It's a Fabulous, Crabulous Day!

It's a Fabulous, Crabulous Day!

We are extra energetic today!

We are extra energetic today!

Clinging to the shell.

Clinging to the shell.

Just a quick crab nap…

Just a quick crab nap…

Close-up of Roger’s molt deformity. Someone bugged him, but other than bendy legs, he’s okay.
Close-up of Roger’s molt deformity. Someone bugged him, but other than bendy legs, he’s okay.
Close-up of Roger’s molt deformity. Someone bugged him, but other than bendy legs, he’s okay.

Close-up of Roger’s molt deformity. Someone bugged him, but other than bendy legs, he’s okay.

This little fuss decided to go shell-less for a day…yikes. I’m not sure what the issue was, but after I deep cleaned the entire tank, he hopped back into his shell. I know the tank temperature has been fluctuating because the weather has been wild lately. Last week, it was over 80 degrees on Monday and dropped back below freezing by the end of the week!
HOPEFULLY the crab drama is over.

This little fuss decided to go shell-less for a day…yikes. I’m not sure what the issue was, but after I deep cleaned the entire tank, he hopped back into his shell. I know the tank temperature has been fluctuating because the weather has been wild lately. Last week, it was over 80 degrees on Monday and dropped back below freezing by the end of the week!

HOPEFULLY the crab drama is over.

Roger swapped shells! I think he picked this one because it’s lighter and easier for him to move in with his bendy legs. He’s still a little uneasy moving around after his molt incident, but he’s doing MUCH better.
Roger swapped shells! I think he picked this one because it’s lighter and easier for him to move in with his bendy legs. He’s still a little uneasy moving around after his molt incident, but he’s doing MUCH better.

Roger swapped shells! I think he picked this one because it’s lighter and easier for him to move in with his bendy legs. He’s still a little uneasy moving around after his molt incident, but he’s doing MUCH better.

Shell shopping.

Shell shopping.

HERMIT CRABS ARE GOOOOOOOO (continued)

badatnamingbettas:

Okay! I am starting to put together my crabitat plans, to prepare for the purchasing of my babies in about a month! (I AM SO EXCITED).

Here’s what I have decided so far:

  1. Sand for substrate!
  2. I’m going to see if I can thrift some bowls for food and water, but I am hoping that this etsy shop

(I ran out of room in the ask box…)
Hello future Crab Person! Here are some answers I can give you:

1. I use a ZooMed UTH and I’ve never had any trouble with it. I can’t speak for lighting.

7. I moved my crabs back and forth from college several times with no issues. At the time, I had a 10 gallon tank, so it wasn’t as much of a pain to move. My thought process was that keeping the entire crabitat intact (substrate and all) would help maintain the tank’s conditions. The move might stress the crabs a little bit, but as long as no one is actively molting, I think they should be fine. I’m sure you can make a judgement based on your tank, your car, and your preferences.

8. *sighs* E’s. They are The Cutest, but I had trouble with them. My issue was that I started with PP’s and then brought home some E’s; whatever reason, I couldn’t find a way to make them both happy at once (though I know many people can.) The conditions that were perfect for my PP’s did not work for my E’s, but I didn’t want to disturb my PP’s. I think if you set up your crabitat in anticipation for E’s, instead of doing it backwards like I did, they will be okay.

Happy crabbing :)

Goodbye.

Goodbye.

Up close and personal in the Crab Pile.
Up close and personal in the Crab Pile.

Up close and personal in the Crab Pile.

Monkey guards Roger (or uses him as a seat…its hard to tell.)

Monkey guards Roger (or uses him as a seat…its hard to tell.)

I swear, I take pictures of crabs other than my Big Girl, but she’s just the most photogenic.
I swear, I take pictures of crabs other than my Big Girl, but she’s just the most photogenic.

I swear, I take pictures of crabs other than my Big Girl, but she’s just the most photogenic.

Big Girl, you are a pretty crab.
Big Girl, you are a pretty crab.

Big Girl, you are a pretty crab.

Guarding the entrance.

Guarding the entrance.