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by wodesorel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Large Snail Shells?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Large Snail Shells?

Land snails really don't get that large. Japanese snails are actually giant African land snails (confusing, but invasive everywhere) so if he won't take those, that rules out the largest options. Muffin snails get that big, but the shells are a really odd shape. Freshwater apple snails (cana in part...
by wodesorel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: High Humidity low temperature
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: High Humidity low temperature

Humidity and temperature are linked, due to how much moisture air can hold at different temps. As your heat goes back up with the larger mat, the humidity will drop down again.
by wodesorel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Foraged Items Cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Foraged Items Cleaning

You don't have to, as long as you don't mind the addition of some bugs to the tank. Usually you'll get springtails by adding stuff directly, but they are beneficial to have around! If you wanted to sterilize, it would need to be baked or boiled at a higher temperature (150+) to kill off bugs and egg...
by wodesorel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: $1/gallon sale at Petco
Replies: 37
Views: 1231

Re: $1/gallon sale at Petco

When you go to clean the tank, I would recommend spraying it down with white vinegar and letting it sit for 15 minutes to loosen the buildup. Then go in with a razor blade and scrape all of the glass down while the glass is still wet, avoiding the silicon seams. Rinse very very well, and then wash/s...
by wodesorel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Chemical Fumes
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Chemical Fumes

I haven't had outright melting and smoking before, but I have had several lightbulbs go bad and put out a heck of a burned plastic stench before in my critter room. (Pretty sure I got a bad batch of name-brand LED lights, they all did the same thing over a period of two months.) Always did the same ...
by wodesorel
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Cavipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Cavipes?

Purchasing has been disabled for about a year now. If you follow through to checkout it won't let you finish. Cavipes are an actual species, but they rarely come up. Mostly the occasional crab in Europe. I had someone send me photos once several years of crabs I was convinced were cavipe, but they n...
by wodesorel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: why he is doing this?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: why he is doing this?

It's not that unusual for them to rest in this kind of position! It looks awkward but it doesn't seem to bother them.
by wodesorel
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can anyone id?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Can anyone id?

I have offered him/her many new shells as he does not fit in his/her broken shell. So far doesn’t seem to care for them. He likely wants how light it is, as it's easier to carry with missing limbs. He also probably needs slightly bigger, because his abdomen will still match that big claw of his. If...
by wodesorel
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can anyone id?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Can anyone id?

It may not be the first time he lost limbs, which can make the BP look even larger than normal. It takes several molts for everything to catch back up in size!
by wodesorel
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Re-Joined due to technical difficulty
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Re-Joined due to technical difficulty

Look like you changed your email address and I'm thinking it may have been entered wrong? I can get you back on with your original username if you'd like, just let me know!
by wodesorel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: $1/gallon sale at Petco
Replies: 37
Views: 1231

Re: $1/gallon sale at Petco

I don't know why those online calculators are always off! Unless I just always seem to find the bad ones. You are the queen when it comes to judging tank sizes from pictures without and dimensions! 8) Some it has to do with the thickness of the glass and the framing throwing off the measurements, a...
by wodesorel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: $1/gallon sale at Petco
Replies: 37
Views: 1231

Re: $1/gallon sale at Petco

The measurements make it a standard 40 gallon.
by wodesorel
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I report?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Should I report?

These look like marine hermits, and there is a good chance they are not babies but just a small species. I would still report if you have that option. It is likely illegal collection, but depending on where they are it may not be or not be enforced well.
by wodesorel
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?

There was an innate fear of all mints back in the day, but other people had been feeding spearmint and peppermint without knowing about it - and the crabs were fine. Crabs don't tend to like very fragrent herbs, but it doesn't seem to harm them. (I did food trials with peppermint and spearmint mysel...
by wodesorel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Live cricket in crabitat
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Live cricket in crabitat

I wouldn't be worried, just make sure there is always food available for it to eat - and it will eat the same meals as the hermits. Crickets are generally only a problem if you get a breeding pair, or you have an already gravid female. Then you can end up with clouds of baby crickets and those you w...