Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Dec 9, 2012 16:40:32 GMT -5
Very smart of you to post this in 2 different forums so you can get more answers
Okay, here goes (I'll do my tanks in separate posts)
(*Disclaimer, the number of crabs I have in my PP tank is more than I would recommend to most people)
How many crabs do you have? What species? What sizes? I have around 17-20 (not positive since I got lots of newbies this summer so not sure who is who & where) PPs. They range from 2-3 that are small enough to fit on a quarter to One the size of a tennis ball. 5 are what most people would consider large with Gamera being a jumbo and the rest are all in between; mostly smalls & some mediums.
How many gallons is your tank? 55 gallons
How deep is your substrate? How many inches is the surface area? 10 inches, about 8 inches from ground level to lid but there are wall-mounted grass-mats, forest tiles & shower shelves as well as fake trees & sticks, etc for climbing.
What is your heat level? What is your heat source? It averages 80, but has been staying at 77 for a while. Zilla UTH on the back (size for 50-60 gals), ZooMed day/night bulbs as needed (in clamp lamps).
What is your humidity? What is your humidity source? It averages 85 but has been at 88 since the temp dropped in there. I have damp moss, 1 large pool & one small pool & use a TropicAire humidifier and/or a bubbler when needed.
How deep are your water pools? Are they filtered? My FW pool is about 3". The SW is a small GJ, so about 1.5". No filtration though I have used bubblers.
What is your tank like? (If possible post pictures) My PP tank is very foresty & everyone gets along really well.
Have you ever had any deaths? I have had 2 confirmed deaths in this tank. One had a bad molt in a previous tank & was deformed & later died. The other was a small new crab from bad conditions.
Do your crabs ever chirp or fight? I have never seen any fights, though my biggest will hog food & sometimes shove. No chirping I've ever heard.
How many molts have you had? This is really hard to determine. 8 of the crabs including my 2 biggest have been with me for over 2 years of successful molts in a total of 4 different tanks. This tank has been set up since Feb & as far as I know, everyone has molted successfully, the smaller ones 2-5 times since.
≈19 clypeatus, 4 perlatus & 8 compressus in 4 tanks
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Dec 9, 2012 17:34:03 GMT -5
How many crabs do you have? What species? What sizes? 9 crabs 5 Es & 4 straws. The Es are 1 small, 3 medium(for Es anyway) & one jumbo the size of a tennis ball. The straws are 2 smalls & 2 mediums.
How many gallons is your tank? 40 gallons
How deep is your substrate? How many inches is the surface area? 9 inches of sub. 9 inches from sub to lids with vines, cholla, a climbing pole to a bendy vine and a shower shelf with a pool on it & an elevated shell basket. There is also a fake tree, fake ferns, coconut hide, giant barnacle, etc They also have a bridge from the front to the back.
What is your heat level? What is your heat source? 85*F+ I use 2 medium Zilla heat pads (though I recently discovered half of one isn't working), one on the back right & one on the left end. I also use a ZooMed Day bulb and then the night one when needed.
What is your humidity? What is your humidity source? 85-90% I have a large SW pool & a smaller FW pool that is elevated & right under the blue light and also use a TropicAire humidifier and/or bubbler when needed.
How deep are your water pools? Are they filtered? No filtration. They're the flip of the PPs pools; the SW is almost 4" & the FW is only about 2. I have used a bubbler in the FW before.
What is your tank like? (If possible post pictures) This tank has a sandier, "beachy" end, a center....jungly woodish area & a shadowy back area at the other end.
Have you ever had any deaths? One since setting the tank up in April. An E died 3 days after a lengthy swim in the FW the night I set it up.
Do your crabs ever chirp or fight? One of my Es does chirp at me if I pick him up, but they don't chirp very often (though more than the PPs ever have). About a month ago, my smallest straw came up from a molt too early and he was attacked by the chirpy E. Hannibal ripped Dumpling's leg off and was trying to eat Dumpling himself! Poor Dumpling started chirping right off the bat & that's how I caught Hannibal in the act; it was the middle of the day too! Dumpling went into ISO for a few days before returning to the tank where he & Hannibal got along fine; just like they used to. Dumpling had just smelled too irresistible. They all get along well, though Sr (the jumbo) is passive aggressive at times; he'll move his butt to keep the little guys off the food or he'll block their path,hh. When he & Daiquiri first met (my biggest straw who I've had the longest at 1 year next week actually) he tried advancing on him on the cholla. Daiquiri just stood his ground; totally still. Sr was antenna-ing furiously & even started raising his leg. When he realized D wasn't going for it, it was Sr that walked around Daiquiri though he had to be sure & brush D's shell on his way by, lmso. Now, they get along fine.
