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by SilverHermits
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Any ideas/thoughts on second level/increasing vertical space?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Any ideas/thoughts on second level/increasing vertical space?

It's recommended you have about 10 gallons per crab, although if they are (very) small the 10 gallon will work for now. You can always find cheap tanks on Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. It doesn't have to hold water. For a second level you can use plastic egg crate (which you can find at every ...
by SilverHermits
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Only change shells in salt water
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Only change shells in salt water

My crabs sometime switch in the saltwater pool, I even recorded it.
by SilverHermits
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?
Replies: 60
Views: 3721

Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

I have a few tanks: 15g, 20g, 29g, 35g and a 100 gallon tank
by SilverHermits
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Brown Pincher
Replies: 21
Views: 890

Re: Brown Pincher

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)
by SilverHermits
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What is Your Crab Story?
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: What is Your Crab Story?

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 :)
by SilverHermits
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate/your opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Substrate/your opinion

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.
by SilverHermits
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank topper questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Tank topper questions!

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.
by SilverHermits
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crab name ideas!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Crab name ideas!!!!

Tasha, Ariel, Mia, Brook, Jojo, Franny, Addie
by SilverHermits
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Mold question
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Mold question

You could put springtails in your tank, they eat mold. Just make sure there are no escape routes out of the tank.
by SilverHermits
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: What is that??!!
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: What the BLEEP is that??!!

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...
by SilverHermits
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Pantry? Moths
Replies: 13
Views: 1222

Re: Pantry? Moths

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...
by SilverHermits
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Captive Bred, Baby Hermit Crabs!!
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Re: Captive Bred, Baby Hermit Crabs!!

I love picture 4, he seems to be saying "One day, I'll be big enough to fit in here!"
by SilverHermits
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Should I Get Into Crabs?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Should I Get Into Crabs?

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...
by SilverHermits
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 35 gallon tank
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: 35 gallon tank

Cal wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:04 am
Oh, yea! How many crabs do you have in it?


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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.
by SilverHermits
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 35 gallon tank
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: 35 gallon tank

I have a 35 gallon, it's a nice size but I'm planning on upgrading soon