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Hermit Crabs: Crabby needs help, slow suffocation, water dish
slow suffocation, water dish, would make sense: This could very well be the problem. Crabs need temp and humidity between 74 and 82. Humidity especially. Crabs can experience delayed death due to a slow suffocation over time. This would make sense with the other crabs you have lost in the same way...

Hermit Crabs: Crabby Sick!, water dishes, water dish
water dishes, water dish, main tank: Just because your crab has managed to survive for a long time in poor temp/humidity doesn t mean that they are not the cause of the crabs death. Poor humidity could also weaken your crab over time and create a situation where he was unable to recover as well...

Hermit Crabs: Stressed hermit crabs?, towl, humidity
Hermit Crabs: Stressed hermit crabs?, towl, humidity

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Fights, hermit crabs, water dish
hermit crabs, water dish, selfs: Odds are you have got some shell aggression. First, give both a dip in the water dish to dilute the molt hormone smell. Does one seem to be the attacker and the other the attackee? If that is the case then buy several shells that are similar the crab being...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs, roses flowers, gallon aquarium
roses flowers, gallon aquarium, food dish: Digging is a perfectly normal activity for a crab, especially one who has not be able to for awhile. He may bury himself for days, even weeks! They can eat a variety of foods, not to worry. They need to have their needs met as far as different types of...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab, pet hermit crab, crabs
pet hermit crab, crabs, cracker: If the mold was so bad that it traveled across the substrate then yes, it could definitely cause major problems for a crab. I recommend completely changing the substrate and keeping a closer eye on the food in the tank. Crabs are susceptible to bacteria and...

Hermit Crabs: my hermit crab came out of its shell, fresh water place, armor plate
fresh water place, armor plate, water way: Try rinsing out his old shell and several new ones that are the appropriate size for your crabs, work the water way into the back of the shell, then place them opening up, inside your crabitat. If your crab doesn t move into one in 12 hours or so, give his...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, interactive pets
hermit crabs, interactive pets, small tank: Your crab needs some TLC. Hermit crabs require a very specific environment to live for any length of time. They need a habitat with temperature and humidity between 74 and 82. They need substrate deep enough to bury themselves in and they need dechlorinated...

Hermit Crabs: Lost pincher, new food, petsmart
new food, petsmart, crabs: It sounds like he may not be doing very well in his environment. Read this article about all the things you need to set up your crabitat the right way for your crabs. http://naturallycrabby.com/home///blog1.php/2007/02/13/before-you-bring-your-crab-home...

Hermit Crabs: Stressed hermit crabs?, wattage bulb, hermit crabs
wattage bulb, hermit crabs, degrees fahrenheit: If you read the article it has all the information that you need including which type of moss to buy, where to buy it and how to prepare and utilize it in your tank. You should not have to deep clean your tank this soon. Every 2-3 months is adequate for...

Hermit Crabs: Could his shell be stuck?, shell shop, tiny shell
shell shop, tiny shell, water pool: Make sure you ve got a salt and a fresh water pool that are deep enough for him to get his shell opening into. Other than that, it s pretty much up to the crab. I have run across one or two stuck crabs in my day, however, much much much more often when I *think*...

Hermit Crabs: surface molting, 10 gallon aquarium, coconut fiber
10 gallon aquarium, coconut fiber, hermit crabs: My question to you is did he molt? or did he just leave his shell? When a crab molts, they rarely leave their shells, but slough off their exoskeleton and then slowly consume it over a period of days. A naked crab can be an indication of low humidity or too...

Hermit Crabs: did i do something wrong? HELP!, hermit crab, molt
hermit crab, molt, crabs: As long as Lulu was fine when you dug her up don t worry about it. It happens. I have 27 crabs and there is no way for me to clean without digging someone up, you just have to be careful and if you catch one in mid molt, then you need to isolate them until...

Hermit Crabs: caribben hermit crabs, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, mom: It is probably stressed from it s recent move. Give it some time (usually a couple of weeks) to destress and it should begin venturing out. Make sure that it has all the stuff it needs to thrive. http://naturallycrabby.com/home///blog1.php/2007/02/13/before-you-bring-your-crab-home...

Hermit Crabs: claw crisis, hermit crabs
hermit crabs: He can recover but you need to get to the bottom of why it fell off. Are you handling him a lot? Do you have all of his needs provided for? Check out this article. http://naturallycrabby.com/home///blog1.php/2007/02/13/before-you-bring-your-crab-home...

Hermit Crabs: discolored shell, hermit crab, mineral deposits
hermit crab, mineral deposits, problem thanks: This is very normal. Shells are polished when you get them and over time, mineral deposits and calcium leaching can cause your crabs shells to lose their luster and go from smooth to sort of rough. It s not the prettiest, but it s normal and not harmful...

Hermit Crabs: claw crisis, butt
Hermit Crabs: claw crisis, butt

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs, hermit crabs, crabbers
hermit crabs, crabbers, veterinary office: I m afraid I do not. I do know that there are crabbers in Germany so that should at least mean it s a possibility. I would start with this document http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/index_en.htm Which does list invertebrates in the index...

Hermit Crabs: hermitcrabs, hermit crab, crabs
hermit crab, crabs, pencil: A hermit crab has to come very far out of it s shell to tell. You cannot tell by claw size or color. On the underside of your crabs 3rd pair of legs, up in the first segment where they join the body, there will be a small dot on each one, the size of a pencil...

Hermit Crabs: Mass Molt in crabitat, cocoa fiber, eco earth
cocoa fiber, eco earth, golf ball size: You are off to a good start. Get rid of the gravel when they are up and you ll be in good shape. Mass molts are extremely common, so is just hanging out below ground together. If it was me I would just wait and let them be, they almost always know what they...

Hermit Crabs: moulting with mites, hermit crabs, moulting
hermit crabs, moulting, mites: Did you see mites? It s very normal for them to molt and change shells at the same time. If she did have mites you don t have to worry about them leaving the tank. Hermit Crab mites are particular to only hermit crabs and nothing else. They won t move into...

Hermit Crabs: Sudden Attack???, food protein, wake up tomorrow
food protein, wake up tomorrow, sudden attack: When was the last time that Shrimpy molted? What type of shell are they both in? Can you send me a picture? What exactly did the crab do when they attacked the other crab and you. Oh and a 12 year old crab! Bravo! We know they can live a very long time...

Hermit Crabs: HermitCrab-saltwater'is any salt ok or has2be seasalt 2make water?, salt water mix, land crabs
salt water mix, land crabs, crab info: The site you read must have mistyped. They meant land. Ocean crabs need to live underwater completely. If you buy Instant Ocean or Oceanic salt water mix from the petstore 1/2 a cup per gallon of water or 1/4 a cup per half gallon and the declorinator should...

Hermit Crabs: small "bugs" in the tank, small bugs, hermit crab
small bugs, hermit crab, crabs: They are a sort of bug, if they are not on your crabs (crab mites are white) you can remove the substrate or also take the food out for several days and it will cut back. Not to worry though, there are a lot of bugs around that are harmless to crabs, just...

Hermit Crabs: DIFFERENT things, moss pit, soap dish
moss pit, soap dish, hermit crabs: 1. yes, the cave is caving in. I would make your sand/ee a little more moist to keep that from happening and possibly a little deeper. 2. You can get a suction cup soap dish from target, they make GREAT moss pits! Make sure you soak your moss in salt water...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab out of his shell after molt, isolation tank, armor plate
isolation tank, armor plate, hermit crabs: A crab out of his shell is never a good sign. It is dangerous if the humidity is low because their abdomens and gills need to stay moist, as they do in the shell. I would take his shell and rinse it out, rinse him off in dechlorinated water and place his butt...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab missing - either buried or eaten, hermit crabs, coconut fiber
hermit crabs, coconut fiber, humidity level: A crab can stay under the sand for weeks at a time. Frustrating isn t it?! It is very unlikely that she could be eaten underground. Generally what you find when a crab is eaten is their parts are strewn about the tank because the crabs will fight over the...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, shell
hermit crabs, shell, tank: It sounds very normal for hermit crabs. They love to dig. The shell switching and the eating does seem to indicate that you have at least one crab who might be thinking about molting soon but I would not worry it sounds as though you ve got everything going...

Hermit Crabs: Can a hermit die due to not having available space in his shell?, hermit crabs, random shapes
hermit crabs, random shapes, stress and illness: A crab will not die due to discomfort but a crab who is stressed is more susceptible to stress and illness. Additionally, the abdomens are soft and need to stay moist and an inadequate shell might squeeze them, not keep their abdomens moist, or simply stress...

Hermit Crabs: Did I kill it?, social partner, hermit crab
social partner, hermit crab, bath water: Was the bath water dechlorinated? What was the temperature. Crabs do not general like bathing and people often mistake signs of distress as signs of activity. The better solution is to have deep enough pools in your tank to allow the crab to bath themselves....

Hermit Crabs: moss, craft section, crabs
craft section, crabs, moss: Did you get the dry moss from the craft section of the store? Did you follow the directions in the moss article? Even the dry moss will turn brown and need to be replaced over time. If you are offering live moss it will die sooner but crabs do enjoy it quiet...

Hermit Crabs: New hermie moulting? Shoud I add more sand?, water dishes, water dish
water dishes, water dish, allergic to cats: 1)Is everything i have done so far OK? The hermies are now active and eating fresh fruits, grains and meats and one has changed shells. It sounds like you are off to a great start. I m glad you have gauges on the way. It can be very hard to judge the humidity...

Hermit Crabs: What is it?????, cork bark, cheliped
cork bark, cheliped, crabbies: :) what you saw is what is called a cheliped. A crab has 10 sets of legs. 1 set of pinches, 2 sets of walking legs, and 2 sets of shell legs These legs are very small (worm like) and can do a lot of stuff. Also, crabs have mouth parts that are capable of...

Hermit Crabs: My crabs shell is cracked, shell options, broken shell
shell options, broken shell, crabs: You need to provide him with several other shell options that are the appropriate type and size for him. You need to make sure that there is enough humidity and that you are offering fresh and salt water in pools deep enough for your crab to climb into and...

Hermit Crabs: Gender, dot color, hermit crab
dot color, hermit crab, pincher: On the underside of a crab, on it s third pair of legs, a female will have a small dot on each segment closest to the body called gonopores. Females have them, males dont. they are about the size of a pencil dot. Color, size, and pincher size have nothing...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab discolored and continually leaving shell, hermit crabs, style salt
hermit crabs, style salt, environmental settings: Their abdomens are whitish because they are moist all the time. Are your humidity and temperature between 74 and 80? There are no antifungals that are safe for crabs. A dip in some ocean style salt water is your best bet but also making sure you re environmental...

Hermit Crabs: My hermit crab isn't eating, hermit crabs, ecosystem project
hermit crabs, ecosystem project, hermit crab: He is de-stressing. It is a very common behavior when a crab comes home. Very few will eat right away. You might try offering things like peanut butter or shrimp. They like stinky things. A little coconut warmed up in the microwave or some unseasoned popcorn...

Hermit Crabs: one of my hermit crabs died, egg shells, shell haven
egg shells, shell haven, calcium powder: Don t feel stupid, it is an extremely common problem. If you have disposed of his exoskeleton he will need lots of calcium and protein. The best thing you can do is buy a peel and eat shrimp and offer it to him chopped up and steamed skin and all. The shrimp...

Hermit Crabs: molting, moist substrate, coconut fiber
moist substrate, coconut fiber, style salt: It depends on several factors. One is size, a small crab molts more often than a large crab. The other biggest factor is the conditions of your tank. Crabs prefer to bury themselves in moist substrate like sand or coconut fiber bedding to molt. If you have...

Hermit Crabs: Saltwater and Decorations, hermies, travel stores
hermies, travel stores, sand dollars: You can but there is always the risk of pollution or microorganisms that could harm your crabs. Crabs should be isolated from things like that that are artificially colored as they will eat anything. Also be careful with sand dollars as the travel...

Hermit Crabs: seperating during molting, cannabalism, water and salt
cannabalism, water and salt, crabs: You are correct, if you have gravel it will not bury itself. I recommend in this situation taking a 2-liter bottle and cutting the bottom off and taking the cap off. Push it down around the molting crab. leave a cap full of fresh water and salt water in there...

Hermit Crabs: sick hermit crab, salt water pools, tank conditions
salt water pools, tank conditions, high desert: Humidity are crucial to your crabs health as are fresh and salt water pools that are deep enough for your crab to climb into. Lack of activity can come from improper tank conditions or from an impending molt. I would recommend correcting the tank conditions...

Hermit Crabs: molting and tank conditions, salt water aquariums, plastic bottle caps
Hermit Crabs: molting and tank conditions, salt water aquariums, plastic bottle caps, hermit crabs

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab in pieces, detective novel, hermit crabs
detective novel, hermit crabs, water dish: What happens is that they shed their entire exoskeleton except for the abdomen and then they eat it. (I know, gross, right?) And sometimes they don t eat the legs. That s why if you ever find a dead crab that you don t throw it or the shell away until you...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs/birth, microscopic organism, tide pools
microscopic organism, tide pools, hermit crabs: It has never happened in captivity in a non-laboratory setting. It s too difficult to keep the babies alive because they live in tide pools and eat microscopic organism which we cannot easily provide or simulate. You can keep 3-5 crabs comfortably in a...

Hermit Crabs: hiding?, fresh foods, crabs
fresh foods, crabs, shrimp: It is rare for a crab to be bullied by other crabs regardless of size. Try taking them out and giving them a bath together in dechlorinated water. Rearrange all the items in your crabitat and put them back in with a big plate of fresh foods including fresh...

Hermit Crabs: Large claw broke off, gallon glass aquarium, bottled spring water
gallon glass aquarium, bottled spring water, coconut fiber: Dropped limbs is a sign that your crab is stressed. You need to replace the gravel with either damp sand or coconut fiber bedding (like eco earth). You also need to provide ocean style salt water in addition to the fresh water. If your crabs are new,...

Hermit Crabs: missing hermit crab outside, hermit crabs, temperature humidity
hermit crabs, temperature humidity, sand box: Hermit crabs can move extremely quickly and are adept climbers. He is mostly likely traveling toward water. Depending on the temperature/humidity in your area he may do well outside or he may have a lot of difficulty. There is not a lot I can tell you about...

Hermit Crabs: molting and tank conditions, hermit crabs, tank conditions
hermit crabs, tank conditions, water dish: If he has shed his exoskeleton he needs to be separated from the other crab who will try to eat it. For basic guidelines of how to set up your tank you can review the article I have on my website. http://naturallycrabby.com/home////blog1.php/2007/02/13/before-you-bring-your-crab-home...

Hermit Crabs: something must be very wrong, calcium blocks, hermit crabs
calcium blocks, hermit crabs, petstore: Green/brown crabs are generally Ecuadorians. The do prefer a D shaped shell although there are always exceptions. I think you might consider getting larger pools at some point. The most important thing for the pool is that your crab is able to get in and get...

Hermit Crabs: Broken Claw, broken claw, little fingers
broken claw, little fingers, daycare: Odds are pretty good that it will regenerate it when it molts but there is also a possibility that it will die from shock. Hermit crabs generally do not make great pets for kids. I would also be concerned about pinching as crabs will pinch and little fingers...

Hermit Crabs: My Hermit Crab Is Scared Of Me!, pet store, crabs
Hermit Crabs: My Hermit Crab Is Scared Of Me!, pet store, crabs, crab

Hermit Crabs: feeding hermit crab, harmful additives, hermit crabs
harmful additives, hermit crabs, fish foods: Hi! I m glad you are doing some research to find out just what the proper way to take care of your crab really is. I would like you to read this article. http://naturallycrabby.com/home////blog1.php/2007/02/13/before-you-bring-your-crab-home It...

Hermit Crabs: My Hermit Crab Is Scared Of Me!, hermit crab, crabs
hermit crab, crabs, pet store: To be honest, some crabs never get use to people. I have a few crabs that I have had for years that never come out when I hold them. I would recommend getting a second crab and really spending some time at the pet store getting to know the crabs and choose...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Trouble..., hermit crabs, style salt
hermit crabs, style salt, water pool: It sounds like you are doing a lot of things right! What is your humidity? If it is low I would suggest raising it very slowly over the next few weeks. It is possible that he injured his abdomen when he was molting and the shells are just uncomfortable. Do...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab losing two of it left leg after molting, style salt, mites
style salt, mites, exo: It sounds like you have a major problem with mites. That is probably what lead to the crab dropping his legs after the molt as mites can severely irritate the joints. You need to completely clean your tank, bake all bakeable items at 250 after soaking in salt...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab quantity, land hermit crab, new tank
land hermit crab, new tank, garage sales: You really do. I have seen it myself how a crab perks up when you get him a buddy. They are more active, eat more, and their color is better. It really is a necessity. If you are worried about purchasing a new tank, try looking for a used 10 gallon at garage...

Hermit Crabs: HELP!!, food bowl, hermit crab
Hermit Crabs: HELP!!, food bowl, hermit crab, shell

Hermit Crabs: HELP!!, fish tanks, water dishes
fish tanks, water dishes, style salt: It sounds like your humidity is too low. Losing limbs is a sign of stress. Are you handling him a lot? You need to give him time to adjust. Does he have a place to hide? Do you have fresh and ocean style salt water available in pools deep enough to climb into?...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs fighting, hermit crabs, food dish
hermit crabs, food dish, pincher: This is absolutely shell aggression. You described it to a T. Sometimes they get aggressive for a particular shell even though they have a good one and plenty to choose from. Here s what you do. First, you need to go to Crabbage Patch or Naples Sea Shell...

Hermit Crabs: WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPEND TO MT HERMIT CRAB, salt water pools, hermit crabs
salt water pools, hermit crabs, hermies: Hermit crabs need a temperature and humidity between 74 and 82. The need fresh and salt water Pools deep enough for a crab to get their shell into. A wire cage is not a sufficient to maintain humidity. You can learn a lot about the different kinds of foods...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab out of his shell, stress coat, tank heater
stress coat, tank heater, salt bath: Brenna, Uh oh you have a streaker. O.K first he can molt from his shell. Do not touch his abdomen. The sand will not bother him that s why you keep the salt bath in there for them. They will take care of that. On the other hand if you do not get him into a...

