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Discussion in 'The Welcome Rock' started by nikole1357, Sep 14, 2009.

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  1. nikole1357

    nikole1357 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hi, name is Nikole. As a child I owned a few hermit crabs and enjoyed them very much. Recently bought some a new to be refreshed on general care. My first question is that I made a cage for my crabs out of wood and metal so they can climb, how can i increase humidity for them? Any help would be great.

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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Beyond rust, exposure to metals in general will build the metals up in your crab's system until it reaches a poisonous level and kills them. It's kind of like how lead is poisonous to humans.

    Crabs need a glass aquarium/terrarium in order to not be killed by their environment. Also, the glass sides help keep in humidity as long as you have the top at least partly covered so the humidity won't escape.
     
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    nikole1357 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Thank you guys :]
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I would be concerned too about the constant humidity that crabs need would cause the wood to mildew and rot.
     
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