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by Silver Buttons
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Safe Food List from EH
Replies: 211
Views: 129332

Re: Safe Food List from EH

How about forsythia flowers and/or leaves? They are in bloom right now and I was wondering, but don't want to take the chance until I know.
by Silver Buttons
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is an Iso tank necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 2399

Re: Is an Iso tank necessary?

Definitely keep that extra plastic tank! You never know when a crab will get sick and you'll need to isolate it from the others. I have one that, I think, is about a two-gallon size, maybe a bit smaller. It's a plastic thing that's intended for small rodents, I guess (there's a circular place in the...
by Silver Buttons
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Found 2 legs on surface of tank tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Found 2 legs on surface of tank tonight

Were you able to find him? I hope he's alright.
by Silver Buttons
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Found Jasper naked!!
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Found Jasper naked!!

He had been molting in a corner of the tank, under the substrate, and I guess Beatrix smelled him out. She had been digging in that area the day before and I just figured she had found a piece of food or something. Turns out that Jasper was there, and the next morning I found him naked! He was still...
by Silver Buttons
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: I saw one of my clypeatus hunting isopods last night!!! :D
Replies: 43
Views: 4182

Re: I saw one of my clypeatus hunting isopods last night!!!

I was just thinking of hunting around in the woods as soon as the weather is warm, so I can find some roly-polies (I grew up calling them pill bugs) for my crabitat. I live in Arizona, which is generally too dry for them, but you can find them in wetter places like in the woods, under rocks and logs...
by Silver Buttons
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: puzzled
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: puzzled

Well, Jasper is definitely too big for the hamster tubes. I was thinking that one could the ends off some 2-liter soda bottles and tape the middle sections end-to-end to make large see-through climbing tunnels. But I can't think of how I would attach these to the tanks, themselves. Someone more inno...
by Silver Buttons
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: puzzled
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: puzzled

So I guess it's a good thing that I change stuff around in the tank frequently. Both crabs become more active when I do that, investigating the new set-up and checking out every corner. I wish there was such a thing as hamster tubes for hermit crabs! It would be cool to have multiple tanks connected...
by Silver Buttons
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Unexplained, Constant Chirping
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Re: Unexplained, Constant Chirping

Maybe he is sensitive to changes in air pressure, the way some people with arthritis notice an increase in pain with the change of weather.

I'm jealous of all of you with talkative crabs. I've heard mine chirp only two or three times, and then it was very faint and brief.
by Silver Buttons
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My poor little E "Bug"- UPDATE- She Molted!- Update-bad news
Replies: 63
Views: 18830

Re: My poor little E "Bug"- UPDATE- She Molted!- Update-bad

Poor Bug! I was really hoping she would make it, but I guess the damage was too great. You gave it your best shot, and took excellent care of her, and she seemed to know you were trying to help. ((((HUGS))))
by Silver Buttons
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I think I just saw my crabs doin' the dirty! BABIES!!!
Replies: 88
Views: 27574

Re: I think I just saw my crabs doin' the dirty! BABIES!!!

This is a very interesting topic! Enjoyed the videos of the crabs mating. How cool it is that you actually get to witness this behavior, and they have eggs afterward. Hope you can successfully raise the larvae to adulthood someday.
by Silver Buttons
Thu May 19, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Crap, my new E's brought in some mites. **microscope pics!!
Replies: 31
Views: 11814

Those mites are freaky looking! :shock:
by Silver Buttons
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: waterfall
Replies: 11
Views: 3114

That is gorgeous! What a great place for crabs to live! Does the water stay warm, or do you have some kind of water heater in the pool?
by Silver Buttons
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: My Jasper has died. Edit: No he hasn't!
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! HE'S ALIVE! He just dug himself out of the dirt!! I swear, I looked through EVERY INCH of the substrate and couldn't find him. I found only an empty shell, a bit smaller than his normal one, and figured that was all that was left. BUT HE'S ALIVE AFTER ALL!! :hlol: Well, he...
by Silver Buttons
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Are daffodils okay?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Thanks for the info! Glad I asked. I didn't want to take a chance without inquiring first. :)
by Silver Buttons
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Are daffodils okay?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Are daffodils okay?

A friend gave me three daffodils from her garden. They dried out nicely, so I'm wondering if it's okay to give my crabs a bit of the flowers. I didn't see thme on either the safe or unsafe lists. Has anyone tried them?