Hermit Crabs: Molted hermit crab, albacore tuna, parasite infestation
albacore tuna, parasite infestation, water baths: Paige, Tell your sister this is a normal process he or she is growing. Never dig them up. They are very soft and vulnerable at this point. If the molt is not complete she may pull a leg or something off with it. Which is ok it will grow back in about three...

Hermit Crabs: how much do crabs eat, shore crabs, reef tank
shore crabs, reef tank, brown stripes: Hi Rebecca, I think what you have are Asian Shore Crabs. They are abundant on the east coast though not indigenous. They are crabs and are scavengers. You can feed them almost anything. No red or raw meat. Here is a picture of them. I hope ...lol As...

Hermit Crabs: hermitcrabs, fuzz balls, hermit crabs
fuzz balls, hermit crabs, water dishes: Devon, When was the last time you changed your sand? The only way you can stop mold is keeping your tank clean. Bleach your bowls 20% bleach to gallon. Rinse well let them air all day. If you change that substrate you should be fine. Good Luck, Tina...

Hermit Crabs: Moving with Hermit Crabs, hermit crabs, hermit crab supplies
hermit crabs, hermit crab supplies, moving to london: Lisa, WOW, that s a big move. I am also from NJ so hang in there and let s see what the laws are and who can deliver them overnight. I know in some places some animals need to remain in quarantine. I don t think your crabs are one. In fact while I am doing...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Molting Trouble, hermit crabs, largest golf
hermit crabs, largest golf, exoskeleton: Kendall, Unfortunately this happens. All you can do is dig him in his temporary home and keep him moist. You can soak him some tepid crab salt water a couple times a day for about ten minutes but, this will stress him out and he is already stressed from...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab / illness, hermit crabs, humid weather
hermit crabs, humid weather, gallon tank: Janise, Never introduce anything to your tank from the wild like sand. Now you can do driftwood but you have to bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 mins. or stones that you can boil for at least twenty mins. The reason for this is parasites. These guys...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs, hermit crabs, salt baths
hermit crabs, salt baths, galveston island: Hello Traci, First of all is they are probably trying to molt and don t have the habitat they need for it. So unless there is a smell or flies do not pull on body. These guys are sooooo much fun and the girls can get such a kick out of them. First we are...

Hermit Crabs: loosing legs, albacore tuna, parasite problem
albacore tuna, parasite problem, 2 legs: Cristi, I hope not. Loosing limbs is not an unusual thing with molting but , because you have had them such a short time they can loose them from stress. Sometimes if they are getting ready to molt the may do that to sustain the salt and mineral content in...

Hermit Crabs: Continuous hermit crab deaths, parasite problem, crab cakes
parasite problem, crab cakes, gallon tank: Roman, First of all this is not YOUR fault. I happen to know their policies. They are supposed to break down their tank and bleach it and everything in it. You have a major parasite problem , but now if the one you have is buried its about to shed so we...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab mating., hermit crabs, red dots
hermit crabs, red dots, food dishes: Carol, Sure enough you saw a site rarely seen. Unfortunately it will not to fruition in captivity. Have you ever sexed them. You know when you hold them up and the come out of their shells.....right behind the last set of legs on a female are two blackish...

Hermit Crabs: lost my hermit crab, hermit crab, good luck
hermit crab, good luck, tina: Sherri, Hopefully he is in the room you lost him. He needs food and more so water I d you out of to his tank you should get him, Also,,watch bathroom and kitchen, You will find him......Ck under furniture of course hopefully this will help...Good...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, flower pot
hermit crabs, flower pot, clay flower: Candy, Unfortunately this is a very stressful time for them. It can take up to a couple of months to molt sometimes. I would find out where he is the most and dig a hole for him to lay in. Sometimes its a privacy issue. You can use a small clay flower pot....

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs empty body shell, hermit crabs, body shell
hermit crabs, body shell, neat facts: Nate, It sounds like your crab shed. Its ok this is a normal process but very hard on them. Are you sure he is dead. He would smell just awful. If not he is probably far back in his shell waiting for his new shell to harden a bit. You can put a little water...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab hibernating?, little bugger, red dots
little bugger, red dots, care sheets: Hi Debbie, The process of molting is a very strenuous event for your crabby. It can take up to a month sometimes. If it is young or maybe it damaged its exoskeleton it is not unusual for them to molt more than once a year. Make sure you mist him a couple...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs, hermit crabs, tank heater
hermit crabs, tank heater, social creatures: Gabriella, I am sorry I forgot to add you care guide. I would go and get a ten gallon tank with a grated top. The under the tank heater s you can get from a pet shop in the reptile section. These are very social creatures so you will want to add friend s for...

Hermit Crabs: New, coconut fiber, hermit crabs
coconut fiber, hermit crabs, artificial plants: Candace, As far as Chance s limbs, they will grow back in a couple more molts ....It does not affect their life span. Crabs like to hide during the day especially. Some of mine do some don t each one will have their own personality you will get to know them....

Hermit Crabs: My pet hermit crab, pet hermit crabs, soldier crab
pet hermit crabs, soldier crab, pet hermit crab: Jessicah, The best way and the cheapest is order them online....you can get them cheaper by ordering a few for your big guys and a few for your little guys too. You can never have enough shells. Good Luck, Tina http://www.starfishandseashells.com/seashells/bulk-bagged-and-mixes.htm...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs, coconut fibers, empty shells
coconut fibers, empty shells, hermit crabs: Mistey, ..See if you can get Firefly to come out so you can see her abdomen. Don t let her or him fall out !! I want you to look closely and see if you can see red or black (usually black) specs on her. They can usually be seen by the naked eye but if you...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs, hermit crabs, nutrient supplement
hermit crabs, nutrient supplement, molt: Mistey, Just keep them misted well. Sometimes it can take weeks for a complete molt for some of them. Also, don t take the molt out leave it for a day or two. It is a great calcium and nutrient supplement for them. They will be fine near each other. If it...

Hermit Crabs: molting problem, moist sand, bad smell
moist sand, bad smell, hermit crab: Jill, Some just have hard molts and can take months. Especially if it is one of the first few. Keep him sprayed well and wait. Its unfortunate sometimes they don t make it. This can be a tough process for them. I wish you guys luck. Watch for the smell. Good...

Hermit Crabs: Feeding question, hermit crabs, good luck
hermit crabs, good luck, turtle: Misty, Everything in the bites are fine for them but, remember they are not fortified for crabs. There are lots of things you can feed your crabs and should. I am going to send you the best care sheet. Good Luck, Tina http://hermit-crabs.com/care.htm...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab care, hermit crabs, high tank
hermit crabs, high tank, fish light: Anita, You have a perfect tank for a few more even. These guys are very social creatures. You want your under the bottom on one side...the medium size should be fine. You want your cool side. If you put a low wattage UVB bulb in the fish light it will help...

Hermit Crabs: Shell lifting, soft abdomen, eco earth
soft abdomen, eco earth, hermit crabs: Allison, I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to you. You have a mess of a problem. Your tank has to be totally broken down. All you sand will have to be thrown away. Your tank needs to be bleached and if you have decorations they need to be boiled...

Hermit Crabs: Hermie Crab Still out and about, crazy crab, streaker
crazy crab, streaker, different stages: Tricia, I know this is so frustrating but very comical....they are so funny sometimes. All you can do is wait...maybe more shells ...try not dipping them in salt after you boil them maybe that will help. Keep him moist and be patient. I have a female just...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab care, hermit crabs, high tank
hermit crabs, high tank, tank heater: Anita, You have them abit overheated. They need a warm side and a cool side. Even though where they come from is tropical they can have some cooler nights. You want to get a smaller under the tank heater or what I would do is add more sand. This side should...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs Shedding/Changing Shells, hermit crabs, lower abdomen
hermit crabs, lower abdomen, crabbies: Tricia, Yes just be gentle. It is the best time if you have the opportunity. Sometimes a dip in abit of slightly diluted stress coat for fish works better for ridding and drowning mites and protecting his abdomen and it always is good for a coat to help coax...

Hermit Crabs: Hut for hermits, terracotta flower pots, pet hermit crabs
terracotta flower pots, pet hermit crabs, coconut fiber: Jesicah, What is a lot easier and they love them are Terracotta flower pots on their side and they are all natural too. You can even get coconut fiber to put in them but personally I stick sand in there to keep them from rolling around.....Good Luck, Tin...

Hermit Crabs: New hermie, hermit crabs, tippy toes
hermit crabs, tippy toes, neutral area: Allison, Later it may be because they are happy but, right now it is because they are afraid and stressed. I would separate then for abit and set the enclosures next to each other until they get more settles. Introduce them slowly in a neutral area ...maybe...

Hermit Crabs: new molt, hermit crabs, flower pot
hermit crabs, flower pot, couple inches: Connie, Definitely keep them on sand. Sometimes crabs have tough molts. I would keep him misted so his surrounding sand stays moist. You can make a hole for her and put her in but, if you are going to do that I would put a terracotta flower pot or half of...

Hermit Crabs: Upside Down, fishy smell, molt
fishy smell, molt, crabs: Michelle, He is either going through a hard molt or is not going to make it. I am sorry. Take him out before he is picked on. Put him in isolation. There is nothing you can do. Check his smell when you move him and that s about all you can do, Good Luck, Tina...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Care, hermit crabs, saline nasal sprays
hermit crabs, saline nasal sprays, glub: Andrew, Get the premade mix for hermit crabs. They eat veggies, fruit, tuna, but only leave in for about 30 minutes.....they are scavengers. Yes leave the skeleton for no more than 2 days. Here is a great care sheet for you. Good Luck, Tina http://www.hermit-crab.com/...

Hermit Crabs: What have I done wrong, shredded bark, hermit crab
shredded bark, hermit crab, gallon tank: Tyler, I would recommend you get a ten gallon tank with a grated top. These guys dehydrate fast. They need saltwater bath available always to soak and replace electrolytes and minerals they need. They really do much better on sand. I think your problem here...

Hermit Crabs: Abonded Shell, land hermit crabs, coconut fiber
land hermit crabs, coconut fiber, answer asap: When a crab leaves it s shell, it is almost always because something is seriously wrong. With both crabs out of their shells it is most likely something environmental. A hermit crab has basic environmental needs. Humidity and temperature between 74 and 82....

Hermit Crabs: Abonded Shell, land hermit crabs, answer asap
land hermit crabs, answer asap, assorted sizes: Hello, When hermits go streaking they rarely go back to tehre shells so they die....there is something amiss with your setup if they are streaking...to dry to hot to cold to wet not enough shells of assorted sizes extra extra The one in question is most likely...

Hermit Crabs: Ant Colony?, kinds of bacteria, food dish
kinds of bacteria, food dish, ant problems: Keep an eye on them. I sometimes get ant problems in the spring. Take out all the food and follow the trail back to the source and work on blocking them there. Use cinnamon and terro to block and poison them. The biggest worry about ants moving their nest...

Hermit Crabs: Bad odor, but crab is alive, q tip, hole in the middle
q tip, hole in the middle, little hole: Cleaning the substrate is fine, but you need to find out why the crab smells. If its more like a chemical odor, the crab may be molting. If this is what you think you smell, don t handle the crab anymore. That can stress the crab out during a molt. If its...

Hermit Crabs: Bathing, hermit crabs, traumatic experience
hermit crabs, traumatic experience, buddies: I m sorry that you lost your crab. I have kids too and I know how hard that can be to explain. I ll try to do the best I can for you. With hermit crabs we have something called PPS (Post purchase syndrome). Because of the trauma of capture, storage, and...

Hermit Crabs: Behavior, crab info, social creatures
crab info, social creatures, relative humidity: Dear sara, thank you for your question. You need some friends for your crab, they are social creatures and must be kept in groups of at least two, better more. This might cause his inactivity. It may also be caused by too low humidity or too low temperature....

Hermit Crabs: Breeding, hermit crabs, crab street journal
hermit crabs, crab street journal, captivity: People are trying. There hasn t been any successful attempts yet, but each attempt gets a little closer. There s a few threads on this subject over at The Crab Street Journal. Here s the site address if you d like to check it out. www.crabstreetjournal.co...

Hermit Crabs: babies, hermit crabs, captivity
hermit crabs, captivity, shells: Hello Juli, Hermit crabs cannot have babies in captivity! They need the ocean to realese their eggs! Sometimes crabs will climb on top of each other or maybe the crab wants the shell that the other crab is in...make sure you are offering enough shells for...

Hermit Crabs: basic care, saltwater fish tanks, hermit crabs
saltwater fish tanks, hermit crabs, saltwater fish: Hello, Yes they hate to be alone they live in very large(100+) groups in nature three would be great... you could always add more later they are very easy to care for. You use aquairum salt for saltwater fish tanks avalible in petstores...don t let the petstore...

Hermit Crabs: bathing hermit crabs, hermit crabs, mite infestation
hermit crabs, mite infestation, exit ramp: Dear Myranda, thank you for your question. Bathing hermit crabs is not strictly necessary. You need to keep the humidity in their tank at 70-80% and offer them water bowls (both fresh and salt water) that are deep enough so that the crabs can submerge themselves....

Hermit Crabs: what is the best to put in the crabitat, aquarium gravel, hermit crabs
aquarium gravel, hermit crabs, water bowls: Gravel isn t ideal for hermit crabs. It can get into their shells and irritate them. It s best to use playsand or a substrate we call Eco Earth. You would find that in the reptile section of pet stores. Moss is great, and many use it in a container for them...

Hermit Crabs: My big hermit carb is either molting or dead..., hermit crabs, water dish
hermit crabs, water dish, gallon tank: Hello no sounds like eveything was just fine but there food should be changed every few days it will get damp and start to mold in just a day or two of being wet...mold would kill the crabs. I reccomend 2 to 3 inches of fine barkchip reptile bedding the stuff...

Hermit Crabs: boy or girl, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, strawberry: Hello No thats not true there are different colored hermit crabs purple pinchers have purple claws there are also oregny red crabs, strawberry crabs, black crabs, green ones and grey ones check out: http://www.hermit-crabs.com/ here you can find how to...

Hermit Crabs: boy or a girl, spermatophore, hermit crab
spermatophore, hermit crab, crabs: Dear Tara, thank you for your question. To sex your crab, it needs to come out his shell a bit more than normal. When they try to climb the glass of the crabitat is a good moment to take a look. You can also hold the crab by the shell so that it has to strectch...

Hermit Crabs: brand new, hermit crabs, safe foods
hermit crabs, safe foods, unsafe food: Welcome to the world of hermit crabs! You feed them daily and make sure you are offering dechlorinated water and dechlorinated salt water. For a list of safe foods to feed your crabs, please feel free to check out this site http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/index.php...

Hermit Crabs: Calcium, egg shells, bird section
egg shells, bird section, availabe: Calcium is a great addition to their diet. You can crush up egg shells, provide coral, but the cheapest and easiest is to use a cuttlebone, availabe in the bird section of your pet store. Break off a chunk or scrap off some white powder onto their food. Mine...

Hermit Crabs: Changing Shells, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, isabell: Dear Hannah, thank you for your question. It s usually a bad sign when a crab goes naked, it might mean that she s sick or that something in the old shell disturbs her. Rinse the shell and put Isabell into a small container with her shell and some others...

Hermit Crabs: Colmen, hermit crabs, different places
hermit crabs, different places, shells: There s no need to seperate them for changing shells. Make sure to offer them 3-4 shells each, so there will be no shell fights. For more information on hermit crabs, their care and dietary needs please check out the following site. http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/index.php...

Hermit Crabs: IS it Compatible and suitable?, hermit crabs, justin chan
hermit crabs, justin chan, good luck: Hello Justin, I am sorry to say that hermit crabs cannot live with other animals....just other hermit crabs! It could cause problems since every animal has it own special habitat! Some people say they can live in the same tank as others but in my opinion...

Hermit Crabs: CRABS, hermit crabs, aluminum tube
hermit crabs, aluminum tube, shells: Lauren, Hermit crabs do not create their own shells and have have soft unarmored abdomens. They don t just live in shells. I have read stories about them crawling into other things. One crawled into a light...

Hermit Crabs: My Crab Has Dropped 5 limbs inc Both Claws In The Last 2 Days! Help!!!, krill, crabs
krill, crabs, locusts: Dear Andrew, thank you for your question. It might be that your crab is sick, since they are wildcaught, they often have parasites or other disease. There s not much you can do about this except keeping the conditions perfect and leaving the crab alone....

Hermit Crabs: Crab died while molting, egg shells, hermit crabs
egg shells, hermit crabs, molter: Hello Tiffany, Are you positive your molting crab is dead? Sometimes they are just very tired and don t move alot after molting? If you found your healthy crab on top of the molter that will happen sometimes...a molting crab gives off a smell that crabs...

Hermit Crabs: Crab out of shell, shell question, rain guages
shell question, rain guages, walmart: Is your substrate dry or wet. It s very possible that he left his shell in an attempt to breath better if it is too dry. They need a humidity between 74 and 82. Can you pick up a hygrometer? You can get a pretty inexpensive one at walmart in the housewares...

Hermit Crabs: Crabs!?!, bearded dragon, late in the evening
bearded dragon, late in the evening, crabs: Yes its fine but use a stirp light so you don t over heat the crabsm, leaving it on from 7 am to 7 pm is my bearded dragon shedula in the summer you can use 9-5 for the winter months which is more normal I d think...don t leave it on too late in the evening...

Hermit Crabs: I cant find my crab., ocean city maryland, hermit crabs
ocean city maryland, hermit crabs, water bowls: Dear Skye, thank you for your question. Crabs do bury themselves to molt and it s very important that you leave them alone when they do that, never search for them. They are already stressed when they are molting and disturbing them at this time can cause...

Hermit Crabs: choosing between hermit and crayfish, land hermit crabs, little crayfish
land hermit crabs, little crayfish, water dishes: Well most if not all hermit crabs sold in petstores are land hermit crabs requiring dry land either of sand or barkchips and shallow water dishes that are easy to get in and out of(sadly they have been known to rown in deep dishes!) they are easy to handle...

Hermit Crabs: my crab, gravid females, zoea
gravid females, zoea, crabs: Dear Ashley, thank you for your question. Normally, crabs don t breed in captivity. Sometimes, you get a gravid (egg-carrying) female and in a few cases, crabs have mated, but usually the eggs are just dropped after some time or the zoea (the babies) die...

