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by Pumpkincrab
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I can’t find Tiny!
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: I can’t find Tiny!

I have two teenies, Mango and Koda. It's quite easy to find Koda as she insists on living in a shell 3x her size. For Mango, though, even in my small 16gal tote it can be hard to find her! They find ways to hide. Don't worry, he's probably just hiding or buried.
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner!
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: New Crab Owner!

Welcome to HCA! First off.. what size tank do you have? How deep of substrate and what kind? Is there heat and humidity? I personally recommend Etsy for hermit crab food although they can eat a lot of what we do. The commercial brands have bad things in there which can harm your crabs. HermitGrub or...
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning Day
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Cleaning Day

Every 3-4 weeks I replace the crab's water, move things around and make sure everything is top-top shape. So today I did just that! Currently 3 of 5 crabs are up, meaning Pumpkin and Mango are presumably molting. Pine said she was quite unhappy with being bothered, and Blackberry said she hated bein...
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lighting?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Lighting?

Thank you!
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lighting?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Lighting?

Hi there! My tank is in my bedroom which doesn't have a lot of light, so I'm wondering what are some good tank lighting ideas? The inside of the tank can get pretty dark, especially at night, and I'm trying to find something to get the tank more visible. In case you're wondering, I have a 16gal(appr...
by Pumpkincrab
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Koda is being... weird.
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Koda is being... weird.

Koda is the tiniest crab I've ever owned. about as big as my thumbnail. When I got her ( a few months ago) she was in a shell that fit her perfectly. She recently went down to molt (I assume?). Before she went down, she changed into a shell 3x her size. It's sooooo big. She goes wayyyyy into the bac...
by Pumpkincrab
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: What do to about half surface molter
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: What do to about half surface molter

Does the tank smell bad? It's possible he did molt, and the thing you see is the exoskeleton. However, most crabs should dig down to molt if in the right conditions.
by Pumpkincrab
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: BUSINESS LAUNCH! (UPDATE)
Replies: 2
Views: 170

BUSINESS LAUNCH! (UPDATE)

Hello everybody.... great news! I'm starting my own hermit crab business! I've put a lot of time into it and research, and it's small right now, but it's growing slowly and the majority of my products will be added in a month or two! :crabbigsmile: I'm planning on, and currently selling hermit crab ...
by Pumpkincrab
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Just showing off my crabs
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Just showing off my crabs

Really odd question... is that a bunny in the cage, under the tank?
by Pumpkincrab
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Lost limb-Is it my fault?
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Lost limb-Is it my fault?

I agree with Curly. I do however admit I've done that before, mostly when I first got my crabs. You are new to crabs so this can be your learning curve. Don't do that again, unless it's an emergency! Personally, this time I assume she will be okay, but like Curly mentioned, the more you do it, the w...
by Pumpkincrab
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Blackberry is STILL down.
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Blackberry is STILL down.

Thank you!
Yesterday morning she dug down again, but came up again this afternoon. Her antennae were moving a whole lot and she explored! She took a sip of water and a nibble of food, and walked around! <3 I'm so happy she's back!!!
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabs New Home!
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Crabs New Home!

Welcome to the HCA! I have 5 crabs names Pine, Blackberry, Koda, Pumpkin and Mango! Your setup looks good for now but does need some improvement like the others said!
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Actual Average Lifespan?
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Actual Average Lifespan?

I'm still working on it! I need to get more stuff right now. I do have shredded coconut, a fruit mix, dried apple and a forage mix. I do have some krill I'll try to incorporate. I need to buy some more supplies.. all in the works :))))
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Actual Average Lifespan?
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Actual Average Lifespan?

I don't think you harmed him too much. I wouldn't worry too much! :D
What do you feed them? (Speaking of hermit crab food.. it isn't official yet but I am/ do have a hermit crab food business, I will announce it officially next month) :crabbigsmile: :crabblush: :birthday:
by Pumpkincrab
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Actual Average Lifespan?
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Actual Average Lifespan?

No problem! He sounds healthy to me. What's your setup like?