How many molts have you had? In this tank (the crabs came from a total of 3 different places over the last year), since April Daiquiri has molted 3 times, the Es & straws all at least 3 times except Sr. He was freshly molted when I got him but disappeared about 6 weeks ago. 3 of the straws & 2 Es are down now. Daiquiri has molted with me 6 times in a year.
≈19 clypeatus, 4 perlatus & 8 compressus in 4 tanks
hello,wow,you have been busy,but my question is,in the first tank you said you have 3 small pp's and one medium pp with only 4 inches of sub,if i am not mistaken he (the medium) needs at least 6 inches of sub,im just trying to be helpful and i noticed that.its great that you have some Q&A but if you will look at Sach's adoption template,it gives these and more,its nice to go and read the adoption forum,happy crabbing:)
That's my brothers tank but thanks, we are getting more substate soon don't worry. Well it's half 4 inches and half 5 inches but we have been trying to find good play sand.
Have you ever had any deaths? Once I knew what hermit crabs really needed, I have not had any deaths outside of PPS/unknown causes from new crabs.
Do your crabs ever chirp or fight? No. Only once when I introduced a new guy. One of my old guys tried to take his shell. He was scolded and placed in time out for about 15 minutes - hasn't bothered the new guy since.
How many crabs do you have? What species? What sizes?
I have 4 (or 5) Varibillis crabs
How many gallons is your tank?
My tank is 90x45x45CM in size. Tanks not sold in gallons here but by measurements.
How deep is your substrate? How many inches is the surface area? 10cm deep SA is 4050 sq cm
Wat is your heat level? What is your heat source? Heat source is 2 UTH large on on the end of the tank and a small one at the other end just in winter. Black heat lamp but I think I will need to have it off most of the summer. Heat is 26-34c
Whatis your humididity? What is your humididity source? Humidity is 80-90% 2 fresh pools and one salt. In this warmer weather lately I have added a further deeper larger fresh pool but removed the small fresh pool as it was shallow and evaporating daily.
How deep are your water pools? Are they filtered? Not filtered. Both about 3cm deep. (BUT my crabs are little compared to USA)
What is your tank like? (If possible post pictures) Pure sand with 2 upper levels. One is a feeding station and the other has a fresh pool. Shell shop and climbing stuff. Mesh on the back and a2 different plastic plants.
Have you ever had any deaths? Suspect one did not come back from post purchase stress/molt... been gone ages and ages and I haven't seen him but not certain.
Do your crabs ever chirp or fight? My variety don't chirp. Have not noticed any fights.
How many molts have you had? Each of my 4 crabs have molted at least once. Suspect one has done back to back molts.
c. variabilis x4: Ginger, Mango, Fudge and Caramel Ginger has been with me since November 2011. Mango, since August 2013 Fudge and Caramel were adopted in about November 2015 from a local crabber along with Ziggy who was the mother of my first lot of babies but died about a week later. + about a 13 baby crabs as at 26 Dec 2016 (DOH 4th December)
Post by Ookami-Meggle on Dec 20, 2012 14:30:32 GMT -5
How many crabs do you have? What species? What sizes? I am not sure the exact amount, and like Sach says I wouldn't recommend the amount I think I have in the size of tank I have right now. I think I have about 20-25. They are all PP's, and they range from smalls/tinys to jumbos.
How many gallons is your tank? 35 gallons
How deep is your substrate? How many inches is the surface area? One foot deep. I am not sure about the surface area off hand. It's a strange shaped corner tank.
What is your heat level? What is your heat source? 79*-80*, Two heat mats. One is a zoomed, and the main one is a ultratherm heat mat.
What is your humidity? What is your humidity source? 79%-80%, The soil is the right dampness. It just takes care of itself I don't really have a particular source.
How deep are your water pools? Are they filtered? They are from one half and inch to about three inches deep from one side to the other, and no.
What is your tank like? (If possible post pictures) It is a 35 gallon corner tank. The substrate is the 5:1 ratio of sand to EE. I have one salt water and one fresh water pool. They have one large hide made out of a plastic organizer for desk supplies, one hide/bonsai tree, one "tree house" that I made out of a basket, fake plant, and cork round. They have a shell shop in the tree house, and many pieces of bark, and sticks they love to climb around on.
Have you ever had any deaths? I have had a few. Most were new crabs.
Do your crabs ever chirp or fight? They chirp, but never in anger that I have seen. I have seen no fighting in my tanks.
How many molts have you had? Way to many to count over the years.
-O.M. Turtle: Reddy Snails: Too many to count. Crabs: Caligula, Constantine, Berry, Lullaby, Rant, Mr. Q(aka Qwilleran), Capt. Peacock, Suri, Luce, Napoleon, Bonaparte, Rococo, Ducky( AKA Link), Cat, Lister, Rimmer, Milo, Marina, St. Nicholas, Cleggy, Henrietta Ed, Nora
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