Hermit Crabs: my crab, hermit crab, lifespan
hermit crab, lifespan, crabs: Dear Ali, thank you for your question. What exactly do you mean by letting the crab go? They have a lifespan of 30-50 years, there are crabs who have been with their owners for more than 30 years now so 6 months is nothing. If you don t want to care for...

Hermit Crabs: my crab, tiny bugs, ocean salt
tiny bugs, ocean salt, gallon tank: It sounds like your crab might be irritated by something (not mad lol). What kind of substrate do you have? Is it gravel? Sometimes the rockes get stuck in their shells and they do weird things. Do you give your crab baths? You might try giving it a ocean...

Hermit Crabs: my crab buried itself-is she okay?, coconut fibre, hermit crabs
coconut fibre, hermit crabs, earth forest: Dear Christy, thank you for your question. Burying and digging is normal for crabs. Your crabs is probably getting ready to molt. Leave her alone now and don t dig her up even when she stays under for weeks, depending on her size it will take that long....

Hermit Crabs: crab has burried itself, long periods of time, sea sponge
long periods of time, sea sponge, food dish: A crab can and will bury itself for long periods of time. I m not sure what brown thing you are talking about though, a sea sponge? A crab will dig down to destress as well as to molt, a process where they shed their exoskeleton so that they can grow bigger....

Hermit Crabs: My crab is changing shell really often, hermit crab, crabs
hermit crab, crabs, shells: Sometimes their shell selection doesn t make sense to us. Just keep offering shells of various sizes for him. He will eventually choose one he prefers. As for the honey is it organic? If not, make sure the ingredients say just honey.You can feed it by itself...

Hermit Crabs: Is my crab dead?, stinky smell, photobucket
stinky smell, photobucket, dramatic color: While it s hard to tell for sure you ve got either a Rugosus or an Ecudorian and both can have dramatic color changes after a molt that can range from very dark, green, blue, white, and tan. Your crab has molted but what is bothering me is the fact that he...

Hermit Crabs: why did my crab die?, hermit crabs, water bowl
hermit crabs, water bowl, ashy: Crabs really need a diet that consists of a variety of foods and that changes every few days. www.epicureanhermit.com has a list of foods that are safe and unsafe. Much of them you probably already have in your yard or kitchen. There are also several hermit...

Hermit Crabs: my crab... im scared!!, land hermit crabs, exo skeleton
land hermit crabs, exo skeleton, baggie: Hello...I take it he is Still in his shell? you should place him in a smaller tank or critter keeper with his skin they are supposed to eat it and get nutrients from it...also toher crabs might attack him while he is still soft and injure him so he needs...

Hermit Crabs: My crab lost his pincher, water rinse, double strength
water rinse, double strength, pincher: What part of him is all slimy? Losing his BP is a strong sign of stress. Is he discolored at all? Has he molted recently. My best advice would be to give him a bath in double strength salt water and a fresh water rinse but I am not terribly hopeful for...

Hermit Crabs: Is my crab molting?, water dish, deep under the water
water dish, deep under the water, chinese new year: Your crab is probablymolting and it is never a good idea to dig up a crab. Let him be, they do this in the wild and he knows what to do. As for food and water you can place some tupperware in your tank filled with dechlorinated water and salt water. To...

Hermit Crabs: crab parasite, daddy longlegs, hermit crabs
daddy longlegs, hermit crabs, firebrats: Dear James, thank you for your question. Usually, mites that suck the crabs blood are red and keep themselves attached to the crab s mouthparts and joints. They look like the mites on this daddy longlegs: http://www.arthropods.de/arachnida/acari/trombidiidae/trombidiidaeSpec01.htm...

Hermit Crabs: my crab is scared of me, hermit crabs, dogs cats
hermit crabs, dogs cats, hermit crab: Maybe maybe not hermit crabs are going to be frightened of large humans or large dogs/cats.....its normal. Also get another hermit crab they do not like to kept alone and normaly live in large 100+ groups in the wild, two or more hermits will be more acitve...

Hermit Crabs: my crab, hermit crabs, water dish
hermit crabs, water dish, hermit crab: Yes there are many different type look at this website thre are discriptions and pictures of the different types; http://www.hermit-crabs.com/species.html I dont think this page lists all the types...because there are also black ones, Strawberry...

Hermit Crabs: two crabs in one shell?, soft abdomen, little crab
soft abdomen, little crab, exoskeleton: Although this is very very rare, I have heard of it happening and it always resolves itself. Remember that your little crab has a pincher very close to the soft abdomen of the big one. What I wonder though, is about the exoskeleton. If you still have it....

Hermit Crabs: crabs, hermit crab, crabs
hermit crab, crabs, good luck: Hello Jim, Sorry it took so long to answer I have been out of town! I would recommend Purple Pinchers..they are the most common and the easiest to care for! They seem to be a heartier than most! But in my opinion the species that is the most active is the...

Hermit Crabs: Dead or Alive?, new location, tank
new location, tank: Unfortunately, that fishy smell almost always means death. I would continue to watch the crab a little longer and if the fishy smell gets stronger I m afraid your crab has passed. You can also try moving the crab to a new location to try to determine if the...

Hermit Crabs: Dead or Molting??, hermit crabs, odd smell
hermit crabs, odd smell, new cage: Hello, Sand fresh from the beach is a bad idea it can contain tiny parrisites that will kill your crabs, You can sue beach sand If you put it in a baking tray in the oven for 15/30 minutes on 350 this will kill any parrisites. Some hermit crabs arrive in great...

Hermit Crabs: Dead or Molting?, gallon tank, ecuadorian
gallon tank, ecuadorian, substrate: Hello Stephanie, Well does the crab smell? Most times a dead crab will have a smelly fishy odor!If you pick it up and it is dead most likely it will fall out of the shell....make sure you look in the shell to make sure it did not surface molt! Try to go...

Hermit Crabs: Dead??, hermit crabs, odd smell
hermit crabs, odd smell, fishy smell: If you get sand from the beach it would be best to bake it to make sure there s nothing living in the sand that could harm the crab. Once a crab digs down you shouldn t disturb them, as they are probably stressed. Also do not cover them, as it could crush...

Hermit Crabs: Death of a Crab, land hermit crabs, rubbermaid containers
land hermit crabs, rubbermaid containers, food pellets: Dear Ashley, thank you for your question. If you did not have a lid for the enclosure, this may well have been the cause of death. Land hermit crabs need a relative humidity of at least 70% and without a lid, there s no way to keep that up. Plastic tubs...

Hermit Crabs: Death of a LHC, land hermit crab, reptile terrarium
land hermit crab, reptile terrarium, aquarium salt: Hello Mrs.Shani, In my opinion if you have only owned the crab for 2 months, my guess it it died from pps(post purchase syndrome) crabs can be stressed from being shipped to the petstores or the petstore conditions....the conditions at which they are shipped...

Hermit Crabs: Decorations, species id, hermit crab
species id, hermit crab, crabitat: If you belong to any hermit crab forums, my suggestion is to go to the forum that has other members crabitat pictures and look at theirs. You can add wood, fake and some real plants, rocks etc. As for species ID, you can t go by color alone on most. Here...

Hermit Crabs: Dieing, articles on stress, hermit crab
articles on stress, hermit crab, forum index: One of the main reasons is stress. Here is a great site that has articles on stress. www.coenobita.org And another http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/index.php?topic=1691.msg25999#msg25999 You can try to prevent it, but more then likely you can reduce...

Hermit Crabs: death, dyas, hermit crab
dyas, hermit crab, exo: Hello, Well if it moved its not dead hermits moult there skins and are pink when there done simply put him in your hand mist the shell/opening and see if he moves if he does Great put him back in his home and leave him undisturbed for a few dyas until he s...

Hermit Crabs: death, hermit crabs, exo
hermit crabs, exo, glue: Dear Anna, thank you for your question. If the crab smells like rotting fish, he s dead, but it s otherwise hard to tell for sure. Freshly molted crabs looked dead because their exo falls out of the shell, but the real crab is hidden behind it. They have...

Hermit Crabs: Did mine die? I feel aweful!, tempeture, bad smell
tempeture, bad smell, zip lock: Hello, Check the tempeture in your tank . Make sure it is about 75 degrees but no warmer that 80. Your crab may just be tired from the molt! Put his cage somewhere dark and quiet, see if that helps.. You will notice a smell if he has passed or he will fall...

Hermit Crabs: diet, hermit crabs, unsafe food
hermit crabs, unsafe food, hermit crab: Your hermit crab needs a varied diet. One with priteins every night to avoid hermit crabs from becoming canabilistic. If you visit Epicurean.com you will find a safe and unsafe food list. You can also shop at a hermit crab store online www.hermitcrabaddictionstore.co...

Hermit Crabs: i don't know if it's dead., hermit crabs, saturday morning
hermit crabs, saturday morning, sponge: Hi, thank you for your question. A dead crab starts to smell of rotting fish. This is actually the best way to tell if a crab is really dead, even though it is a bit gross. Crabs that leave their shell and don t move into a new one soon are usually sick...

Hermit Crabs: dropped my hermit crab, tile floor, hermit crab
tile floor, hermit crab, crabs: Place it in the tank with a wide selection of shells that have been rinsed with dechlorinated water. He will probably be fine but there is always a chance that he sustained some internal damage. However I have seen crabs with this type of fall survive before....

Hermit Crabs: dropped!, plain popcorn, hermit crabs
plain popcorn, hermit crabs, names jessica: Sorry it took so long, it s a holiday weekend. Crabs hide and chirp when they are agitated. Put him in the tank and leave him alone for a few days and hopefully he should emerge once he feels more comfortable. Try enticing him out with some plain popcorn,...

Hermit Crabs: I dunno what my hermit crab is doing!!!!!, hermit crabs, cloudy eyes
hermit crabs, cloudy eyes, hermit crab: Hi, thank you for your question. Agressive crabs are very rare. Maybe they are fighting for shells, do yu have enough in the right size for both of them? Mating is possible and it can look like fighting. I would leave them to it, offer lots of shells and...

Hermit Crabs: dying crabs, crabs, shells
crabs, shells, humidity: The odds are good that you both have a similar problem. The most common reason for crabs to leave their shells and die is for temperature or humidity to be too low or too high. The temp and humidity should be between 74 and 82. The second most common...

Hermit Crabs: E-GAD!!!!!!, moist substrate, egg shells
moist substrate, egg shells, crab town: Dear Sarena, thank you for your question. It seems that Bat Crab is either sick or very stressed. Did you change anything in the crabitat lately (new deco, toys ect.) that might be harmful for the crabs? It s possible for him to survive and regrow all legs...

Hermit Crabs: Eating, saran wrap, spanish moss
saran wrap, spanish moss, spray water: Absolutely. In fact I mix my substrate with water until it reaches sandcastle consistancy (before it ever put it in) so that they can dig if they want to. Try getting some natural moss from walmart (not the spanish moss) and soaking it in dechlorinated...

Hermit Crabs: Exotic pets, hermit crabs, exotic pets
hermit crabs, exotic pets, pea size: Hermit crabs mate and the female lays eggs in the ocean. The baby hermit live in the ocean for several weeks feeding on plankton. Then they leave the water and crawl onto the beach and find their first shells. They are still very small then. Pea size and...

Hermit Crabs: Are they eating sand?, egg shells, good sources of calcium
egg shells, good sources of calcium, shrimp tails: They are most certainly eating it. Crabs will eat anything and some really take to calcisand. Crushed egg shells and fresh shrimp tails are other good sources of calcium. I have tried cuttlebone soaked in fruit juice that is a big hit with mine. Good...

Hermit Crabs: ermergency help!, karen chase, sea sponge
karen chase, sea sponge, fishy smell: Dear Karen, I m sorry I took so long, but my internet access was down for the last days. It s normal that the colour is changing while the exoskeleton is hardening out. As long as the crab doesn t start to smell, just leave him alone, it sounds like everyhting...

Hermit Crabs: Gone for eternity?, calcium sources, leg problem
calcium sources, leg problem, pincher: Congratulations on the molt! Sometimes crabs will drop a limb or more during a molt. The leg may have been injured or the exo couldn t come off. However the crab will regrow the limb. You will start to see a gel limb where the big pincher was. It may take...

Hermit Crabs: everthing u need 2 know when a crab moults, hermit crabs, human food
hermit crabs, human food, kandy: Hello Kandy and thanks for your question, Yes I know about Betta s i myself have 7.... six males and one female all in there seperate homes. They can *not eat people food and it would only dirty there water, if you are thinking of getting a betta I ll let...

Hermit Crabs: Fall of big claw and fishy odor, land hermit crab, molting hermit crab
land hermit crab, molting hermit crab, eyestalks: The smell of a molting crab is more like glue, but usally crabs bury themselves to molt, so you won t see or smell it anyway. When they drop their legs, they are sick, stressed or dying and you should leave them alone. To get a humidity of 80%, you need a...

Hermit Crabs: Fight over a shell?, hermit crabs, social animals
hermit crabs, social animals, shells: Dear Suzanne, thank you for your question. Sometimes a crab falls in love with a particular shell and will fight another crab for it. That s rare, though, usually they are not aggressive and as long as you provide them with enough shells, they will get along...

Hermit Crabs: Finding hermit crabs, land hermit crabs, salt water aquarium
land hermit crabs, salt water aquarium, natural environment: The only crabs you are likely to find in New Jersey are marine hermit crabs that need to live in a salt water aquarium. Purple Pinchers can be found in Florida (the only place in the US) but harvesting crabs from local beaches without a permit is currently...

Hermit Crabs: Food, hermet crabs, hermit crabs
hermet crabs, hermit crabs, butter popcorn: Hermit crabs love lots of different foods. You can find a list of safe and unsafe foods at the site www.epicureanhermit.com. I m referring you to the lists because they are really long! My crabs favorite foods are peanut butter, popcorn, coconut, and shrimp...

Hermit Crabs: Breeding, land hermit crabs, fluke
Hermit Crabs: Breeding, land hermit crabs, fluke

Hermit Crabs: babies, hermit crabs, captivity
Hermit Crabs: babies, hermit crabs, captivity, babies

Hermit Crabs: My big hermit carb is either molting or dead...
Hermit Crabs: My big hermit carb is either molting or dead...

Hermit Crabs: Crab died while molting, hermie, crabs
Hermit Crabs: Crab died while molting, hermie, crabs, love

Hermit Crabs: Is my crab dead?, little brother, malt
Hermit Crabs: Is my crab dead?, little brother, malt, shells

Hermit Crabs: why did my crab die?, hermit crab, nuts
Hermit Crabs: why did my crab die?, hermit crab, nuts, 8 years

Hermit Crabs: my crab... im scared!!, calcium sources, crabstreetjournal
Hermit Crabs: my crab... im scared!!, calcium sources, crabstreetjournal

Hermit Crabs: my crab
Hermit Crabs: my crab

Hermit Crabs: Dead or Molting??, t touch, little food
Hermit Crabs: Dead or Molting??, t touch, little food, shells

Hermit Crabs: I dunno what my hermit crab is doing!!!!!, outdoor cage, crabs
Hermit Crabs: I dunno what my hermit crab is doing!!!!!, outdoor cage, crabs, seawater

Hermit Crabs: i fear my hermit crab is sick!, water dishes, humidity
Hermit Crabs: i fear my hermit crab is sick!, water dishes, humidity

Hermit Crabs: found hermit crabs at the beach, noooooooooooo
Hermit Crabs: found hermit crabs at the beach, noooooooooooo

Hermit Crabs: Health, toothpick, honey
Hermit Crabs: Health, toothpick, honey

Hermit Crabs: Help!! My hermie is blowing bubbles!!, coconut crabs, hermit crabs
Hermit Crabs: Help!! My hermie is blowing bubbles!!, coconut crabs, hermit crabs, hermit crab

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab claw loss, hermit crab, crabs
Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab claw loss, hermit crab, crabs

Hermit Crabs: My hermit crabs, land hermit crabs, probally
Hermit Crabs: My hermit crabs, land hermit crabs, probally, molt

Hermit Crabs: hermit land crabs and rat poison, coconut crabs, hermit crabs
Hermit Crabs: hermit land crabs and rat poison, coconut crabs, hermit crabs, shiny surfaces

Hermit Crabs: Lost hermit crab, dressers, nice day
Hermit Crabs: Lost hermit crab, dressers, nice day, baseboard heater

Hermit Crabs: Lost, hermit crabs
Hermit Crabs: Lost, hermit crabs

Hermit Crabs: How long do crabs molt?, hermit crabs, sea shell
Hermit Crabs: How long do crabs molt?, hermit crabs, sea shell, hermit crab

Hermit Crabs: Made a mistake, kritter keeper
Hermit Crabs: Made a mistake, kritter keeper

Hermit Crabs: mating, wate, crabs
Hermit Crabs: mating, wate, crabs, moonlight

Hermit Crabs: molt?, fishy smell, hermit crab
Hermit Crabs: molt?, fishy smell, hermit crab, pet store

Hermit Crabs: molting, hermit crab, dye
Hermit Crabs: molting, hermit crab, dye

Hermit Crabs: A naked crab, tank mates, drift wood
Hermit Crabs: A naked crab, tank mates, drift wood, water dish

Hermit Crabs: Odd Behavior, fiddler crabs, mating ritual
Hermit Crabs: Odd Behavior, fiddler crabs, mating ritual, s hill

Hermit Crabs: Other reptiles compatible with Land Crabs, salt water aquarium, hermit crabs
Hermit Crabs: Other reptiles compatible with Land Crabs, salt water aquarium, hermit crabs, aquarium salt

Hermit Crabs: can i have only one Hermit Crab?, new tank, shell
Hermit Crabs: can i have only one Hermit Crab?, new tank, shell

Hermit Crabs: painting the shell AND hermit crab friends, watercolor paints, hermit crabs
Hermit Crabs: painting the shell AND hermit crab friends, watercolor paints, hermit crabs, saltwater aquarium

Hermit Crabs: my strawberry hermit crab, humidity gauge, shallow dish
Hermit Crabs: my strawberry hermit crab, humidity gauge, shallow dish, gills

Hermit Crabs: Turning White, crabs, time one
Hermit Crabs: Turning White, crabs, time one, legs

Hermit Crabs: telling the gender
Hermit Crabs: telling the gender

Hermit Crabs: i think my land crabe is made at me, shell
Hermit Crabs: i think my land crabe is made at me, shell

Hermit Crabs: ..., hermits, personalities
Hermit Crabs: ..., hermits, personalities, hermit crabs

Hermit Crabs: i fear my hermit crab is sick!, hermit crab, destress
hermit crab, destress, quiet time: Dear Chelsea, thank you for your question. When the crabs arrive at our homes, they are very stressed by being harvested, shipped, stored at the wholesaler s and being usually kept in bad conditions at the pet shop. So they need some quiet time to destress,...

