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by w h a l e b o n e
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?

wodesorel wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:01 am
I had received dried anole food once that was fruit flies, crabs wouldn't touch it. (Ignoring completely how absolutely horrible a food like that exists for reptiles that need live insects.)
Huh. Interesting. I'm still gonna try it out, but I'll keep that in mind.
by w h a l e b o n e
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?

aussieJJDude wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:08 pm
I dpubt they'll catch them and eat them while living, but they may be fair game dead - like little protein pockets/seeds.

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Good thinking, I'll have to try it! Yeah, I'm thinking now they'll be too quick, especially in the higher temps
by w h a l e b o n e
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat garden?
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Crabitat garden?

I have done this and it was really cool while it lasted. It is pretty short lived but they grow tall fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Tall as in leggy? If they're leggy I'm figuring out they need more light for "long term" success (not really possible with hungry crabs :lol: ) looked up the...
by w h a l e b o n e
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?

Wondering if I can feed them some and if it's a wise idea to put them in the tank as a cuc because they love rotting fruit. I have 2 tubes full of flightless Drosophila spp. and I'm wondering if they can. If not, I'll freeze some and bake them.
by w h a l e b o n e
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat garden?
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Crabitat garden?

It's fun. :) I am actually making one right now! All you need is some organic raw chia seeds. Last time my crabs kinda tore it apart, so this time I'm growing them outside of the tank to give them a head start. Also, I'm pretty sure they don't last long after sprouting if you put them in a 5:1 subst...
by w h a l e b o n e
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Any feeding tips? Favorite recipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Any feeding tips? Favorite recipes?

Also, do you ever make "to do" lists or keep an engagement calendar? I find when I write a list of things I need to do, I'm more likely to do them. I guess I get satisfaction from checking off what I've completed lol. I always add "change hermit food" or "change hermit H2O" to my lists, to make sur...
by w h a l e b o n e
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Any feeding tips? Favorite recipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Any feeding tips? Favorite recipes?

Alright, so I'm not gonna lie here, I suck at feeding my crabs. I usually just throw something in every couple days. I have a really hard time remembering and also figuring out what will work for them. Anyone got any tips in how to stay organized about feeding? Do you set timers? Feed them while you...
by w h a l e b o n e
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fast growing plants for vivarium?
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Fast growing plants for vivarium?

Alright, so I just finished setting up a viv for my Mediterranean house geckos, and I want to do the same for my crabs, since I'm looking for some better options for their tank and want it to look mostly if not completely naturalistic. I've read the main post for plants in hermit crab tanks, and was...
by w h a l e b o n e
Thu May 07, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab dead? Cannibalism? Molting?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Is my crab dead? Cannibalism? Molting?

If every shell is unoccupied and you have reason to believe she may be underground naked, then you may dig, since her soft abdomen is prone to get scraped up by the substrate, but only if you don’t have anyone else underground. Digging up every crab is going to be more pain than it’s worth. Sent fr...
by w h a l e b o n e
Wed May 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)

Okay, thank you all so much. I will definitely add more substrate and this has been a very humbling experience. If that one did indeed die, I'll be back in the safe zone as that will leave me with 2 PPs. I thought it was deep enough, but then I actually measured it and realized. Guess I had to learn...
by w h a l e b o n e
Wed May 06, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab dead? Cannibalism? Molting?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Is my crab dead? Cannibalism? Molting?

Are you sure she’s not deep inside the shell? Additionally, what parts of the exo you found matter. The ends of legs and claws get scattered and lost all the time. It’s if you find larger pieces, especially whole legs and the main body, that there is concern. Sent from my SAMSUNG Family Hub Refrige...
by w h a l e b o n e
Tue May 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)

I just found an empty shell with just exo in it. I'm wondering if those sounds were my crab when she was being eaten... :pale:
by w h a l e b o n e
Tue May 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)

curlysister wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:21 pm
HOw big is your tank and how deep is your sub?
10g, about 4 in deep
by w h a l e b o n e
Tue May 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab dead? Cannibalism? Molting?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Is my crab dead? Cannibalism? Molting?

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by w h a l e b o n e
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Booming/grunting noise underground (low chirp)

I hear lots of construction happening in my crabitat. Lots of scraping and digging and I keep hearing a booming/grunting noise. It's different from their normal chirp. I've been hearing a lot of digging the past few days. The grunting I've noticed for the past few hours. Should I be worried? I have ...