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Help!

Post by SavannahOberg » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:50 am

I am a new hermit crab owner, I have been researching them for months and finally came upon a pair that were being poorly cared for. So I got the correct tank, a 15 gallon glass tank. They have plenty of substrate which they love to bury in(probably because they were neglected) and eat regularly. The humidity is kept at 70-80, they have enough heat but I have yet to see them use their salt water or fresh water bowls. Is this normal? What should I do? Should I place them in the bowl? Are they using them when I don’t see? I am worried and am curious if this is common?

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Post by Xenocrab » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:26 am

They will find the waters! Being scavengers, they will find everything eventually! Can you post pics of your crabitat?

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Post by wodesorel » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:59 am

It's very normal to think they aren't using the water! Most crabs will dip a leg in, and of course, they are so tiny that what they do drink is so small you won't see a difference. They don't hang around the water much either, so you'd have to be watching most of the day to catch them drinking.
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Re: Help!

Post by SavannahOberg » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:08 pm

Thank you so much!

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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:18 pm

Agreeing with wodesorel-- my crabs don't really go into the water, or at least I haven't seen them do so. They just chill out by the pools (I can almost imagine them wearing sunglasses!).
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