Hermit Crabs: a few questions on genral hermit crab care, hermit crab care, hermit crabs
hermit crab care, hermit crabs, water dish: Okay, a lot to answer here. You say that one died of a fungus bloom. I ve never heard of this. Are you sure that the crab didn t just mold after death? 1. The will need some ocean-style salt water as well (maybe in a bottle cap?) but yes, if it s very...

Hermit Crabs: A few questions on hermit crabs, pet hermit crabs, size tank
pet hermit crabs, size tank, different foods: Hermit crabs can make good pets depending on your child. They do much better when left alone and excessive handling, especially right at first, can lead to stress related death. If your kids want a hands on pet, hermit crabs aren t the best choice even though...

Hermit Crabs: i have a few questions, serch engin, plain fish
serch engin, plain fish, hermit crabs: Hello, Hermits can be kept in anything from a critter keeper plastic style 1 gallno to gallon tank all the way up to huge 90+ gallon glass fisht anks it depends how many you want and how nice you want the setup to be, A ten gallon plain fish tank with...

Hermit Crabs: follow up., food variety, mommy
food variety, mommy, alot: Katie, I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you get another. There are alot of little crabbys that need a good mommy like you. Don t let this deter you. They do great in communities. Please let me know...

Hermit Crabs: followup to molting tiny crab, salt water solution, hermit crab food
salt water solution, hermit crab food, little tank: Generally they need a buddy. There are two main reasons for cannibalism. 1. is not enough protein, 2. not enough shell selection. You might try putting them together for supervised playtimes and leave it longer and longer until you feel comfortable putting...

Hermit Crabs: food, organic babyfood, hermit crabs
organic babyfood, hermit crabs, easy substitute: That is a huge question! First off, when selecting foods try to go for organic, without salt or many preservatives. Organic is especially important when offering fruits or vegetables. Organic babyfood can be a quick and easy substitute. There are great...

Hermit Crabs: food and behavior, hermit crab, shells
hermit crab, shells, mambo: Here s a site that has a list for safe and unsafe foods http://www.epicureanhermit.com/mambo/index.php The inactive crab might be stressed or molting. I wouldn t suggest misting it, that could stress it out even more. You need 3-4 shells per crab, but...

Hermit Crabs: found hermit crabs at the beach, land hermit crabs, water ocean
land hermit crabs, water ocean, onces: Hello if they look exaclty the same they are probaly land hermit crabs all landhermit crabs are harvested from beaches in tropical areas and sold land hermit crabs can NOT be bred in captivity something about there babies needing to develop in the salt water...

Hermit Crabs: fungus gnats, fruit fly trap, fungus gnats
fruit fly trap, fungus gnats, hermit crabs: It does hav ethe possibility to attract gnats. There is a way to help stop them, it works for fruit flies too Here s the link for it. http://www.crabbytalk.com/03312005/fruit-fly-trap/ Also try to keep food from spoiling in the tank. This also attracts...

Hermit Crabs: gender, land hermit crabs, imageshack
land hermit crabs, imageshack, hermit crab: Here s a picture that will show you the gonopores of a female crab. http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1036/gonopores007cd6.jpg Here s more information on how to sex your land hermit crabs http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/index.php?topic=1864....

Hermit Crabs: good news and bad news, isolation tank, main tank
isolation tank, main tank, hermit crab: Dear Josh, thank you for your question. Normally, the other crabs leave molters alone. I recommend putting the molting crab into a small container inside the main tank or into a separate isolation tank so that he can complete the molt without being disturbed...

Hermit Crabs: A great fall, t break, 3 feet
t break, 3 feet, crabs: A fall from 3 feet could hurt the crab. They do climb trees in the wild and Im sure they fall. My suggestion would be to keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn t seem stressed. Maybe next time you bathem them, do it on the floor where there s no chance...

Hermit Crabs: Half way to death?, mandarin oranges, egg shells
mandarin oranges, egg shells, chicken eggs: It may be preparing for a molt. Those are both signs of an impending molt. Leave him be and make sure you are offering proteins so the other crabs leave him alone. Shrimp, beef, chicken, eggs, egg shells, cuttlebone, honey etc. Yes mandarin oranges are...

Hermit Crabs: HELP ME!!!!, predator mites, egg yolk
predator mites, egg yolk, egg shells: Hard boil the egg. Submerge him in the water for 30 seconds, tilt the shell until the bubbles come out (they might not). When they molt, they don t always change shells, there s no way to tell. I had a crab stay in one shell for 2 years once, band I...

Hermit Crabs: HELP ME AND HURRY,IM WORRIED!!!!, land hermit crabs, high humidity
land hermit crabs, high humidity, hermit crab: Dear Kendyl, thank you for your question. Usually, land hermit crabs that leave their shell are sick or very stressed, but sometimes they just go naked for no apparent reason. In captivity, it s not that live-threatening as in the wild because there are...

Hermit Crabs: Im so sad, land hermit crabs, hermit crab care
land hermit crabs, hermit crab care, unkown reason: Im sorry about your crab. There can be a few reasons why. There might have been something in the shell that was bothering him. The temperature or humididty might not be suitable for him. He may have been stressed. Sometimes it s just for an unkown reason as...

Hermit Crabs: HELP, fish smell, fishy smell
fish smell, fishy smell, dead fish: Is the mold ON the crab or just around it? Odds are if it is on the crab that the crab has died. Is he moving? I would definitely remove the crab and check for movement. Is there a fishy smell? A dead fish smell would indicate that your crab isn t alive. I...

Hermit Crabs: Health, organic baby food, cuttlebone
organic baby food, cuttlebone, best bet: Feed her small foods. The best bet is organic baby food. She can eat it with her large pincher and if that is gone too her mouth parts can pick up the baby food. Make sure you get a cuttlebone and grind some into a powder and add it to the food to make...

Hermit Crabs: Health / Lost crab, hermit crab, molt
hermit crab, molt, bubbles: It could be one of two things. The beginning of a molt sac or a gel limb. If he is missing any legs, the gel limb will be where the lost leg is. When someone says bubbles, it really looks like bubbles. That usually is a sign of overheating. To see pictures...

Hermit Crabs: Help!! My hermie is blowing bubbles!!, land hermit crab, land hermit crabs
land hermit crab, land hermit crabs, caribbean land: Hello, The hermit crab you have is a Purple Pincher, scientific Name, Coenobita Clypeatus or Caribbean Land Hermit Crab ALSO sometimes known as a tree crab. Welcome to the wonderful world of Land Hermit Crabs! I have seen this before; there...

Hermit Crabs: Help! My hermit crab didn't molt., tiny shells, coconut fiber
tiny shells, coconut fiber, hermit crab: Oh no! I thought I had answered this one already. I m so sorry! What are you using now to regulate temp? My favorite way to regulate humidity is through the use of natural moss. There s an article about it on my website www.naturallycrabby.com. It s easy...

Hermit Crabs: Help!, hermit crabs, simaler
hermit crabs, simaler, hard time: hello ethan andt thank you for your question, Crabs are clumbsy and hes problally just being clumbsy... sick crabs rarely move let alone climb. Is his shell is cracked he can not retain the water he needs in it to keep himself hydrated, offer lots of simaler...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit acting funny, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, 7 months: A shell is the only thing that protects a hermit crab. They won t leave thier shells unless something is irritating them in it or they are overheated. Check the shells you have, make sure no substrate or anything is in there that might be irritating. Also...

Hermit Crabs: My Hermit Crab, hermit crabs, gallon tank
hermit crabs, gallon tank, first few days: Brandi, They are very social and like to be in groups. Though they can have their own personalities too. Your other one went streaking probably because there weren t enough of a variety of shells to choose...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Friends...., hermit crabs, nosies
hermit crabs, nosies, losty: Hello and thank you for your questions, Yes they will all get along well, they might make some weird nosies at each other now and then when they pile ontop of each other or someone trys stealing the others food but thats ussally about it. The losty and...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab friends, hermit crabs, livefood
hermit crabs, livefood, hermits: Hello thanks for your questions, no hermits are best kept with other hermits geckos and frogs need livefood which can harm or stress the crabs also if the crbas are tiny adn you were to ad a large from they would likely get eaten which would cause death...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Habitat, exo terra, hermit crabs
exo terra, hermit crabs, water dishes: Joy, With hermits the more the merrier.The size is great. You should go out to the hardware store and get some ratwire for them to climb up. Your water bowl should be big enough for them to soak in if...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Housing, hermit crabs, 10 gallon tank
hermit crabs, 10 gallon tank, tanks: It really depends on their size. I would not suggest keeping a large or jumbo crab in a 10g, there simply isnt enough room in there for them. I d say 3 small crabs, but remember, they will molt and grow and need a bigger tank. Check these sites out for...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab out of its shell, tap water, bottled water
tap water, bottled water, shells: Can you rinse out his old shell and place it back in there? Make sure you dont use tap water, it has to be dechlorinated if you use tap. You can also use bottled water. I d suggest getting a few more shells. They need a shell for protection and also so they...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab Shell, adoption section, hermit crabs
adoption section, hermit crabs, crab shell: Welcome to the world of crabbing! Are you 100% positive it passed away? A molting crab can appear dead. One way of telling one has passed is a dead fishy smell. A molting crab will not have that odor. If it has indeed passed, you will know by tipping...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab out of shell! Help!, food dish, main tank
food dish, main tank, wter: I would try to place in a tupperware, some clean shells, dechlor water(just a bit to keep the crabs body moist) and the crab. Leave the tupperware inside the tank. Hopefully it will grab a shell and stay in it. I ve had sucess with this method as have others....

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crab, soft crab, crabs
soft crab, crabs, shell: Did it molt 2 years ago or just recently? Hermit crabs molt, when they do their exoskelton will be shed and a new tiny soft crab will be inside the shell. Even if a hermit crab is alone, it will still molt. Once your hermit crab is active and eating, you...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs, kitchens and bathrooms, hermit crabs
kitchens and bathrooms, hermit crabs, aluminium foil: They can for for quite a while. First, are you sure he s not just buried in your tank? If you re sure he s gone, place something delicious and stinky in the middle of a large square of aluminium foil. Peanut butter, fresh popcorn, coconut that has been...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs, hemit crab, hermit crabs
hemit crab, hermit crabs, dots: If you look when your crab is trying to climb the glass, on the bottom of the last set of walking legs will be two dots called gonopores if your crab is a girl. If they are not there, it is a boy. Here s a place that you can see a picture of gonopores. ...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Crabs are not eating, hermit crabs, dear brian
hermit crabs, dear brian, 80f: Dear Brian, thank you for your question. Hermit crabs eat very little, so it might be that you just don t notice it. Did you check the conditions in your tank to make sure that everything is okay: humidity around 80%, temperature around 75-80F (can be a...

Hermit Crabs: My Hermit Crabs, brine shrimp, hermit crabs
brine shrimp, hermit crabs, cork bark: Dear Bob, thank you for your questions. When you have just brought the crabs home, they are very stressed and need to rest and get used to their new home. They were harvested from the beach, shipped, stored at the wholesaler s and kept in probably less than...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit Gone Crazy?, plain sand, humid climate
plain sand, humid climate, cuttlebone: It s very possible he could be molting again or just digging for the sheer fun of it. I call it going bugs bunny as they tunnel around under the substrate. It s a very good sign, especially if he is also very active. You shouldn t be concerned at all! ...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab abandons shell, crabs, shells
crabs, shells, shell: Dear Harry, thank you for your question. You are doing everything you can at the moment. You can try to put the crab with shells in the right size into a small container overnight, it might be that it will chosse a shell then. But apart from that, you cannot...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab bedding..., fungus gnats, reptile bedding
fungus gnats, reptile bedding, tree chips: Roy, Personally I keep mine on crushed coral. It is easy to rinse when you need to clean it. You can put it in damp.They eat it. It provides calcium and salt.Sand needs to be sifted and if you are misting...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab claw loss, land hermit crab, crab claw
land hermit crab, crab claw, hermits: Hello, He is likely moulting, leave him be you can check him every few days as long as you aren t really digging him out all the way and hadnling him, moulting crabs go under there bedding for 1-6 weeks during this time his lost claw will grow back, they shed...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab dead or alive, stress coat, petshop
stress coat, petshop, new food: Joyce, Check the other shells see if she is in one of them. Their shed is hollow. If it is her she may not be dead. They dehydrate very fast out of their shell. Spray her down. If she is dead you will smell...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab falling apart and temperature, humidity gauge, hermit crab care sheet
humidity gauge, hermit crab care sheet, saran wrap: The statement is false. They can drop multiple legs and still live. They will form a gel limb, which when they molt will harden and become the leg they originally lost. As for temperature and other needs, I have this checklist on my forum. Basic Hermit...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab leg bendt back?, food pellets, calcium sources
food pellets, calcium sources, hermit crabs: The armor leg is the last long leg back toward the shell on the big pincher side of the crab. It s called an armor leg because when a crab withdraws into it s shell it is used to help close the opening of the shell with the big pincher. If it is sticking out...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab/Project, saint paul minnesota, hermit crabs
saint paul minnesota, hermit crabs, avalon school: Gabbie, I will give you the brief answers to your questions and I encourage you to go to a site like www.crabstreetjournal.com and read their articles. They ve got lots of in depth information and research is good for the soul ;) 1. Other allergies? I m...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab question?, sandwich boxes, hermit crabs
sandwich boxes, hermit crabs, saran wrap: Hello Bonnie! Welcome to the wonderful world of Hermit Crabs! The lid shloud be on all the time, as tight and airtight as possible, you can however leave a vent hole if you like, but not too big as Hermit Crabs are well known escape artists. If your lid...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab out of shell, hermit crabs, piece of dirt
hermit crabs, piece of dirt, jennifer thanks: I m sorry to hear about Harold :( Hermit crabs are very socvial and often travel in groups of several hundred in the wild. To introduce new crabs, it s a good idea to bathe them so that they smell the same. Keeping the new crab isolated for at least two weeks...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab vs marine, land hermit crabs, good luck
land hermit crabs, good luck, tanks: Hello Rod, I have never owned any marine hermit crabs...only land hermit crabs! One day I hope too...they look very neat!! Do you prefer aquatic life such as fish ? Marine crabs only stay in water...but you can have fish with them...I would go with a land...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crab, shell type, tiny hole
shell type, tiny hole, crabs: Hello he could very well be trying to steal the others shell i had one crab moult change shells for a week and shange back to his old shell back and forth back and forth until.... I found an old shell with a smooth lining in it that was attached to a key chain...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs chewing on plastic!, hermit crabs, natural habit
hermit crabs, natural habit, fresh veggies: Sandra, No if it doesn t have metal in it... because they will eat the rust. It should be fine they like to shred it. I think it may just be a natural habit. I don t think they are bored in your crabitat....

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs claw fell off, land hermit crabs, habtat
land hermit crabs, habtat, old skin: Hello, Are you sure its not just moulted exoskelaton? the crabs moult there old skin from time to time as they grow. If this isnt the case and your sure he doesnt have a smaller claw still attached(the crab appers smallers after amoult until the new skin hardens...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs home, hermit crabs, medium tank
hermit crabs, medium tank, gallon tank: Hello Danielle, I think that a 10 gallon tank is the best choice since the crab can have so much room ! If you can afford to do so! I would not get another crab until you get a bigger tank! I think I answered your question about water also....I am curious...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs' play times, hermit crabs, active one
hermit crabs, active one, best time: I generally don t play with my hermit crabs and have adopted a hands off policy. However, if you think that you would like to interact with yours the best thing to do would be too look for the crab that is the most interested and active. One that is out walking...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit crabs, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, shells: Hello Autumn, Hermit crabs can be like us girls!!! Sometimes they like to try on new shells as we do clothes!!! It is normal for crabs to try on many shells before making a decision...sometimes that means going back to the old shell! Just make sure to offer...

Hermit Crabs: Hermit habitat, land hermit crabs, kiddie pool
land hermit crabs, kiddie pool, crabbers: For a short amount of time they can go in a kiddie pool, make sure the room temperature is ok for them. It is reccomended that land hermit crabs not be kept with other animals. Some crabbers do not bathe their crabs, you are right. Yet there are some...

Hermit Crabs: Hi, salt water tank, brine shrimp
salt water tank, brine shrimp, hermit crabs: Dear Cecilia, thank you for your question. Sexing hermit crabs is pretty easy, you just need a crab that is coming out of the shell while you are holding it. Hold it by the shell, but so high that it has to stretch to reach the table or the floor. If it...

Hermit Crabs: TOO HOT, heat lamp, cool spot
heat lamp, cool spot, crabs: Hi Nicole, The heat could cause them to act that way. I think that you wattage of your lightbulb maybe too high! The crabs need a cool spot in the tank also! Make sure that they have fresh and salt water and some food! I am not sure if they will make it...

Hermit Crabs: health care, hermit crabs, molt
hermit crabs, molt, health: Not a lot, he will do it when he molts. He may develop a little tiny nubby leg where that one is missing called a gel leg sometime before he molts. Generally the new leg will be a little smaller the first time but be normal sized by the second molt...

Hermit Crabs: healthy hermit carb, hermit crab, bubbles
hermit crab, bubbles, drinks: Bubbles generally are not a good sign. Usually it means the hermit crab is overheated. A healthy hermit crab has active, eats, drinks, has good color, all limbs. For more information feel free to check out my site. http://www.hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/...

Hermit Crabs: heating a crabitat, styrofoam insulation, fish aquarium
styrofoam insulation, fish aquarium, water dishes: You can do a couple of things. I would recommend getting a clamp light or two and putting a sunglo bulb in one and a moonglo one in the other. If you are still having a problem with it holding heat, I would get some styrofoam insulation and tape it to the...

