Not moving out of the moss

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Not moving out of the moss

Post by Kpeterson09 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:10 am

My crabs dont leave the moss. Not even to eat. Is something wrong?

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Re: Not moving out of the moss

Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 am

Hello! :)

Did you just add the moss? What’s your humidity in the tank? The only thing I can think of is that the crabs really just love the moss, or are staying there to retain more humidity due to a possible lack of humidity inside the tank.




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Re: Not moving out of the moss

Post by Kpeterson09 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:18 am

I try and keep the humidity up. I have to spray at least 2 th times a day
Stella wrote:Hello! :)

Did you just add the moss? What’s your humidity in the tank? The only thing I can think of is that the crabs really just love the moss, or are staying there to retain more humidity due to a possible lack of humidity inside the tank.




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Re: Not moving out of the moss

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:26 am

What kind of lid do you have on the tank?
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Re: Not moving out of the moss

Post by curlysister » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 am

Do you have a thermometer and hygrometer? What do they read?
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Re: Not moving out of the moss

Post by musicalhermies » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:11 pm

If your humidity and everything looks good, they might just really like it. My crabs spend a lot of time in the moss pit, especially if it’s fresh. They eat it too, which will make them unwilling to get out for food! (Why move when I have a whole buffet right here?) eventually they’ll leave.


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Re: Not moving out of the moss

Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:24 pm

^ This. :)

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Re: Not moving out of the moss

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:02 pm

musicalhermies wrote:If your humidity and everything looks good, they might just really like it. My crabs spend a lot of time in the moss pit, especially if it’s fresh. They eat it too, which will make them unwilling to get out for food! (Why move when I have a whole buffet right here?) eventually they’ll leave.


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I see that in my crabs all the time. Some days I swear they eat moss by the quart.

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