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by hermietastic
Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating poop - Is it common? Should I worry?
Replies: 10
Views: 2655

Ya, my crabs eat their subsatare, their moss, their poo, gosh, everything but their FOOD! :roll:
by hermietastic
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Proud mother of ... an empty tank
Replies: 19
Views: 2322

Urg.... I thought I was going to miss the Ghost Tat Sydrome, but I might see 2 crabs a day. Grr. Out of 12!!!! Argh....... :evil:
by hermietastic
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Deep Clean Blues
Replies: 16
Views: 1343

I don't think it is caused for all, but maybe the UVB normalizes more hormones than we think. Just some. Sorry for your losses, I just lost 2 recently also. :(
by hermietastic
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Do your crabs like sand?
Replies: 14
Views: 1066

I mixed mine up as well, but it goes from 70% sand, to 50% sand, to 25% sand, to 10% sand. After talking to Tammy at the crabagge patch, I liked that. I like the EE because yes-when you are scooping sand out, you take your cup, reach in 12 inches (or more) scoop it out, drop it out, repeat, etc. Ugh...
by hermietastic
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Deep Clean Blues
Replies: 16
Views: 1343

After reading the posts on UVA/UVB lights, I'm starting to wonder if this has to do with some of the unkown deaths. Maybe the sunlight and the UVA/UV/B help regulate hormones that control molting. I myself have lost 3 crabs from molting diffeculties, and am really getting worried, because I have 2 c...
by hermietastic
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: what to do after he's shed his exoskeleton?
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Yeah, I just had a crab surface molt and I kept him in his hidey for about a week. He was a small, and not all the exo was eaten, but when you think he is ready is probably is. :wink:
by hermietastic
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: I'm bitin' my nails over this one ***Update***
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Awww. Molts are so stressful, for them and us. ::sending really really good vibes:: :)
by hermietastic
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: More like human behaviour
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

So true! When I walk in my room, I crawl down and carefully look up. Most of the time tho, the yare so loud I have to wake up!! :roll: :lol:
by hermietastic
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Petition against painted shells...
Replies: 96
Views: 49515

Yea, when my little bro found out how bad painted shells are and how to take care of hermies, he is always like, "Painted shells are bad for crabs, aren't they Caitin?" (He has a speech problem and calls be Cay-tin insted of Caitlin, LOL) He also will freak out when he sees a bad tank. The crabs wer...
by hermietastic
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Skittish crabs
Replies: 15
Views: 2024

I have a medium PP named Kong, and I rarely ever see him. He has molted 2 times in 6 months. But he is not always dug underground, just hiding. If you pick him up he immedity goes into his shell and it might be onther 10 mintues utill he decides to come out. He was bought at a pet store (with his br...
by hermietastic
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Worm Castings ~ Organic Soil As A Substrate? Live Crabitat?
Replies: 31
Views: 4677

I have acully done that before, mixed in a little castings, organic dirt from our yard (never been sprayed or anything) and considered putting in some bugs, but my mom objected to that idea. :P I would! :wink:
by hermietastic
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: HCA elections
Replies: 42
Views: 4250

You guys, and quite a few other mods are always on here. It is just some of the other peeps. :)
by hermietastic
Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Missing an eye, can it regrow?
Replies: 19
Views: 5292

My first crab had just one eye. He just molted, and the eye he grew back it deformed and not as big. Its really funny. He doesn't seem any different though. :?
by hermietastic
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Please Read Before Posting In This Section
Replies: 11
Views: 14150

Whenever their is a new crabber, I always say, Hi! Don't forget the salt water, deep subsatate, and gauges! Welcome! You will love it here, hermies are sooooo adicting! :lol:


Is that okay? :?
by hermietastic
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Please Read Before Posting In This Section
Replies: 11
Views: 14150

Ok. So I could say, "I would add a couple inches of substate for molting, destressing (to relive stress) and just for fun! It is so funny when you wake up and you see holes everywhere! LOL! :lol: "