Hermit Crabs: heeelppp, hermet crab, hermit crabs
hermet crab, hermit crabs, captivity: Hello, Hermit crabs prefer to have a friend or two. They cannot mate in captivity. The female needs to release her eggs into the ocean. hermitcrabaddiction.net is a great website to look at and it may help answer any other questions you might have!...

Hermit Crabs: help!, fish stress, stress coat
fish stress, stress coat, water dish: Kenzi, Make sure you mist him well over and over right now. Get him several shells to choose from. If he is in with others take him out and put him alone. Go to your pet shop immediately and get him some...

Hermit Crabs: help, stranger things, marine tank
stranger things, marine tank, hermit crab: Dina, Like I said stranger things have happened maybe there was some salt residue that promoted this. I have read they can carry their eggs for up to a yr. Unfortunately I have not done much research on...

Hermit Crabs: help me please, hermit crabs, pet store
hermit crabs, pet store, cabs: Dear Brittani, thank you for your question. If you bought the crab recently, it may be that the crab died from stress. They are caught, shipped and then kept at usually less than ideal conditions at the wholesaler s and at the pet store. This causes a lot...

Hermit Crabs: help, chemical free food, tank temperature
chemical free food, tank temperature, ocean salt: Well, I agree with you that big crabs can be a little intimidating! Did you know that large crabs are over ten years old and some as old as 30? It s true, if a crab that big pinches you it will hurt. A lot! For now, it is okay to pick him up by his shell....

Hermit Crabs: My hermit Crabs, hermit crabs, earth forest
hermit crabs, earth forest, pinches: Dear Bob, thank you for your question. The crabs should definitely have enough substrate to bury in, if they are not able to dig down to molt, they are forced to molt topside and this can kill them because it s so much stress. You can use playsand or coconut...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab, tuberware, little sand
tuberware, little sand, hot check: Check the shells, make sure there s nothing in them that can be irritating. They also go naked when the temperature is too hot. Check your gauges. I wouldnt suggest tapping the crab on it s head, they are already stressed enough. Just offer more shells, keep...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab babies?, hermit crabs, tiny babies
hermit crabs, tiny babies, little creatures: Hi Olyvia! In the wild, Hermit crab females lay eggs that she releases in the ocean and they babies grow up on the tide. Once in a great while a hermit crab will make eggs and one or two times they have hatched but the the tiny babies can t live to get bigger...

Hermit Crabs: Is my hermit crab dead?, hermit crabs, plastic tanks
hermit crabs, plastic tanks, tank heater: scoop him in with the bedding his buried in into a critter keeper the plastic tanks with the plastic colored lids...doesnt have to be big, leave himw ith food in there for a few days if he starst to smell he died if he doesnt surface he is likely begining...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab......dead, food bowl, water bowl
food bowl, water bowl, oneday: Sorry you lost your hermit crab. He might have been stressed or sick. Sometimes these things happen, no matter how hard we care for them. What you can do, if you choose to get another one, is to make sure you have everything you need to keep them healthy....

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab is he dead?, dead crabs, dead fish
dead crabs, dead fish, brooklyn: If it smells liked dead fish then your crab is probalby gone. If the smell is a more chemical smell or no smell there is a chance that he is molting. Is he your only crab? Can you wait awhile and see, if he moves. It s frustrating but a molting crab can look...

Hermit Crabs: is my hermit crab dead?, dead crabs, hermit crab
dead crabs, hermit crab, shell: Dear Michelle, thank you for your question. It does sound like what fell out of the shell is the exoskeleton, dead crabs normally don t dry out that fast and they really smell. Freshly molted crabs can hide very far back in their shell, especially when they...

Hermit Crabs: My hermit crab.......Is it dead....., ebay store, cuttlebone
ebay store, cuttlebone, ebay: If you smelled the fishy smell, more then likely he passed away. It can happen and we can do everything we know that is right, and it still happens. These creatures are so very sensitve and sometimes go through terrible conditions before we get them home....

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab death, gallon fish tank, 10 gallon fish tank
gallon fish tank, 10 gallon fish tank, hermit crabs: Dear Kaylea, thank you for your question. A lot of crabs die in the weeks after yu brought them home just from the stress they had from being harvested, shipped and kept in usually abysmal conditions at the wholesaler s and at the pet shops. It s called...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab illnesses, hermit crabs, stress coat
hermit crabs, stress coat, tank heater: Kaitlin, I am sorry he will probably not make it. You need to mist him immediately. He is not getting enough humidity in his home. He is trying to make it himself.That is the foam coming out of his mouth....

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab info!, crab info, shells
crab info, shells, substrate: They don t pass away from not changing shells, since it was only a month since you got the crab it could be stress that made it pass away. For more information on PPS check out www.coenobita.org Theres a few articles you can read on it. As for the substrate,...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab shock or molting?, hermit crabs, emergency issues
hermit crabs, emergency issues, pale cream: It may have received some internal damage from the drop, especially if it was onto a hard surface. Dropping a leg can be from stress or an injury to the leg. If the crab has passed you will notice an ordor, like dead fish. It will be very strong. At this...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab size, hermit crabs, caresheets
hermit crabs, caresheets, forum index: Congratulations! They are perfectly fine being kept together. I have a few sites for you to look at so you can get an idea of what kind of care they require. http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/index.php www.crabstreetjournal.com Both have caresheets...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab wont go in shell, tuberware, little sand
tuberware, little sand, apparent reason: Pick up his old shell and rinse it out with declorinated water. Back his little tush into the shell. Once he s as far back as you can comfortably get him, THEN tap on the top of his head very gently. The goal is to startle him to create the withdraw reflex....

Hermit Crabs: hermit crab wont go in shell, tuberware, little sand
tuberware, little sand, apparent reason: Dear Desiree, thank you for your question. You are doing the right thing. Maybe transfer him into a bigger container if he has to stay in isolation so that you can offer food and water, too. Most crab that leave their shell and won t got back are sick,...

Hermit Crabs: What is my hermit crab doing??, hermit crab, latly
hermit crab, latly, water bowl: Sprayt down teh whole tank very well with a spray bottle like the ones you get to wet your hair dont use one thats had any cemicals in it it will kill your crabs very easily. You can get one at the dollar store...you should spray down the tank well once a...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, pet shop
hermit crabs, pet shop, abdomen: I d stop misting the crab, it may be stressing him out.There s a few reasons why a crab leaves a shell. Temperature is too hot in the tank or there s something irritating his abdomen in the shell. Can you give him more then 1 shell so he can have choices?...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, crab shells
hermit crabs, crab shells, substrate: Dear Jared, thank you for yur question. In my opinion, letting them run around outside the tank tends to be just stress for them. It s better to offer them a big tank with a lot of entertainment. Normally, you don t need to change the substrate after a...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, tiny bugs
hermit crabs, tiny bugs, ocean salt: It sounds like mites. Bath him in ocean salt water and watch carefully for mites coming out of his shell. If there are a lot or if you see more on him you will have to begin a mite cleaning regiment. However, there are lots of tiny bugs that can live in your...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, fish stress, hermit crabs
fish stress, hermit crabs, stress coat: Nicki, Is your hermie streaking? Very important to get an assortment of shells in there for him Get some reptisafe or even water to spray on him to keep him hydrated. You should also get him some fish stress...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, egg layers
hermit crabs, egg layers, pores: Trenedy, They go in and out of their shells as necessary. Though I have had some that like to just change for the fun of it. Hard to keep track of their names then ..lol They are egg layers. Never have been...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, 10 gallon aquarium, hermit crabs
10 gallon aquarium, hermit crabs, paint chips: can i put my hermit crab in a plastic container You can but a glass tank is larger and it is easier to control the humidity and temperature. If your plastic container is a Kritter Keeper, I have known some people who have made that work. If it is just a...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, aquarium salt
hermit crabs, aquarium salt, water dish: Hello Jessica, A crab out of a shell is not a good thing! Try offering a variety of shells and see if the crab will go into one of them! You can gently rinse off the crab s bottom and gently put it into a shell too! If the crab is dead there will be a smell!...

Hermit Crabs: My hermit crabs, hermit crabs, pink legs
hermit crabs, pink legs, water dishes: Hello, your doing a good job alot of people have there crabs die months after buying them because they dont know how to care for them! The moss is fine, They sound like E crabs can pronoce or sepll the other I ll attach a linkw tiht eh names and the other...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, turle
hermit crabs, turle, hermit crab: Hello Rachel, Hermit crabs can be very shy! Some come out more than others...maybe try sitting quietly next to the tank and just watch your crab... He will eventually come out..they are startled by noise or people I think it is just a protective thing they...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, little bugs
hermit crabs, little bugs, apple tree: Hello large outdoor rocks can be soked in hot water and scrubed with an old tooth brush, Apple tree or other fruit tree brances can be cut and baked for 10/15 minutes on 350 don t forget them in there thou because they will catch on fire if left for too long!...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, humidity gauge, slime coat
humidity gauge, slime coat, hermit crabs: Here s a list of necessities Basic Hermit Crab Care Sheet The Hermit Crab Addiction recommends the following supplies for your hermit crabs well being. You may find these items at your local pet store or online. Please check the site http://www.hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, table spoon
hermit crabs, table spoon, fish tank: Hello, you want to get the fish tank salt(for saltwater fish) via a petstore...you can look around different shops if the one you choose doesnt carry a small pouch, You also need a reptile water condationer to remvoe clorine i ve nver used fish ones for hermit...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, style salt
hermit crabs, style salt, hermit crab: Nope, a crab that is molting should be left alone to do their own thing. They know what to do. Make sure after the molt, when they are ready, that they have access to fresh dechlorinated water as well as declorinated ocean style salt water. They need to be...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, good personality
hermit crabs, good personality, hampster: Hermit Crabs are fascinating to watch. New crabs will often hide for awhile to destress and should be left alone for the first 2-4 weeks until they are use to their new home and start to come out again. I think that they are very enjoyable pets and do have...

Hermit Crabs: How do hermit crabs have babies?, hermit crabs, tiny shells
hermit crabs, tiny shells, gallon tank: Okay, lot s of questions! LOL Do the babies come as eggs? Yes, the female lays eggs which she deposits in the ocean. Do they come as sperms? The boys do fertilize the eggs yes. Do they immediantly move into shells?? No, they live in the ocean...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs not eating/inactive, hermit crabs, stress coat
hermit crabs, stress coat, water dishes: From the info you ve given you have Purple Pincher crabs, they are considered the heartiest to keep. They are known to be one of the slower kinds of crabs. Not as active. However, your temperature is on the low side. Bump that up to 80 and you might see more...

Hermit Crabs: My hermit crabs are NOT eating!, land hermit crabs, salt water fish tank
land hermit crabs, salt water fish tank, salt water fish: Is the crab(s) actually in a fish tank filled with water and fish? If the crab is completely submerged and kept that way it s a marine hermit crab. It s hard to say. Is there a way you can take pictures and send them to me so I can verify them? My email address...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs land, hermit crabs, extra skin
hermit crabs, extra skin, substrate: Can you give me a bit more info on your setup? What is the humidity and temperature, where do you keep them (tank, terrarium ect.), what do you use as substrate and how deep is it, what do they eat and how long have you had them? I ll be able to give some...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, particularly land crabs, land crabs, hermit crabs
land crabs, hermit crabs, excellent photos: Dear Burt, thankj you for your question. The females hurl the eggs into the ocean from the beach and when they hatch, the larvae (zoea) live for some time as part of the plankton. Many of them get eaten at that stage of life. After about three months and...

Hermit Crabs: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, pitcure
hermit crabs, pitcure, whit: Dear Emilie, thank you for your question. I really cannot answer this for sure without having seen what you are talking abut. Hermit crabs do have additional legs on their abdomen that may look a bit weird if you see them for the first time. Here s a pitcure...

Hermit Crabs: MY hermit isnt eating., plain popcorn, salt butter
plain popcorn, salt butter, cuttlebone: Depending on how new the crab is, there s a period of destressing. They may or may not eat at this time. Keep putting food in the tank and make sure to offer a variety of foods to him. Try popping some plain popcorn (no salt/butter) and add it to the tank....

Hermit Crabs: hermit land crabs and rat poison, land hermit crabs, soldier crabs
land hermit crabs, soldier crabs, anguilla british west indies: Rick, Yes soldier crabs are another common name for them. I haven t been able to find anything helpful to you. Sorry, but if I think of anything that may help or find anything I will get back to you. I...

Hermit Crabs: hermit species, hermit crabs, pincher
hermit crabs, pincher, ecuadorian: The best kind of crab for a beginner is a Purple Pincher or an Ecuadorian and both can be found in pet stores but you will most often find the PP. Smaller independantly owned crab stores often have the E s. PP s are resiliant but often hide, E s are very...

Hermit Crabs: my hermit, humidity gauge, saran wrap
humidity gauge, saran wrap, day glo: Here s a checklist of what they need. The Hermit Crab Addiction recommends the following supplies for your hermit crabs well being. You may find these items at your local pet store or online. Please check the site http://www.hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum...

Hermit Crabs: hermitcrabs, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, cassie: Cass, Hermit crabs can be stubborn. It s great that you have offered her new shells. Unfortunately they will not change until they are ready. I had one wait 2 years once! Make sure you have shells similar to the one she is in and slightly bigger. dip...

Hermit Crabs: Can hermits live in an air-cond room?, hermit crabs, justin chan
hermit crabs, justin chan, cuttle bone: Dear Justin, thank you for your question. Air conditioning is not a problem as long as you have a lid for your tank or use a terrarium (sliding doors at the front) for the crabs to live in. They must have a relative humidity of 70-80% to breathe properly,...

Hermit Crabs: hoping for survival - then what, housesitter, exoskeleton
housesitter, exoskeleton, crabs: I thought I answered this one last night. I m so sorry! 1. Yep, and keep some of the shrimp in with that tail. Place it afew inches away where he can smell it. He ll make his way over when he is ready. Drizzle a little for an extra energy rush. 2. All...

Hermit Crabs: housing for hermit crab, wood shells, hermit crabs
wood shells, hermit crabs, local garage sales: It depends on the climate you live in. Hermit crabs needs temperature and humidity in the 74-82 range. The also are very vunerable when exposed to rust. So if it is a metal birdcage it may rust due to the moisture from the water. They need fresh and ocean...

Hermit Crabs: humidity problems in two hermit crab tanks, humidity gauge, humidity problems
humidity gauge, humidity problems, room humidity: Simple anwser use reptile bark chips with sand not sand and gravel....I m talking about the bark chips that look like stuff you d put in your flower garden not the bedding for hamsters. The bark has a plesent smell at lest to me and holds himidy levels high...

Hermit Crabs: Introducing a new hermit crab, tank mates, new tank
tank mates, new tank, neelix: Jenne, Actually the best way to introduce him is to quarantine him for 5 days and acclimate him to the temperature around him and make sure he is not going to lose limbs from stress or a premature molt.You...

Hermit Crabs: Itchy Crabbie!!!, land hermit crabs, aquarium salt
land hermit crabs, aquarium salt, proper temp: Hello Deanna, Congrats on the new babies!!!! Please rest assured it is nothing too serious. BUT I do have a couple of questions for you to ponder.. I will also include reasons for my questions and suggestions. 1. Did you bathe the crabs right after...

Hermit Crabs: ?????im getting mixed ansers, hermit crabs, ft height
hermit crabs, ft height, ft length: Dear Adam, thank you for your question. When a whole group of crab dies, this may have been caused by a disease - did you buy any new crabs or did they come into contact with other animals? Or did you change something in the crabitat or in the room where...

Hermit Crabs: im scared, home water filters, sea sponge
home water filters, sea sponge, tupperware container: It s totally normal to be intimidated by a larger crab. If you are worried about dropping him, place him in a small tupperware container inside the tank and lift the whole container out, that way you don t have to worry. Crabs don t generally pinch unless...

Hermit Crabs: I NEED HELP ASAP!!, moist moss, wondering what color
moist moss, wondering what color, hermit crab: The rotting-fish smell is the best sign. I wouldn t use the deodorizer, even if it says on the bottle it s made for use in crabitats. Hermit crabs are very sensitive to such things and it may be harmful. During premolt, the crab may become sluggish, dig...

Hermit Crabs: What kind?, tank mates, hermit crabs
tank mates, hermit crabs, small tank: Hi Jenne, First, there are several good crab sites out there. I, most often frequent www.crabstreetjournal.com and its forum and I have my own website that has a lot of care info at www.naturallycrabby.com Let me try to answer your questions, please...

Hermit Crabs: How do I know if it is humid enough in the tank?, land hermit crabs, water shell
land hermit crabs, water shell, humidity levels: Dear Courtney, thank you for your question. You need to get a hygrometer that measures relative humidity, I recommend a digital one because they are more exact that the analog ones. To see if the hygrometer is showing the correct humidity, wrap it in a moist...

Hermit Crabs: Land Hermit Crab...., land hermit crab, empty shells
land hermit crab, empty shells, empty shell: Hello and thank you for your questions, Are you very sure there isnt a tiny tiny crab hiding back in the old shell? hermit crabs shed skin and are smaller for a while before they reharden and get a teensy bit larger then move to a new shell. If you don...

Hermit Crabs: Land Hermit Crabs, land hermit crabs, food particle
land hermit crabs, food particle, mushroom food: 1. No, probably not a baby hermit crab because hermit crabs rarely breed in captivity and when they do they leave the eggs in the water dish (none have ever survived). Whatever it is I would remove it. It could be a mushroom, food particle or mold. 2. A...

Hermit Crabs: Leg fell off, harmful pollutants, types of stress
harmful pollutants, types of stress, high humidity: damp sand is fine, I keep my substrate sand castle cosistancy. Sopping wet sand can be a problem but damp is actually a good thing, helps them tunnel. As for ocean water. This one is tough and I will have to leave it up to you. Using pure ocean water (like...

Hermit Crabs: Lighting, hermit crabs, tank heater
hermit crabs, tank heater, ligthing: They definitely do. Crabs need a consistant 12/12 hour night and day cycle. Supplimenting your crabitat with a sunglo bulb and a clamp light will make them healthier and happier. I have heard from many many people that it made their crabs more active as well....

