New guardian of hermies advice please

Please post here if you are a new crab owner and someone will be along shortly to welcome you to the HCA! This is also the place to welcome new crabbies to your clan!
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Wendy UK
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New guardian of hermies advice please

Post by Wendy UK » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:09 pm

Hi all.

I've just become an owner of 2 hermies. I live in the UK and there is no Hermit Crab Association as good as yours so I hope its OK for someone 'across the pond' joining yours?

I'm having a bit of a panic... when I set my crabitat up I added the liquid to de-chlorify the tap water to soak the substrate in (eco earth) and used it straight away. I have read that you should leave the treated water for 24 hours before you use it... Any advise much appreciated! 😁

Wendy xx

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Re: New guardian of hermies advice please

Post by Motörcrab » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:20 pm

Hi Wendy, Welcome aboard. We have people all over the world on here, Lots from the states, Canada Japan, Korea, Australia, and a few other European countries.

So you used the dechlorinator in the water as instructed on the bottle. Then used that water right away to mix the substrate? I don't think I would panic about it. I think you are reading the guidelines slightly wrong. You can leave tap water in an open container for 24 hours and the chlorine will naturally evaporate. Boiling water will also remove chlorine. A dechlorinator usually works instantly to the water. Just read the label to be sure.

Here is our care guide for making water safe for hermits.
http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 27&t=92553

This is a basic guide to substrate.
http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 26&t=92542

I was in England for work last year, near Alton. I wish I had time to actually visit instead of just work.
Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)
http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 2&t=119315

Once we get more links the directors will update the resources in a few weeks. Thanks!


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Wendy UK
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Re: New guardian of hermies advice please

Post by Wendy UK » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:43 am

Hi many thanks for advice and links.. Very valuable :)

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