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by hermieluv1
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Living in a coastal town
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Living in a coastal town

That is #1 on my bucket list! The beach, not the smelt.
by hermieluv1
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Woo hoo!! Happy mom!!
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Woo hoo!! Happy mom!!

Huge congratulations to you! The first molt is always the best, but I get excited every time!

For someone who never thought they would have crabs, you sound an awful lot like a "lifer" now! I was the same way. I started with 1 crab in September, and by December, I had a 55 and 13 crabs!
by hermieluv1
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Largest E's
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Largest E's

I have a large, just under that jumbos size, 2 mediums and a small. The large is also a serial killer, although she hasn't gotten one recently.
by hermieluv1
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Ooooh dear, are they killing each other?! Molt gone wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Ooooh dear, are they killing each other?! Molt gone wron

I hear that sound when my crabs dig under close to the glass. It is sandy claw on glass. At least that is what mine is. Don't panic.
by hermieluv1
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?

To update, a couple of weeks ago, All of my crabs were up, except the one large e, and they all got along fine. And it was amazing seeing that many crabs interact.

Last week, the big e came up, and half of the pp's went down! Can't say I blame them! She is a devil!
by hermieluv1
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Just learned type 2 silcone is bad do i need to redo my tank
Replies: 20
Views: 596

Re: Just learned type 2 silcone is bad do i need to redo my

If you replaced the bottom glass, and now it is covered in sand, how would the crabs even get to it?
by hermieluv1
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Same old boring foods
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Same old boring foods

A box of Honey Nut Cheerios will last a LONG time, and is never refused by my crabs, and doesn't attract bugs!
by hermieluv1
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Planning the 55 G build and need your expertise
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: Planning the 55 G build and need your expertise

I have corner guards in both my tanks and love them! I used the ones from Home depot. They are about an inch wide. I punched holes about every inch then silicone them in. All my crabs go swimming in my deep kritter keeper pools! Some people don't like to use them because of how much room they take u...
by hermieluv1
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help: Tiny bugs and substrate preferences. Need advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Help: Tiny bugs and substrate preferences. Need advice.

Substrate should be play sand with ecoearth , or just sand. That is as close to their natural habitat, and kept at the right moisture, will hold their molting caves and tunnels. That is what they live for, so is crucial to their survival. I have had bugs periodically but never deep cleaned for them....
by hermieluv1
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: shells for E's?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: shells for E's?

Same as for pp's.
by hermieluv1
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Intense shell fight, please help! *UPDATE*
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Intense shell fight, please help!

I just went through this. Mine has 3 legs left, no pitchers, but she ate and drank with help. It took her a couple of weeks to figure out molting, but she is finally under. I had dug her a hole and she went down but came back up, stuffed her face again, and dug herself under. Don't give up hope, but...
by hermieluv1
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: No idea what I'm doing wrong... crab shelless again!! [Died]
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: No idea what I'm doing wrong... crab shelless again!!!

YWWW, how eloquently put, as usual!

Special needs crabs...you crack me up! And it's so true!
by hermieluv1
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: insulation for tank? heat issue, humidity ok.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: insulation for tank? heat issue, humidity ok.

I put my insulation board right over the heaters plus all other sides except front.
by hermieluv1
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Love affair between species?! Say it ain't so!
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Love affair between species?! Say it ain't so!

Since I have several fresh molters up in my big tank, I was watching them for quite a while last night. My very first pp, Crabilicious, was in the big moss pit, as usual, and here comes one of the big, vicious E's who is always bullying the others. I thought, oh,no, this can't be good! So I watched,...
by hermieluv1
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Help!

How long have you had her? What are your conditions like? Dropping limbs is usually a sign of post purchase stress, and soon after, they pass. Or it could be from an attack, or a surface molt. We really need more info on your conditions before we can make an educated guess.