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by JoeHermits
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and Ammonia
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Prime and Ammonia

That's good to know. Also, I found this article from the Crab Street Journal about using Prime. It basically says to change the water on a regular basis, but also suggests treating the water right in the bowls. http://crabstreetjournal.org/blog/2018/01/09/updated-method-treating-water-prime/ I treat...
by JoeHermits
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and Ammonia
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Prime and Ammonia

According to the SeaChem website, Prime will bind to ammonia for about 24-48 hours. "Prime will bind up those compounds for up to 48 hours. If they are still present after that time frame, they are released back into the water, unless Prime is re-dosed accordingly. Also, if your ammonia or nitrite l...
by JoeHermits
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My crabitat
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: My crabitat

Here's a handy bit of info about maintaining humidity. I highly suggest you check it out.

https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/p ... 26&t=92544
by JoeHermits
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My crabitat
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: My crabitat

It looks very nice, just make sure you sanitize the sponges daily. A few questions: 1. How deep is the substrate? It's hard to tell by the pictures. 2. Are the water dishes deep enough for the crabs to get water into their shells? 3. What's the normal humidity in the tank? Your hygrometer was showin...
by JoeHermits
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Hermit Crab Crunchies
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: Hermit Crab Crunchies

Check the ingredients list closely. Ethoxyquin is usually listed if it's in the food. These "Crunchies" do have a lot of preservatives, though, so I think plain peanuts or similar foods may still be a better choice.
by JoeHermits
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moss Pits
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Moss Pits

Those make sense. Thanks for the advice!
by JoeHermits
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Loose leaf tea leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Loose leaf tea leaves

You could also try soaking them in dechlorinated water and giving them a good rinse. That should probably remove anything nasty, as well.
by JoeHermits
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moss Pits
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Moss Pits

Are there any significant advantages to using moss pits as opposed to piling it in a corner? I understand a pit would help keep the moss cleaner.