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by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3835

Re: Am I providing the appropriate shell selection?

One of my PP crabs wore a gold mouth turbo for three days or so. She did this two separate times, and then changed back over to green turbos or mexican turbos. I think she was just having fun changing shells. I leave my gold mouth turbos in there (only have two), but I don't have plans to buy any mo...
by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Fungus? Molting disturbance?
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: Fungus? Molting disturbance?

I already lightly dipped him in the water pool to wash off the sand and get a better look...turns out it was the sw pool...oops... I might do honey if it starting looking really bad. Haha, I've been considering a 29-30gal! The problem is that I'm a college student and move a lot between school and ...
by Hermias_mom
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crab Rescue - florida
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Crab Rescue - florida

OK, so rescues were added to main habitat, 2 of the 3 are doing great and fitting in. The biggest one which is a medium I think turns out to be a bully. He backs the other hermies in corners and rolls them around, scaring the poo out of them.....Well, I gave him a week to try to be a team player, b...
by Hermias_mom
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:05 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

How cool! What a gorgeous job! The tank turned out really well! :)

Those seaglass stairs sure are pretty. :)
by Hermias_mom
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Completely New to Hermit Crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Completely New to Hermit Crabs

Just wanted to give an update about my tank and crab(s). I have had no more problems at all with humidity. It consistently stays 85-88 and that includes cutting down spraying to about every other day. I think the bigger baths and more plastic wrap did the job. My crab was still hiding a lot and not...
by Hermias_mom
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Many lost limbs on one side from unsuccessful molt
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Many lost limbs on one side from unsuccessful molt

So sorry to hear about Ann! How very sad!

Good luck with Dweeble. Hope he makes it!

Chemical smells are not fun. :(
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Temperature and Humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Temperature and Humidity

Here's a link to the HCA care sheets, in case you haven't read them yet. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=51 Have a look and see if you have questions, we'll be happy to help! You mentioned that you have a cage for them, which if you're tropical with no A/C, this should be fin...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Temperature and Humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Temperature and Humidity

No that's not true. There's no set schedule. The little guys can molt as often as back-to-back which seems like forever, but really their molts are 1-2 weeks long. The bigger guys will molt every month to every other. And the huge might molt 2-3 times yearly. And the larger the crab, the longer the...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:52 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

Can anyone tell me if GE silicone 1 is safe? I'm seeing online the people have used it for aquariums The basic GE silicone with no additives for mold prevention, coloring, etc. is considered by folks who are members of HCA to be safe for aquariums, but there are higher strength silicones out there....
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Temperature and Humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Temperature and Humidity

No that's not true. There's no set schedule. The little guys can molt as often as back-to-back which seems like forever, but really their molts are 1-2 weeks long. The bigger guys will molt every month to every other. And the huge might molt 2-3 times yearly. And the larger the crab, the longer the...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Temperature and Humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Temperature and Humidity

Here's a link to the HCA care sheets, in case you haven't read them yet. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=51 Have a look and see if you have questions, we'll be happy to help! You mentioned that you have a cage for them, which if you're tropical with no A/C, this should be fine...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat advice: should I use an extra Zoo Med UTH?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Heat advice: should I use an extra Zoo Med UTH?

IMO, the ZooMed is useless, I would not even try to use it. It's probably great for keeping some other animal's belly warm, but they usually don't do much if anything for crabs. To increase temps in your tank, if you determine it's needed (I can't answer if it's needed or not), I'd increase your the...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Temperature and Humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Temperature and Humidity

Welcome to HCA!!! One last thing to consider - do you live on this tropical island all the time? If you'll be flying home at any point, you'll need to check airline restrictions for shipping crabs or carry-on as live pets. If they go in the cargo compartment (where airlines often put cats/dogs, etc...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Temperature and Humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Temperature and Humidity

Welcome to HCA!!! One last thing to consider - do you live on this tropical island all the time? If you'll be flying home at any point, you'll need to check airline restrictions for shipping crabs or carry-on as live pets. If they go in the cargo compartment (where airlines often put cats/dogs, etc)...
by Hermias_mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Meet Lunie
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Meet Lunie

Congrats on your newbie! Hope he's still settling in well.

Can't see your links, but it could just be my computer.

Most folks have the best luck when using the Tapatalk app to post pictures.

Hope you trip went well! :D