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by HermieCrabs
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: New to molting - need reassurance!
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: New to molting - need reassurance!

Update: All three crabs are back up! Phew!!! They are looking hungry but healthy and happy.
by HermieCrabs
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Can I see your water pools?
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Can I see your water pools?

I am redoing our water pools and I would love to see photos of how you have constructed yours! Both fresh and salt water, ladders, rocks, etc.

If you have a photo, would you post it here? It would help me decide how to change ours up!

Thanks in advance!
by HermieCrabs
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is it safe to add more sand/substrate with crabs down?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Is it safe to add more sand/substrate with crabs down?

Thank you! I will be very cautious and maybe only add a small layer over a few days. I had been meaning to add more before they went down - we had started out at five-six inches but as they started living in the tank it seemed like I needed to add more. They're small crabs so I think they have enoug...
by HermieCrabs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is it safe to add more sand/substrate with crabs down?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Is it safe to add more sand/substrate with crabs down?

I've got two crabs under right now (only for 1-2 weeks so far) and a third that is getting ready to go down (eating a lot, especially cuttlebone and greensand). I had been planning to add more sand to their substrate and mix it in well, but that's obviously not an option right now. Is it safe to add...
by HermieCrabs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt Water Pools
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: Salt Water Pools

Ah, okay, thank you! So I'd need both products.
wodesorel wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 pm
This is just a water conditioner like Prime. It isn't the actual salt.
by HermieCrabs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt Water Pools
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: Salt Water Pools

I was also wanting to switch to Instant Ocean... is it better to get the large box pictured above? I also saw this version and wondered about it.

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean-Ma ... r=8-7&th=1
by HermieCrabs
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: New to molting - need reassurance!
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: New to molting - need reassurance!

Thank you both... It's good to hear that everyone worries about this! I think I'll feel a lot better when they come from this first time and I can see that everything worked out... It's so so hard to wait and not see/hear from them though!
by HermieCrabs
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: New to molting - need reassurance!
Replies: 5
Views: 215

New to molting - need reassurance!

Hi! We are pretty new to hermit crab ownership. We have three crabbies and two are now under. They are both medium-sized crabs, maybe the size of a quarter? All three crabs have seemed pretty healthy - I've observed all of them happily feasting and climbing, and two of them have been switching shell...
by HermieCrabs
Thu May 28, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Looking for thermostat recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Looking for thermostat recommendations

Thank you! The Herpstat is a little out of my price range. but the I-Power one is the exact one I had my eye on, so I'll start with that for now. Thanks for the feedback!
by HermieCrabs
Wed May 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Looking for thermostat recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Looking for thermostat recommendations

I'd love to hear of any thermostat recommendations out there! I have three heat mats of various sizes on the back/side of our tank. I check them and can turn them on/off on a daily basis to get the right temperature, depending on the ambient temperature of the room (and if the AC is on, etc.). I wou...
by HermieCrabs
Mon May 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New here! Hygrometer calibration question
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: New here! Hygrometer calibration question

Thank you all! I have it in the tank now and it seems to be responding well and consistently... maybe I just didn't do the salt test accurately! I never got it to budge that way. But the crabs seem happy in there, and the hygrometer seems quite sensitive and responsive... fingers crossed it holds up!
by HermieCrabs
Thu May 21, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New here! Hygrometer calibration question
Replies: 4
Views: 198

New here! Hygrometer calibration question

Hi, we are brand new here! And pretty new at hermit crab stewardship too, but trying really hard to get everything right. This is our first post. We have two analog hygrometers in the tank currently but they vary widely on their measurements. For instance right now one says 82% and one says 85%, but...