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by CombatMist
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to boil moldy wood...
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: How to boil moldy wood...

Very nice.

What is that wood your boiling? I rather like the random twists and turns
by CombatMist
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hanging A Net...
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Hanging A Net...

Suction cups are not secure long term solutions. Adhesive is better. Hanging hooks. Even better is physically attached (tied, leaning, resting on object, bolts ect,). I tried suction cups. Larges ones. Could last a few hours or days. Pretty sure the crabs climbing on them pulled them down picking at...
by CombatMist
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Pantry? Moths
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Pantry? Moths

Have you cleaned the room the crabitat is in? Could the insects be coming from outside the tank? Is there a way for insects to get in the tank?
by CombatMist
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to remove aquarium glass intact
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: How to remove aquarium glass intact

Well I got it! Used 15lb monoline fishing line. The line would snap every inch of progress. Used about 2 feet. The plastic line worked great. It could squish flat to allow it through the ultra thin space between the glass. Once we got the sides off it was simple to slowly pull the pane down along th...
by CombatMist
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to remove aquarium glass intact
Replies: 1
Views: 89

How to remove aquarium glass intact

Hi all I've wanted to make a topper tank. My plan is to velcro the 2 20 gallon longs together. Problem is it would be about 3 feet down from top to bottom to daily access the tank. Exoterra front opens are spendy. I'm trying to remove the front glass to insert glass and make a hindge. I've successfu...
by CombatMist
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Question about digging
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Question about digging

Welcome to hca Sounds like your off to a good start. Hermit crabs are completely different from most pets. Lots to learn. Just learn a little at a time and keep trying to improve the crabitat. It's a never ending diy project. Show pics of the tank for more specific feedback. Sounds like you have med...
by CombatMist
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New owner and very worried!
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: New owner and very worried!

Good to hear your improvement

Try to match their natural environment to keep them happy and healthy. Lots to hermit crabs. Once set up though daily maintenance is easy even trivial.

Get creative with the crabitat. Give lots of options to enrich their lives
by CombatMist
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to the hermie world.
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: New to the hermie world.

Welcome The more different than us the more fascinating the thing. Their needs, wants, thought processes, environment, life cycle and more are very different than ours. Yet we have an animal who actually has a possession of their shell which is there everything. It's their protection, canteen, food ...
by CombatMist
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I just realized, I haven’t shared....
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: I just realized, I haven’t shared....

O wow the legendary mary akers helped you.

But this is your story. What happened next? Are you going to get them back at some point? I need juicy details

It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!
by CombatMist
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Sad Day, found dead hermit with worms/bugs in its shell
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Sad Day, found dead hermit with worms/bugs in its shell

Hi and welcome. Sorry for your loss The picture isn't so much worms. It's an insect. Have you looked at the bugs category info sheets? There are pics of common insects found. Your pic has no size reference. Cant tell how big they are. See if they are parasite mites. They live on the crab, are not go...
by CombatMist
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to the crab world!
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: New to the crab world!

Welcome Cute micro crabs I went from 10 gallon to 20 gallon long. Same floor space as 29 gallon. Had a few weeks and for me its plenty tall enough for 6 inch of substrate, 2nd level and short 3rd level. Get creative. Instead of just saying I need more, think how to get more out of what you have. Bui...
by CombatMist
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hermit crab help please
Replies: 26
Views: 889

Re: Hermit crab help please

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200804/76e020de53f92d4e04bfa92e8265cef3.jpg Is he Molting or dead and how can I tell Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Ps I didnt say dont handle crabs. Most suggest not daily or long. I generally only handle my crabs on crabitat cleaning day weekly and only thos...
by CombatMist
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: I rescued a crab from a terrible pet store tank
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: I rescued a crab from a terrible pet store tank

Welcome Ya pet shops misrepresent what is needed for hermies to thrive. I do like my local petco. They have both waters and labeled, food a few things to climb, a few hides and 2 inch substrate. Shops really dont want them hiding deep or molting. Doesnt make it right though Look at the shell section...
by CombatMist
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Friendly bugs? Crabitat symbiosis?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Friendly bugs? Crabitat symbiosis?

Thanks for sharing on isopods. Didnt know a section for that
by CombatMist
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Teeny ants keep invading crabitat and eating hermit crab's food!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 91

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

Can the substrate be salvaged? Such ad boiling or baking it? Salt it? Would janitor bugs help? Bugs that eat the extra food. Can help remove rotting food. Any bugs that can coexist with hermies but remove ants? Hhmm remove the ants habitat. Clean the room to see where ants are invading from. Moat ar...