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by gflor119
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Heating Alternative?

It should work but you may need to play with the settings. Most come with an automatic shutoff after a period of time, for safety. That's something to watch as well! Yes, mine turns off after 40 mins, so if I had it at medium/low it should be fine right? Since it’ll turn off and I can manually chan...
by gflor119
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Heating Alternative?

Dumb question but..... my heating pad stopped working, which was expected, so in the meantime until I get another one, would a “medical” heating pad work to heat my tank? It’s big, has a cloth sleeve, different settings, and it’s for aches/cramps. Do you think I could prop it up behind the tank for ...
by gflor119
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Phew, Just Molted!
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Phew, Just Molted!

Thank goodness! Hermes came back up last night, ate, changed shells and is now sleeping! This was definitely a stressful experience, but totally worth it for my first successful molt ever! You guys have helped a bunch and I can not thank you all enough :D I’ll be a lot more prepared for future molts...
by gflor119
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!

Thank you all! 🙏 This is their first molt with me, so I’m definitely over stressing and worrying way more than I need to.😩😂
by gflor119
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!

I AM STRUGGLING! I’m not totally correct, but it has been roughly 29 days that BOTH my crabs have been down. If you couldn’t already tell, I am extremely impatient and I really want them to be done molting so I can redecorate their tank and see them explore. :( This isn’t an emergency, but I plan on...
by gflor119
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Molting Questions

Follow up question, my crabs have been moving around as they molt, I think, but now one of my crabs, my strawberry, has stayed in the exact same spot for about a week, does that mean he is almost done molting and might be ready to come back up soon, or the opposite and he’s dying?
by gflor119
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Molting Questions

Thank you both so much that was so helpful!
by gflor119
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Molting Questions

I know I ask a lot of questions, but I just want to be well informed and I have learned so much so far and I appreciate all the advice, but I do have a few questions to just clarify /elaborate on when it comes to molting. It’s been about 2 weeks, going on 3 tomorrow, that both my crabs have been dow...
by gflor119
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Half log mold
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Half log mold

Most of us think that mold is not harmful to them and just leave it. There is no For sure answer but we have all had mold and our crabs are still ok. Try soaking it in salt water and how it is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk To boil it, would I use marine salt or table salt? I appreciate your h...
by gflor119
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Half log mold
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Half log mold

Yeah, I’m gonna try not to considering how much they love it, but I don’t want there to be any harmful effects on the crabs.
by gflor119
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Half log mold
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Half log mold

Help! The half log in my crabitat is growing mold! It’s not fuzzy white mold, it’s spotty black mold that’s sort of “embedded” in the log. I figure it’s because of the humidity and misting. My question is, is the log still good and is there a way to remove the mold or do I have to get rid of it all ...
by gflor119
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tuna and turtle food?!
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Tuna and turtle food?!

JoeHermits wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Tuna, krill, and shrimp are all safe, as are most seafoods.

Generally they’re fine as long as they don’t have any synthetic preservatives added.


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Thank you I’ll see if they like it! :innocent:
by gflor119
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tuna and turtle food?!
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Tuna and turtle food?!

Hi, I had two questions about foods that I plan on giving my crabbies as soon as they come up from their molt, but I just wanted to make sure they were safe. ~First is this tuna which I believe should be safe as it only has 3 ingredients, but let me know what you guys think. ~Secondly is this leftov...
by gflor119
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: General Questions

1. It’s a valid treat, but considering its selling point is carotenoids you can find in most fruits and vegetables I don’t think I’d get it for color enhancement alone. Beta carotene and lycopene can be found in most red, orange, and yellow fruits and vegetables. 2. I haven’t heard of Safe Grout, b...
by gflor119
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 313

General Questions

I decided to post some questions I’ve had all relating to different topics in one post hoping someone can answer them all in one so here it goes: 1.Thoughts on the Flukers Straw hermit crab color enhancer? Or what are some foods to keep their color enhanced/where can I get it from? 2.I’ve seen a few...