My Crabby Journey

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My Crabby Journey

Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Okay, this is my journal for pictures, messages, and day to day updates that are shareable. I decided it would be nice to let everyone see my tank without having to reply, but instead just read the message for the day, and view the pictures Image

Here’s the start of the journal.
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Sorry for the annoying glare, the window steals the show.

I started this crab jungle in February, and have been loving it more and more as the time goes on, it’s super peaceful.
I like to simulate the natural occurrences of the wild, such as weather changes, food falling from trees or vegetation, and temperature.

Daily photos, with a message for each day Image


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Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:50 am

I made some changed to my tote, thought you’d like to see it :)
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It’s supposedly going to contain any Texas related adoptions.
I have roughly 10,000 isopods, and a baby texas spotted lizard in there!


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Post by Hermie escape artist » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:50 pm


Are those all plastic plants ? In the tote to ??
And what size is the aquarium one ? Just wondering
Nice love it
Also do you pop it the whole carrot in their ? How long do u leave it before u trash it
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Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:18 pm

Lizards can live with hermit crabs? I did not know that.
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Post by JoeHermits » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:34 pm

Probably should have asked sooner, but...

Wouldn’t a lizard from the Texas area require drier conditions than tropical hermit crabs prefer?


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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:49 pm

Ive got a feeling the tote does not contain any hermies... but I may be wrong.

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Post by ciaraalston » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:46 am

Yeah I think the tote is just isopods.

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Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 am

stella wrote: It’s supposedly going to contain any Texas related adoptions.
I have roughly 10,000 isopods, and a baby texas spotted lizard in there!


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Does Texas adoptions mean for hermit crabs? Sorry, this post sounds rude, I think it is for hermit crab adoptions.
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Post by wodesorel » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:01 am

AwesomeHermit wrote:Lizards can live with hermit crabs? I did not know that.
They really shouldn't. Their needs are often very different, saltwater should not be offered to reptiles, it'll be hard to make sure both are eating properly, and they can very well harm each other!
JoeHermits wrote:Probably should have asked sooner, but...

Wouldn’t a lizard from the Texas area require drier conditions than tropical hermit crabs prefer?
Not just drier, but hotter as well! Most desert reptiles require a very hot basking spot. Too much humidity can lead to respiratory infections. UVB has to be spot on as well, they need a lot of it and it has to be set up properly in relation to basking.
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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:07 am

If the tote contains roughly 10,000 isopods that would be overwhelming for a lizard. Even though a lizard would eat isopods...
Reptiles also do need heat for basking. The tanks look pretty. The hermit tank looks like it has a lot of food that would go to waste. A whole carrot would be better in an isopod tank - and be better if cut up (IMO).

Edit: my bad..I guess Wode already mentioned the basking ;)
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Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:25 pm

Woah, I haven’t been online lately to check this thread!
I need to address everyone’s confusion due to my lack of specification.

Firstly, I took the lizard out, he was collected wild from my yard, and is actually a Mediterranean Gecko, and they are quite common around my parts. He was not bothered at all, he took care of the population really well by eating the new baby isopods.

Second, I do not have hermies in this tote, to this day I do not. I set it up for a rescue tote, it’ll hold and crabs that I adopt or rescue.

Lastly, that carrot was in the crab tank for a few days, and they took some reasonably sizes chunks out of it. When they were done, and didn’t seem to care anymore, I sliced it into chunks, and threw it into the tote where the isopods could eat it! :)

Hopefully that answered your questions.

Oh, and lizards or any reptile really, cannot live with hermit crabs.
Wodesorel is correct, the saltwater will hurt them in many ways, and that’s not a path we need to go down right now. I will go ahead and make another post to update you all on what has happened within this past week :)


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Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:32 pm

I recently took on two, soon to be three, new crabs.
They are my younger brother’s, and we are introducing them into my setup due to his having complications that will need fixing. They have already improved.
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I am fostering Pixie, Ivory, and Seymour for a while :)
The others don’t mind a bit, and they are doing great as well, very active.
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I got an AcuRite gauge, and that is helping tremendously!
They also got their wheel back, they are accepting that again too :)

Okay, that’s the update for today.


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:54 pm

Very nice! I love seeing multiples in the wheel.
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Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:48 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:Very nice! I love seeing multiples in the wheel.
Thanks!
Yeah, makes me laugh every time!
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