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by hprmom
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Florida - Hurricane Irma
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Florida - Hurricane Irma

Took a little video of the tank this morning: https://youtu.be/7t8X1cG6uiQ Everyone is up and alert except one. Junior, who has been going back and forth between his old murex and a bigger one for weeks, has squeezed his butt back into the security of his old shell, LOL. My "24/7" tank light is crea...
by hprmom
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Wonder if/how they'll respond to eclipse tomorrow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1149

Re: Wonder if/how they'll respond to eclipse tomorrow?

That's what I was wondering, if they'd sense the tidal pull or something like that!


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by hprmom
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Wonder if/how they'll respond to eclipse tomorrow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1149

Wonder if/how they'll respond to eclipse tomorrow?

When the last hurricane threatened, all my above ground crabs congregated at the top of the cork tree (highest point in the tank). I read here that they go high when a storm is coming so that was neat to see in person! All seven of mine are up now and I wonder if they'll have a behavioral response t...
by hprmom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?

Wow, a few days! So it's okay to go on changing food and water around them? I hate to disturb them, since banded turbo scares easily (is it time to start referring to banded turbo as "she"?). I'll go search for a thread that explains mating behavior, but if you have a moment to point me in the right...
by hprmom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?

Stuck my hand in to take a pic and they were looking pretty chill: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170719/867dd377197a56680b9d3c5510a8c8ff.jpg So I quickly placed the new shells, but the noise scared the crab on the bottom and it tried to scramble away. Junior's a cool customer and usually doesn'...
by hprmom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?

Thanks, @wode. It's been nearly 7 hours now! A couple of times I thought Junior was rocking the other shell, but they could also just have been shifting. If they're still like this when I go to bed is it okay to leave them? I've been checking in every hour or so but wonder about leaving them overnig...
by hprmom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?

Going on 3.5 hours now. Should I move my topic to the health and breeding section?!


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by hprmom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Fight? Stalemate? Should I interfere?

My son noticed one of our big guys, Junior, actively grappling with another crab this morning, grabbing the shell from behind. A minute later they both fell backwards into a rock dish. They haven't moved in over half an hour. I'm concerned because Junior has outgrown the apple murex he has been wear...
by hprmom
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Wild lizard tail safe as food?
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Wild lizard tail safe as food?

Okay, good info. We don't spray, but I didn't think about bacteria or viruses. Would the same go for locally caught isopods? My son stumbled on a spot teeming with isopods and now we have a few in a separate 5 gallon habitat. Although I don't think they're gonna make it; we've only got 8 or 10 live ...
by hprmom
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Wild lizard tail safe as food?
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Wild lizard tail safe as food?

No, I'm not butchering lizards for food!! :lol: We catch little lizards, the kind common in Central Florida, in the house all the time and throw them back outside. Sometimes they lose their tails in the process. Can I feed the tail to the hermit crabs? Weird question, but hey, the tail isn't doing t...
by hprmom
Mon May 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seven up! Good window for deep clean?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Seven up! Good window for deep clean?

(it was lizards in the compressor) Why does this sound like it should be something out of Jurassic Park? :hlol: I hope they were okay. I have a soft spot for little lizards. HA ha ha! We have a screen over the top, so I'm not sure how they got in. The repair guy said he took a picture but I haven't...
by hprmom
Wed May 24, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seven up! Good window for deep clean?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Seven up! Good window for deep clean?

It's so good to see you on again! :) Aw, thanks! So yesterday I got home from work to discover the a/c was broken. The house temp was just over 80 degrees and the tank had jumped from 81 to 86F. Six out of seven crabs were shell-to-shell in the moss pit, the most I've seen in one spot at the same t...
by hprmom
Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seven up! Good window for deep clean?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Seven up! Good window for deep clean?

As far as your substrate loosing nutrients...your aren't growing plants...[emoji6] Just teasing you!! Lol you don't need to worry about that. [emoji4] HA HA HA! @Kermie16, yes, I remember we set up tanks around the same time! I'm good at taking photos but bad at remembering to post them. But I will...
by hprmom
Mon May 22, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seven up! Good window for deep clean?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Seven up! Good window for deep clean?

First--wow, I've missed you all! I've been popping in every now and then but life has been, you know, life... Last night I saw all seven crabs up! This has happened twice since Christmas, so it's rare but not impossible! In a couple of weeks Hermitree Haven, our 65g crabitat, will be a year old. It'...
by hprmom
Mon May 22, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: I think that I have finally named my crab room!
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: I think that I have finally named my crab room!

LOVE! The room and the name! (But then I'm a Firefly fan! :D ) What's the play on the word? We named our crabitat, but that is a far cry from a whole room! :)