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by SilverHermits
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Brown Pincher
Replies: 21
Views: 758

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: 358

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: 261

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: 566

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: 143

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: 235

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: 486

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: 12
Views: 867

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: 697

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: 177

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: 812

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: 812

Re: 35 gallon tank

I have a 35 gallon, it's a nice size but I'm planning on upgrading soon
by SilverHermits
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I've been told I should post my crabs here!
Replies: 21
Views: 957

Re: I've been told I should post my crabs here!

Those 2 unidentified Coenobita Species seem to be Aussies, which are from Australia. Most Aussies are white, but they can orange. :)
by SilverHermits
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Coconut Huts
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Coconut Huts

You could always buy a coconut at a store, break it open, take out the mean, then let it dry.
Or you can go on Chewy.com and buy some stuff there.
by SilverHermits
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strawberry Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlatus)
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Strawberry Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlatus)

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 :)