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by LoveTheEarth11
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Wood mold
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Wood mold

I err on the side of being cautious with mold period. It is thought mold is not harmful to hermit crabs since they have gills. I personally tend to disagree with that belief with my hermits. Others will argue that mold is harmless to hermits. Molds are generally considered unsafe for humans since b...
by LoveTheEarth11
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Eggs

Pretty eggs should be visible right after mating. The male will hold the female upside down while mating. It is often mistaken for shell jacking. The male fertilizes the eggs as the female releases them from her gonopores on her largest gear legs. They look like two little dots. As they mate she pu...
by LoveTheEarth11
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Eggs

Just a question, how long after the male and female mate are eggs visible?
Does the female store eggs inside her or does she whip them up when the male shows guarding behaviors?
Just curious, as I am trying to figure out how to tell when my crabs are mating. (If. its a hope)
:crabblush:
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabs dying during molting!
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Crabs dying during molting!

Why are you cleaning the tank every two months? Only clean the the surface of carried off food and poop. Do you dig up the crab when it's molting? That could be why they die. That is what I was told to do when I got my crabs. And I do have a mite problem so I have been trying to get rid of them. Bu...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Wood mold
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Wood mold

I don't know if this subject is classified as emergency, but it could be long term? I have some spider wood that is part of my 'bioactive background' and It has started to seriously mold because of how high the humidity is (above 85). I have removed the removable pieces(stuff in the substrate and/or...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Seaweed?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Seaweed?

Good luck in your breeding endeavors. My strawberries mated last year, I had zoea and mine only made it about 10 days. If you are every successful I highly recommend contacting organizations that will help find them proper homes within the hermit crab community. Similar to what Mary has done with h...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Seaweed?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Seaweed?

For raising Zoea this would probably still be way to big for them to eat as Joe stated. Most people add micro algae like Spirulina, Phytoplankton or Nannochloropsis to the water. People also raise brine shrimp to add to the water as food as well. The hardest part is constant upkeep and refreshing t...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Seaweed?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Seaweed?

Check the Safe Foods List. You can feed seaweed to hermit crabs, but zoea are too small. Trying to break the sheets into pieces small enough isn't worth the effort, in my opinion. I just put a sheet in and my hermit crabs love it! I did check the safe food list but couldn't find seaweed on there, b...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermit crab bioactive
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Hermit crab bioactive

@aussiejjdude is the go to plant person here. I have isopods in my tanks and I like having them. It’s hard to get used to at first because they do breed like crazy. You can look into a slower breeding species and that might help out. I wanted to get some exotic species when I upgraded my tank but m...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Seaweed?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Seaweed?

And also say the hermit crabs bred (This is my goal). Can I feed the Zoea seaweed as well? (Because then I could save some for IF that ever happens :) )

Thanks
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Wild Isopods?
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Wild Isopods?

We’ve had members collect wild isopods without issues. Before adding them to the tank, however, you must breed them out for several generations to work out any pesticide residues from their systems. Isopods and springtails will not eat mites but will compete with them. Additionally, they will not e...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Mosses
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Mosses

Any moss sold for animal enclosures should be safe. You may also try gardening stores if you wish. I would be wary of mosses sold for decorating or crafts since they are often chemically treated to make them look nice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Okay, thanks. I am looking for a live moss, a...
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabs dying during molting!
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Crabs dying during molting!

JoeHermits wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Sorry for what you’re going through. If there was a magic action that would solve all your problems I’d share it in a heartbeat.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks! I really hope my little crab makes it. =)
by LoveTheEarth11
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Seaweed?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Seaweed?

Hello all! :crabbigsmile: I originally bought 'green marine algae' for my saltwater hermit crabs, but as they sadly died I am left with an entire bag full of Seaweed. I can't find any topics on seaweed for terrestrial hermit crabs. Does anybody have experience with this? Thanks. Here is a link to th...
by LoveTheEarth11
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Mosses
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Mosses

Looking to add some live moss to my hermit crab 45 gal aquarium. I saw a site that said moss was safe, but does that mean ANY type of moss? How do I know if one is safe or toxic?