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by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crab Upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Crab Upgrade?

I'm using a 50g tote, I love it. The only downside is that although it's clear, it's not as clear as glass. And it makes it tricky to use heaters because they really don't like sticking to plastic.
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner, Advice Welcome!
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: New Owner, Advice Welcome!

They most likely will be stressed, up to a few weeks. It won't be uncommon for them to be super active or super shy, even dig down when not molting to destress. That's the sad part of the Hermit Crab industry, they try to sell these guys on being cheap easy pets that need little care. And partly tru...
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meet my new friend!
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Meet my new friend!

by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner, Advice Welcome!
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: New Owner, Advice Welcome!

You can find some good online deals in the store section: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=122 Food is pretty open to fresh fruits, veggies, untreated meats, eggs, etc. No preservatives or commercial hermit crab foods. Here is a good list: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.c...
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: I wanted 4... I got 6. XD
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: I wanted 4... I got 6. XD

Sometimes crabs eat a lot and sometimes they barely touch their food for days. Sometimes you may not even notice they are eating because it only looks like they haven’t touched it when they have. You can try smelly foods like shrimp to entice them, but they’ll eat when they want. I’ve heard of stori...
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Freshly adopted! Additional considerations required?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Freshly adopted! Additional considerations required?

Strawberries are definitely very pretty. :crabblush:

I think you’re doing great.
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Monmouth County NJ ~ 5 PP, Corn Snake & Honduran Tarantula Needing Home
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Monmouth County NJ ~ 5 PP, Corn Snake & Honduran Tarantula Needing Home

Miaandtheanimals wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:51 pm
It says it was posted on June 15 of this year. Sorry.
That’s what I see too, I was going to ask about them but had surgery and couldn’t commit for a while.
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Digging up crab?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Digging up crab?

I’d be hesitant to dig up a crab too. Isopods would do all your maid work for you.
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Freshly adopted! Additional considerations required?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Freshly adopted! Additional considerations required?

Two is plenty to start with. And you’ll probably see a spike of hermits needing homes when the new school year nears. Edit: I should ask if you’re keeping them together and if they get along too? Water dishes sound fine, they’ll tank over just about anything. Only worry if they can’t get in or out, ...
by The Crab Maid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Fair Crab!
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Fair Crab!

I appreciate everyone on here! A wonderful lady is going to sell me some good food and a tank quite cheap and she only lives one city over! Where is the cheapest place to buy coco bricks and play sand this time of year (beginning of summer where I live) Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk Congrats...
by The Crab Maid
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Digging up crab?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Digging up crab?

If you’re sure, it’s not a problem. But you also don’t have to clean much if the tank is properly set up. Many don’t even deep clean unless there is a bacterial or mold bloom. I use isopods.
by The Crab Maid
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Digging up crab?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Digging up crab?

They can molt multiple times a year, especially when younger. Are you 100% he’s not molting?
by The Crab Maid
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: HELP

Paper towels to line their cage is no good. You need sand and eco earth mixture. viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92542
by The Crab Maid
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Awake during daytime?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Awake during daytime?

I have two crabs that are always day active and pigging out in the middle of the day. To be honest, in nature they’re nocturnal because the sun would cook them and they’d be easier to spot by day time predators. My theory is that because they don’t worry about either of those in captivity they chose...
by The Crab Maid
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Music or nature sounds? Would it stress them?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Music or nature sounds? Would it stress them?

They don’t hear the way we hear, it’s more like they sense vibrations. Loud noises cause bigger vibrations, soft sounds won’t phase them. They may not even notice in their enclosure because it’ll block a chunk of vibration. Large vibrations might equal predators and cause stress, soft vibrations pro...