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by kimmiern8
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Hermit crab needs a home Madison, WI
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Hermit crab needs a home Madison, WI

We recently re-homed a hermit crab from a friend complete with 10 gallon tank and all of the care items needed including heater. This was not the pet that my son expected and we are looking to re-home. If anyone is in the area that would like to take this little guy, please let me know. I live in an...
by kimmiern8
Mon May 04, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Heat and humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Heat and humidity

Try an Ultratherm heating pad from Fluker’s or Bean’s End. One large enough to cover the back of the tank should do, but you need to provide your own adhesive to attach it. HVAC tape works well. And yes, digging and disappearing is normal and expected. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk So one that...
by kimmiern8
Fri May 01, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Heat and humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Heat and humidity

We re-homed a hermit crab in a 10 gallon tank. It has a ceramic heat lamp that keeps the temperature perfect but the humidity is terrible. I cannot keep it where it should be. I will be getting some moss as suggested and I put some saran wrap over the top (away from the heat lamp). I would like to g...
by kimmiern8
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating/humidity
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Heating/humidity

Either a heat lamp or a ceramic heat emitter is going to be extremely hot. Unless you want to upgrade your pad to an Ultratherm those are your options. As for the humidity, you could seal the tank lid with Seran wrap, but it can’t touch your heat lamp. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk This may be...
by kimmiern8
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: New to Hermit Crabs

kimmiern8 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:32 am
Can I get a friend if he's molting?
And I guess since it's only been a week and a half, I should just try and be patient to see if he comes up. It's so hard!
by kimmiern8
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: New to Hermit Crabs

I actually found that spraying the tank doesn't help much, sometimes it does more harm than good because constantly opening the tank lets out the humidity. The moss only needs spraying every other day, and it works really well! \ If nothing goes wrong with your substrate, you technically never need...
by kimmiern8
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating/humidity
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Heating/humidity

Does anyone have a good heating option for the tank? I have a pad that is on the back of the tank that came from previous owner and then a bulb on top of the mesh lid. Problem is my son went to take care of the crab and put the lamp face down on his dresser and made a burn mark. He is scared to touc...
by kimmiern8
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: New to Hermit Crabs

definitely install that humidity gauge as fast as possible- and to raise the humidity levels, I'd recommend getting some sphagnum moss and spraying it daily (totally helps with humidity). The substrate should be at least six inches, playsand and EE mixed, but I wouldn't worry about it until your cr...
by kimmiern8
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: New to Hermit Crabs

Hi 👋 I wouldn’t worry about him he will probably come up in a few days and if he does not he is probably molting. If you really want to can can add a little bit of sand and eco earth but not a lot. You really don’t even have to because you can just do it once he comes up. Also since you are new her...
by kimmiern8
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: New to Hermit Crabs

Your crab is just being a crab :) he is probably molting, and crabs don't usually come aboveground to eat while molting. He could just be buried (my crabs love to bury themselves for days for fun and they don't eat or drink during these times). How deep is your substrate? And also, do you have a hu...
by kimmiern8
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: New to Hermit Crabs

He's got 3-4 inches of substrate. The humidity gauge is coming tomorrow in the mail. And he does have a fresh water dish and a salt water dish. The salt water dish is pretty shallow. Should it be deeper? I will resist checking on him in hopes he will resurface in a couple of weeks. Like I said, I do...
by kimmiern8
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 17
Views: 386

New to Hermit Crabs

So we re-homed a hermit crab that the previous owner has had for over a year. He is an only hermit crab in a 10 gallon tank and has all the right things in it. We have a heat lamp and I spray for humidity 2x a day. He was out for 2 days and since last Saturday, we literally don't see him. I don't ev...