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by wodesorel
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Springtail pool party?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Springtail pool party?

Definitely springtails, and they can live on water. I have an enormous colony in my aquatic turtle tanks, they breed on the glass and platform and bounce around the water surface!

Generally they don't handle saltwater very well, which is why you are probably seeing dead ones floating around.
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pure ecoearth for substrate?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Pure ecoearth for substrate?

It's also a bit easier to flood, because everything tends to sink right to the bottom and overwet EE will rot from the bottom up. Just fussy to use, but definitely not harmful!
by wodesorel
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: White dots on shell
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: White dots on shell

The seashells they wear are borrowed and are completely dead and inert by the time they get them. Nothing that would effect a hermit crab would effect the sea shell. What you are seeing looks like damage the snail took while still alive and before the crab ever got the shell. Sea urchins and other s...
by wodesorel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cost of Hermit Crabs in Your Area
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Cost of Hermit Crabs in Your Area

Betta fish have gone sky high though! Our walmarts used to sell them for $4, but they all stopped. The local chain has their cheapest at $13 now up to $30, and our local shop regularly has $17 ones.
by wodesorel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cost of Hermit Crabs in Your Area
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Cost of Hermit Crabs in Your Area

My local shop tries to order in natural shelled smalls, and sells all their hermits for $7. She found jumbos at an expo years ago and bought them for me to take and she said they were $15 each, but we were really tight on money at the time and I know she felt horrible for them so may have "rescued" ...
by wodesorel
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: The Basics to Hermit Crab Care.
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: The Basics to Hermit Crab Care.

New crabs often die, they go through a lot and they are wild animals. Adapting to their new life in captivity is hard and many have been abused and injured before they ever make it home. Once they get through a molt or two, they are normally established at that point and live for a very long time!
by wodesorel
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Newbie crab owner: I think i messed up a molt
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Newbie crab owner: I think i messed up a molt

I use dechlorinated saltwater for the initial mix, but yes, all substrate must be moistened until it will hold its shape!
by wodesorel
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Orange/Yellow material in front of molter's shell
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Orange/Yellow material in front of molter's shell

It will look exactly like the crab did before molting as it's a perfect shed of their hard bits. Some crabs are lighter between their legs and on their carapace, so depending on the color, it could be the exo.
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Newbie crab owner: I think i messed up a molt
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Newbie crab owner: I think i messed up a molt

I've had tanks with just playsand for the last ten years. My husband even had to move a tankful of molters to a warmer room once, when our furnace was replaced in the middle of winter. Sand is an excellent holder of tunnels! I've found it to much sturdier than any mix.
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Maple leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Maple leaves

I've been tempted to candy my Japanese Bloodgood maple a few times, just to see what it's like. It would be very pretty and seasonal at least!
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What are these pink things in my cage?
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: What are these pink things in my cage?

If they are shaped like candy sprinkles, they are poop! It can come in different thicknesses and lengths and firmness, and what they are eating does affect the color. Mineral powders turns it white, carrots turn it orange, etc.
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Orange/Yellow material in front of molter's shell
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Orange/Yellow material in front of molter's shell

Is the part that you think is the exoskeleton still there? They eat their exo within a week or two.
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Maple leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Maple leaves

Maple leaves are completely edible for humans, if you like that sort of thing. Sugared maple leaves are a Japanese specialty this time of year.
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Fungus Gnat Infestation
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Fungus Gnat Infestation

Don't forget to treat all the plant's soil, too!
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Fungus Gnat Infestation
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Fungus Gnat Infestation

I have never used the mosquito dunks stuff, but I have seen others in the community talk about it. It could potentially affect crustaceans, if I remember right it can cause issues with isopods, but it's mostly just plain old untested in crabs. Only a few people have used it. However, I don't think i...