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by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

So cute.

I'm mad I had to miss it because of my surgery. >: (

Hopefully next year...
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Have 2 hermit crabs that need a new home
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Have 2 hermit crabs that need a new home

Post here with all the info: https://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB ... .php?f=112

We need location and any extra info (supplies, etc.).
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab is lethargic, rests in odd position and has developed a dent in big claw.
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: New crab is lethargic, rests in odd position and has developed a dent in big claw.

Lethargy is a sign of stress and molting. And with him being new it could be both. He could be trying to molt and is too weak, which may kill him. He could be low on calcium as well, which may be a partial cause for the dent - the dent could also be due to molting. Molting is a very stressful proced...
by The Crab Maid
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: molting or dead crab
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: molting or dead crab

You can only provide shells for it and hope it goes into one. But if limbs are falling off, that sort of sounds dead. Though always wait to be sure. I'd go to the Emergency section and fill out the questionnaire for more in depth help to see if anything cause the death and if it can be prevented in ...
by The Crab Maid
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Advice on Australian crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Advice on Australian crabs

1.) The vast majority are going to have the same recommendations. From what I've read there is only one legal species in Australia (I'm US so I can't confirm, just reading on the internet). And reading up on it the recommendations are the same. 2.) It's a minimum of two crabs, but the more the merri...
by The Crab Maid
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: White fuzz suddenly appeared on hammock
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: White fuzz suddenly appeared on hammock

It's harmless like said.

If your hermit crabs love to climb on it they're going to drag food and also crap on it, which will create mold.

You can also add isopods to help with clean up.
by The Crab Maid
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab stuck?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Crab stuck?

He could just be getting ready to molt. They tend to get lethargic, and sometimes pick smaller shells when they're getting ready to molt.

Are you able to get pictures?
by The Crab Maid
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Transitioning

It sounds like you're doing the best to your ability. How big is the tank? We could probably predict how many bags you need.
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Painting tank decorations?
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Painting tank decorations?

I'm not entirely sure if a sealant works. I know with shells the paint is toxic and the hermit crabs will eat shells for calcium, so the paint restricts that. But maybe aquarium safe sealants will work?
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Transitioning

Honestly buy your sand at a hardware store, Amazon charges A LOT in shipping because of the weight of the shipment so you can't get big bags. And mix some Eco Earth in to help retain moisture. And yeah, aquarium sand is bad because you can get some pretty nasty bacterial blooms from it, it's designe...
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tank movement during molt?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Tank movement during molt?

How deep is the sub and what kind of sub is it? I wouldn't really dig her up, if it's a 5g it doesn't sound like it's going to be that deep. So not much might shift.
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hmmm?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Hmmm?

Naw, it's fine. Did you give them seeds or anything with seeds? It's just that plant germinating. Surprised your hermit crabs didn't garden it themselves, they love to shred plants.
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Tank cover and humidity
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Tank cover and humidity

You can buy plexiglass for really cheap for a more permanent fix over saranwrap. But saranwrap works really well though if a crab can reach it they may tear it up.
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How hot is too hot?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: How hot is too hot?

85F is considered the max "safe" temperature. After that you could be risking them, so just keep an eye on the temperature. I would say if it starts nearing 90 you'll want to move them somewhere cooler til your power comes back or it gets cooler. Make sure they have plenty of water access and that s...
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Moving to New Crabitat
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Moving to New Crabitat

You can relocate them immediately. They may borrow to de-stress, but if no one is down molting this is prime time to get them moved before you have another molter on your hands.