New crabs !

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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Re: New crabs !

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:15 pm

22pony22 wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Even a crab as tiny as bashful?


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Yes. It's their nature to climb. Just make sure they can't get out.
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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:17 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote: Yes. It's their nature to climb. Just make sure they can't get out.
I was meaning his tiny claws picking up food


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Re: New crabs !

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:08 pm

As long as it's cut enough he should be good!
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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:15 pm

Crabby7Crabber wrote:As long as it's cut enough he should be good!
I just feed various freeze dried foods right now


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Current pets: Happy, Crabcake, Blue and Becca.
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Re: New crabs !

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:35 pm

22pony22 wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:15 pm
I just feed various freeze dried foods right now


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If you're really worried you cut it up but my crabbies are pretty small and seem to be eating just fine.
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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:38 pm

What is the safe temperature range?

The care guides say that pps can handle temperatures a bit higher then 85*F but how much higher?

I’ve got 4 ZooMed Repti heaters on it and my tank is 85.3*F.


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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:46 pm

I opened the tank to refresh the air and let some of the heat and humidity out (Humidity was high 80's when I opened tank).

Temperature was 81.7*F (humidity is 81%) at 6:46pm
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RIP: Peaches, Fred, Fishy, Goldie, Buddy, Hero, Nemo, Star, Aqua, Indy, King T. Hermy, Frogi, Grog, Yggorf, #4, Dude, Shelli and Bashful.


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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:04 pm

Decided I would unplug one of the heaters.
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Re: New crabs !

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:16 pm

The temp should be between 75 and 85 for PPs.
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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:28 pm

It’s at 82*F right now and that’s with the heater I’ve got on short side left unplugged

I’ve still got two on the back and one on short side right still plugged in


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Current pets: Happy, Crabcake, Blue and Becca.
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Re: New crabs !

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:11 pm

So you should be good!
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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:20 pm

It’s now at 81.7 and humidity is 90


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Re: New crabs !

Post by 22pony22 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:04 am

My stuff from hermit crab patch has been shipped and it’s on its way here! Probably won’t come for few weeks though.

Might need to split up the rest of the stuff I’m thinking about getting probably later this year from there and Hermie kitchen. Forgot about the differences in Canada and USA $. I knew there was a difference didn’t realize how much there was.


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Current pets: Happy, Crabcake, Blue and Becca.
RIP: Peaches, Fred, Fishy, Goldie, Buddy, Hero, Nemo, Star, Aqua, Indy, King T. Hermy, Frogi, Grog, Yggorf, #4, Dude, Shelli and Bashful.

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Re: New crabs !

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:02 pm

Awesome! Waiting for crabby goodies can be so annoying, ugh. Hang in there!
Three PPs (Hoodini, Aaron Burr, and Jubali)
R.I.P George Washington, Zero, Domino, Billy, Eduardo, Shelly, and Cosmo the dog

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Re: New crabs !

Post by curlysister » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:27 pm

22Pony, have you ordered from Canadian Chubby Crab? She's in Ontario. I have ordered from her a couple of times now, I actually just received an order yesterday!
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