Hermit Crabs: Live Souvenirs, coconut fibre, hermit crabs
coconut fibre, hermit crabs, exo skeleton: Hello Sandra, hermit crabs should have salt water and fresh water to drink. If your crab was out of its shell and it is hollow then it is its exo skeleton. Also look in its shell to see if the crab is still in there. You should have some holes in the top so...

Hermit Crabs: Lost hermit crab, aluminum foil, place water
aluminum foil, place water, climbers: How long can they survive without water Not more than a week. and how would best be to search for it. Place water and a stinky food like tuna or peanut butter in the middle of a big square of aluminum foil, when they go for it (after dark) you will...

Hermit Crabs: Lost, aluminum foil, hermit crab
aluminum foil, hermit crab, stinky: Place a special stinky food treat on the floor in the middle of a large piece of aluminum foil. You will hear them walking on it to get to the food. Are you sure it got out? Sometimes they dig down and bury themselves and you can t even see the hole...

Hermit Crabs: what are land hermit crabs?, land hermit crabs, hermit crabs as pets
land hermit crabs, hermit crabs as pets, soft abdomen: THank you for your interest in hermit crabs, I will be happy to answer your question! Public awareness of hermit crabs as pets is growing, but not many know much about their nature, their place in the ecosystem and the means of proper hermit crab keeping....

Hermit Crabs: no legs no claws, hermit crabs, little guys
hermit crabs, little guys, pet store: This is a tough one and I don t normally do this but I think I m going to refer you to some links on a forum where I am an administrator. We ve had a few members over the past year have some little guys like yours and have chronicled their journeys taking...

Hermit Crabs: light off coloring, hermit crabs, petstore
hermit crabs, petstore, hygrometer: Were that that color before? It could be that your crab is getting ready to molt. You don t need to spray your crabs though, and really it stresses them out. I know the petstore may have told you to but they are wrong. Just make sure you have damp substrate...

Hermit Crabs: Can they live together?, hermit crabs, justin chan
hermit crabs, justin chan, ft height: Dear Justin, thank you for your question. Unless your tank is huge (from 6 ft length and 3 ft height and width upward), I don t recommend keeping any other animals with hermit crabs or cohabitating animals at all. The animals will stress each other out,...

Hermit Crabs: How long do crabs molt?, hermit crabs, gallon tank
hermit crabs, gallon tank, drops of water: Hye normaly dont stay in the shell long after moulting mine did for about a week and then was walking around looking much smaller and pink! Take him out of the dirt and place him on yuor hand if you feel movment hes alive...you can drop a few drops of water...

Hermit Crabs: i have lost my crab, tin foil, second job
tin foil, second job, stinker: That s a great method but you might try something stinker like peanut butter or tuna. Also leave water out for them as well. Are you sleeping in the room where the tin foil is? The second job is to figure out how your crab got out. Are you sure he is out...

Hermit Crabs: i have lost my crab, water bowls, dark spaces
water bowls, dark spaces, dear sarah: Dear Sarah, thank you for your question. Keep all the doors closed so that the crab cannot wander from one room to the other. Put shallow water bowls and moist pieces of cloth in each room, the crab may hide under the cloth to keep moist. They tend to hide...

Hermit Crabs: lost, cholla wood, dear fred
cholla wood, dear fred, dry sand: Dear Fred, thank you for your question. If the lid was closed at all times, the crab has dug under. Dry sand isn t ideal, but as long as the humidity is high enough (70-80%), the crab should be fine. I recommend moisting the sand, though, so that it s at...

Hermit Crabs: lots, coconut fiber, hermit crabs
coconut fiber, hermit crabs, dual gauge: Okay, then what is a good brand of playsand to use? I use the kind from toys r us, just make sure you are staying away from quickcrete or hardware store sand. Do I have to do anything to the sand before I use it or just dump it in? I dampen mine...

Hermit Crabs: Made a mistake, land hermit crabs, sea sponges
land hermit crabs, sea sponges, tank conditions: No problem! Welcome to the wonderful world of Land Hermit Crabs!!! They are a lot of fun and can be rewarding and live a long time with proper care.. I will be happy to help you! Let me suggest tho... to get at least one friend for your hermit crab, another...

Hermit Crabs: Males, hermit crabs, pores
hermit crabs, pores, shelby: Shelby, Of course they will. They are very social. Did you sex them. You have to check behind their last set of back legs. If there are pores right below then they are female and if not male. The more the...

Hermit Crabs: Misting Issues, drink sea water, hermit crabs
drink sea water, hermit crabs, brittle bones: Misting cannot affect thier health. Nor do they have bones,they have an exoskeleton. The sand needs to be sandcastle consistency, so they can bury themselves in it. Yes, sea water daily is a must!! If you ever go back there, tell the salesperson to do some...

Hermit Crabs: Molting, peeling skin, territorial displays
peeling skin, territorial displays, behavioral signs: MOLTING INDICATORS Here are the more common pre-molt indicators: These are most successfully used the longer you have had your crab and come to know HIS behaviors... Physical Signs: 1. gel limb development 2. Visible molt sac (on the left side...

Hermit Crabs: Molting???, hermit crabs, water dish
hermit crabs, water dish, exo: This one is a little tougher. The bent leg is okay, it s what they always look like. When you rebury a crab, do not cover him with dirt, his cave is a hollow one and he might not have the strength to remake the cave. Is your substrate moist? If your...

Hermit Crabs: Molting?, hermit crabs, pincher
hermit crabs, pincher, molt: Usually with a molt, the legs do not fall off but the entire exo comes off in one piece, are the legs hollow? If they are hollow it is a molt. If the legs have come off then there is something very wrong with your crab. What is your humidity and temperature?...

Hermit Crabs: Molting, isolation tank, tank mates
isolation tank, tank mates, hermit crabs: How many hermit crabs do you have? How deep is your substrate? With deep enough substrate hermit crabs can molt safely in the main tank, however if the tank is on the small side it is better to move them. I would put three shells in with him that are the...

Hermit Crabs: Molting, dangerous time, exo
dangerous time, exo, legs: The fact that she is digging down is a great sign. This is the most crucial and to be honest, the most dangerous time for her. I can t remember, does she have *some* legs? That would be better. Once they go down they don t eat until after they molt and...

Hermit Crabs: Molting, fish smell, exo
fish smell, exo, crabs: Many people have associated different sorts of smells with molting crabs, including a light fish smell. Keep a vigil. A stronger fish smell, no movement after a week, crab falling out of shell (I m assuming the exo is already off) these are the bad signs....

Hermit Crabs: Molting CRab, time aquarium, aquarium salt
time aquarium, aquarium salt, hermit crabs: Hello Again!! If it is water you boil then let set...maybe dump it out every other week, unless it smells...I use filtered water so it is always fresh but not everyone can do that...and you have had your crabs for awhile so I am sure they are fine! If you...

Hermit Crabs: Molting Crab, iso tank, miss read
iso tank, miss read, antennae: Hello Ray. You should take the iso tank and make it moist. Then use your finger to make a circle that is as big as the crab. A crab that is truly interested will dig and stay there for about 30 mins. You should check for other signs such as -does he have...

Hermit Crabs: Molting hermit crab, hermit crab, filtered water
hermit crab, filtered water, crabs: Hello Again, I know this might be gross..but your crab is not in good heath without a shell...take some bottled or filtered water and gently rinse him off...so the sand if off his behind(SOFT PART) and find his old shell and very carefully put him in it behind...

Hermit Crabs: Molting - No Isolation Tank, isolation tank, hermit crabs
isolation tank, hermit crabs, tank heater: Crabs molt in all different ways. I rarely see mine but the ones I have seen don t always do that. I would leave her be to molt the way that she wants to. If you want to add more sad, I would moisten it with dechlorinated water before adding it so that it...

Hermit Crabs: Molting Preparations, eco earth, egg shells
eco earth, egg shells, coconut fiber: Hello Sean, The conditions that would be great for a possible molting crab are 1.temp. of 75 to 80 degrees and humidity somewhere between 75 to 80 percent. 2. offer both salt and fresh water(filtered or bottled)Please use aquarium salt NEVER table salt(it...

Hermit Crabs: Molting, molting hermit crabs, isolation tank
molting hermit crabs, isolation tank, main tank: Dear Steven, thank you for your question. I m sorry, but it does sound like the crab is dead. They start to smell like rotting fish fairly soon when dead, that s the best way to tell. I don t recommend moving molting or freshly molted crabs. I know that...

Hermit Crabs: Mystery death, fish smell, mystery death
fish smell, mystery death, two different things: you say the humidity is 65 but refer to the climate as hot. The temp and humidity are two different things. Either way the average temp/humidity need to be between 74 and 82. A low humidity will kill your crab eventually because it s hard for them to breath....

Hermit Crabs: I'm introducing a new hermit crab, tank mates, waterbowl
tank mates, waterbowl, main tank: The important thing to do is ISO your new crab for a couple of weeks to watch for mites and get the adjusted. Often they need a good diet for a few weeks to make them feel comfortable and it will make them less competitive. I do give new crabs a bath before...

Hermit Crabs: We made a big mistake with our molting crab, land hermit crabs, fish smell
land hermit crabs, fish smell, dead fish: Sorry to hear about your crab. Pet stores usually don t have the correct information to give to customers. Do you notice a bad dead fish smell? If no, he may not have passed away. Molting can be stressful to them, and they are lethargic after molting....

Hermit Crabs: mating, hermit crabs, crabber
hermit crabs, crabber, hermit crab: Don t worry, hermit crabs do not breed in captivity. In a few instances, they have been known to lay eggs but even the most experienced crabber has not yet been able to keep them alive long enough to get them grown up. Even just having them lay eggs is very...

Hermit Crabs: missing crab, cave air, empty shell
cave air, empty shell, gallon tank: Okay, first I would dig that shell back up. When a crab digs himself down, he creates a little cave/air pocket and when we cover them up with sand we just can t recreate it well enough. Dig around in the surrounding area. Are there any pieces of exoskeleton...

Hermit Crabs: !missing crab!, hermit crab, half of the day
hermit crab, half of the day, nacked: All crabs are good climbers. If you have a hole in your lid big enough for him to get out and a way for him to get to the hole they can escape. If he is naked that is very serious. How deep is your substrate? Is it possible that he is buried? They often dig...

Hermit Crabs: About to molt?, water bowl, pincher
water bowl, pincher, hime: Hello Stephanie, The black bubble you are talking about is the molt sac! You crab is going to molt very soon! The crab should be digging under the sand soon! WHen it does...leave him alone...the crab will come up on its own in a few weeks ! Depending on...

Hermit Crabs: molt?, crab shell, tiny crab
crab shell, tiny crab, hermit crab: hello no hermits bury themselfs with there shells to mout...perhaps he went streaking and passed away while he was out of shell its quite common amount hermit crabs thou it had never happened to my 20 crabs (all were rehomed...not the pet for me they did...

Hermit Crabs: molting, iso tank, breathing hole
iso tank, breathing hole, main tank: Hello Jenny, If the crab has buried itself..then just leave him alone!!! If he is molting then it may be a few weeks before you will see him again...depending on size some crabs can take over a month! It is frustrating but in the end a beautiful crab will...

Hermit Crabs: molting, land hermit crabs, crab info
land hermit crabs, crab info, exoskeleton: Dear Adam, thank you for your question. Land hermit crabs only leave their shell when they are moving into a bigger shell. They stay in their shell during the whole molt, it may look like the crab is falling out, though, but that is only the empty exoskeleton....

Hermit Crabs: molting, cholla wood, iso tank
cholla wood, iso tank, water dishes: Hello, If you only have one hermit crab there was no need to remove him if he was moulting since there arent other crabs to bother him, Hermit crabs should be kept in pairs or groups they do not like to live alone, and yes the water is ok but get the bigger...

Hermit Crabs: molting, iso tank, water bowls
iso tank, water bowls, fake plants: I would check the shell to make sure nothing got inside there that may be irritating him. Your water bowls should be alot deeper, enough to cover the crab. You cal add a few aquarium rocks to the bottom, fake plants etc to help him get out. But they need...

Hermit Crabs: molting in a bad spot/loneliness for other crab, water dish, open hole
water dish, open hole, crabs: If I had a nickel for every crab I got because my other crabs were molting ROFL!! As for the water dish molter, don t worry about him. As long as there s plenty of support and you are careful you should be able to get it in and out without disturbing it....

Hermit Crabs: molting crab/fungus gnats, hermit crabs, flying insects
hermit crabs, flying insects, empty shell: Here s a site to check out for futher information. http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/ Are you certain the miolting crab is alive? Usually they do not leave their shell when they molt. Some will bury and some will molt topside, but their shell is their...

Hermit Crabs: molting crab, hermit crabs, iso tank
hermit crabs, iso tank, main tank: Molting is a very stressful time for hermit crabs. It could be that she was just too stressed to complete it. Unfortunately thats when many crabs pass away. May I ask why you ISO? I let mine molt in the main tank, as I feel it adds stress to them by moving...

Hermit Crabs: molting and dying, land hermit crabs, tank conditions
land hermit crabs, tank conditions, hermit crab: Hi, Im sorry about your loss. It could be a few reasons. Molting is a very difficult and stressful time for a hermit crab. How long have you had him? What are your tank conditions? This plays a part in it. Unfortunately we don t know all there is to know...

Hermit Crabs: molting hermit crab, crab info, hermit crab
crab info, hermit crab, molt: Dear Tammy, thank you for your question. Did your crab molt without burying first? That s always problematic and shouldn t happen, usually they dig down to molt. I don t recommend picking him up now, because crabs are very easily stressed out during a molt,...

Hermit Crabs: molting naked hermit crab, main tank, wet towel
main tank, wet towel, exoskeleton: Can your plastic box fit into the main tank where the humidity and temp are ok? If not try your best to keep the temp and humidity stable. Keep him where it s warm, wet towel over the plastic box will help with humidity. I wouldnt move him out of the box,...

Hermit Crabs: molting, exoskeleton, molt
exoskeleton, molt, shell: Dear Liam, thank you for your question. Yes, that s normal. The crab is probably still soft and the exoskeleton needs to harden, after that it will look bigger than before the molt. Leave the crab alone and don t pick it up or dig it up, they are very vulnerable...

Hermit Crabs: moss for hermit crabs, sheet moss, green moss
sheet moss, green moss, hermit crabs: Hmmm, it s hard to say without seeing what the moss looks like. Sheet moss, natural moss, hiawatha moss are all okay. Most mosses are. Spanish moss isn t though. The only thing to keep an eye on is mold and bugs. Now, most bugs can be beneficial but anytime...

Hermit Crabs: Need Help ASAP!!!!, small tank, shredded paper
small tank, shredded paper, spritzer: Shredded paper or several layers of paper towel will get you through until tomorrow. It s hard to say how they will do but it sounds like you did the best you could with the situation. If they are okay for the next week they should be fine although it...

Hermit Crabs: Need help, broken shell, hermit crabs
broken shell, hermit crabs, reserch: Dear Isabella, thank you for your question. A broken shell is not such a big problem when you have enough other shells that the crab can change into. It will do so when it feels uncomfortable in the broken shell. You may have come across these websites...

Hermit Crabs: A New Crab, tasty favorites, crabs
tasty favorites, crabs, shrimp: When a new crab comes home it often has something called PPS or Post Purchase Stress. It s normal but it is also a vunerable time for your crab. Always adopt a hands off policy for the first month your crab is at home. Try to entice him to eat with some...

Hermit Crabs: New crab owner, hermit crabs, iso tank
hermit crabs, iso tank, dry hope: I would certainly use the UTH even though it s smaller, it s always better to create temp zones anyway. Lights also help with temperature. Climbing things are a must. If you knit or crochet, you can make nets out of hemp and use suction cups to stick them....

Hermit Crabs: New Hermit Crab owner, land hermit crabs, food dish
land hermit crabs, food dish, odd questions: Hello Jen and thank you for your questions, Since you have a few questions I ll reccomend the best hermit crab site out there which is what I read when I first got hermits its great and answers the most odd questions, http://www.hermit-crabs.com/ ...

Hermit Crabs: New hermit crab losing a pincher & leg, self amputation, worst case scenario
self amputation, worst case scenario, stress coat: Olivia, This could be caused by several things. Stress could be one of them. He may not make it if this is the case. It could be self amputation because your other little one had ahold of him and he wanted...

Hermit Crabs: Newly molted hermit., egg shells, shrimp fish
egg shells, shrimp fish, fruits and veggies: Hello Renea, Congrats...on the newly molted crab. A few things that I recommend that you can do, 1.Leave your crab alone..he is very tired from molting (it takes a lot of energy to molt . 2.Please do not force you crab to go in the water..he will do it...

Hermit Crabs: A naked crab, crabs, shell
crabs, shell, greetings: If it s naked again, try the method that worked to get him back in a shell. He is vulnerable while out of a shell. There can be a few reasons why he left his shell. Too hot, stressed,surface molt. I would try to keep him isolated if you can, just to keep...

Hermit Crabs: naked hermit crab, butt end, main tank
butt end, main tank, exoskeleton: Okay, you ve got a lot going on in your crabitat. Let s see if I ve got your question right. 1. Yesterday morning you found a crab that was torn apart 2. You have a shell-less crab that you noticed last night 3. You isolated the streaker and he s not...

Hermit Crabs: naked molting hermit crab, glass cup, water bowl
glass cup, water bowl, stressful time: What are the temperature and humidity readings of the molting tank? Is he under water? Usually when they leave a shell it s becuase it s too hot or there s something irritating them in the shell. Molting is a stressful time for a crab. Some won t make...

Hermit Crabs: i need to know, coconut fibre, eco earth
coconut fibre, eco earth, earth forest: Dear Josh, thank you for your question. To molt, a crab needs substrate that s deep enough for it to bury completely, about twice the height of the crab. Moist sand or coconut fibre beeding (Eco Earth/Forest Bedding) are good substrates that keep moisture...

Hermit Crabs: I have a new Crab and he never comes out of his shell, hermit crab, crabs
hermit crab, crabs, shell: New crabs often take a little while to get use to their new home. For the first few weeks just leave him to do his own thing. After than, slowly get him use to you being nearby. Stand and watch the tank until he emerges once or twice a day. Does he have...

