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by wodesorel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Live Mealworms
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Live Mealworms

I've done it several times, usually one crab crawls in and double claws the entire bowl.

Mealworms aren't much to worry about in a crab tank, they don't bury deep, they aren't known for going after live creatures, and they do very poorly in humidity as they are a desert species.
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Plastic Coated Metal?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Plastic Coated Metal?

Agreed, mine rusted through, as well as the crabs picking the plastic off!
by wodesorel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Hidden Preservatives in Fish Meals
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Hidden Preservatives in Fish Meals

Freeze dried fish and reptile food are treated with Vitamin E, which is a tocopherol.
by wodesorel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Bugs !!
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Bugs !!

I agree with GB, once a crab is dead it will attract all manner of scavengers. Do not panic! Only start to be concerned if you are seeing something on your live ones.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Flukers Heat Mat
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Flukers Heat Mat

@wodesorel - I have a question that doesn't really have anything to do with this topic. Sorry. But I know you're a reptile expert. My daughter has a banana ball python and her thermostat isn't working. She's in college and doesn't really have money for a herpstat, which she has heard is the best br...
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Dead crab?

I found an E that had mummified in its shell once at the store. It looked perfect and was wedged completely tight to where it was not coming out, but it was empty inside.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Flukers Heat Mat
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Flukers Heat Mat

I used the same setup in my bedroom which drops to 60 degrees in winter, and had no complaints! Toasty warm 80 degrees in the tank all winter long. I insulated with a couple pieces of cardboard wrapped in foil, over the pad and on the lid.
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Thermometer issues???
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Thermometer issues???

That's because there are little springs inside that expand and contract, which moves the needle. If they ever got dropped or shaken (like during shipping) they need to be reset by calibrating the unit. It doesn't mean they are bad or broken, just that they are reading off at the moment. The digital ...
by wodesorel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Thermometer issues???
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Thermometer issues???

I completely forgot about this thread, but you say there are certain accurite that can be reset? I plan to buy one this weekend FINALLY LOL. is there a specific model prefered? No, the digital readouts usually cannot be adjusted. You just have to remember and make mental adjustments for however muc...
by wodesorel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Trying to manage substrate moisture... Clueless
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Trying to manage substrate moisture... Clueless

Sand tends to dry out from the top down. You can control how much by lightly spraying, but be cautious of how much is sinking to the bottom!
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon: Unsafe?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Cinnamon: Unsafe?

😂 No. I suck at multiple windows on my phone. Sorry! There was another post from a bit back that also had some info.
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon: Unsafe?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Cinnamon: Unsafe?

by wodesorel
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Leaving for a Week and a Half
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

The biggest problem I've seen over the years with people going on vacation is lack of water. They can go without food, but they need a constant water source.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Is it eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Is it eggs?

No, because they will come right back. The tank is a perfect environment for them, and in exchange they keep mold and rotting food away.
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?

Both. Plexi is very sensitive to heat, and plastic does release dangerous gasses when overheated.