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 #1503729


Hunter Manley
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 Raising Hermit Crabs

I have 7 hermit crabs and have been keeping my hermit crabs on potting soil and a few died. So I switched to calcium sand and a few more died so I just put them back on potting soil. But I need to know what im doing wrong? I read a book on hermit crabs and it said you can feed it fish food and dog food but I used hermit crab food also and there still not living. Please I need help.



11/06/07  02:36pm

 #1504040


Tford6
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  Message To: Hunter Manley   In reference to Message Id: 1503729


 Raising Hermit Crabs

i keep my 5 on play sand with dechlorated water in a bowl and salt water in a bowl with baby food to eat make sure they have a covered top so you can get humidty in the tank they do need this i have had 2 of them for a year you need to look at the caresheets for more info



11/06/07  05:59pm

 #1504346


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Tford6   In reference to Message Id: 1504040


 Raising Hermit Crabs

ugh, use eco-earth idk what exactly youíre using. and um.. do you have salt water and is the tank at like a 10 or bigger gallon??



11/06/07  09:30pm

 #1505554


Hunter Manley
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1504346


 Raising Hermit Crabs

There in a critter cage.



11/07/07  08:28pm

 #1506506


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Hunter Manley   In reference to Message Id: 1505554


 Raising Hermit Crabs

critter keepers are crabbie killers....
dude, i came up with that all on my own! im impressed with myself!



11/08/07  05:18pm

 #1506711


Reptile collector
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1506506


 Raising Hermit Crabs

Ok ill move them in a big plastic box is this better please reply.



11/08/07  08:21pm

 #1506779


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Reptile collector   In reference to Message Id: 1506711


 Raising Hermit Crabs

um.... i think it will be better for now, but in the end they should move into a 10 gallon tank or bigger. please get them a tank, its better.... like any kinda of tank, those zoo-med things with the doors wouldnít be too bad for a few crabs, a big one would be awesome for like 6 crabs or so...



11/08/07  09:38pm

 #1507608


X_xbirdie
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1506779


 Raising Hermit Crabs

I wouldnít suggest eco-earth it is a mold magnet at the high humidity these guys must be kept.

Get a glass tank, it holds in humidity 10X better.



11/09/07  05:09pm

 #1507763


Gottee guy
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  Message To: X_xbirdie   In reference to Message Id: 1507608


 Raising Hermit Crabs

is a small bird cage okay?



11/09/07  07:35pm

 #1508226


X_xbirdie
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1507763


 Raising Hermit Crabs

No. No. No.

They need humidity, something a birdcage wonít give them. And most metals are toxic to them.



11/10/07  07:58am

 #1508241


Gottee guy
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  Message To: X_xbirdie   In reference to Message Id: 1508226


 Raising Hermit Crabs

ok so a ten gallon is best?or a cricket cage?



11/10/07  08:31am

 #1508556


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1508241


 Raising Hermit Crabs

10 GALLON GLASS TANK [or bigger, but glass]



11/10/07  02:58pm

 #1508790


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1508556


 Raising Hermit Crabs

k



11/10/07  06:41pm

 #1508971


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1508790


 Raising Hermit Crabs

lol, sorry. stressed out.

^.^

-ell



11/10/07  09:18pm

 #1509453


Tford6
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1508971


 Raising Hermit Crabs

if you are going to have that many crabbies you need a 20 gal so they can have their space and put a second level up by using suction cups and a net or something like that so it seems that their is more space for them to climb



11/11/07  10:03am

 #1509472


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Tford6   In reference to Message Id: 1509453


 Raising Hermit Crabs

that just gave me an idea-i can use one of the extra lizard hamocks as a climbing area/space



11/11/07  10:19am

 #1510052


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1509472


 Raising Hermit Crabs

other people have. i dont favor it, but if you have one laying around....

ell



11/11/07  06:02pm

 #1510238


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1510052


 Raising Hermit Crabs

o what do you use?



11/11/07  08:06pm

 #1510503


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1510238


 Raising Hermit Crabs






i have a decorative net from micheals hung up with suction cups from giant. then i also have a big plastic plant from micheals that i trimmed up and layed in there. and the best thing the the world for climbing is a climbing wall thing from petco or petsmart. they are 4$ and crabs love them.
thats my tank up there [obviously] and you can see the net in the right corner, plant all around, and the climbing wall on the back left of the tank.

iíd love to see your tank and crabs. have a photo shoot soon and share your beautiful babies off!

-ell



11/11/07  10:37pm

 #1510831


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1510503


 Raising Hermit Crabs

whoa :0



11/12/07  08:12am

 #1510832


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1510503


 Raising Hermit Crabs

whoa :0 awsome



11/12/07  08:13am

 #1511012


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1510832


 Raising Hermit Crabs

thanks

-ell



11/12/07  12:21pm

 #1512262


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1511012


 Raising Hermit Crabs

do they need to be housed on mainly sand or can they be housed mainly on bed-a-beast?



11/13/07  09:16am

 #1512280


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1512262


 Raising Hermit Crabs

doesnít matter. it can be all of one or the other or a mixture. this is my first time using eco-earth so i didnít want to use an entire tank full of it. but quite frankly i donít want to use an entire tankfull of that stuff ever. its too prone to molding. iíll use it because my crabs seem it like it a little more than the sand, and its fun to make ^.^ but i canít change the tank often enough in the winter to keep the molding under control. i think i might tryh to change it today by myself... yeah right, its sooo heavy.... but then, later with the rents. its warmer outside and i actually was hot in a long sleeve shirt with a tank under it with long jeans with flip flops so yeah. i didít feel well so went home today... before i even got to school- on the ride in with the rents- so yeah. bored. sick. eww.

anyway, person choice. mine- mainly sand. whatever you want.
-ell



11/13/07  09:41am

 #1512918


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1512280


 Raising Hermit Crabs

oh i was kind of worried. i have mine on bed a beast and i thought they NEEDED sand too so i was thinking nooooo i have to change the cage around again.... i got a nail stuck in my foot yesterday but pulled it out and was hoping i could stay home but like always.........no.......so i ws limping at school all day lol it was funny



11/13/07  07:55pm

 #1515127


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1512918


 Raising Hermit Crabs

nice lol. i cut my foot with sissors the other day and it hurts sooo bad lol.

iíve had like 5 "violence" threats to my school in the past week, and a bunch in the surrounding areas as well
1st time- funny, 2nd- haha, enough tho, 3rd- stop it, 4th- kinda getting creepy now

lol

ell



11/15/07  06:42pm

 #1515211


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1515127


 Raising Hermit Crabs

lol
5th time-ahhh



11/15/07  07:44pm

 #1517044


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1515211


 Raising Hermit Crabs

lol
exactly.
there is a rumor out that they found a hit list on thursday... creepy..



11/17/07  12:25pm

 #1517402


Gottee guy
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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1517044


 Raising Hermit Crabs

whats a hit list?



11/17/07  05:55pm

 #1517635


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1517402


 Raising Hermit Crabs

a list of people they want to kill
yeah
scary



11/17/07  08:36pm
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