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Can you post a picture? Are the legs white and fade into brown? Sounds like one of my crabs, instead of white it's orange. There are tons of PPs that are brown/have brown pinchers (including some of mine)
- Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:23 pm
- Forum: Crab Behavior
- Topic: What is Your Crab Story?
- Replies: 9
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I got mine as a Christmas gift when I was 7. My parent's were like "Oh hermit crabs! A pet that doesn't need a lot of work, they don't live that long. Sure you can have it!" now over 9 years later, I got 6 hermit crabs 4 of which are rescues between a 30 gallon and a 35 with a 15 gallon topper
- Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:38 am
- Forum: Crabitat Conditions
- Topic: Substrate/your opinion
- Replies: 8
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I use a mix of EE and playsand, I use a bit more EE then what is recommended. Since I find it keeps the humidity better then 5:1 ratio. I use a lot of playsand since EE is pricey and more EE seems more 'natural' since hermit crabs spend most of their time in the jungle, not on the beach.
- Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:30 am
- Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
- Topic: Tank topper questions!
- Replies: 9
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What I use is a sheet of plastic as the lid. It keeps in the humidity and can move easily, it's cheap and all you have to do is cut it to the right size.
Don't worry, that is just on of the hermit crab's (many) legs, it's not a worm. I believe it's function are, cleaning itself, removing poop, extra pair of legs to hold onto the shell, I heard somewhere they also clean and move eggs if it's a female. Most people call them 'alien legs' which is approp...
Pantry Moths suck, I currently have a infestation of them in my house (have no idea where their coming from, they seem to pop out of no where). They might be attracted to the lights in your tank (or the heat, I'm not a entomologist so I'm just guessing). You crabs will eat them if they get the chanc...
- Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:44 am
- Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
- Topic: Should I Get Into Crabs?
- Replies: 5
- Views: 177
If you do decide to get hermit crabs you should know they are a long term commitment. Hermit crabs can live for over 40 years. The oldest one in captivity is about 45 years old, and still crawling. Some have been recorded living between 50-70 years in the wild. Although it's rare for hermit crabs to...
I have 4 hermit crabs in the 35 gallon, but I also have a 15 gallon topper. At least 2 if not 3 are molting, the other one only comes out between 2 and 6 am before going underground for the day.
- Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45 am
- Forum: Pictures
- Topic: I've been told I should post my crabs here!
- Replies: 21
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Those 2 unidentified Coenobita Species seem to be Aussies, which are from Australia. Most Aussies are white, but they can orange.
- Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:33 am
- Forum: Crab & Care Questions
- Topic: Strawberry Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlatus)
- Replies: 16
- Views: 565
In a year or so, at CrabCon2021 Mary Akers will be adopting out her new hermit crab babies (captive bred). She is pretty sure they are violas, so you could always wait another year and get a few of them