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by wodesorel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Chemical Fumes
Replies: 2
Views: 40

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: 213

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: 114

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: 265

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: 265

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: 103

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: 35
Views: 1086

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: 35
Views: 1086

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: 156

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: 149

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: 122

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...
by wodesorel
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: A hole in my hermit crab's back?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: A hole in my hermit crab's back?

Yeah, it's healed over. So this is a really common injury in hermits, and I've never found out why. I have had dozens over the years with this exact wound in various stages of healing. I think it's from fighting with other crabs - it's where another crabs legs would dig in to get a solid hold to des...
by wodesorel
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: I need urgent help with my snake! (Resolved)
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: I need urgent help with my snake!!! NOW!!! THIS IS VERY URGENT!!!

Reptiles can end up with respiratory infections at the drop of a hat. If it truly is airtight, it is not safe to use for any length of time. They need constant airflow, they are not hermit crabs. It needs air vents, period. I am also seriously concerned about escapes if you leave it opened. A snake ...
by wodesorel
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Late Night Ruggie Pics
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Late Night Ruggie Pics

Thank you curly!! very impressive! Do you put your camera into the tank? Do you just use your phone camera? These are through the glass, though depending on where she is and what she is doing, I can often snap pics inside. Using the regular Samsung S10 camera app. I think I took all of these using t...
by wodesorel
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Late Night Ruggie Pics
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Late Night Ruggie Pics

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