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by CallaLily
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What's the Longest Your Crabs Have Lived?
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: What's the Longest Your Crabs Have Lived?

I have three that have been with me since 2008. One adoptee has been in captivity for around 16 years.
by CallaLily
Fri May 05, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Help! Heating ideas for 15-gallon glass bottle habitat...
Replies: 31
Views: 7569

Re: Help! Heating ideas for 15-gallon glass bottle habitat..

It looks very pretty, but I'm with SG on this one. It's too small and the substrate is too shallow to house anything more than a couple of the tiniest crabs safely and then only for a short time. They will very quickly outgrow this space. (IMO, a 10 gallon is also too small for the same reasons)
by CallaLily
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is this a problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 3313

Re: Is this a problem?

It's possible. The one you've had for 8 months I imagine will dig down to molt soon.
by CallaLily
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is this a problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 3313

Re: Is this a problem?

Actually, for PPs, the temp range is 75-85F so 80 is above the minimum temp. Humidity should be over 70% but over 75% is preferable. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=92452 Though above 85F isn't harmful, especially if there's a few cooler spots in the crabitat. Other species do...
by CallaLily
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is this a problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 3313

Re: Is this a problem?

Are you sure they haven't molted? Especially the one you've had for 8 months? Do they have sharp nails and maybe very hairy legs? Can you post a picture?
by CallaLily
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water change and trying new organic peanut butter.
Replies: 15
Views: 3185

Re: Water change and trying new organic peanut butter.

My guys have been more active recently too. Funny how even though we keep temp/humidity optimal, they still seem to go through a down time through the winter.

I've always like MaraNatha nut butters.
by CallaLily
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Weird, disturbing appendages
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Weird, disturbing appendages

@kieagcarm: Could your girl have been depositing eggs? What they describe in the original post is the hermit crab's grooming appendages. If you do a YouTube search on "hermit crab cleaning appendage," there's a few videos that show it pretty well. Completely different from a female's pleopods. http...
by CallaLily
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hermit Crab Safe Paint?
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: Hermit Crab Safe Paint?

There's a crabber (SugarSelections I think?) that zipped tied plastic fake grass mats to their caddies to make them look nicer. Something like this . Edit to add: Hope this link works. Pinterest doesn't like to work on my phone without the app. :roll: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pinterest.com/a...
by CallaLily
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Strange Death
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Strange Death

Fly larvae? Not the cause of death, just a clean up crew. Sorry for your loss.
by CallaLily
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Water
Topic: 2-in-1 Water Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: 2-in-1 Water Bowl

I'm not familiar with the type you've named, but as long as it holds water, is deep enough for your largest crab to submerge, and you can provide easy ways in and out - many plastic, glass, or ceramic dishes work well. After that it just comes down to personal preference.
by CallaLily
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bright Blue Crab! Is she a PP?
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: Bright Blue Crab! Is she a PP?

Yes, for sure PP. Color is not a good way to determine species. PPs can be various colors from pale creams, pinks, lavender, and tans -- to brighter reds, oranges, blues, and purples -- to deep dark reds and purples, almost brownish or black. It's all in the shape of the eyes, claw, and shield leg w...
by CallaLily
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs Hate 2nd Level Moss Pit
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: Crabs Hate 2nd Level Moss Pit

MrTeacherDude wrote:Last week
Give them more time. Sometimes the crabbies just take a while to find and adjust to a new thing. Adding some more cover may help too. Fake plants are a cheap way of accomplishing this. :)
by CallaLily
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Mass death - may give up on crabbing
Replies: 7
Views: 4520

Re: Mass death - may give up on crabbing

Sorry for your loss.


This post: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=111572, is also in the wrong subforum.
by CallaLily
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Visible molt
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Visible molt

If I had the same experience, I would probably cover too. It certainly doesn't hurt anything to cover windows.
by CallaLily
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: adoption vs rescue?
Replies: 18
Views: 179

Re: adoption vs rescue?

It may not have immediate results but educating others on care and why to consider adoption over purchasing is doing something . As I said, the less people buying crabs, the less crabs being ordered by pet stores. I think many people will rethink buying them once they learn they're all wild caught a...