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  1. crabbyclaws

    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    its still not good! Switch it to playsand or Fb!Sand and FB are also cheap so it should not be an expensive change.
     
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  2. msdiamonddawg

    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    CrabbyBeach, you don't have to move a molter out of the main tank into ISO. They molt in the main tank perfectly fine. Just think of them on the beach where they came from, nobody moved them away from the other crabs, right? Unless you are seeing bad signs, like someone is digging up a molter, they are fine. And also, what if you don't know the crab is molting. He might end up doing a surface molt before you get to them because he has no place to bury.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    You really need to get it out of the tank. Do you want to take a chance and have your crabs die because you didn't provide them with the proper set up. I'm sorry if that sounds harsh, but it's the truth.

    Do you have temperature and humidity gauges? Marine salt water pool? Do you know to use dechlorinated water, not tap water? Sorry for the questions - just asking so we can all help you out.
     
  4. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I added gravel to the tank now and there is barley any wood left. So if anyone has any hermies I can adopt them and I will give them lots of love and a very good home.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Yes I have a salt and freshwater pool.and I do use declorinator in the water. I have fish you know. And I have the humidity gadges in the tank. Also I go the wood substrate from petsmart it's specially desinged for hermit crabs. But you said it's bad for the so oh well.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Well it makes me feel safer,to do that. Also I can kinda tell when they are about to molt,They start to get lighter in color,and they make a molt sac.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    crabby beach that isnt the point the point is is if there is pine or cedar in there it can be an irratant to the crab aswell as woodchips are good for crabs. Your better off with sand trust me you will notice a huge difference in your crabs they will be happier. Crabbybeach people arnt trying to be mean to you there trying to help you trying to give you advice, this is something you should really be taking peoples advice on.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I know but I changed the substrate to gravel,and I'm going to add sand.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    you should try having it half gravel half sand and do it half an half on each side of the tank. That way it gives them a choice weather they want sand or gravol. Just a thought. That way they can climb around on the gravol and dig around in the sand.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    That's not a bad idea.
     
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    CEDAR is a NO for hermit crabs as its toxic. And forrest bedding is not chunks, it's tiny grains.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I didn't start this thread to start an argument.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Well I added gravel so they should be ok. But they were ok before.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Crabbybeach, I just saw your posting under "suggestions" and gravel is just as bad. I really hate to tell you. They still can't bury in the gravel and when crawling on it, it can irriate their stomach, cut them and they could get infected.
     
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    vckums Moderator

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    I wasn't arguing. I was pointing out something to you.
     
  16. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I know I was just saying
     
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    jengstro (Micro Crab)

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    :eek: Crabbybeach----PLEASE LISTEN-----First stop firing back at everyone who is trying to give you advice, take a few deep breaths, remember how much you LOVE YOUR CRABS:) and then would you please sit back, relax take some time and read some old posts, even look on other sites, the information you find about 99.9% of the time is going to tell you the same thing, that you should be using either E.E. or sand (please believe me I have got hours and hours of research under my belt, and if you don't believe me keep looking around yourself). No one wants to hurt your feelings or yell at you all we are trying to do here is help out you and to make sure that everyones crabs have what they need to live a happy, healthy life!!:) So, sweetie, please take the time to do this, for your crabs.
     
  18. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    That;s what they said on another hermit crab forum but it was all a lie.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    What forum is that you have been going on out of curiosity?
     
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    vckums Moderator

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    What was all a lie? What forum?
     
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