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by JoeHermits
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to the forum; have had my crab several years
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: New to the forum; have had my crab several years

Curious, what play sand is used? I just read something and now idk if it was here since I’m forever reading over these crabs lol ... someone was saying they used a 5 pound magnet on the playsand bc it has a lot of particles of metal which many say is bad for the crabs. Certain playsand is supposedl...
by JoeHermits
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Fiddler Crab caught in fishing line
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Fiddler Crab caught in fishing line

If you think it's causing the crab distress, you could always take a quick trip to a vet (make sure they work with exotic animals. My regular vet does). They probably have small enough tools to get the string clipped off of him. [emoji846] Good luck! Keeping my fingers and claws crossed for you! Se...
by JoeHermits
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How to Dry Live Mealworms?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: How to Dry Live Mealworms?

Any oven-drying technique or whatever you’re reading will work. Just don’t coat them in unsafe seasonings.

Alternatively you may also put them in a jar and store them in the freezer.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Become a crab!
Replies: 23
Views: 1076

Re: Become a crab!

Hello, I’d like to become a crab. Is this where I submit my application?


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by JoeHermits
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Instant Ocean
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Instant Ocean

A bit of sediment at the bottom is normal. Unless you powerhead it for a while you’re going to get some salt settling out.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs not growing
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Crabs not growing

I feed every three to four days, on the same schedule as my crested gecko, since they get the same food. (My crested tends to get overweight easily, so he's on a controlled diet, too.) On a related note, I wonder if what is fed may matter, as well. I’m sure a crab that eats primarily protein, carbs...
by JoeHermits
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Xanthan Gum?
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Xanthan Gum?

I also don’t see why it would be unsafe. I think it should be fine.


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by JoeHermits
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pinkies!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Pinkies!!!

I’m sure it’s not that different from other frozen meats.

Except this meat has a face.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Just saw a bug again and idk what it was?!
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Just saw a bug again and idk what it was?!

All you really can do is reduce the amount of food for them. Changing out food before it starts to spoil (12-24 hours) is the most effective measure.


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by JoeHermits
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: coconut butter
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: coconut butter

I know what you’re talking about, I use it to cook once in a while.

Yes, it is safe for hermit crabs. It’s just the fatty oils from the coconut.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Other bugs in isopod tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Other bugs in isopod tank?

They’re probably just springtails. They won’t hurt your isopods or your hermit crabs.


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by JoeHermits
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Little mites on my crabs
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Little mites on my crabs

Those wouldn’t be brought in by a crab. Parasitic mites latch on and won’t run around on a crab like that. Food mites live in our homes. There’s no real way of getting rid of them since they’ll just come right back. If they’re bugging you, change out fresh foods before they start to rot (within twel...
by JoeHermits
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Little mites on my crabs
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Little mites on my crabs

Sounds like food mites, which are harmless. They’re attracted to warm, humid environments full of food.

Hermit crab mites will latch on to the crabs’ antennae, eyestalks, and leg joints. They can only be introduced by an infected hermit crab.


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by JoeHermits
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strawberry HC
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Strawberry HC

Strawberries are just more sensitive, is all, but to what we don’t fully understand.

They never last more than a few years in captivity, but some have reported that UV lighting seems to help.


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by JoeHermits
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artificial incubation and development temperatures
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Artificial incubation and development temperatures

This is cool, although I’m not sure if artificial incubation is practical for the home breeder. But, hey, you never know.

I wonder if we could try it with smeared eggs.


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