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by hermie3
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which type of sand from hardware store?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Which type of sand from hardware store?

Thank you, Wodesorel! That is super helpful. I couldn’t find any information on the Basalite packaging stating exactly what was in the sand. I’m so glad I asked here first. I will see if the nearest Lowe’s has some sand in stock specifically labeled as playsand. Thank you again!
by hermie3
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which type of sand from hardware store?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Which type of sand from hardware store?

Shoot. The closest Home Depot that carries that one is 60 miles away. For some reason the one near me does not have any in stock. :-(
by hermie3
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which type of sand from hardware store?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Which type of sand from hardware store?

Our local hardware store carries two types of sand, I'm not sure which one is better for the tank. I can also go to a Home Depot, if brands there are ones that more people have used safely and can recommend. Here is the sand I found- two kinds (and the information printed on the bag): 1) Basalite Ut...
by hermie3
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Puzzle cube
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: Puzzle cube

What do you put in the cubes for food/treats? I just ordered some from Motorcrab during CrabCon and am excitedly awaiting their arrival!!
by hermie3
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: In Need of Opinion on Misting/Humidity and Lid Selection
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: In Need of Opinion on Misting/Humidity and Lid Selection

Does an ultratherm need additional insulation (when mounted on the back of the tank)? If so, what do you use for insulation?
by hermie3
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Can I see your water pools?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Can I see your water pools?

I'm interested in seeing this too! Great idea. Thanks for asking and hoping you'll get some responses!
by hermie3
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Food and water dishes
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Food and water dishes

I've seen in pictures of some crabitats some neat food and water dishes. I've clicked on a lot of the sellers listed in the shopping guide and I've tried searching on Etsy for hermit crab food and water dishes, but no luck yet. Some food dishes I saw had multiple small compartments to put a variety ...
by hermie3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?

Thank you so much for the advice! I just dug a little in areas where I knew the other crabs weren't at. I uncovered the top of a buried shell. I'm thinking that may be our missing Mama crab- I may have miscounted my topside shells and didn't realize I had an extra one in there. I didn't fully dig it...
by hermie3
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by hermie3
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat mat and climbing wall
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Heat mat and climbing wall

Thanks for the input! I'm not thrilled about moldy stuff! What do you use for climbing that holds up better? I'm fine with switching out that type of mat for something else that lasts better.
by hermie3
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Cuttlebone question
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Cuttlebone question

Thank you both so much!
by hermie3
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cuttlebone question
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Cuttlebone question

Hi there! New crab owner here. I see many sources saying cuttlebone should be available. When I look online to get some, I see it listed in the bird care section. It looks like a piece of bone/stone-like material. Is this what I am looking for? And how do I feed it to the crabs- just put the hunk in...
by hermie3
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat mat and climbing wall
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Heat mat and climbing wall

Hi there- With a UTH mounted on the back wall of the tank, can I also mount things on the interior glass of the back wall of the tank? I have one of those coconut fiber climbing mats that I was thinking of mounting on the back wall. But I wasn't sure if that would impair the tank heating ability of ...
by hermie3
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New hermit crab owner with a few crabitat questions
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: New hermit crab owner with a few crabitat questions

Thank you, JoeHermits! Those answers were super helpful! I do have one more temperature related question. The tank they are currently in is at 70 degrees. And, I know they had just been living at room temperature in the classroom, prior to coming to us. Do I need to do anything to acclimate the crab...