October 9, 2015 at 4:47 am #3713
Michelle – my new hermit crabs arrive on Tuesday AEST (Monday in USA)
I ordered 3 smalls, 3 mediums, 1 large and 1 jumbo!
I have everything ready for them now.
I’ve added a few things since the last photos.
I purchased two tubs for my fresh and salt water pools from my local discount store.
I bought a plastic tub that is 16cm high or 6.4inches deep and filled it with sand / coconut fibre mix.
That way I have deep sand on either side of the tank.
I also picked up an automated water container for when I’m not home during the day.
I purchased some gutter guard and put some coming out of the water dishes and into the plastic tub.
I bought some dried baby shrimp and some marine salt, plus some organic tropical mix with coconut chips, banana chips, dried mangosteens, mango and incaberries.
I ordered a free sample of mealworms at Martyn’s Mealworms site in Australia.
I was given a container of calcium supplement.
I think I am getting there 🙂
Photos to come!October 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm #3734
I have updated my tank today with a Reptile One Vine (160cm)
and some Sphagnum moss in a coconut basket liner
plus some in a shower caddy that has large circles that the hermit crabs can climb up and into the moss pit.
The wireless digital thermometer / hygrometer I bought from Amazon arrived a few days ago and is working well.
My hermit crabs arrive today 😀 😀 😀October 13, 2015 at 10:42 am #3737
So, when can I move into your tank?October 13, 2015 at 10:56 am #3738StacyKeymaster
Vanessa it looks great! I can’t wait to see the crabbies 🙂October 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm #3747
Beth – my husband keeps saying that lol
Stacy – they will be here very soon!
I will quickly take a photo of them before I put them in the tank because they will probably dig down for quite a while before re-emerging.
I already have names before they even get here lol.
Arnaliese for the hermit crab in the prettiest shell and Taleisha for the smallest hermit crab.
Dennis for a boy and Josie for a girl. My uncle Dennis made the retaining wall and my Aunt his wife helped me get so many of the supplies and is a wonderful support on a regular basis.
Julie for a girl crab and Bruce for the jumbo if it is a boy – after my friends Julie and Bruce
I have 2 left unnamed. Most probably based on behaviour 🙂October 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm #3748October 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm #3749PamParticipant
Vanessa it is looking great, I wish all the best with it. How about granchio, that is italian for crab.October 13, 2015 at 7:45 pm #3752
I didn’t even know that! (how to say crab in Italian)October 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm #3753
that’s a great name! Granchio!October 13, 2015 at 8:24 pm #3755October 13, 2015 at 8:25 pm #3756
the crab on the right is noshing on a hazelnutOctober 13, 2015 at 8:25 pm #3757
Just very quick photos taken with my iPhone
October 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm #3761
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How adorable are they, I mean really, so, sooooo, cute! Congrats!October 15, 2015 at 10:16 am #3770StacyKeymaster
Ness are you just beside yourself excited to have crablets again???October 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm #3773
So so excited I don’t want to go to bed, I want to stay up and watch their antics!!!
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