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by Badmouse
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Adoption. 1 hermit crab looking for a new home NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Adoption. 1 hermit crab looking for a new home NYC

I could probably take this crab off your hands as I'm looking to adopt more. What borough are you in? (Just wanted to mention because I'm not sure how old you are but if you're under 18 please ask a parent to help you can private message me more details I don't want any of your information public an...
by Badmouse
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My crab is pooping in his water dish!
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Re: My crab is pooping in his water dish!

Yeah I cant figure it out either I've seen people post the picture directly on the post but when I looked into the forum for posting pictures it said to use a photo sharing server, and I have google photos so I used that- but it only posts a link that takes you to the picture. Thats funny I was thin...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!

Well Sonny and Cher always did have an up and down relationship didn't they? really cute names! Sounds like it really is a sit and wait and hope for the best situation? Because in theory this could happen accidentally just a crab burrowing around with a ton of substrate couldnt it? But she recovered...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: New crab mom!

I will chime in here with some of my own opinions. I have had my two crabs (Sonny and Cher) for 9 years now. Started with a 10 gallon, then 20 gallon (both with saran wrap lids), and now have a nice 55 gallon that has a plexiglass lid that was given to me. I am pretty casual about some things with ...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My crab is pooping in his water dish!
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Re: My crab is pooping in his water dish!

I'm so relieved to know it's ok not to scoop their poop! I make sure to get it out of the water dish, although the last 2 times it caused an "argument" when I nearly traumatized my big guy with my efforts to provide clean salt water. I've found areas where they seem to like to pile it up but it alw...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: New crab mom!

Thank you all so much for all the great advice. I have just upgraded to a 29 gallon tank with a stand. I moisten the substrate with freshwater dechlorinated. I’ve got the humidity and temperature in the right ranges and I think my crabs are happy. I have shells on the way from Richards. And while m...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: New crab mom!

Okay so someone in this post says using salt water can build up too much and then it can get in the substrate and become dangerous to the crabs? I wonder if thats in regards to the substrate consistency being compromised? Like could it make it like calcium sand that turns into cement like texture th...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: New crab mom!

I think this was the guidelines I used to learn how to sanitize and clean things

https://crabstreetjournal.org/blog/2015 ... -crabitat/
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: New crab mom!

I copied and pasted this from the other thread I got it from, this lady (woman, girl,) seems very experienced and she's very nice too. "Those charts are excellent for gauging the overall size of your crab, but for determining shell size requirements more precisely many of us use calipers (this is th...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: New crab mom!

Welcome to the OP. I am fairly new here as well with the usual story of a few drinks on vacation and a few hermit crabs with a wired cage/sponge/pellets (all a waste of money). This is kinda off topic, but you are a new hermit crab mom... I've seen many of these... Where are the hermit crab dad's a...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab mom!
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: New crab mom!

oops?
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Old member, new crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Old member, new crabs

Those charts are excellent for gauging the overall size of your crab, but for determining shell size requirements more precisely many of us use calipers (this is the one I have: https://www.hermitcrabpatch.com/Shell-Opening-Measurement-Caliper-p/ac004.htm ). Online shell shops that cater to hermit ...
by Badmouse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Old member, new crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Old member, new crabs

They came in the adoption packets along with the babies. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk I'm definitely going to look for one online, could probably figure out how to make one myself too. Thats a great thing to have to track everyones growth coming in and as time goes on. a lot easier than eyeb...
by Badmouse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: !!! Molter came up today after NEW was crab added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!

Hello Curlysister, Thank you so much for the welcome :) I'm happy to be here, thanks for having me! Very glad to get more confirmation that he's not mid molt- phew! 10 days is a pretty long hang out session though isn't it? Or is that normal? Yeah and you know what I really did make a bad call out o...
by Badmouse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Adoption. 1 hermit crab looking for a new home NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Adoption. 1 hermit crab looking for a new home NYC

Hello, I hope this message finds you well. Whereabout in NYC are you? Are you signed up with the HCA/ Crabstreet Hermit crab adoptions? Just wondering if you're on the adoptee list (I'm looking to adopt singular crabs I currently have two) I'm in Orange County NY and am currently trying to adopt thr...