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  1. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Hi I can adopt up to five hermit crabs. Since I have mine in a twentynine gallon tank with branches to make it look like a tropical beach. Also I am only twelve and I can take exellent care of th hermit crabs. Also I can't pay shipping and handeling. So if and of you have a hermit crab you no longer want then private message me. Also just because I am twelve don't mean I can't take care of an animal.
     
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    Maybe give a description and/or pic of your tank, how many crabs you have. How long you've had them. What you feed them etc.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Not a bad idea. I only have three crabs though.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    [​IMG] Here is a picture of my tank.
     
  5. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Here is another picture [​IMG]
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    and here is another Also the bark in the tank is no longer wet i cleaned it last night.[​IMG]
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    you should NOT have wood as a tank substratte!
     
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    That's not a good substrate to use for a land hermit crab. You defiantely need to switch that out for either EE or sand.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    What's wrong with it? They seem to like it and all other crab websites say it's ok.
     
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    What crab websites? There's not one I know of that says it's ok to use that type of substrate. You can use EE or forest bedding and sand or a combination of the two.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    They need to bury in the sand in order to molt, destress or just have fun. With substrate like that you are forcing a crab to remain on the surface where it will surface molt ... which is not good. If you had like a little corner of your tank with chips it would be fine, but that is unacceptable substrate for the full tank.
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    plus if its cedar or pine it will eratate them
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    crabbybeach they are telling the truth wood chips arnt sutable they are ery bad for your crabs and i seen that you also had newspaper in there im not sure if thats deemed safe of not because from my understanding it is possible that the ink can hurt them, and it will run out if yuo have the proper humidity.
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    itsy the newspapper wasc outside the crabitat! LOL!
     
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    I think the newspapers on the outside of the tank, in the one pic it looks that way.

    Under the bark you also have aquarium gravel, again that's not suitable for hermit crabs.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    lol my brains not working today it just a lump of much in my skull lol
     
  17. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    But that is forets bedding.
     
  18. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    But the forets substate is three inches deep,and when it is time to molt I move them into another tank with sand.
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    they cant dig in bark.thats why they cant molt in it
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    It's not cedar,it's California redwood mix with forest substrate.
     
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