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All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:21 am
by kittyluvcrabby2113
When I went to my local petsmart and I seen a new brand of hermit crab supplies called "All Living Things". I wonder how good is there brand? I know the previous supplier was zoo med but I don't see none of there products anymore. They had a powder looking hermit crab salt instead of the more courser kind that zoo med usually have. and I haven't seen copper sulfate in there hermit crab food. And also they had water shrimp, and disinfect spray to clean there tank out and help eliminate waste.
Has anyone ever use there products?? :innocent:

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:40 am
by Rocky
Eh... honestly I don't think I've used a "hermit crab" product in years. Heck, most of the stuff in my tank isn't meant for animals in general.
I'm not really a fan of hermit crab products in general since so many of them target young kids. But there are some useful things out there to be found, just depends if you want to spend the extra money on them.
Is there an ingredient list on the salt? Chances are it's your run of the mill de-iodinized salt and maybe calcium added. Nowhere near the 70+ elements a marine salt replacer has to offer. Probably for cheaper too.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:30 am
by Tiamat
I already put in my two cents in this thread: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 40&t=94558
Seems ALT is making it's mark everywhere, now, huh?

Is that local pet store a PetSmart, by any chance? Mine used to carry ZooMed and they recently switched to all-ALT only.

I haven't seen the powder one yet, but I used to use the liquid SW declor. There's nothing bad in it that I've noticed, but it won't do your crabs any good, either. Completely over-priced when you compare it to a box of Instant Ocean and so on.

The can of river shrimp they sell shouldn't be bad. The only thing I saw on the ingredient list (from what I remember) was "River shrimp, water". I do remember it being over-priced, though. Again.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:31 am
by Rocky
Poo :( I really do like zoo med for their reptile products. They just fall short on the hermit crab stuff.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:59 pm
by fraksocks
I saw these products too. The only one that I saw that looked like it had potential was a powdered hermit crab treat that had honey powder and a few other things like hibiscus powder if I'm remembering correctly. They also had catappa leaves but you can get better quality for cheaper on line so it's really not worth it to buy them from Petsmart.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:45 pm
by elefants
alt dose all reptiles and birds (i think)....and i think their (toys at least) pretty good i like their toys and decor i got a coco hut 4 like $1.50........but the treats r alot of money but iv only bought toys and 1 water dish (and sponge)from them

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:55 pm
by bellasmommy
I tried the All Living Things Hermit Crab Heat Lamps from Petsmart and yuck they smelled like they were burning. I took them back.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:03 pm
by Cecil716
Okay, the all living things UVB bulbs are fine for my "sun" area. I was told they were fine by a local reptike board. All Living things has OK reptile items for the most part. The hermit crab stuff is OK for the safe stuff. I bought a sheet moss and it has started growing!!

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:17 pm
by kittyluvcrabby2113
I tried out there hermit crab treats the other day and only one of my crabs really took a interest to them, I guess they don't really like it or there just use to eating regular food.
As for there river shrimp my hermies really do like them especially Big Homie he was at the food dish for like 20mins ... So I have mix reviews towards there food.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:37 am
by wyldaeval
bellasmommy wrote:I tried the All Living Things Hermit Crab Heat Lamps from Petsmart and yuck they smelled like they were burning. I took them back.
Glad I saw this! I almost picked up one to try it out, but now that you've reviewed it I'll stick to my usual brand. Thanks! :)

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:05 pm
by Hermitguy92
Yes, I've actually purchased many things from their brand, including the water shrimp.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:41 pm
by bellasmommy
wyldaeval wrote: Glad I saw this! I almost picked up one to try it out, but now that you've reviewed it I'll stick to my usual brand. Thanks! :)
You're welcome. :) Plus the hood got really hot to the touch which kinda seemed like a fire hazard.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:05 pm
by Tomiriccardo
I actually found this because I was looking for a review of the river shrimp. I purchased it and as soon as I put it in the tank all of my crabs came out to eat it. They love it. I usually order their food from eBay - crabtreatmania. If you buy it, it says to refrigerate after opening. I also tried the probiotic spray for waste. I get gnats in their tank and thought it would help. I don't notice a difference. I got the soaking salts but haven't tried it yet. I usually use the drops.

Re: All living things...... new hermit crab products

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:50 am
by TammaraBb13
It's totally not a good idea to try the hermit crab stuff. I regret using this product at all.