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by RAHermits
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 29 Gallon Stack
Replies: 0
Views: 97

29 Gallon Stack

Hey everyone! I'm looking to stack two 29 gallon tanks on top of each other. One tank is already setup with crabs, and I'd like to give them a topper by using the other 29 gallon tank. I can't seem to find much information on here about using toppers (aside from the expensive exo-terra ones). Does a...
by RAHermits
Sun May 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

Tank looks good! Just make sure your pools are deep enough for the crabs to submerge.

As much as I'm sure you want to pick the crabs up, you have got to try your best not to. It's super stressful to them.
by RAHermits
Sun May 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

I'm so sorry to hear he didn't make it! Be sure not to stress the other hermit crab by picking him up all the time, that's definitely not helping him or her.

Do you have a picture of your new setup we can see? Hopefully we can make sure it is good to go!
by RAHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200515/2b0d1d6fa98c607c7e0fd9fbe8d840eb.jpg That’s what he looked like when I picked him up. I read on other posts that dead crabs are in curled positions with eyes tucked in. And if you gently grab a leg- if they slide around they are dead. I just tried that and ...
by RAHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

22pony22 wrote:Still in shell. I keep thinking I smell something on him. Just put back in tank with the shells I just received for him around him. Really worried about him :/
Wait, is he in the shell or not? I'm confused. If he's in the shell that's good.
by RAHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

He got back in the shell with me making him go in. I thought all was well and put him back in tank. He got out again. I put him back in shell again. He fell out when I picked up shell and I got him back in shell Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I would still recommend you boil the shells. They co...
by RAHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

22pony22 wrote:Shells are clean? Honestly don’t have time to boil them really need to get bashful back in a shell ASAP!


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You said you had gotten him back into his shell?? If you must throw them in your tank okay, but taking five minutes to boil them is a safer bet.
by RAHermits
Fri May 15, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

Found Bashful naked this morning. Created a post in the emergency forum, put in small container with shells. Read about how to manually re-shell crabs and decided to give it a try. Got Bashful back into the shell he dropped. So far he's staying in. Put back into the tank without container. Keeping ...
by RAHermits
Wed May 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs !
Replies: 150
Views: 4294

Re: New crabs !

Thanks! There names came from the Disney movie. Happy (larger one) very out going and literally always comes out to say hi when I pick him/her up. But, will still hide in shell if I suddenly appear in front of the tank. Hasn’t pinched....yet. Bashful (tiny) is extremely shy and never comes out to s...
by RAHermits
Tue May 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Where to hang thermometer...
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Where to hang thermometer...

Thank you both! It's an Acurite 00325 thermometer. I've gotta calibrate it first, but then I'll start placing it around the tank to see what I get.
by RAHermits
Mon May 04, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Where to hang thermometer...
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Where to hang thermometer...

JoeHermits wrote:Depends on the setup. Some people attach it to the side with command hooks or let it sit in a basket or platform.


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I would like to attach it to the side of the tank, but I was unsure of how accurate that was...
by RAHermits
Mon May 04, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Where to hang thermometer...
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Where to hang thermometer...

curlysister wrote:When i first set up my tank, I moved the thermometer/ hygrometer around to the different areas to see what the readings were in various areas of the tank.
Is it truly necessary to hang the thermometer? The idea of everything being tied to the lid kinda bothers me.
by RAHermits
Mon May 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Purcellville, VA - 14 year old PP needs home with companions
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Purcellville, VA - 14 year old PP needs home with companions

Did you ever find a home for your crab?


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by RAHermits
Mon May 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Where to hang thermometer...
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Where to hang thermometer...

I guess I could move the pools and hang it in that area?
by RAHermits
Mon May 04, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Where to hang thermometer...
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Where to hang thermometer...

Oops, totally meant to post this in the Crabitat Conditions forum. New to Tapatalk haha


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