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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:55 am 
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My birthday present from Ricks and Lewis :mrgreen:
Something i have thought of many times read up on loads of times but never really thought about getting but now it seems i have :lol:
No names so heres the lil hermies in there temp home till today























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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:40 am 
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They're gorgeous Shaz. It will be fun watching these little ones grow.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:24 am 
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Will take more pictures later i wasnt expecting them so had nothing in order for them but gonna go get a sack sand today and set them up properly :)
they havent stopped eating yet :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:21 am 
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Mine used to love fresh coconut. Stick a bit in with them, shell and all. It's great watching them scrape the flesh offwith their claws. It keeps them entertained for hours :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:22 am 
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cool i will get one when i go out :)
how much can i use does it go manky if i leave it?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:18 am 
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I used to shove bits in that were about 5 inches round (ish) and put the rest in the fridge to keep it fresh.

It does go a bit foosty after a few days, but they have usually eaten most of it by then and don't really seem to mind even when it goes a bit soggy.

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Is this ok for them? be honest if its not i will change everything empty bowl for salt water which im waiting to hear about on another thread :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Looks okay to me. I used to mix soil and sand in mine. It tended to hold together better when they buried. The substrate should be about twice the depth of the biggest hermie.

As for salt water, they do need it. A wee pinch of marine salt in the water is perfect. :D

They also need cuttlefish so they can have access to calcium as and when they need it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:04 pm 
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I have a health block coming tomorrow and new shells :whistle: and food :whistle: and some other little goodies for them so they need cuttlefish as well?
im putting powder on the food that right?
and sands 5 inches maybe a bit over that in places and thats more than double the biggest crab who i really do think needs to change shells as he looks cramped? but thats just me lol


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:12 pm 
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I always used to have a chunk of cuttlefish in their tank, as well as adding powder to the food. They used it quite often to be honest.

Never used a health block. What food have you ordered for them? :D

Oh, mine used to love the crab sticks you can buy in the fish section at Asda. Sounds a bit cannibalistic, but there is no crab in them. They are also partial to the odd prawn and just about anything else you lob in for them :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:54 am 
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Well they have cuttlefish and not touched it lol have the health block not touch that either i got the coconut and i did as you said they have a bit in the shell and some shell laying about just incase and they seem to of dug out lil hollows under the shell and hid under them.
Did she them eating a bit of that food wise i brought
hikari crab cuisine and crabworks hermit crab pellets and i ordered a few bits from that link sarah posted but they havent come yet.
Been given them a mixed batch meat and fish cat and dog food veg and fruit but they dont seem to want to try anything since the first night?
not sure if thats enough that they ate and they have been in the food bowl overnight it just doesnt seem to of gone down just been squished?
seen them in water most to be honest and i do wish that little one would change its shell its massive compared to crab and it weighs loads it must be like lugging 3 houses on its back but nope its staying put.


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they dont eat a right lot anyhow so i wouldnt worry .
i tend to remove semi eaten food rather than tidy up scraps
as for moving house , ive not had any of my 4 do it yet :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:09 pm 
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bah i brought pretty shells for them too lol
and i have been feeding them the dry in 1 bowl which i dont remove ( i will if it gets mucky) and the fresh food i put in about 8pm and remove before the flies get in the house in morning


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:52 am 
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wooo i brought a new shell from ebay dont ask me why i just liked it although was like a GAL snail the biggest one had moved in overnight so im guessing being as that was so fast they like that shape shell?
will get a few more that shape they dont like the ones i have i guess?
will get pictures of the new yellowish crab later lol


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Used to have these around a lot growing up, even had some at the end of the (enclosed) garden. We were about a half mile from the sea, and they seemed to be fine without any access to salt water. They did used to drink fresh from the pond.

Food wise they ate whatever was going, used to see them on roadkill sometimes otherwise just veg and coconut was popular. I wouldn't personally worry about special diet appart from calcium supplementation (the soil was rich in calcium carbonate, so they may well have ingested that).

Is this a good place to mention we used to race them and then use them as fish bait?

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Nice one Matt i dont think i want to use them for bait :hmm:
they have been in and out both waters well i see them in them look they hide i look away and then are out and gone lol


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I once found one living in a medicine bottle. Seemed happy enough with its "shell".

I didn't use him as bait.

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No different from peeler crabs used for bait over here....

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They're lovely - I used to keep these. There's a brilliant forum named 'Absolutely Crabulous' which I used to be a member of, they're a really fun group of people (like this forum) and they're full of advice & tips.

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