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by hprmom
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Florida - Hurricane Irma
Replies: 16
Views: 1538

Re: Florida - Hurricane Irma

GB, How did you make out? No power here and this is the first I've been able to access internet on my phone. I've been a wreck not bring able to get outside news! Hermits are fine, two in evidence, 90% humidity! But the tank temp dropped 2 degrees! Should go up tomorrow since we're expecting 90 and ...
by hprmom
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Florida - Hurricane Irma
Replies: 16
Views: 1538

Re: Florida - Hurricane Irma

Very cool! Last night a lot of my hermits were out and up, but none are out right now. We boarded up that room. The crabs are "safe". We didn't evacuate, we are staying. We boarded up a couple of rooms. I'm not actually on the coast :) Ironically enough, I have felt a peace about this storm - no wo...
by hprmom
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Florida - Hurricane Irma
Replies: 16
Views: 1538

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: 1192

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: 1192

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: 620

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: 620

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: 620

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: 620

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: 620

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: 2271

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: 2271

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: 695

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: 695

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: 695

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...