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by Dawn
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Adoption success stories.
Replies: 103
Views: 26535

Adoption success

I adopted a purple pincher yesterday from another board. The family lives in San Jose and would be going to Los Angeles so we met in Gorman. Boss has lived by himself for five years and Geoffrey has done his absolute best to give him everything he needs. He was more than alittle concerned that the o...
by Dawn
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: A note regarding shells
Replies: 10
Views: 683

they're like babies

Nope. They're like babies and they'll put anything in their mouths...Doesn't matter that it's nasty tasting or anything...They just put it in their mouth because they can.
by Dawn
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: can you cross breed
Replies: 5
Views: 937

I agree

I agree. Sooner or later it has to happen with hermit crabs where they mate in captivity. And if someone has many species together, it's got to happen that someone interbreeds...It has to happen, logically. We just have to be smart and very very lucky...
by Dawn
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 12
Views: 1315

Dont' bathe straws in stress coat

Only bathe straws in declorinated salt water. And if you are providing them with a pond to soak in that is salt water, then bathing isn't necessary. they drink the salt water and soak in it too so they should have a container big enough to get into completely in their crabitat. as a matter of fact, ...
by Dawn
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Straws! Expert advice & opinions wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 590

I don't think they like being handled either

I don't think they like or take to being handled too much either...It's just my opinion but we lost every single one last year after we gave the whole crew a time in the playpen while we deep cleaned the tank. They seemed to handle it okay but when we put them back in the cleaned tank all the straws...
by Dawn
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: safe for my recent rescue?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Your fears

He's better off by himself and healing up. He'll be okay by himself for a while. When he's molted and has more limbs it will be safer for him in the other tank. Right now, he needs to have no competition for food or water and rest so he can save his energy to molt...Hopefully he'll do that and grow ...
by Dawn
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: A note regarding shells
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Years ago

Years ago I bought a bunch of shells before I knew that painted ones were bad. Two were red/white/blue striped with stars...So I bought them and put them in the tank. Cesar changed into the rwb one and kept it for years. He wasn't forced to move (how could you force them unless you stressed them bad...
by Dawn
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: can you cross breed
Replies: 5
Views: 937

That was me

I had the straw and the pp attempt to mate. (Female straw, male purple pincher) When it happened, I was told that it never happens and never could produce any offspring because the sex organs won't line up between the species. I wondered about this and why would they try it more than once if they "d...
by Dawn
Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: male female
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

I had

We had two attempt to mate. They had no simulated anything except a 95 gallon plexiglass tank with play sand, moss pond and climbing cork and grapevines...We have a salt water dish that is deep enough for them to soak in but it was not moving. We had 20 crabs in that tank. It was our biggest purple ...
by Dawn
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2007~
Replies: 173
Views: 18747

AND

And chicken bones. They love the chicken bones when we've had fried chicken for dinner. I found someone put a piece of bone in their tank so I tried it after Thanksgiving by putting the turkey leg in the tank. Pretty soon we had three guys on one end and our biggest guy on the other end..All were tr...
by Dawn
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2007~
Replies: 173
Views: 18747

Mine go nuts for:

Mine go nuts for:

Air popped popcorn
Peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
dried shrimp or krill
dried papaya (Tank especially)
by Dawn
Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Straws and PP's...Do you have to keep them seperate?
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Straw molts

Straws and molting are such peaceful things...that I have to relate: I have a moss pond in the Strawberry tank. It's a shoebox size plastic box with reptile moss in it, moist, of course. Flipper was down in the moss and I hadn't seen him in a bit so I was going to turn the moss and moisten it (by mi...
by Dawn
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Straws and PP's...Do you have to keep them seperate?
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

I didn't have over crowding but...

When I did have my pps and straws in the tank together there wasn't any agressive behavior. I had 15 medium to large crabs in a 95 gallon plexi tank. I introduced a couple more, including a couple more straws, an ecudarian and all heck broke loose...The one ecuadorian attacked my large strawberry an...
by Dawn
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: A note regarding shells
Replies: 10
Views: 683

A note regarding shells

I just want to mention that all shells aren't crab worthy...I mean crabs won't even consider a shell that isn't smooth on the inside and without holes. If you have plenty of shells in your tank but still no one has considered switching...Check your shells closely. Make sure the insides are smooth an...
by Dawn
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: trouble making crab
Replies: 40
Views: 4819

I love the name Rouge...I struggle to find really nice names for the strawberries. My best were Rose and Berry but sadly, those two died. Now I have Flipper and Ragu and Tom(ato) but two more that are not named. I really need to see if they are male or female but I don't want to handle them too much...