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by wodesorel
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Are these ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Are these ok?

Yes! Mine have always liked them, and almost all are naturally pesticide-free because of the conditions they need to grow.
by wodesorel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?

I wouldn't mess with it unless it seems to be spreading. They don't scab over and heal like we do, because they can only regrow their hard exoskeleton during a moult. What happens instead is that any exposed flesh from under the exo will harden and blacken, and create a temporary and much weaker sea...
by wodesorel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Suspicious Mite and Random Scab?

They can scrape their knees up sometimes while moulting, and it will look like a scab after. The food mites will also crawl all over anything in their path, including the crabs. I think like motör that it's coincidence, but we can review a photo to be sure!
by wodesorel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Hermit Crab Patch
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Hermit Crab Patch

I believe the mineral and oyster suppliments are good so long as they stay dry. Not sure about the honey, but it should have a long shelf life as well. I've recieved these things with adoptions and they had no expiration date and never seemed to go bad.
by wodesorel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Digging up a molter due to school closing
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Digging up a molter due to school closing

You posted on FB earlier? I'm Rachel, and gave the advice to dig in the event of an emergency. You'll be fine! I think he will be, too. I know we say to never do it, but this is the kind of situation where you have no other choice. I would suggest for the digging, to start at one end of the tank and...
by wodesorel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Suffocation?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Suffocation?

Crabs backfill the tunnel when they molt for privacy and security, so you wouldn't find one!
by wodesorel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?

Last year Mary thought she had E's which are the ones we picked. For how small they are it's really tough to tell since they are all a light tan color and they can tuck up way into their tiny shells. All ours we thought were E's are actually Purples. They are still fun to watch and still tiny! Wild...
by wodesorel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What species is this guy? + need help with caring for brevimanus
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: What species is this guy? + need help with caring for brevimanus

Sooooo cute!!! He's waving. I want Ruggie!!! Too bad in ND they are pretty much non-existant. Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk I found mine randomly at a mom & pop in Ohio four years ago. They are awesome little crabs when they do get imported. It doesn't seem to ever be on purpose though, they ...
by wodesorel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What species is this guy? + need help with caring for brevimanus
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: What species is this guy? + need help with caring for brevimanus

Yes! A Ruggie.

Indos haven't been available for years now, and such a large percentage die within the first 2 to 4 years that I'm not even sure who still has any. wolfnipplechips was the last I knew of, but I'm honestly not sure if she still has hers.
by wodesorel
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Should I introduce my old crab to a new one?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Should I introduce my old crab to a new one?

When I handled adoptions for several years, all of the oldest crabs were loners. I personally don't think there is anything wrong with it. My lone exotic has been by herself for four years and is currently thriving and I have no plans of ever getting her a roommate. If you do want to try it, I would...
by wodesorel
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Foods and Manipulating PP crab color
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Foods and Manipulating PP crab color

Colour is definitely genetic. I've had crabs from some hellish conditions that looked amazing and never changed even after getting on a more balanced diet. The only case out of over a hundred that seemed to be diet based was the white crab I took in a few years ago. She had been eating nothing but l...
by wodesorel
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegetarian crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Vegetarian crabs?

Mine have gone absolutely crazy for beef fat, chicken and turkey wings, live waxworms and mealworms. Frozen fish foods as well were always huge hits, rather than the freeze-dried versions.
by wodesorel
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Should I get rid of these shells?
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Should I get rid of these shells?

Look for fluctuosus aka Striped Turbos. All of my purple pinchers have always been in those or Tapestries, split about 50:50.
by wodesorel
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Tiny white bugs in and around crabitat
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Tiny white bugs in and around crabitat

My only concern is how many there are, as they may not slow down anytime soon. Mealworm farms get them because the worm bedding is made of grains and is a pure food source for them. Our crab tanks will have some food, but not usually enough to support this many. They can eat cocofiber and wood, but ...
by wodesorel
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Tiny white bugs in and around crabitat
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Tiny white bugs in and around crabitat

These are 100% grain mites. When the population reaches critical mass, they start spreading out from wherever they were at. It's a known issue with mealworm breeders!