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by Pumpkincrab
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: smelly crab that is limp
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: smelly crab that is limp

If he stinks, he's most likely passed away. I'm really sorry :(
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Questions about 29 gallon tank
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Questions about 29 gallon tank

Hello, over the next week or so I am going to be setting up my 29 gallon tank and have some questions. 1. I have a hinged glass lid for the tank- how do I secure it so crabs can't possibly escape? Duct tape? 2. For the tank I also have an aquarium light. Do I put in on the inside of the lid, the out...
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Surface moult
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Surface moult

Sadly, hermit crab pellets have harmful preservatives and additives. I would recommend you make your own mixes or buy them off of sites like Etsy. A crab's diet should include: Protein, calcium, fruits, veggies, leaf litter, chitins, and fats. All of these help contribute to healthy molts and just a...
by Pumpkincrab
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Craft Moss
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Craft Moss

I am not able to currently afford a 60 gallon at the moment.
I will try to split the crabs between the tote and the tank when I move.
by Pumpkincrab
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: worried new owner!
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: worried new owner!

What are you feeding them?
by Pumpkincrab
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Surface moult
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Surface moult

What are you feeding them?
by Pumpkincrab
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Craft Moss
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Craft Moss

Great, thanks...I was just worried.
by Pumpkincrab
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Craft Moss
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Craft Moss

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 Pumpkincrab
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Crabs
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: New Hermit Crabs

Welcome to the HCA! Some pointers: We recommend using Prime Dechlorinator for the fresh water and Instant Ocean salt for the salt water. 3-5 extra shells per crab! Crabs have a very wide diet! Sadly, "hermit crab pellets" have harmful preservatives and additives in them that aren't safe for crabs, n...
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites????
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Mites????

Are they harmful to humans? Like if one climbed onto me...would it hurt me????
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites????
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Mites????

I picked one of my crab's up and saw no mites on the actual crab.
Thank you :)
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Mites????
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Mites????

Hello.
Today I noticed a bug or two on one of my crab's shells-
they appeared to be orangeish/whitish and small; looked like it was only on the shell, not on the crab.
I also saw some on my cork bark too.

Are they simple food mites or predatory mites?

Thank you
by Pumpkincrab
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Post your stories and pics of crabs in wheels here!
Replies: 39
Views: 3718

Re: Post your stories and pics of crabs in wheels here!

I don't have a picture but mine LOVE their wheel. First night I put it in, I woke up to one in it. Now I see somebody in it daily, at least.
(Also see a ton of poop in mine too lol)
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Bought on vacation and now learning the ropes
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Bought on vacation and now learning the ropes

I agree....when I first got my crabs I fed them that stuff too.. but now I own over 30 food mixes from various shops (including mine) that I rotate out with my crabs.
Pet stores can be very misleading sadly.
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Bought on vacation and now learning the ropes
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Bought on vacation and now learning the ropes

I wouldn't recommend it.
The Zoo Med brand food has preservatives and additives in it that are harmful to crabs, not to mention it doesn't cover a crab's full dietary needs.