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by abesze
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I'll try that! That sounds a lot better. Also, I decided to try using the humidifier and the humidity has gone up to 75% :D
by abesze
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I have 2 uth's but they're not very strong which is why I had to get the heat lamp :/
by abesze
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I do have crabs under, I'll check using a chopstick :) I have plastic wrap on top of the tank, but my heating lamp is on the screen lid because I don't have anywhere to hang it, so there's an area of the lid not covered in plastic where the lamp is, which I think it's what's letting the humidity esc...
by abesze
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Normal Room Humidifier

I was planning on placing the humidifier right next to the tank so the vapor can go through the screen lid. I have a 5:1 mix of sand to EE, about 5 inches deep
by abesze
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Normal Room Humidifier
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Normal Room Humidifier

Is a standard room humidifier (with dechlorinated water) near the tank safe for hermit crabs? Or do they have anything internally (the part that vaporizes the water) that could make the vapor harmful to hermit crabs? I need a quick temporary solution to low humidity and the humidifier is what I have...
by abesze
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

As for protein, is Laura scudder's plain peanut butter safe for hermit crabs? It says the only ingredient is peanuts, with 1% or less of salt, but it doesn't say what kind of salt. I'm assuming that the 1% is insignificant enough that it wouldn't harm my crabs right?
by abesze
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

That sounds great! I think I'll try that
by abesze
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

Yeah the cuttlebone is whole, same with the sand dollar. I was hoping that would be the case, that they know when they need it
by abesze
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Crabs not eating calcium

I have a cuttlebone and a sand dollar available at all times to my two pp's, but I haven't seen them really eating any or going near them. The explored the sand dollar a bit when I first put it in, but they have completely ignored the cuttlebone and don't really go near the sand dollar anymore. I'm ...
by abesze
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

Thank you so much! That's really helpful, I'll look into some freeze dried protein, and try honey too :)
by abesze
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

A few suggestions below, from me. 1. 4:1 play sand to EE approx 5-6 inches deep Curly - Sub should be at least 6 inches or 3 times as deep as your largest crab. It should be moist enough that it holds shape but not so wet that water pools. As they grow, you will need to upgrade the tank size and th...
by abesze
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

Thanks for the suggestions! The acurite gauge sounds great! I have a digital humidity gauge but now I might upgrade to an acurite :) I just have a question about the side tank heaters, the reason I usually only use one is because one is right above the other, and one of my crabs likes to hang out ri...
by abesze
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

That's so cute! Thanks that puts my mind at ease :)
by abesze
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

1. 4:1 play sand to EE approx 5-6 inches deep 2. Temperature gauge usually reads 70- 75°f and humidity is 70-80% they are both located in the upper right hand corner of the tank 3. I have two tank heaters on the side of the tank(not under) on the left side, but I usually only use one 4. Fresh water ...
by abesze
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

Thank you :) I've had them for about a week and a half. I've heard them chirping before when one was on the surface and the other was under the substrate, so I know they weren't attacking each other then. These chirps seemed a bit different than those though. But now I'm wondering that maybe the one...