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by MsWorld
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Crabitote
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Crabitote

Everything looks good! Nice job! Welcome to HCA!! Can't wait to see pictures of your babies! I bet they are adorable!


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by MsWorld
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ecuadorians or nah?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Ecuadorians or nah?

I would recommend a bigger tank and more substrate. Other than that if you can get your hands on an E I would jump on it. I think they need something like 10-12 inches of substrate but I'm not sure. It sounds like you know what you are doing and are doing it well. I think you would be an awesome E c...
by MsWorld
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: fresh molted crab. tips of legs way longer than before?
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: fresh molted crab. tips of legs way longer than before?

What it looks / sounds like to me is… maybe when he molted he grew an extra limb. I would think it would fix itself on the next molt but honestly we don't know from molt to molt what can happen with these guys. Thanks for sharing. This is definitely something for the record books. Good luck with th...
by MsWorld
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Please help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Please help!!!

My female hermit crab seems to be in love with my male hermit crab. My male hermit crab has many signs of molting and every time I check on him, he isn't molting! So I put him back into my normal tank and he is half dangling out of his shell, with my female hermit crab next to him. Every time I try...
by MsWorld
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold?
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Mold?

Dime sized sounds like food. Especially if everything else looks good. Just remember no mold is good. All mold is bad. As a rule, so next time you see mold just get rid of it. That's the best solution. You are right I had it backwards too little humidity can cause suffocation. Too much humidity can ...
by MsWorld
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold?
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Mold?

No mold is safe. If it's just in one spot I would get a big kitchen spoon utensil and scoop it up and out. Then add fresh new substrate. High 90's is pretty high for crabs. I would try to get that down as too much humidity can kill them. It suffocates them.


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by MsWorld
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to this site....read lots of care and crabitat stuff.
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: New to this site....read lots of care and crabitat stuff

The problem with calci sand is when it gets wet it hardens like cement and can potentially stick to those crabs which would be fatal. It would glue the crab into its shell and suffocate it. So in my opinion if you are trying to upgrade their forever home especially after 2 years of living like that ...
by MsWorld
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: new tiny in same spot over 48 hours (day 9 QUESTIONS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1113

Re: new tiny in same spot over 48 hours

It sounds like he is doing his de stressing. As long as he is alive I don't think there's much you can do. Unless you want to ISO him which I personally wouldn't do cuz then he would just have to re acclimate to that tank again.


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by MsWorld
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to this site....read lots of care and crabitat stuff.
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: New to this site....read lots of care and crabitat stuff

Thank you for your response!!! I still have a question about substrate,right now it's calci sand and I forgot to buy play sand while I was out(duh,It was my purpose for going lol) I did get EE at the pet store though.I want to know if I can mix EE with calci sand or would it be better to wait until...
by MsWorld
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab on surface not moved for 4 days
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Crab on surface not moved for 4 days

Aaarrrgghh! Is anyone willing to allow me to email or can suggest a way I can paste my question and answer response? I copied and pasted questions into an email to myself and now cannot paste it into a reply! I'm very busy and do all things on my iPhone and keep getting logged out and loose my deta...
by MsWorld
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: slumping over,still alive (strawberry)
Replies: 21
Views: 1084

Re: slumping over,still alive

I am sorry to see and hear this. This is a sad sad sad day for you. Can you change the title to put help with straw? There are not a lot of straw owners here but if someone does see it maybe they can tell you what to do.


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by MsWorld
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: slumping over,still alive (strawberry)
Replies: 21
Views: 1084

slumping over,still alive

Have you ever had straws before? They are very sensitive and not as tough as the PP's. Straws also need full pools with filters and bubblers to swim in and about 8 inches of substrate with a large tank. Like 65g and up. Straws also are family oriented and like the same breed. Did you have all these ...
by MsWorld
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: fresh molted crab. tips of legs way longer than before?
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: fresh molted crab. tips of legs way longer than before?

What it looks / sounds like to me is… maybe when he molted he grew an extra limb. I would think it would fix itself on the next molt but honestly we don't know from molt to molt what can happen with these guys. Thanks for sharing. This is definitely something for the record books. Good luck with thi...
by MsWorld
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Netting
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: Netting

You have to be careful with the decorative ones. Might be chemically treated. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk I never thought of that but you are right. Most things bought at craft stores have some kind of chemicals on them so they can be used for crafts / which is what they are sold f...
by MsWorld
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Tubing through a grated lid?
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Tubing through a grated lid?

Mine climb all over the tubing too! It's funny. My biggest one will get to the top of the tubing and then fall hard into the salt water pool. Then he runs under the cave to hide or dust off his ego! Lol


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