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by emberfusion
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill

Offer him some of his favorites too. They might help his mood. :)
Good luck! I hope he pulls through for you!
by emberfusion
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill

I would isolate him from other crabs if possible. Try not to bother him too much. If there was sand in his shell he may have come out of it to clean it out but ended up getting sand on his abdomen which could be why he came up. Are you sure he molted? If he doesn't look like he recently molted he ma...
by emberfusion
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my 55 gal Crabitat
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: Pictures of my 55 gal Crabitat

CrabbyMommy2017 wrote:Here is a YouTube link to the video I just took of our crab tank.

https://youtu.be/TFg498-bGUs

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It looks so good!
I REALLY love the way you have all that wood set up. So many perfect little hidey holes!
by emberfusion
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6200

Re: Building My Crabitat

Ahhh, it feels good to be home. We have been out of town since Thursday - I've been dreaming about working on my crabitat. :crabblush: The addiction is SO real. Anyway, today is window day. Going to be working on getting those windows ready. My nephews found a nice piece of diftwood for my crabs tha...
by emberfusion
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my 55 gal Crabitat
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: Pictures of my 55 gal Crabitat

Nice!
I both loved and hated my 55gal. I always felt like it was too narrow but i LOVED the length of it. Looks like you have definitely made good use of the space there, though!

How deep is that substrate? It looks a little shallow but it's always hard to tell in pictures. :crabbigsmile:
by emberfusion
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Water Color Comic
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Water Color Comic

I have never seen anything more me in my entire life.

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by emberfusion
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6200

Re: Building My Crabitat

Just FYI, Rustoleum is also sold in pint sized cans. With cheap foam rollers or brushes it's better coverage and way less expensive then going through cans of the spray! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk I have a ton of spray paint around here so I'm just using up what I have. :) Will remember f...
by emberfusion
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Taking the plunge!??
Replies: 25
Views: 255

Re: Taking the plunge!??

Hello! I have been a member for awhile. I became obsessed with Hermit Crabbies about 3 years ago. I think I read every post on the forum and then some. I didn't get any at the time because it was a time of transition for me (college, moving, wedding, etc). Life got crazy and I fell off the map unti...
by emberfusion
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating a 55-gallon tank
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Heating a 55-gallon tank

I would look into investing in an ultratherm UTH for the back of the tank because those are the ones you can insulate and if the UTH itself doesn't help with heat you can add some cardboard and other insulation on top of it to help. With UTH's that you can't insulate you're kind of limited on what y...
by emberfusion
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6200

Re: Building My Crabitat

Hermiearth wrote:Looking great! Just be super careful about any fumes getting in the crabitat- could be disastrous.


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Oh, I know. This ain't my first rodeo. :hlol:
It's going to have plenty of time to cure and air out.
by emberfusion
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6200

Re: Building My Crabitat

Picked up 2 more matching windows and got them taped up today. Also got the base sanded and one coat of paint on. http://i.imgur.com/VkwPctO.png http://i.imgur.com/nvZUYzp.png http://i.imgur.com/twpRHDn.png Going to work on getting dinner on the table and then off to sanding my windows a million tim...
by emberfusion
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Humidity problem, Need help asap
Replies: 19
Views: 1729

Re: Humidity problem, Need help asap

The fogger is supposed to create fog! To better help you out, make sure you fill out the help request template: here Or I can post it here for you as well. :) 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If ...
by emberfusion
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crabs mood slowly getting worse and worse (lost claw)
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: Hermit crabs mood slowly getting worse and worse (lost c

Crabbyforshore wrote:I checked on him this morning and he dropped two more limps, and when we blew on him he didn't move, I picked him up and he fell right out. So as much as it pains me to say tama has passed on. Thank you all for your help
Sorry to hear it! Was really rooting him. :(
by emberfusion
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crabs mood slowly getting worse and worse (lost claw)
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: Hermit crabs mood slowly getting worse and worse (lost c

Chiming in to say that I have to agree with Wode. Unfortunately, it does sound like he's already gone. :( Leave him be and wait to see if he gets a little stinky. Molting crabs do often seem dead, so I would give it a little bit of time, but I wouldn't suggest getting your hopes up. It sounds like y...
by emberfusion
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the HCA!
*high fives for research*

Lots of knowledge going around this place, son don't be afraid to ask questions and get suggestions! The people here are always happy to help and super nice about it.