New Crab Mama- First Crabitat

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New Crab Mama- First Crabitat

Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:45 pm

Hi! First time owning hermit crabs. I was going to buy any since they are caught wild, but I saw some in a pet store the other day with no light, barely any sand at all, a dry water dish, and nowhere to hide, so I thought they would have a better life living with me. I just set up there home. They are both purple pincers and they are named Bulma and Vegeta. We used a pet carrier yesterday as that’s all that was available to bring them home, but today I set up a 10 gallon tank for the two of them as they are still small. Bulma immediately started to explore the hideaway. But Vegeta has been down and hasn’t come out yet. ImageImage


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Post by JoeHermits » Sat May 23, 2020 2:49 pm

Welcome to the HCA! Your tank looks very cozy.


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Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 3:02 pm

JoeHermits wrote:Welcome to the HCA! Your tank looks very cozy.


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Yeah, I’m wondering if I should have went ahead with a 20 gallon. Image


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Post by GotButterflies » Sat May 23, 2020 6:21 pm

Hello! Welcome to the HCA! :) Did you check out our care guides? Welcome also to the addicting world of crabbing!
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Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:23 pm

GotButterflies wrote:Hello! Welcome to the HCA! :) Did you check out our care guides? Welcome also to the addicting world of crabbing!
I have been obsessively studying all the care guides and taking in as much information as possible. Lol. Image Thank you. Image


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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Sat May 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Welcome to HCA! Your tank looks awesome :D
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Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Crabby7Crabber wrote:Welcome to HCA! Your tank looks awesome :D
Thank you! Image


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat May 23, 2020 7:25 pm

Jadeamber22 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Yeah, I’m wondering if I should have went ahead with a 20 gallon. Image


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Welcome! When you do upgrade, bigger is always better. Get the biggest you can afford and have room for. You can find great used sales.
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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:35 pm

Jadeamber22 wrote:Hi! First time owning hermit crabs. I was going to buy any since they are caught wild, but I saw some in a pet store the other day with no light, barely any sand at all, a dry water dish, and nowhere to hide, so I thought they would have a better life living with me. I just set up there home. They are both purple pincers and they are named Bulma and Vegeta. We used a pet carrier yesterday as that’s all that was available to bring them home, but today I set up a 10 gallon tank for the two of them as they are still small. Bulma immediately started to explore the hideaway. But Vegeta has been down and hasn’t come out yet. ImageImage


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I love the pyramid ornament! Hope the 2 newbies are settling in well! Image

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Re: New Crab Mama- First Crabitat

Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:38 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote: Welcome! When you do upgrade, bigger is always better. Get the biggest you can afford and have room for. You can find great used sales.
I checked out Facebook marketplace, but couldn’t find anything I really liked. But I will keep an eye out! Thank you!


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Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:40 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote:I love the pyramid ornament! Hope the 2 newbies are settling in well! Image

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Thank you! They’re still unsure. Lol. Vegeta got out and explored for a while, but Bulma is still in the pyramid hiding. Lol.


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:45 pm


Jadeamber22 wrote: Thank you! They’re still unsure. Lol. Vegeta got out and explored for a while, but Bulma is still in the pyramid hiding. Lol.


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Yw! I'm sure Bulma will come out soon, especially if she sees Vegeta out. Image

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Re: New Crab Mama- First Crabitat

Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:00 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote: Yw! I'm sure Bulma will come out soon, especially if she sees Vegeta out. Image

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I hope so. When they were in the little tank yesterday, they interacted a little, bit not a ton. Then Vegeta buried himself a little. Image So, we’re playing a waiting game. I know there is no cause for concern yet, but how often should they be coming out to eat?


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:10 pm

Jadeamber22 wrote: I hope so. When they were in the little tank yesterday, they interacted a little, bit not a ton. Then Vegeta buried himself a little. Image So, we’re playing a waiting game. I know there is no cause for concern yet, but how often should they be coming out to eat?


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It all depends on the crabby. When I adopted my crab Petunia, she buried herself right away and didn't come up for 7 weeks. So try not to worry too much. I know that is def easier said than done though! Image

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Re: New Crab Mama- First Crabitat

Post by Jadeamber22 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:11 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote:It all depends on the crabby. When I adopted my crab Petunia, she buried herself right away and didn't come up for 7 weeks. So try not to worry too much. I know that is def easier said than done though! Image

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