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by gflor119
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tuna and turtle food?!
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Tuna and turtle food?!

Hi, I had two questions about foods that I plan on giving my crabbies as soon as they come up from their molt, but I just wanted to make sure they were safe. ~First is this tuna which I believe should be safe as it only has 3 ingredients, but let me know what you guys think. ~Secondly is this leftov...
by gflor119
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: General Questions

1. It’s a valid treat, but considering its selling point is carotenoids you can find in most fruits and vegetables I don’t think I’d get it for color enhancement alone. Beta carotene and lycopene can be found in most red, orange, and yellow fruits and vegetables. 2. I haven’t heard of Safe Grout, b...
by gflor119
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 328

General Questions

I decided to post some questions I’ve had all relating to different topics in one post hoping someone can answer them all in one so here it goes: 1.Thoughts on the Flukers Straw hermit crab color enhancer? Or what are some foods to keep their color enhanced/where can I get it from? 2.I’ve seen a few...
by gflor119
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!

Thank you for all your help! Yet another update, I made the sub 6 inches all over and rearranged almost everything + my humidity has gone up since then, but I decided to take a break from checking up on them/worrying if they're molting. That being said, it has now been about a week that I have not s...
by gflor119
Sun May 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!

An update on my hermit crabs: One of them, Zoidberg, had his very first shell change since I got him and I got to see it! I know its rare to witness them, but I walked by their tank and noticed it! I was so excited! As for my other crab, Hermes, Hermes usually sleeps in the half log most of the day ...
by gflor119
Sat May 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Wood mold
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Wood mold

Thank you both so much! It was just on the surface and I did clean it out so there isn't any to take a picture of right now, but I'll look into some playsand and I might change the whole layout of the tank and make it 6 in. all around. Thank you!
by gflor119
Sat May 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adding Substrate over a Molter
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Adding Substrate over a Molter

Oh! Okay I see. Well they aren't very big yet and they do dig down pretty deep. I think I will change the layout of my tank to see how that works out.
by gflor119
Sat May 23, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!

My tank is a 20 gallon, I use Eco Earth at a 1-2 to 6 inch incline, my temp is about 75 and my humidity is around 75 as well. Yes, and thank you for all your help I'm new to the HCA/hermit crab ownership
by gflor119
Fri May 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 901

HERMIES HAVE NOT MOLTED!!!

I got my hermit crabs about three weeks ago from the pet store they have all the correct equipment, but neither of them have molted yet. A family member of mine just got her hermit crabs yesterday and one of them already molted! Is it bad that mine haven't molted yet could they be stressed? They eat...
by gflor119
Fri May 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Not shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Not shedding exoskeleton

Unfortunately, I don't have a response because I'm experiencing something similar. I adopted my hermit crabs from the pet store about three weeks ago one is about 1 inch and the other is roughly 2 to 3 inches. Neither of them have yet to molt, but they do burrow to sleep, I assume, and come out at n...
by gflor119
Fri May 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adding Substrate over a Molter
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Adding Substrate over a Molter

A question regarding tunnels and such, if a hermit crab digs a tunnel, sleeps, then leaves and eats/plays/burrows a new hole I usually have an impulse to just cover up the hole since they usually never return back to the same one. Is that bad of me to do? Like should I just leave it uncovered or is ...
by gflor119
Fri May 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Wood mold
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Wood mold

I don't have wood mold, but my tank is developing mold in the substrate, around the dishes, and a little on the tank walls, I also noticed a tiny plant growing from the substrate!!! Any ideas as to how to prevent mold? I've read up on using saltwater to mist instead, but I'm getting mixed opinions o...