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by Docssoulmate
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky

Hello, All, It's with a heavy heart that I say Leo has crossed the rainbow bridge. He made another streaking spree today, and was almost white. After trying to get him back in his shell again and not succeeding, he passed away in my hand. He was my first crab, has been with me everywhere (my avatar ...
by Docssoulmate
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?
Replies: 39
Views: 1128

Re: Tank Upgrade, Temp not high enough. Suggestions?

I would check out your gauges. It sounds like you may not be getting an accurate reading. I know the analog ones I bought "specifically for hermit crabs" wouldn't go over X degrees, even though there was more room for it to go on the scale.
by Docssoulmate
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky

http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92540 (how to calibrate) Thank you for this! Update for the group: I just ordered dechlorinator after going to 2 stores ans they not have anything on the list. Since I havent been declorinating since April, I'm hoping one more day will be ...
by Docssoulmate
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky

You can use white vinegar freely. It has a strong scent but it isn't harmful. It's usually sold pre-diluted to 5%. Also, you can change the substrate anytime you're ready. You don't need to "transition" or do anything special. Thanks! Yes, Leo is back in his shell. I havent seen him peek his head u...
by Docssoulmate
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky

I am not an expert, but maybe I can help with what I do know. 1. The first thing is the reptile bark. I am not sure this would be appropriate substrate is it not just shreaded fir bark. I would worry about the larger peices. Also fir and other evergreen trees when fresh secrete an oil that is a nat...
by Docssoulmate
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky

Thank you for your reply! For my calcium, I've been providing spinach and red shimp powder (basically cruhed up red shrimp) I did just recently reintroduce the bark- I had leo on it without ee for about 6 months, then switched to EE because it was more cost effective. I just found half a bag of the ...
by Docssoulmate
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Not molting, evacuated shell, now back in shell but still acting funky

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