New crabs

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New crabs

Post by squid » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:24 pm

After months of prep my 4 tiny PPs finally arrived!!

They’re currently in a 25 gallon tank, though I’m looking to upgrade soon.

I am however having issues with maintaining a high humidity? It was at 85% last night but just now, when I put the crabs in, it had gone down to 60. I heard that over-spraying can cause flooding, is there any way to help maintain the humidity?


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Re: New crabs

Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:28 pm

What type of lid do you have. If it is mesh, putting a towel over it, along with saran wrap can help with both heat and humidity particularly if the towel is damp. That is a cheap easy way to fix a mesh lid.

Others use plexi-glass on their mesh lids as well. Just be careful if you have heat lamps and what not.

Other suggestions of raising humidity include:
Moss pit - with damp moss
bubbler's in your water dish.
I do think some also use room humidifier's but that can also lead to flooding if not careful I do believe.

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Re: New crabs

Post by squid » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35 pm

I have them in a tote right now, so the lid is pretty well sealed. I will look into getting a moss pit, thank you very much!


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Re: New crabs

Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:11 pm

Congrats on your new little friends! I love when they are teeny-tiny, they are so cute! Please share pictures.


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Re: New crabs

Post by squid » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:23 pm

I won’t usually be handling them but I thought I might as well take a few pics when I transferred them into their tank ;))
This is walnut
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This is atlas

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Scared I’m gonna muddle the four of them


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Re: New crabs

Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:27 pm

Awww! Such cuteness! I love the teeny-tinies! Just soo adorable!


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New crabs

Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 pm

Is Walnut missing his small pincher? Or is it the picture? Not that it matters, still so precious. Just needs some extra calcium and protein.


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Re: New crabs

Post by squid » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:32 pm

I’m pretty sure he is, yeah. Just to be safe, I added plenty of eggshell into their first meal. Now just waiting for the first molt.


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Re: New crabs

Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:33 pm

It will come back.


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Re: New crabs

Post by squid » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 am

Ahh I just realised I got confused, the one missing a claw is gatsby! How will I keep track of these ://


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Re: New crabs

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:37 pm

squid wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 am
Ahh I just realised I got confused, the one missing a claw is gatsby! How will I keep track of these ://


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Re: New crabs

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Cute crabbies. ;)

For a mesh lid you would want to put press n seal or plastic wrap on the mesh lid first not a towel. A towel would absorb the moisture.

How much substrate do you have? The deeper the substrate is, the more it helps with humidity. Substrate should be 6 inches or 3 times the height of your largest crab (whichever is deeper). It should also be mixed with dechlorinated marine saltwater or dechlorinated freshwater to make the substrate sandcastle consistency.
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Re: New crabs

Post by Oliviet#1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:11 pm

Walnut is so cute! It’s shell looks like it fits its personality!❤️
I have had pets in the past, but my family can’t have any furry or feathered ones due to allergies. I usually try my best to help and currently trying to set up a crabitat. I also try to treat others with Love!❤️

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