better. He is out and active as usual, and I no longer see any signs of stress. Thanks to everyone for help and reassurance! Haha I definitely panicked...just a bit ;)