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by hermitharbor
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Found a great new heat pad!
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Found a great new heat pad!

Hey guys! It's still working fabulously, no complaints here! I don't personally insulate my UTHs since I use them in conjunction with a lamp (daytime only) and keep my door closed most of the time so my room is fairly warm. It helps keep the E tank at 90 during the day and around 81 at night. I may ...
by hermitharbor
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: House is being carpeted, need to move tank
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Re: House is being carpeted, need to move tank

My dad does flooring and they do one room at a time, and carpeting doesn't take long. Maybe you can move them to another room while they carpet the room they're in, then move them back once they're done? It's the same thing they do with furniture. It would probably be the easiest and least stressful...
by hermitharbor
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Zoo med uth keeps shutting off
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Zoo med uth keeps shutting off

Mine on my main tank stays warm all the time. It may be an issue with the connection, or it may be a faulty pad. They aren't really the best of UTHs in general. Check to make sure all of your cords and plugs are working fine, and then see if it's the pad itself. If it's still under the return window...
by hermitharbor
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabbie back hand.
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Crabbie back hand.

Sounds like it was just a dominance spat and he wanted the netting all to himself. My biggest male just did that to my other male when he tried to get into the shell shop. I was woken up by chirping and had to separate them. I dropped the offender into the water dish and watched as he sat there and ...
by hermitharbor
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Found a great new heat pad!
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Found a great new heat pad!

So I was in a pinch and had to buy a heat pad for my Es, and beanfarm was down and I needed one asap--so I went with a brand that looked good and I could use my Amazon Prime with and get quickly. I found an Aiicioo UTH and so far, it's working fantastic! Mid 80s with no insulation. Is lightweight as...
by hermitharbor
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Hermit crab patch questions
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Hermit crab patch questions

I always feed everything to my guys in their bowl. They go crazy for the soil supplement! They also like the surf n' turf and pretty much anything else I get from there. You can't really go wrong! I definitely recommend the soil supplement and surf n' turf for starters :) Sent from my iPhone using T...
by hermitharbor
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Molting

Yes, their activity can lower before a molt. They can also get super active and dig everywhere. It depends on the crab! Just keep conditions good and leave him be. He'll do his crabby thing :)


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by hermitharbor
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ack! Someone unplugged my UTH.
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Ack! Someone unplugged my UTH.

Considering they can survive in bad conditions at the boardwalk, pet store, etc. I wouldn't overly stress. Just get things back to where they need to be. I'm sure they'll be fine :)


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by hermitharbor
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: So, Petco had two Es...
Replies: 6
Views: 127

So, Petco had two Es...

So after a week of working on it and gathering some extra things, their 'tat looks much better! http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161026/df0d94d3c1b24d7d513e6526b7133330.jpg It has a reptile hammock and hemp net climbing feature, a nice shell shop, and on the far right corner that dark mass is a in-...
by hermitharbor
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: I have E's !!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: I have E's !!!!!!!!!

Congrats! I got Es recently too, and I adore them. Good luck with them!


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by hermitharbor
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2038
Views: 121855

Re: What are your crabs up to?

They sure are! I got them a week ago and I love them to pieces :)

They are actually easy to tell apart personality-wise, and even then Nami is noticeably smaller than the other one so it's not too hard to tell :)


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by hermitharbor
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2038
Views: 121855

Re: What are your crabs up to?

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/86d4d34c13731784404c4e8a1c0c94c5.jpg Nami was being cute and scaling the top of the tank. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/489b23e3c4ad496473a21ee44551614e.jpg Then there was this guy (unnamed) being a creeper and peeking out at me from behind the lo...
by hermitharbor
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: I got new crabs!
Replies: 12
Views: 107

Re: I got new crabs!

Last time I boiled shells (which was quite a long time ago since I have a ton and haven't needed more) I boiled them in MSW. But that was just my choice. Either is fine :)


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by hermitharbor
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: I got new crabs!
Replies: 12
Views: 107

Re: I got new crabs!

Boiling them in fresh water won't dull them, it's the salt water that does. You should be fine to boil them :) Boiling makes sure to kill off anything bad in them. Plus the crabs seem to like the fresh smell.


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by hermitharbor
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2038
Views: 121855

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Thanks you two! I adore them. I got them from Petco actually! I was shocked they had them so I scooped them up. Here's a picture of the other one (he just changed shells again today so he matches the other one now, lol!): http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161021/89bbb1aa60ea527388ee21a9414391e7.jpg ...