My Humble Crabitat

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My Humble Crabitat

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:17 pm

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Photo of Sebastian, who is the most active.
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4 Purple Pinchers in a 20 Gallon Terrarium: Sebastian (F), Midnight (?), Red (M), & Jello (?)

Formerly had 40 crabs consisting of Es, PPs, & Straws from 2004 to 2010.

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Post by aslansgirl89 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:58 pm

Looks lovely! Almost anything is better than the pet store. The only thing is that you may want to make the substrate a little bit deeper. Love the name! How many do you have?

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Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:02 pm

Much obliged. Sebastian is a large small and the rest are smaller, but I will probably make the substrate about 1” deeper next time. Currently I have 4, which makes the tank full.
4 Purple Pinchers in a 20 Gallon Terrarium: Sebastian (F), Midnight (?), Red (M), & Jello (?)

Formerly had 40 crabs consisting of Es, PPs, & Straws from 2004 to 2010.

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Post by asiankanye » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:33 pm

Tank looks great! I would recommend at least 6 inches of substrate. Also, which sand is used in your substrate?

Another thing is that the pool with the bubbler looks a bit shallow, and the other pool needs to be deep enough for them to submerge in.

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Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:39 pm

asiankanye wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Tank looks great! I would recommend at least 6 inches of substrate. Also, which sand is used in your substrate?

Another thing is that the pool with the bubbler looks a bit shallow, and the other pool needs to be deep enough for them to submerge in.
Play sand.

It’s deep enough for any of them to submerge. All I have are PPs so the saltwater pool doesn’t need to be deep enough for them to submerge.
4 Purple Pinchers in a 20 Gallon Terrarium: Sebastian (F), Midnight (?), Red (M), & Jello (?)

Formerly had 40 crabs consisting of Es, PPs, & Straws from 2004 to 2010.

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Re: My Humble Crabitat

Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 am

I have never heard that pps don’t need to be able to completely submerge I have pps and they love to go into there saltwater dish. I would recommend getting a bigger water dish


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Re: My Humble Crabitat

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:28 pm

Hermielover121 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 am
I have never heard that pps don’t need to be able to completely submerge I have pps and they love to go into there saltwater dish. I would recommend getting a bigger water dish


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I kept PPs for years and they never did. Now, the Straws did submerge in the saltwater pool frequently.
4 Purple Pinchers in a 20 Gallon Terrarium: Sebastian (F), Midnight (?), Red (M), & Jello (?)

Formerly had 40 crabs consisting of Es, PPs, & Straws from 2004 to 2010.

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Re: My Humble Crabitat

Post by asiankanye » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:31 pm

You also might want to get a better hygrometer, like the digital ones from Walmart or hardware stores. Even if yours is working right now, it may become inaccurate. You also might want to mix in Eco Earth to your substrate, because EE tends to hold humidity in better.

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Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:39 pm

Yeah I’ll get a digital one eventually. I’ve never needed Eco Earth in the past to maintain proper humidity. The bubbler pool does that all by itself. I also live in a humid area.
4 Purple Pinchers in a 20 Gallon Terrarium: Sebastian (F), Midnight (?), Red (M), & Jello (?)

Formerly had 40 crabs consisting of Es, PPs, & Straws from 2004 to 2010.

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Re: My Humble Crabitat

Post by HappyHermit0916 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:34 am

HermitofHermitCrabs wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:28 pm
I kept PPs for years and they never did. Now, the Straws did submerge in the saltwater pool frequently.
My PP's love to fully submerge in both pools
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Re: My Humble Crabitat

Post by HappyHermit0916 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:36 am

HermitofHermitCrabs wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Yeah I’ll get a digital one eventually. I’ve never needed Eco Earth in the past to maintain proper humidity. The bubbler pool does that all by itself. I also live in a humid area.
Eco earth is too not only keep humidity high it is to also help burrows be stronger
I love all animals no mater what!!!!!
RIP Thimble the best hamster ever, I miss you!!!
Love you Lola, Reynie, and Piper,
Pets: 2 dogs, 3 hermit crabs, 1 hamster

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Re: My Humble Crabitat

Post by HappyHermit0916 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:41 am

What food do you feed? I see that you heat mat is below the substrate, this will dry out your substrate and trap the crabs underground
I love all animals no mater what!!!!!
RIP Thimble the best hamster ever, I miss you!!!
Love you Lola, Reynie, and Piper,
Pets: 2 dogs, 3 hermit crabs, 1 hamster

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Re: My Humble Crabitat

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:42 am

HappyHermit0916 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:41 am
What food do you feed? I see that you heat mat is below the substrate, this will dry out your substrate and trap the crabs underground
Usually fresh fruits, vegetables, and shrimp for protein. The heat mat is on the far end of the tank. I’ve actually had two of the crabs dig near and the sand was moist down to the bottom.
4 Purple Pinchers in a 20 Gallon Terrarium: Sebastian (F), Midnight (?), Red (M), & Jello (?)

Formerly had 40 crabs consisting of Es, PPs, & Straws from 2004 to 2010.

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