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scurrie

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    3; 1 Calico Fantail (Pepper) , 1 Orange Pearlscale (Nugget), 1 Orange and White Oranda (Not Named YET)

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  1. Better set up the spare bedroom. I'm coming to Maine..Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk Lol I have a spare bedroom! If you don't mind a couple chinchillas and hermit crabs. And a cat tree Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
  2. Petco is having INSANE sales right now. For my store anyway, dollar per gallon includes 10,20l,20h,29,40,55. And then the double bulb t5 light hoods are 1/2 off. And all the light bulbs are on sale 1/2 off as well. Not only that but every tetra product is 15% off and all API products are 10% off. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  3. He also bought me that and a heated mattress pad. I found myself a winner Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  4. Guess who got this from her boyfriend for Christmas Time to start training :) Has anyone else used this? Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  5. You don't have to flip him upside down. You'll get pinched for sure all I do is hold him above my hand by his shell so he has to reach for my hand and then look underneath him. I always move my hand further away to get him to come out further. Works like a charm although my herms are so friendly now that they don't hide when I pick them up. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  6. Haley he's awesome!!!!! You can tell gender! When you pick him up, look underneath his shell at his legs where the segments join the body. There will be a lite brown dot on each side if it's a girl on the 3rd segment back. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  7. Okay I just thought of another question! Do you offer a bowl of fresh and a bowl of salt water? I was reading that some people say to do that Yes I do!! The saltwater is important because they can't manager their own ion concentration in their body. So they need both to balance it out. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  8. It's okay. I went back the next day and found another awesome one. pics soon! Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  9. Molting still freaks me out and I've owned for a long time. Especially moose because he goes down for almost three months at a time. And the percent I have no idea. I do salinity, and the salinity should be like 1.020 ish. That would be a half cup of instant ocean in a full gallon of water. So that's like, 16 tablespoons of salt per 1 gallon... So like 6.25% ? I'm honestly awful at conversations. I'd just go with a half cup per gallon. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  10. Oh and one other thing. Running a crab under cold water if it pinches you is a terrrrrible idea. It stresses the crab out even further and it can go either way; hell either latch on harder or drop. I always suggest getting the crab to a flat surface and just holding it there until they crawl away. They only pinch if they feel threatened as they think theyre going to fall or they don't feel stable. I've only been pinched once and it was from moose. He broke my skin on my pointer finger. It was my own fault though because he was hanging from the roof of my terrarium and I tried to pry him off so he wouldn't hurt himself and he didn't like that so he grabbed me. And whoever said they're escape artists: so true. I've had many escapees. Once I didn't even notice and I was sitting on the couch watching a movie and out from under the tv stand came my little ecuadorian hermit crab, dragging dust bunnies behind him. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  11. Hey Haley!!! This is so exciting!!! I've had hermit crabs for a lonnnnnggggg time now. This is what I also suggest for basic care; Tank Glass hood Depending on the size of your tank, I have a 40 breeder with 9 inches of substrate composed of a mixture of Eco earth and sand. I like the mixture a lot. It's like a 2:1, Eco to sand ratio. Then. I moisten with salt water to prevent molding. I have 3 heat sources: a heat lamp INSIDE the tank that I keep during the winter, and 2 heat pads on the side of the tank, partially next to the substrate but mostly above it. I keep the heat pads going 24/7. I have two large dishes for fresh and salt water. Because moose is so big I have to get everything huge to comply to his needs. And I put some pebbles in both to help the smaller crabs crawl in and out. I use instant ocean mix and just keep a gallon jug filled with it. It lasts forever. My food dish Is actually a large butter dish bottom. Again, large crab eats lots of food. For food, I do so many different things. Favorites are apples, grapes, sweet potato (both mashed and baby food), organic hot dogs (moosies absolute favorite. He'll grab slices and run with them.) chicken ham beef turkey baby food and also if I'm making any of the above for dinner I give them some before seasoning it, allll kinda of baby food that the ingredients are just the food and water. They looooove it. They like coconut, carrots, sometimes I give them homemade bread because they love it but that's more of a treat. Peanut butter, banana and honey is also another one I used to keep in my fridge pre mixed for a treat. I don't do any commercialized herm food. If you want something quick and easy, get repashy crested gecko diet. It's the best. Just make sure they're getting enough protein because if not they'll eat molters. You can do so many different things for food. Just google search it before doing it. For decorations I have a hiding cave, a couple of logs, cholla wood, cork wood etc. I put stuff in there they can eat as well as climb on and hide in. Then I do fake plants and fake flowers for more decoration. You can take things from your back yard as long as they're like oak, maple etc. nothing evergreen, it's toxic to them. And just boil it and make sure there's nothing on it for mold or anything. Shells: I have to special order shells for Moosie but everyone else gets craft store / Christmas tree shop shells. I boil them and throw them in. You can find nice turbo shells in those mags of misc shells. I mist mine a couple of times a day. And I try to change their food every other day. I'm not sure if I forgot anything but if you have any questions I'm almost 10000% sure I know the answer. Like Alex knows goldfish, I know hermit crabs Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  12. I just busted a gut reading your fish size description. I hope he's doing better, so sorry this happened! Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  13. Wow....very unexpected. My lionhead passed away tonight. I found her bottom sitting and very very "dusty" looking and she died not long after..... I'm very bummed and surprised... Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
  14. Luckily I have a good friend that can order anything I want but thank you! They're fun little guys. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
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