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by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Teeny ants keep invading crabitat and eating hermit crab's food!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Teeny ants keep invading crabitat and eating hermit crab's food!!!

Some teeny ants have invaded the crabitat and have been eating the food in the food dish. Anyone have any advice about getting rid of them? As best as I can tell, they are grease ants. I removed the top layer of sand and thought I got rid of them (replaced the sand so it is the right level and consi...
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 2 Hermit Land Crabs need rehomed ASAP - Austin, TX
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: 2 Hermit Land Crabs need rehomed ASAP - Austin, TX

We have a medium Purple Pincher and might be able to adopt some more. We live in East Texas though, so I'd have to see when we could come down.
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 2 Hermit Land Crabs need rehomed ASAP - Austin, TX
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: 2 Hermit Land Crabs need rehomed ASAP - Austin, TX

What kind of hermit crab are they?
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Little white worms in water dish!
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Little white worms in water dish!

Hello! We just made the DIY tupperware water dish for our crab so that he can submerse himself. He has buried himself (hoping he will molt!) and is not using it now... And I saw two little white organisms swimming around in it today. They look like worms and are only a few millimeters long. What do ...
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shell jacking or mating?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Shell jacking or mating?

I'm fairly new, so I don't know if I can speak to your question exactly, but something that could help is determining the sex of both which is not too difficult. Females will have two spots on their hindmost walking legs and males won't. The topic on Breeding should give some more help on how to det...
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: In Need of Opinion on Misting/Humidity and Lid Selection
Replies: 9
Views: 327

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

Hello :) So, first of all, bubblers is kind of a simple term that us crabbers call air stones. The air stones would go into the crab's pools. Crabs are supposed to have pools that they can fully submerge in. Those pools that the "bubblers" would go into would replace your saltwater dish and your fr...
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner, any specific suggestions for PP?
Replies: 1
Views: 100

New crab owner, any specific suggestions for PP?

Hi! We just got a PP this weekend and are slowly researching and understanding the care that he needs. We've got a 10 gal tank with 6" sub, just got a side heater (is a UTH), and bought him some extra shells online, careful to measure what sizes he might want. We have questions specifically about wa...
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: In Need of Opinion on Misting/Humidity and Lid Selection
Replies: 9
Views: 327

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

Thank you all for the help! We will look into getting a glass lid and sealing our mesh one until we can get one. The substrate is about 6" deep, sandcastle consistency, and we definitely used dechlorinated freshwater :) Thank you for the info on misting! I had no idea it could be harmful in the futu...
by TheCrabbyJohnsons
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: In Need of Opinion on Misting/Humidity and Lid Selection
Replies: 9
Views: 327

In Need of Opinion on Misting/Humidity and Lid Selection

Fairly new to crabbing here! We have one medium sized PP (hoping to adopt more whenever we can find some!) in a 10 gallon tank and while the temperature has been right at 80, the humidity is often in the mid 70s, sometimes even high 60s... I mist every morning and in the evening if the humidity is l...