You may have luck finding Es where you find PPs. Or in small-owned pet stores. Straws I believe your only option is online, but make sure you’re very very very ready for them.

Anonymous: Are ecuadorians and strawberries okay in the same tank as purple pinchers? Also, where can you normally find those? Any special parameters for those guys? 

thedailyhermit:

protecttheamporas:

welcome-to-the-crabitat:

Technically, yes. Ecuadorians are easy, same car as PPs. Just (generally) different shells, and they’re pickier about them. Strawberries on the other hand. They are rumored to be more sensitive to habitat changes (no fluctuations in temp or humidity), they need a slightly different diet to keep their color, and its better for them to have more space (I believe its a…30 gal minimum for two?).

Anyone please feel free to correct me. :)

I don’t know about strawberries, but I have an E, and while he’s fine in the tank with my PPs, you’re going to need to make sure you have a lot more things for an E to explore/do. They have a lot more energy than PPs. Also, you’ll want to make sure your substrate stays deep. My E loves to dig, and has dug up one of my PPs who was molting before.

Otherwise, there’s no major difference that I’ve seen.

Es are definitely more energetic than PPs but strawberries are even worse. Straws are very picky, requiring pretty much constant 80/80 temp and humidity and a diet extremely high in a variety of carotenoids, including tannins, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin. I’ve had crabs for 6 years with a 30g tall and I know that I don’t have the expertise or proper setup to handle strawberries right now.

Anonymous: Are ecuadorians and strawberries okay in the same tank as purple pinchers? Also, where can you normally find those? Any special parameters for those guys? 

protecttheamporas:

welcome-to-the-crabitat:

Technically, yes. Ecuadorians are easy, same car as PPs. Just (generally) different shells, and they’re pickier about them. Strawberries on the other hand. They are rumored to be more sensitive to habitat changes (no fluctuations in temp or humidity), they need a slightly different diet to keep their color, and its better for them to have more space (I believe its a…30 gal minimum for two?).

Anyone please feel free to correct me. :)

I don’t know about strawberries, but I have an E, and while he’s fine in the tank with my PPs, you’re going to need to make sure you have a lot more things for an E to explore/do. They have a lot more energy than PPs. Also, you’ll want to make sure your substrate stays deep. My E loves to dig, and has dug up one of my PPs who was molting before.

Otherwise, there’s no major difference that I’ve seen.

Anonymous: Are ecuadorians and strawberries okay in the same tank as purple pinchers? Also, where can you normally find those? Any special parameters for those guys? 

Technically, yes. Ecuadorians are easy, same car as PPs. Just (generally) different shells, and they’re pickier about them. Strawberries on the other hand. They are rumored to be more sensitive to habitat changes (no fluctuations in temp or humidity), they need a slightly different diet to keep their color, and its better for them to have more space (I believe its a…30 gal minimum for two?).

Anyone please feel free to correct me. :)

wishingonawell: Your mobile top picture is really really nice. The best mobile top picture I've ever seen!! :) 

Thank you! I actually had to open the page on mobile when I read this because I wasn’t sure what was there. But yes, thank you! Its not my photo, but I thought it did fit lovely.

hermitcrab101:

hermitcrab101:

hermitcrab101:

Tomorrow I’ll be going through all the Basic Care pages to weed out outdated info. I’ll make another post or reblog this one when I’m done so that followers can check them out for the new information!

The first three articles on the Basic Care page have been updated! (Starting your Crabitat, Substrates, and Finding New Shells)

If anyone notices any broken links, or if a picture breaks, please let me know and I’ll replace it ASAP!

Food and Water pages have been updated.