Hermit Crabs: my new hermie., aquarium salt, new comers
aquarium salt, new comers, wire cage: Hello Sara, Congrats on your new crabs! Well first of all sometimes a crab can be agressive at first..make sure that you are offering them some sort of protein such as fish, krill, peanut butter or shrimp . That may help! Please offer them both salt(use aquarium...

Hermit Crabs: new with questions, land hermit crabs, sea sponges
land hermit crabs, sea sponges, tank conditions: Let me begin by saying Welcome to the wonderful world of Land Hermit Crabs!!!! Also may I suggest that you get maybe one or two friends for your crab? In the wild they live in large groups or colonies of 50-100 and more and thrive with friends. You will see...

Hermit Crabs: new tank, spiral shell, food dishes
spiral shell, food dishes, new tank: Oh I see then yes 4 inches would be better suited maybe 4 1/2 to 5.....but you are suuposed to remove the crab to a different tank when its moulting anyway to pervent other crabs digging it up and harming it during that time so the crabs dont really need to...

Hermit Crabs: newly molted crab out of shell, hermit crab, exo
hermit crab, exo, fresh water: Your crabby is naked? If so, Take all of the available shells including her old one. Rinse them in dechlorinated water and put her in a tub with her shells and put the container in the tank. If that does not work after a few hours, you can use a more extreme...

Hermit Crabs: newly molted crab out of shell, shell question, hermit crabs
shell question, hermit crabs, water dish: Hello and your welcome, Yes she ll adjust just fine to group living...its much more interesting with multiples they make little sounds and can be seen gathering around food and water areas they also tend to stock pile in there favorite hiding spots. This Could...

Hermit Crabs: Odd Behavior, strange habit, odd behavior
strange habit, odd behavior, hermit crab: Digging is something a crab might do before a molt but also just for fun. Most crab enjoy digging for no particular reason (that we ve come to understand). Go ahead and let him do his thing, esp. if he is molting, he needs to be allowed to make his cave...

Hermit Crabs: Odd question =P, rock tumbler, hermit crabs
rock tumbler, hermit crabs, weird question: Jenne, I wouldn t put anything on them. It probably wouldn t be safe. You may be able to put them in a rock tumbler. You can get them at toys r us. I used to have one when i was a kid. You put rocks in...

Hermit Crabs: Odd question =P, hermit crabs, hermies
hermit crabs, hermies, weird question: Unfortunately there s nothing we can do that won t be risky for your crabs. The high heat/humidity will eventually make anything finish you paint on bubble and crack and the hermies will eat it. The only thing you can do is buff it with a buffer and no chemicals....

Hermit Crabs: Old Hermit, silly antics, hermit crab
silly antics, hermit crab, wonderful thing: Mari, I am soooooo sorry to hear about claws demise. I am sure he was very comical and full of personality. Mine are. I have a couple that to streak now an then and a few that like to change shells everyday...

Hermit Crabs: OMG OMG OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, cuet, loll
cuet, loll, thay: Brittany, You have a real shock coming when you see one change their shell....loll. If you can get them to come out far enough and can look the female has a dot on either side behind their last pair of legs,...

Hermit Crabs: Other reptiles compatible with Land Crabs, land hermit crabs, land crabs
land hermit crabs, land crabs, tank conditions: Hello and thank you for writing today! I understand where you are coming from and I wish there was a positive answer for you but unfortunately there are no other reptiles or animals in general that would happily live within the crabs tank. Unfortunately...

Hermit Crabs: can i have only one Hermit Crab?, hermit crabs, crab street journal
hermit crabs, crab street journal, hermit crab: In the wild hermit crabs live in colonies in the hundreds. It is not suggested to get just one. I would suggest atleast 2 and make sure they are the same species. I d also recommend that you purchase everything you need before getting your hermit crabs....

Hermit Crabs: Pickey about shells, hermit crabs, pickey
hermit crabs, pickey, shells: Hello Katie, Some crabs are really picky... Can you offer a few more shells? It is normal for them to keep trying new ones on.. some prefer their old one better! I have one crab whom I have had for 2 years and it will not change it shell! As long as your...

Hermit Crabs: Please keep me from killing my crab!, aquarium gravel, stinky stuff
aquarium gravel, stinky stuff, coconut fiber: LOL! I like answering questions, that s why I signed us to be an expert! Cuttlebone is an excellent calcium source. you can break off an chunk and let them pick at it or grind or grate it into a powder. Do you know where he is in the tank? You could...

Hermit Crabs: painting the shell AND hermit crab friends, hermit crabs, water dishes
hermit crabs, water dishes, pretty colors: Hello, no its not a good idea the humid invroment the crabs need and with there being water dishes in the cage the paints can wash off and poision the hermits, you genrally need two or more hermits are not solitary in there wild home and ussally live in groups...

Hermit Crabs: my pet hermit crab, pet hermit crabs, internal parasites
pet hermit crabs, internal parasites, pet hermit crab: Thanks for getting back to me. This is really weird, since they died at a comparatively long interval. Normally I d ask about recent changes in the tank or food, but this wouldn t explain why one died first and the other one several weeks later. But just to...

Hermit Crabs: Question, land hermit crabs, hermit crab
land hermit crabs, hermit crab, question question: Thank you for the kind words. Hermit crabs do indeed poop and pee. Here s a great article on how hermit crabs poop. http://www.crabbytalk.com/01112006/hermit-crab-care-do-hermit-crabs-poop/ Enjoy! And you are correct about asking questions! Never stop...

Hermit Crabs: Question, ebay store, hermit crab
ebay store, hermit crab, ebay: Hello Kathy, I think you have me confused with someone else. My name is Vicki and I run The Hermit Crab Addiction site and an Ebay store called The Addiction. I m a member of CSJ s sister sites which is the Crustacean Coalition. I also belong to a few other...

Hermit Crabs: Quiet hermie, gallon tanks, random reason
gallon tanks, random reason, watt lamp: Your best option right now is to get him a good dayglo light. Match the wattage to the gallons of your tank. So a 40 gallon tanks would use a 30-45 watt lamp. You will be amazed at the difference in activity. You say that your temp/humidity is good, just a...

Hermit Crabs: question, wierd question, hermit crab
wierd question, hermit crab, pet store: What made you think that he died? I know this seems like a wierd question but sometimes they appear dead but they are actually molting. Another thing that might help me give you the best answer is if you could tell me what your humidity and temperature...

Hermit Crabs: More questions, turbo shells, fresh fruits and vegetables
turbo shells, fresh fruits and vegetables, water mouth: Tapestry turbo is brown with white small dots on it here and there. I get most of my shells through trade. I make my own food and trade for other crab supplies. Pet stores sometimes have shells sadly from the crabs that have died while being in the petstore...

Hermit Crabs: questions about my new hermit crab, wattage bulbs, hermit crabs
wattage bulbs, hermit crabs, heat mats: Please try to remember to let him destress for atleast a month. That means all you should be doing right now is giving him food and water. Don t handle him right now. The possibility of him getting PPS(post purchase stress) is very high. The less you interact...

Hermit Crabs: Replacement of cuttlebone, hermit crabs, eggshells
hermit crabs, eggshells, rummage: Dear Justin, thank you for your question. Cuttlebone or another source of calcium is absolutely necessary for the crabs, they need it to build up their exoskeleton. Crushed eggshells or crushed oysters are good substitutes for cuttlebone, the oysters are...

Hermit Crabs: re, wont move, hermit crab
wont move, hermit crab, apparent reason: Hi, thank you for your question. Sometimes crabs will leave their shell even when the conditions are perfect, they may be sick and some do it with no apparent reason at all. Put the crab with a few shells, substrate, food and water in a small container...

Hermit Crabs: re, crabs, clam
crabs, clam, stuk: Hi, thank you for your question. It depends a bit on your setup and on the individual crabs, but they are mainly nocturnal. My crabs are active during the day, even sunbathing under their basking spot, but at night they become really active. Other crabs...

Hermit Crabs: Science Fair Project for Hermit Crabs, hermit crabs, science fair project
hermit crabs, science fair project, red claw: I have many questions to anwser in many pet areas so can not take alot of time anwsering just one question, Hermit crabs do change shells outside of moulting...when they find a new shell that seems to fit and is smooth on the inside they will change...you...

Hermit Crabs: Shell selection area, coconut fiber, terrium
coconut fiber, terrium, digging holes: You can put your shells up there but I would rotate a few down on to the tank floor to accomodate your reluctant climbers. That should work just fine. Digging holes is always pretty normal behavior. If you feel like Patch is potentially aggressive make...

Hermit Crabs: Sickly crabs, salt water fish, hermit crabs
salt water fish, hermit crabs, fish tank: Hello, THe best setup is a Ten gallon blank fish tank with a wire lid covered half way with tin foil and an under the tank reptile heater on one side of the tank, two dishes large but shallow with some rocks in it so the crabs can get out easily one has declorinated...

Hermit Crabs: SOMTHING SEAMS CRABBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, moist moss, hermit crabs
moist moss, hermit crabs, old tanks: The biggest worry about having them in a bin is keeping the temperature and humidity between 74 and 82 at all times. This can stress your crabs. Try to keep them in a warm place and add moist moss and dampen your substrate to keep your tank humid. That should...

Hermit Crabs: Species, shell change, antannae, orange eyes
antannae, orange eyes, eyes red: Congratulations! It sounds as if you have a Purple Pincher. You can assist in a shell change by providing different sizes and kinds of shells for him to choose from. Some crabs are picky, some will change alot. 3-4 shells or more per crab. There are many...

Hermit Crabs: very sad, hermit crab food, water dishes
hermit crab food, water dishes, shredded coconut: Bad conditions at the store can definitely lead to PPS. Overhandling an already stressed crab can also be problematic. I know that you have probably been told differently but you really shouldn t mist your crabs. Crabs make special mix of water in their shell...

Hermit Crabs: salt water, style salt, saline water
style salt, saline water, salt water: Hermit crabs need salt water for two reasons. 1. it helps them molt. They have a hard time with their metabolism without salt water. 2. They have saline water in their shells to keep their abdomen s moist. They mix fresh and salt water together to get it just...

Hermit Crabs: salt water needs!, saltwater fish tanks, water dish
saltwater fish tanks, water dish, hermit crabs: Hello, Both freash and salt water is a good idea I used both when I had a mix of hermit types and all of them went into the salt water dish as well as the fresh water dish. You need to use Sea Salt for saltwater Fish tanks via petshops....put about a teaspoon...

Hermit Crabs: shell, crabs, shells
crabs, shells, shell: Hi, thank you for your question. Measure the shell that your crabs are wearing now, from one end of the opening to the other. The new shells should be about 5 mm bigger than the shell the crab is currently wearing, although many crabs prefer tight shells...

Hermit Crabs: Again Out of the shell, warm tank, crabs
warm tank, crabs, abdomen: Hello David, Sorry for the delay in my answer i had a problem trying to send it! It sounds like you have been doing everything right! Some crabs can go shelless if they are stressed! Has your crab molted yet? Sometimes hanging out by the water means they...

Hermit Crabs: shell, water bowls, hermit crab
water bowls, hermit crab, substrate: With good humidity and temperature he can do well for several days. However, if he voluntarily came out of his shell, that may mean that something larger is wrong with your crab. What is your humidity/temp? What do you feed them? Do you offer water bowls?...

Hermit Crabs: shell changing, stress coat, empty shell
stress coat, empty shell, hermit crab: Rachael, I hope by the time you get this he has changed. They can dehydrate fast out of their shell. Make sure if he hasn t you are misting him alot. You can go get stress coat from the pet shop and wet his...

Hermit Crabs: He is out of his shell, hermit crabs, wood chips
hermit crabs, wood chips, sand wood: Hello, Here s a few recommendations for your tank. You should take the wood chips out. They suck the moisture out of the tank and can be potentially harmful to your hermit crabs. You can use sand, coco-fiber and moss. Those are all safe substrates. Usually...

Hermit Crabs: shells and climbing toys, flower pot, drift wood
flower pot, drift wood, tiny bugs: Hello again, This is normal from what I noticed when i had my crabs sometimes they moult and stay in the same shell I had one guy go to a new shell only to find his old one and move back a few days later! I guess its hard to get the right fit. Climbing toys...

Hermit Crabs: shelly, hermit crab, eggshells
hermit crab, eggshells, shelly: Hi Allison, Just leave the exo skeleton(crab parts) next to Shelly! She will need to eat them ! I would put a hidey log or a coco hut over her to give her some privacy! When you feed her add some crushed up eggshells and a bit of honey drizzled over the food!...

Hermit Crabs: simple recipes, crab recipes, simple recipes
crab recipes, simple recipes, unsafe food: I sure do! http://www.epicureanhermit.com/mambo/index.php There should be recipes there, if not atleast the safe and unsafe food list. You can also try my forum as people list what they feed their crabs as well. http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum...

Hermit Crabs: What species do I have?, spare shells, cocohut
spare shells, cocohut, hermitcrab: Ok from the pictures its hard to tell he looks like a purople pincher but I cant see the front of the big pincher in the pictures so if his big claw is purple he is a purple pincher. He needs a friend or two yest add lots of spare shells so they don t get...

Hermit Crabs: What species do I have?, cocohut, hermitcrab
cocohut, hermitcrab, small tank: It looks like you have a nice little setup there! You ve got a purple pincher or Coenobita Clypeatus. Neelix is a great name! I would get one that is the same size or smaller, not because of agression problems but because you have a small tank. They ll...

Hermit Crabs: strange behavior, butt end, special circumstances
butt end, special circumstances, strange behavior: When a crab becomes lethargic the best thing to do is to leave him alone. I would not recommend bathing crabs except in special circumstances. The same with spraying. You do not need to spray crabs. I know that petstores often tell people to do this but it...

Hermit Crabs: strawberry hermit crab house mate, land hermit crabs, air plants
land hermit crabs, air plants, poisonous plants: Hi, thank you for your question. It s best to keep at least two crabs of each species, there are some differences in behaviour between the species (for example, Es are often much more active than PPs). The size isn t that important, they usually get along...

Hermit Crabs: my strawberry hermit crab, coconut fibers, slow painful death
coconut fibers, slow painful death, purple coloring: Hello, Most pet stores dont take the proper care of all of there animals..the best kept pet stores that really care for there pets are small ones run by the people who breed the animals that are sold there....family ran ones. Moulting in every hermit I ve...

Hermit Crabs: Temperature, tank conditions, tank heater
tank conditions, tank heater, heps: Hello Crabs can lose their limbs if they are stressed out! It does not always kill them..crabs have the ability to grow new limbs ! If you did not have your crabs very long ...It probably died from PPS(post purchase syndrome) THat is where the conditions...

Hermit Crabs: Thers somthing wrong with my hermits crab(s), hermit crabs, exoskeleton
hermit crabs, exoskeleton, hermy: You can visit my website for some basic care info. (There s just too much to put here) www.naturallycrabby.com OR try www.crabstreetjournal.com for a TON of great info. The best food info still comes from www.epicureanhermit.com. Sorry about having to wonder...

Hermit Crabs: Travel, land hermit crabs, moist tissue
land hermit crabs, moist tissue, wild crab: Dear Sally, thank you for your question. Travelling is stressful for crabs. If you know any pet shops that sell crabs where you live, I would get them there. They are already very stressed when they arrive at the shops (after being caught, shipped and usually...

Hermit Crabs: Travelling, hermit crabs, glass tank
hermit crabs, glass tank, gallon tank: Congratulations! How long are you gone when you go camping? Crabs really need a minimum of a 10 gallon tank. Traveling with a glass tank can be dangerous. If you were only going to be gone on weekends it s perfectly safe to leave your crabs with food and water...

Hermit Crabs: Turning White, hermit crab, substrate
hermit crab, substrate, humidity: Hmmmm, I need a little more information if you don t mind. What kind of tank are they in and what is the substrate? What do you feed them and what kinds of water do they get? What is the humidity and temperature in your tank. With this info I ll be able...

Hermit Crabs: can't find hermit crab, fishy smell, best guess
fishy smell, best guess, thismorning: I have a few questions for you. DO you see the shell he was in? Did you check all items in the terrarium? My best guess is that he may have burried under the substrate to molt. Hopefully he took his shell with him down under. If you can, look under your...

Hermit Crabs: How to tell??, hermit crabs, water dish
hermit crabs, water dish, hermit crab: You can tell if it is a boy or girl if you flip the crab over and if it is a girl u should see two small openings. A boy does not have any. The openings are called gonopores. You can mist the crab with a spray bottle and give it a bath at least once a...

Hermit Crabs: telling the gender, dear emma, males and females
dear emma, males and females, bonnie and clyde: Dear Emma, thank you for your question. You can tell the difference between male and female when the crab is prepared to lean out of its shell, like when they are trying to climb the glass. Look at back of the last pair of walking legs: when yu see two little...

Hermit Crabs: I think my crab is dead but i'm not sure, dead crabs, internal parasites
dead crabs, internal parasites, crab info: Dear Jade, thank you for your question. It s sometimes very hard to tell if a crab is dead. The only way to tell for sure is to wait until it smells - dead crabs have a strong smell of rotting fish. If you have bought that crab in the last two months or...

Hermit Crabs: I think my hermit crab is dead, fish smell, fishy smell
fish smell, fishy smell, dead fish: Usually when a crab is out of his shell it s due to there being something in the shell thats irritating his abdomen or the temperature is too hot and he s trying to cool off. So check the shell he was in, and the other shells. Make sure you boil them for 5...

Hermit Crabs: i think my land crabe is made at me, land hermit crabs, crabe
land hermit crabs, crabe, pinches: Hello Erin, I don t think that your crab is mad at you. Some crabs do not like to be held and can be shy! Just give it some time to get use to you. It does hurt when you get pinched, so be careful how you hold your crab...they do not mean to hurt you..they...

Hermit Crabs: topside molting, hermit crabs, 10 gallon tank
hermit crabs, 10 gallon tank, exoskeleton: Additional Notes: I answered each of your questions (except the misting, now that I look back, misting is fine though). If you have additional questions please feel free to ask them. It s always easier to give specific advice after a few back and forth questions...

Hermit Crabs: What type of cuttlebone?, hermit crabs, cuttlebone
hermit crabs, cuttlebone, herps: Dear Justin, thank you for your question. The cuttlebone for birds is the same as the cuttlebone for crabs (or herps or any other animal). Cuttlebone is the skeleton of cuttlefish - here s a picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cuttlefish_by_cx_ed.jpg...

