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by CrabKate
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Only change shells in salt water
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Only change shells in salt water

I plan to experiment:
Shells in fresh water and salt water then switch them etc.
by CrabKate
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Only change shells in salt water
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Only change shells in salt water

I plan to experiment:
Shells in fresh water and salt water then switch them etc.
by CrabKate
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Only change shells in salt water
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Only change shells in salt water

I thought it might be the slipperyness of salt water. Oddly enough my first shell change was into a petrified shell I was using as a water ladder. I moved all of the purchased shells into the water and Boom they went on a change spree. Rocky wears others for awhile but always goes back to that heavy...
by CrabKate
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Only change shells in salt water
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Only change shells in salt water

My crabs only change shells when the shells are in the salt water pool. Is this common.
As background: I’ve only had my small crabs For 6 months and 1 has just come up from his 2nd molt. The second is currently down for his second molt. They wear < 1/2” shells.
by CrabKate
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Feeling more confident today
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Feeling more confident today

She still wants to help me. But his is a kid who always has to help feed the dog and she even picks up poop when we’re out walking. I think she wants to be my mini me lol.
by CrabKate
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Feeling more confident today
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Feeling more confident today

I finally saw the crabs eat last night. Spaghetti, carrot and lettuce tossed with honey and dried shrimp and meal worms tumble with honey. I’m thrilled to know they are comfortable enough to eat. Also at least one of them pooped so i know the digestive system is workin. And oh my sweet 6 yo GD, at f...
by CrabKate
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The "TAT MAHAL" awesome crabitat
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: The "TAT MAHAL" awesome crabitat

Wow what a great setup!!!!!!
by CrabKate
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The "TAT MAHAL" awesome crabitat
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: The "TAT MAHAL" awesome crabitat

Wow what a great setup!!!!!!
by CrabKate
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crab Great Grandma needs advice
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Crab Great Grandma needs advice

The current sand is Thrive Natural Calcium Sand Soil Mix. The blue sand is Zoo Med Hermit Crab Sand,
Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and natural pigment. Should I mix some into the play sand?
by CrabKate
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crab Great Grandma needs advice
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Crab Great Grandma needs advice

Thanks for all the advice I just came home with a used 22x12 tank. Next I need to go get play sand, after an appointment I have. Heater et al is out for delivery. Btw they dig in the sand to half way down their shells, they sleep, but are also pretty active.
by CrabKate
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crab Great Grandma needs advice
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Crab Great Grandma needs advice

This is our setup. Rocky - PP 1/2” claw with 5/8 in shell opening in a natural snail style shell - very active almost to the point of friendly. Pinchy - PP 3/8” claw with 1/2” shell opening in a natural longer pointy shell with a spike on 1 front side, Maybe a little crowded - quite cautious little ...
by CrabKate
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crab Great Grandma needs advice
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Crab Great Grandma needs advice

Hi, my 6 year old granddaughter who lives with me was gifted 2 hermits 36 hours ago. They arrived in an everything wrong habitat, but I’ve been researching and modifying. They are PP and came directly from petsmart to us. I’m having trouble wrapping my head around a solid tank cover. I Read they hav...