• Beth replied to the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 5 months ago

    Patchy was in the cave during the day because, he comes out at night!  Last night he was climbing around, had some water………….I smoothed out the sand last night before going to bed, I figured I would be […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    Patchy does not want to come out and play.  He wants to stay in his cave, but I took him out a few times and he walks on my arm.  When I return him to his tank, he goes into the cave and stays there.  It is very […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    The wait is over, he’s out!!!!!!!  He looks soooo cute!  He didn’t want the shrimp, he got a drink of water, and went back into the cave.  I guess he walked for a bit, I have to check the food dish to see if he […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    I guess they have minds of their own……………

    I tried to entice the little guy out from his molt, I thought maybe he would come out for a shrimp.  I put it in front of the cave, but I guess he isn’t ready […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    Yes, a surface molt.  Four to be exact.  He had a mountain of sand, dug a tunnel, then changed his little crab mind, and went into the cave again.  He lived in a large wire cage for 3 years with his prior owner, […]

  • Beth started the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    I have a little guy (quarter size) that has been molting for a month or maybe a little more.  When he started digging, I made him a “molt mountain”.  He decided to molt in his faux cave again for the 4th time […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Ashy crab? in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    Seasonal molts?  Hmmm……….crabs pretty much molt when they need to, I guess you can have “group” molts, but they molt to grow, not just because their tankmates are molting.

  • Never EVER dig up a molting crab!!!!!!!  Are they both molting, or just one at this time?  Keep checking on them, make sure they are not trying to attack each other.  But once they dig down, don’t dig them up, […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Salt water in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    I cannot use the upload for security reasons.  If anyone is interested, type in the search bar, hermit crab association instant ocean.  It will bring you to the link that shows how to mix different salt water […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Salt water in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    Here is the saltwater mix article, please scroll down until you see Instant Ocean

  • Beth replied to the topic Salt water in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 6 months ago

    Thank you so much for your input.  I should try to find that article again on the Hermit Crab Association.  It states of all the salt water products, Instant Ocean has the highest metal content, “something to […]

  • Yes, I am not thrilled with them, I don’t know if the info concerning salt water is true, they claim that Instant Ocean has more metal concentrations than any other salt water mix.  I have no way of knowing if the […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Salt water in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 7 months ago

    I just read something disturbing about the salt water I purchased.  I could not find Oceanic brand, so I got Instant Ocean.  I don’t know how old the post is,  from HCA,  but I read that this particular salt mix […]

  • Thank you!  All is well in crabland……….she takes two days to “welcome” Tiny back from his molt.  I just happened to be home, every time he came up, I don’t know for sure if she would really hurt him, maybe […]

  • Beth started the topic Salt water in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 7 months ago

    I have been using the same salt water for almost 2 years, and now I cannot find it.  I went to petsmart and petco, and was told the company that makes it was bought out by someone else.  I used oceanic instant sea […]

  • Every time my medium crab molts and comes up, his big female tank mate shows agressive behavior towards him.  It makes me nervous, I am afraid she will hurt him, when he  came up a few nights ago, I decided to put […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Ashy crab? in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 7 months ago

    My medium sized crab was under for 4 weeks and came up almost 2 weeks ago.  I noticed he didn’t look like he was quite finished with his molt.  He ate, and drank, and went to the other end of the tank and has been […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 7 months ago

    I have a 40 gallon for my 2 crabs, and a new little guy in a 20 gallon.  I am slowly letting all of them get to know each other before I put the littlest one in the big tank.  I want everyone to get along, and my […]

  • Beth replied to the topic Molting in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 1 year, 7 months ago

    You can hear their shells clinking in the tank, climbing on everything, making noise.  I love having them in the bedroom, that way I can look at them whenever I want.  I love them!

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