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by DUDE
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Dried Insects Smell Off
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Dried Insects Smell Off

It's a locally produced brand though the worms were from Hikari. No added ingredients and it has not reached its expiration date. No mold but the insects are covered in more powder that I assume is the result of some insects being crushed
by DUDE
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Dried Insects Smell Off
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Dried Insects Smell Off

So I bought some dried crickets and grasshoppers for my crabs a while back and I noticed today that they have been emitting a very sharp, almost pesticide like smell? The same thing used to happen to tubifex worm cubes I would buy for my fish. Is this normal or something to be concerned about? (I do...
by DUDE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Lost both pinchers!
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Lost both pinchers!

IMO, just to be safe I would purchase the Instant Ocean. It is said that anything sold specifically for hermit crabs are probably not going to b good for them.
by DUDE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Lost both pinchers!
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Lost both pinchers!

I just read the other replies that u got on your other thread and I'm really glad Peg Leg has started eating!!! I think you have already been informed but it is highly not recommended to use saltwater for hermit crabs as it does not have the minerals they need. Small portion of people use it with no...
by DUDE
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Lost both pinchers!
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Lost both pinchers!

Not sure if u have already, but you can check http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=119273 which is the basic care guide on this forum. As for saltwater, do not use table salt or aquarium salt, you have to use marine salt meant for marine fish and this is compulsory in hermit ...
by DUDE
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Glass tank cover...
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Glass tank cover...

I think the reason your humidity is down is not because of your lid but your lamp. Heat lamps are known to zap humidity out of tanks and are not recommended. Instead, people will buy UTH ( under the tank heater) and put them on the side of the tank above the substrate line(not the bottom)
by DUDE
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Indigo and Bubbles (New Blueberry crabs!!!)
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Indigo and Bubbles (New Blueberry crabs!!!)

oooo would you be kind enough to send some pictures? I hav'ent seen many blueberries before!!
by DUDE
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Lighting

I'm pretty sure that ok, as long as what you are using is not a heat lamp that will zap humidity out of the tank
by DUDE
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Where can I get large hermit crab shells?
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Where can I get large hermit crab shells?

Even though I don't live in the states, I heard Naples seashell company and etsy (theshellstore etc.) are great places to buy shells!
by DUDE
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Depth of water and saltwater dishes...
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Depth of water and saltwater dishes...

Personally, I think it not only depends on the species but the individual crabs as well:) For that I still think that it's better to have pools deep enough to submerge in, regardless if they ever submerge or not
by DUDE
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: What was aggression is now fear..
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: What was aggression is now fear..

IMO they might just be stressed from being dipped in the fw, mine were the same (w/o the fighting) at first too. After a while they will get used to their surroundings:) However, I'm not completely sure so I would wait for someone more experienced to reply in case something really is wrong.
by DUDE
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ants In The Tank: Cleaned Tank But Ants Came Back
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Ants In The Tank: Cleaned Tank But Ants Came Back

Sorry I can't really help you on how you can alleviate your current situation, however, I used to rear ants and ant keepers usually put a layer of vaseline at the rim of the tank to keep the ants from crawling out of an open topped container. Maybe you would wanna try that but just at the bottom of ...
by DUDE
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New adopter with lonely crab.
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: New adopter with lonely crab.

you can check out the adoptions page on this forum for adoptions at http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... m.php?f=13 and maybe you'll find someone thats in your area
I personally think that its ok to leave the crab alone for the time being while you find an adopter
by DUDE
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Is this normal?

I have only recently begun watching my crabs early in the am. However, I have been noticing that they like to spread their legs and claws wide against the glass as if they are trying to get out. Is this normal because they are wild caught or is there something wrong with my tank? Any help will be ap...
by DUDE
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shipping overseas?
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Shipping overseas?

I was just wondering if it would be ok to ship crabs overseas and how to package them?