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by kaykmerr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New & Nervous!!
Replies: 6
Views: 120

New & Nervous!!

I have been super appreciative of all the help I’ve received from this group so far! I wish I would have found this site before getting our crabs- luckily we did a good amount of research so I was pretty well prepared but in the two weeks since bringing the crabs home I’ve learned A LOT on here and ...
by kaykmerr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

That’s a cool hammock! Where did you get it? Amazon! it’s actually a pretty big triangular shape and at first I thought there was no way it was going to work in my small 10 gallon, but my husband was able to twist it up so it created more of a hammock “moss cave” SLSON Reptile Hammock Lizard Lounge...
by kaykmerr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

That’s a cool hammock! Where did you get it? Amazon! it’s actually a pretty big triangular shape and at first I thought there was no way it was going to work in my small 10 gallon, but my husband was able to twist it up so it created more of a hammock “moss cave” SLSON Reptile Hammock Lizard Lounge...
by kaykmerr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

Decided the main source of our humidity struggles was that we did not get our substrate wet enough during initial tank set up. Decided to change things up once we had them out of their tank to rework the eco earth... added a hammock that we put live moss in (I was not expecting the smell!) A differe...
by kaykmerr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

Here is a link on water bowls :) One of our moderators made it. :) http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=113691&hilit=double+dish+yo So I got the air pump today with a splitter and tubing but somehow the air stones didn’t make it from my cart to home [emoji51] (I blame shoppin...
by kaykmerr
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

Here is a link on water bowls :) One of our moderators made it. :) http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=113691&hilit=double+dish+yo I’m learning new things I can do in this tank every time I get on here [emoji23] will the air pump help with humidity? our first two days humidi...
by kaykmerr
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: UTH

I agree that the heaters are too small. You could also try insulating around them - don't put anything over top of those ones. On a different note, how deep is your substrate? It looks pretty shallow at the far end, but could just be the angle of the pic. We will def be trying insulation! Substrate...
by kaykmerr
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shells
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Shells

We are ending our first week with our new hermit crabs. Last night was the first time I witnessed one change its shell- however, by morning it was back in its original. All the extra shells were moved around as if they had been “shopped” so who knows how many they tried on. My question is, since the...
by kaykmerr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

Right now we are using bottles of saltwater from Petco. We also had bottles of dechlorinated water but bought the ZooMed conditioner today... I’ve heard mixed reviews about all things ZooMed so I’m slightly concerned about that as well. Somehow my 7 year old has sent me down a black hole of hermit c...
by kaykmerr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH
Replies: 4
Views: 74

UTH

Struggling to get temp in 10 gallon tank to 75 degrees. Bought a second UTH today, so could take a full 24 hours for it to show full effect, however, with both heaters and hood lamp, I’m just now to 75.2 [emoji51] are my heaters too low? if so, can these be moved and still stick well? (One is alread...
by kaykmerr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180824/23eb8e9ef3797f2de845ea2df0aa96a9.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180824/3011cbd0ff3ba2c392fd7b6c1c5c8914.jpg Here are a couple pictures of our crabitat - concerned about the water dishes being too shallow [emoji51] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by kaykmerr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Water dishes

Our family is new to hermit crab care- we have one medium and one small PP in a 10 gallon tank. After hours of research I thought we had everything just right but now I’m concerned we don’t have proper water dishes. Should I be doing deeper “pools” of each fresh and salt water dug into the substrate...