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by Hermias_mom
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Guys
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: New Guys

They are so cute! They look healthy!

Congrats on your new babies!
by Hermias_mom
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Guys
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: New Guys

Welcome to HCA!!! Unfortunately, I can't see your pictures. A lot of folks use the Tapatalk app in order to load photos, that usually works. Some other web-based photo viewing sites work too, but I don't have details on that. Sorry you had a difficult time of it with your first molt! Molting can be ...
by Hermias_mom
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Aaaand now I have strawberries-- story and questions
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Aaaand now I have strawberries-- story and questions

So sorry to hear about your Strawberry. :( It's so hard to lose one. :( I hear that Strawberries are particularly susceptible to stress, but even with purple pinchers death due to PPS just happens sometimes. At least your crab had a good home and finished out his/her life in a wonderful place. Somet...
by Hermias_mom
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Um.... more 'foster' crabs...?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Um.... more 'foster' crabs...?

Congratulations on the new crab! The more the merrier, right? Can't wait to see pictures!
by Hermias_mom
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Spray foam background? Edit: documenting my tank build here!
Replies: 42
Views: 3792

Re: Spray foam background? Edit: documenting my tank build h

Wow! I am so impressed! That crabitat looks awesome!!!
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

one of mine just switched into one of these i actually don't know what kind of land snail it is and your survey seems to get kind of specific about that so i figure i'll just send you a picture he's a medium PP I'm fairly certain I got this shell from a restaurant somewhere... http://image.ibb.co/b...
by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Spray foam background? Edit: documenting my tank build here!
Replies: 42
Views: 3792

Re: Spray foam background? Edit: documenting my tank build h

He's also doing suspicious shell changing. He's always been one to pick a shell and stick with it for a year, and he keeps swapping back and forth with a particular turbo shell. I'm onto him. He just needs to hold off until my husband gets home and can help me lift the tank. The last molter still t...
by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 329

Re: Hello!!!

That's a gorgeous setup! I'm not sure my 10 gallon ever looked that pretty. :) Since you say it's a 10 gallon and you're asking for input, the substrate level looks low to me. I think the HCA recommendations are at least 6" of substrate or 3 times your largest crab, whichever is deeper. Once I got 6...
by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Spray foam background? Edit: documenting my tank build here!
Replies: 42
Views: 3792

Re: Spray foam background? Edit: documenting my tank build h

I think I've seen a couple crabbers on here using the water dish you show in the picture. If I were to use it, I'd probably put freshwater in it too, since if the saltwater spills it can over time increase the salt concentration in the substrate. A few saltwater leaks here and there is probably fine...
by Hermias_mom
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Measuring Claws For Ordering New Shells?
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Measuring Claws For Ordering New Shells?

It is cool when they pick fresh shells you thought they may like. It's also nerve-racking when they keep spinning and measure a shell over and over then just crawl away. It's also amazing how you can have several shells that appear identical but 3 crabs fight over just one of the three! I think now...
by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Measuring Claws For Ordering New Shells?
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Measuring Claws For Ordering New Shells?

Yea!!! Congratulations! It's so nice when they like what you've provided, isn't it?
by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Introducing my first crabs in 15 years!
Replies: 27
Views: 333

Re: Introducing my first crabs in 15 years!

Your crabs are pathetically small. Even my tiny Oliver could beat them up on the playground! But seriously though, your guys are freaking cute. I can't believe somebody bothered collecting them from the wild when they were that small! Just some advice: they'd probably like it if you went out and co...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH's and background decor questions
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: UTH's and background decor questions

Wow! Those are awesome pictures! I like them. :)

I'm going to have to borrow some of your ideas. It looks great!

I like the crab in the moss pit. How cute!
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH's and background decor questions
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: UTH's and background decor questions

Okay great! Thanks! I love using these mats. I got a bunch of them for like 99cents each and there great for climbing and come in different grass types. Pretty durable too! Every once in a while the crabbys pull off a lleaf cluster but it just pops back on. Ill have to take a few pics of my tank an...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH's and background decor questions
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: UTH's and background decor questions

Looks like those are open mats. They don't have a solid back. So I think it would be fine to put an ultratherm on the other side of the glass from these. It doesn't look like they insulate the back wall, or that they would block the back glass from radiating heat (from the ultratherm) into the crabi...