Hermit Crabs: Water, sea water salinity, fresh water pond
sea water salinity, fresh water pond, stress coat: Okay, let me break it down. Ideally your water dishes would both be big enough for the crab to get their shells in half way. The onlytime you really need a pond is if you have a Strawberry crab (Perlatus). The need to be able to mix the salinity of their...

Hermit Crabs: Water, wet sponge, tap water
wet sponge, tap water, hermit crab: Hello Danielle, WOW!! Congrats on keeping your crab for so long!!! You can get him a friend if you want to.. He has been fine alone it sounds..so really the choice is up to you! In my opinion I would soak the sponge in dechlorinated water but that is up to...

Hermit Crabs: Something Weird?, tank mates, tuna fish
tank mates, tuna fish, something weird: Justin, He may have PPS. Try a little tuna fish. Don t leave it in over night it may bring him out let him meet his tank mates and loosen up. There is something wrong... did you quarantine him first and...

Hermit Crabs: Wetting sand, moist substrate, sand substrates
moist substrate, sand substrates, saran wrap: Not only is it okay, I recommend it. The moist (sand castle consistancy) sand will help when they make tunnels and cave. It should be twice as deep as your onger crab. With plastic cages (or glass), moist substrate will hold moisture. If yours still needs...

Hermit Crabs: I want to put a few other critters in the tank to make it more lively., small bugs, power rangers
small bugs, power rangers, polies: Hello Trevor, In my opinion I would never add any bugs or critters in the tank with your crabs! Your crabs will not eat them and the bugs could hurt the crabs! I am sorry you cannot coax a crab to change its shell! I have 2 crabs that have been in the same...

Hermit Crabs: water and food, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, fresh food: It is suggested by the up to date current hermit crab sites, to offer food and water daily. Here is a checklist of items and what they are used for, to help you. http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/index.php?topic=427.0 And here is a site for safe and...

Hermit Crabs: weird activity., water dish, fresh foods
water dish, fresh foods, other ones: It sounds like shell fighting. Do you have plenty of other shells in the crabitat that are the right type and size? Sometimes if there are not enough shells the new guy will get picked on for his shell. If you have enough shells then the next course of action...

Hermit Crabs: weird behavior of my hermit crab, hermit crabs, weird behavior
hermit crabs, weird behavior, hermit crab: Hermit crabs will usually not come out of their shells, since it s their only protection. Please check your gauges and make sure they are reading correctly and in the right range.Overheating of the crabitat can make them want to leave their shell. You may...

Hermit Crabs: white and molting, glass tank, hermit crab
glass tank, hermit crab, white stuff: Sorry, I thought I had answered this one already. How long has his exo been off? If it s been more than a week with the exo off and you haven t seen any movement I would suspect that the white stuff is mold and that your crab has passed on. If he s still...

Hermit Crabs: white and molting, glass tank, hermit crab
glass tank, hermit crab, whiteness: Samantha, Leave the skeleton in there he will eat it. Great for him for calcium. He should come up soon.If he doesn t gently take him out and put him in a saltwater bath. I think the white flakes are just...

Hermit Crabs: A worrying case, justin chan, case hi
justin chan, case hi, hermit crab: Hi, Are you sure it s worms? Could it be mites? If they are mites it can be harmful to the other crabs. Here is alink, please visit it, as it has information about bugs in the crab tanks. http://hermitcrabaddiction.net/forum/index.php?topic=166.0 I would...

Hermit Crabs: Me...Again, hermit crabs, hermit crab
hermit crabs, hermit crab, shells: I don t have pictures, but there is a site that does http://www.crabstreetjournal.com/ Hermit crabs can be very specific about the shells they choose. You should have 3-4 shells per crab. Get a few that are alike so that it will cut down on fights. ...

Hermit Crabs: So..., hermit crabs, tank conditions
hermit crabs, tank conditions, faq section: You are welcome! Hermit crab can live 20 years+ in captivity. It all depends on their stress and tank conditions. There is so much information about what you can and can t do for hermit crabs to list here. I would suggest going to this site and taking...

Hermit Crabs: Should I get another one?, gallon fish tanks, gallon fish tank
gallon fish tanks, gallon fish tank, hermit crabs: just read your comments, well just for everyone to know you Can get ten gallno Blank tanks for 10-15 bucks and teh cover for around the same price...the wire screen covers for reptiles, these are of course canadian prices because I ve never been anywhere...

Hermit Crabs: It came in and came out!!!! what do i do?, hermit crabs, having babies
hermit crabs, having babies, answer asap: What is the temperature in your tank? Are you handling them? Both of these can play a part in why your crabs are nude and dropping limbs. Stress is the major factor for limb loss. Can you copy and paste these questions and put in your answers? Template:...

Hermit Crabs: ?, coconut fibre, hermit crabs
coconut fibre, hermit crabs, playsand: Dear Gonzalo, thank you for your question. Hermit crabs can live up to 50 years. There are two crabs that have been with their owner for more than 30 years. For bedding, you can use sand - playsand is fine, just wash it and bake it - or coconut fibre bedding:...

Hermit Crabs: ???, hermit crab, crabs
hermit crab, crabs, good luck: A hermit crab s legs only fall off when they are under some sort of stress. This could be from the cat or from being left out of the cage for too long. Some crabs do not react well to being handled. I would give your crabs some hands-off time, around 2 weeks...

Hermit Crabs: ..., land hermit crabs, hermit crab facts
land hermit crabs, hermit crab facts, exo skeleton: Well you definatly can be with hermit crabs all the time, but there are certain times they shloud not be handled and are mostly a look at type of animals at those times. You shloudn t travel with them or anyhting liek that but can be very enjoyable at all...

High School Life: 2 dreams about the same guy, dream thing, 3rd period
dream thing, 3rd period, cute guys: Hey :) Hmm, this is tricky, I m guessing you don t know whether it is what you want or not? Ok, first things first, you have to decide whether its merely a dream, or whether it is something that you want in the waking world too. Once you have decided that,...

High School Life: My 2 friends hate eachother, thier friends, 2 friends
thier friends, 2 friends, eather: Tell them both that if they can be friends with each other or even get along then tell them that you don t want to be friends with eather of them. If they not want to get along there is no reason why you have to be misable because they don t want to get along...

High School Life: Boy, confrentation, question thanks
confrentation, question thanks, word of mouth: Al, Okay, I m positive on this one. You have to go up to this guy and just start a conversation with him...then slip in By the way, *insert name here* told me you fancied me. Is that true? . That way he can t dodge the question at all, because it s so...

High School Life: cant start a convorsation, wut, homework
wut, homework, imagination: There are plenty of ways to start a conversation! The topic that most people use to spark a conversation is the weather. Make comments on the weather. You can also ask how the other person s doing. Comment on what they wear. Talk about a certain homework,...

High School Life: Ex best friend, dumb friend, friend ship
dumb friend, friend ship, social group: I think that by being a little distant, things will fall into place. You have to get over her! if she doesnt want to be with you then you will have to accept that. If you distance yourself from her, you will become increasingly independent and no longer dependent...

High School Life: Friends, confidence level, american eagle
confidence level, american eagle, losing weight: I have many tips on how to get a good friend. 1) Seek new friends 2) Do not hang out with people that make you feel bad about yourself 3) Build your confidence level up sweety! Who cares about losing weight?!?! Friends should accept you regardless of...

High School Life: Friends... or more?, confusing place, story changes
confusing place, story changes, being friends: I would say that you just go back to being friends for right now. If you got back into a relationship with her right now it would be extremely difficult for her to stay faithful and sane. She is in a confusing place right now and I think that the best way...

High School Life: questions to ask, proof plan, awkard
High School Life: questions to ask, proof plan, awkard, ruin

High School Life: want to ask a girl out, i just want to make sure there are no mixed signals, yourdays, luck man
High School Life: want to ask a girl out, i just want to make sure there are no mixed signals, yourdays, luck man, go ballistic

High School Life: hey, physics teacher, answer asap
physics teacher, answer asap, parent teachers: Ok here for your first problem study get the answers he looking for if your teacher wants to call on you then give him the answer and no just a answer but the right answer. study tips don t study after school never do that do it about 1 to 2 hrs after you...

High School Life: Prom Date Problem, local community college, homework assignment
local community college, homework assignment, older guys: YOU are the only person who can change your life around. Everyone gets so nervous about talking to other boys but in reality, they are just as nervous to talk to girls. This week you have a homework assignment from me (HAHA) I want you to go to class at the...

High School Life: questions to ask, girls and boys, good qualities
girls and boys, good qualities, best of friends: It sounds that she likes you too. Actually, the best thing to do is to be straightforward. Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to relationships. I would suggest to tell her how you really feel. Don t go right out and say You wanna go out with...

High School Life: Rejecting a Crush, being a gentlemen, entire school
being a gentlemen, entire school, sweet guy: First off I would like to say that you sound like a sweet guy for wanting to not hurt this girls feelings! Most guys would make a huge deal out of this crush and make her feel bad about herself. What you need to do is break it to her nicely. You might...

High School Life: Remembering, chemistry and biology, structure of atoms
chemistry and biology, structure of atoms, english literature: I have a hard time with History as well! What I do for memorization is to make note cards with all of the information you need. For example: get a note card and on the front write the date, and on the back write the events that happened on that date and look...

High School Life: Semiformal dance, formal dance, mutual friends
formal dance, mutual friends, enzo: Well that all depends. If she already wants to go with someone else to a dance, then she will probably wait for that person to ask her. However, if you start talking to her a little bit more, she wouldnt be able to say no because you are being persistant....

High School Life: Valentines day., hole punch, sporting goods store
hole punch, sporting goods store, mix tape: Make him a mix tape of all of the songs that remind you of him. When you have the CD made find the lyrics to every song on the CD. Then print out all of the lyrics and 3 hole punch the pages and tie them together with some ribbons! I did that for my boyfriend...

High School Life: want to ask a girl out, i just want to make sure there are no mixed signals, broom ball, mixed signals
broom ball, mixed signals, go cart: Hey Trent Well, if you re asking her out tomorrow, then this answer is too late (sorry! I just started as an expert today). I can t read minds, but from your account of what happened, it definitely seems like she likes you. Of course, she could ve also...

High School Life: i want a girlfriend, million ways, girl friend
million ways, girl friend, girlfriend: I hate it when people say that they do not fit in because that is 100% false. You are in the same boat as everyone else in high school, trying to find your place in the world. You want a girlfriend, sooo....find one. It is really easy. If you stepped back...

High School Life: weedend with BF, least three times, parental supervision
least three times, parental supervision, ski weekend: Dont beg your parents. I think that if you would just let it go and bring it up again around prom then they wont be too cautious about it. They already know that you are responsible but they might just have reserves about being alone with him and some friends....

High School Life: make-up, how to do a smoky eye, liquid eyeliner
how to do a smoky eye, liquid eyeliner, pale colours: Ashley, For acne skin, try Clearasil Ultra Deep Cleansing Wipes. You can get them quite cheap in boots, and they should help. Here s my definition of how to do a smoky eye thing: Start with the pale colours on the inside of the eye, next to the nose,...

High School Life: 2 questions, whole 9 yards, exit project
whole 9 yards, exit project, life question: Hey Mary! It seems like the product is the same thing as an abstract or summary. I can t really tell you what to put into it, but I can say that no matter what your topic is you should be able to talk about it without the use of charts and graphs and things...

High School Life: Asking Her Out, homecoming dance, freshman year
homecoming dance, freshman year, something fun: Hey Duncan! I do think that she likes you, and yes what you did does count in asking her out again (but not all the way), that just meaning that you brought it to her attention that you would like to go out again. But something fun that you two could do...

High School Life: BOY, little signs, soccer practice
little signs, soccer practice, xoxo: Hey! Honestly what happened doesn t mean that he doesn t like you, guys are just like that. Even my boyfriend does stuff like that to me sometimes, so don t give up hope. Just keep trying to talk to him, and try to get to know him better. That s way it...

High School Life: What's the big deal?, sore loser, playing video games
sore loser, playing video games, high score: Dear Meghan, I think I ve heard from you so many times on this boyfriend :P The big deal is you were being mean to him. Simple. He didn t do anything wrong this time. He was embarrassed by his friends, so he asked you to tone it down a bit so he wouldn...

High School Life: bofriend troubles, getting rid of acne, building confidence
getting rid of acne, building confidence, exfoliating cream: Haha no problem! No one should have to worry about acne nowadays with modern medicine. Um, well it s up to you. How much do you like him? Cause if you really value your friendship with him then asking him out isn t a great idea, cause if he says...

High School Life: Is she going break with me?, little smile, wont answer
little smile, wont answer, love letters: Dear tyler, I m SOOOO sorry this is late. I thought I was on vacation but it turns out it didn t work :[ Alright, let s fix this. So it s been a week, correct? Things should have cooled down with her. DON T GO FOR THE PERSONAL HEAD TO HEAD APPROACH....

High School Life: Are we going to break up over something this dumb?, honest mistake, making love
honest mistake, making love, misunderstanding: Tyler, It was a misunderstanding. Just tell her that. You probably won t break up about something this stupid, but you will fight for a little while. It d be stupid to break up over just a mis-said name. I do it all the time and so does everyone else. It...

High School Life: Childhood friend, friends with benefits, childhood friend
friends with benefits, childhood friend, 8 years: Dear Tammy, I m so super sorry for answering this late. There is the chance there is something between you. Chances are he is noticing you and is looking at you. Who knows if he is developing a crush. He might be crushing on you. It s very sweet, but...

High School Life: a close friend likes me, homecoming, good friends
homecoming, good friends, feelings: Hey Luke! You absolutely need to talk to her. It s not easy when you find out that you have feelings for a friend, and when they are not returned, it can be very hurtful. So try to talk to her and explain that you like her as a friend, but not as more...

High School Life: Drama, purpose of school, favorite shirt
purpose of school, favorite shirt, kings and queens: Hey! I found this question, and I m not sure if anyone has ever answered you back, if not I m sorry, if so, another opinion couldn t hurt lol. Well high school life is filled with drama, and honestly the only way you can stay away from it is to remain...

High School Life: I don't know what to do anymore?!?, crap load, drama class
crap load, drama class, new boyfriend: Hey there Carly, I know highschool is a crap-load of stress. However, you DO have to take on a lot of responsibility. You have to get used to the work load your mom gives you because when you go to college you won t even have the littlest bit of help to...

High School Life: What's the big deal?, sore loser, superiority complex
High School Life: What's the big deal?, sore loser, superiority complex, video game

High School Life: an outgoing person with no close friends, new friends, best friend
High School Life: an outgoing person with no close friends, new friends, best friend

High School Life: How do you feel about the youth?, platform heels, 13 year olds
platform heels, 13 year olds, 15 year olds: Hi Mia, I Am going to answer your questions in order to make it simple to understand. No I do not agree that 12 and 13 year olds should have sex.If I say 14 years olds shouldn t that would b hypocritical in a sense because I had sex for the first time...

High School Life: Is my friend sexist?, having a girl, principal office
having a girl, principal office, meghan: Dear Meghan, I m SUPER sorry this was late. I thought I was on vacation, but I wasn t. Lol, so here is your answer. He isn t sexist AT ALL. He just wanted to handle it on his own. People want that independence. If I was a guy, I wouldn t want a girl...

High School Life: Girlfriend, hot girl, maturity
hot girl, maturity, compliment: Danny, glad to hear from you again :) Maturity-shmerity. You date when your ready, not by what school you are in. Dating could be more appropriate when your enrolled at a University, but if you really like someone, take the risk and ask her. Just wait until...

High School Life: My girlfriend making herself throw up because she wants to be a model, diet pills, girlfriend
diet pills, girlfriend, parents: Jay, She is 100% going down the wrong track. You NEED to stop her before she becomes bulimic. Tell your parents or a doctor. They will tell someone or call her parents to notify her and stop her before it s too late and it becomes fatal. Hurry up, save...

High School Life: Help, crazy time, favorite shirt
crazy time, favorite shirt, place where people: Dear Rachel, I know, drama does suck. I don t like it either! Why can t the world just be a place where people can get along? Answer, we can t get along. There will always be something someone doesn t like about someone else. If there isn t anything you...

High School Life: help please, sex addict, abstinance
sex addict, abstinance, candace: Hi Candace, There Is not much that you can do for your friend.She has different beliefs than you.The most you can do is talk to her and let her know that you are there for her no matter what .You also can offer her to go to church with you sometimes.You...

High School Life: What hes problem, silly string, sense of humor
silly string, sense of humor, haha: Haha seems like your boyfriend does a lot of not talking to you . Yeah, he should chill out, but you also shouldn t put him down when he s obviously pissed. Next time just apologize instead of telling him to get a sense of humor. Just call him up and tell...

High School Life: hey, baby voice, personal questions
baby voice, personal questions, first chance: YES. Guys LOVE to talk but they always feel intimidated around girls cause they don t want to look stupid. We re always told that we have to shut up and be good listeners around girls, so as soon as you get a girl that s actually interested in what...

High School Life: Insecurity, insecurity, popularity
insecurity, popularity: I would say it does have something to do with puberty, puberty lasts for a while man, I know its kinda awkward to talk about but its the truth. I remember when I started it, I thought my life was over when it started, but in time it slows down and you will...

High School Life: Issues Amongst High School Students, high school issues
high school issues: Hi Lorraine, 1. Drugs: I think drugs are a big part of high school, they are such a big problem with students and any student can get them. They can even buy them AT school. I have seen it many times. 2. Bullies: Bullies also play a big role in high...

High School Life: Issues Amongst High School Students, school students face, cause of stress
school students face, cause of stress, drugs and sex: Hey there Lorraine, I would say the 3 top issues are peer pressure, partying, and stress. Peer pressure makes people do things they don t want to do. Everyone wants to be the cool kid, the one everyone talks about. Who can blame them? TV makes it seem...

High School Life: Issues Amongst High School Students, homework question, academic pressure
homework question, academic pressure, high school students: Hey Lorrain! I believe the top 3 issues would be peer pressure, academic pressure, and probably beginning to seriously date...but before I go any further with this question I have to ask if this is a homework question, because to me it does sound like it....