Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Photo of Hermie

A Photo of Tiny

Hermie-Up From Molt

As I went to check on the hermit crabs yesterday, I noticed that Hermie had surfaced and was inside of the crabby hut.  I picked him up to say hello and check him over to make sure that he appeared alright and after excitedly showing him to the hubby, who remarked on how large he has become, I placed him back inside of the crabitat and refilled the salt water dish.  

Today, during my morning routine of checking on the temp and humidity, I took note that Hermie had changed shells and reburied.

Tiny has remained buried, although, I have noticed quite a few "tunnels" throughout the tank, so either she or both of the crabs are coming up for the salt water and then going back down because lately, the dish is near empty every time I check it.

Friday, May 13, 2016

60 Gallon Tank

Last weekend, I got the 60 gallon tank ready for the hermit crabs to move.  I waited until they both surfaced and over they went. 

immediately (same day) buried himself and Tiny has been burying but resurfacing to drink a ton of salt water.  I have to replenish it pretty much every day.  I am keeping a watch on them, checking each day to make sure the humidity and heat are staying at the recommended levels and making sure there is a fresh supply of food and both salt and fresh water in their bowls.  I hope they are enjoying their new home. They have a ton of new space to roam.  When I see that they are both active again, I will try to come up with some second level contraptions they can climb on.
Side Note: Tiny has changed from her original shell into the green smooth chipped shell. This seems to be a comfortable shell for the hermits since there is always someone occupying it at any given time.

Right now I have a coconut fiber wall with a couple of plastic climbing branches secured together to give them something to climb on. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Update on Tiny & Hermie

Tiny changed shells.

Hermie is still buried. Checked on him yesterday and he looks soon ready to surface. :-)

changed back into her original shell 03/13/16 and reburied.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Goodbye Melly

Melly didn’t make it. She died. I buried her in one of my potted plants under the carport.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Melly is in distress

Hermie is still buried.   

Tiny is roaming about the tank. For the past few days, I have noticed that Melly wasn't doing a lot of moving around. She'd be in the same spot morning and night. Tonight, I noticed she was out of her shell!  I tried to coax her back into it after rinsing it out but she just crawled right back out into her hiding place under the coconut fiber on the castle.  Maybe the spiked shell is uncomfortable or too big to manage, so I got a smaller green one and tapped her claws gently until she backed up all the way inside of it.  I placed it under the coconut fiber where she was hiding and turned out the lights to give her a break. I hope she's still in her home tomorrow. I'm not sure what's going on with that. :(