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by wodesorel
Sat May 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: I accidentally brought a foreign creature home!
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: I accidentally brought a foreign creature home!

Copepod of some sort, and unfortunately they are marine creatures. He needs to either go back to the beach or get to an established saltwater tank. They don't last long on land.
by wodesorel
Fri May 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?

Xenocrab wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Shipping animals is horrendous to me. Maybe it's just me, but animals are not meant to be shipped at all, in any way. Period. Animals and shipping = wrong. Adopt, don't shop
But you guys bought strawberries not that long ago?
by wodesorel
Thu May 23, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Websites that humanely ship hermit crabs?

I've shipped hermits to others, and have also recieved reptiles. If you are buying it in a store, it's been shipped in some way. The problem is that hermits aren't treated very well, as even the stores treat them as throw away pets. They should only be shipped overnight which is very pricey, but man...
by wodesorel
Sun May 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating pad or heat lamp?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Heating pad or heat lamp

Ive never looked, but do they make heating pads with thermostats? If not, youd be cooking the tank because the heat would never turn off. Not to mention, a heat pad gets a lot warmer than the traditional aquarium heater meant for that size tank. They do! There are several brands, and they are sold ...
by wodesorel
Mon May 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adopted some salt marsh crabs that will not live much longer
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Adopted some salt marsh crabs that will not live much longer

They are for sure fully marine crabs. They come above the waterline to search for food in the wild, but in captivity they require a saltwater aquarium. I too would urge you to find someone who does marine to take these guys, they still have a chance! Pet stores, aquariums, even posting an ad on loca...
by wodesorel
Sun May 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab got to hot came out of shell can’t get him back in
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Crab got to hot came out of shell can’t get him back in

While they will ditch shells when too hot, it happens in temperatures 100+. I agree it's more likely that everything finally caught up to him. All crabs are wild caught and treated very poorly before they are sold. Couple that with not having the right temperatures, humidity levels and diet and many...
by wodesorel
Sun May 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Power Out - Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Power Out - Advice

70 and above is perfectly safe!
by wodesorel
Sat May 11, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How do I know if my crabs are defecating?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: How do I know if my crabs are defecating?

Some are more discrete than others. With my Rug, the only sign of her pooping is a brown dusting on top of the sand. I rarely find whole pieces. My PPs though leave it everywhere! It looks like chocolate sprinkles.

Try checking inside extra shells. They love using them as toilets.
by wodesorel
Fri May 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Giving E's their own tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Giving E's their own tank?

I had problems when I had a mixed tank. I know a lot of people do get away with mixing without trouble, but I'd always separate by species when possible.
by wodesorel
Thu May 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: UVB?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: UVB?

Insects aren't known to require it, and because of their thick shell it's really unknown if crustaceans get any benefit either. They have completely different calcium channels than mammals and birds so don't require vitamin d to produce bone and calcium structures either. That said, they certainly a...
by wodesorel
Thu May 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: (Was) A Naked Crab~ Shell nowhere in sight/Partial Emergency?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: (Was) A Naked Crab~ Shell nowhere in sight/Partial Emergency?

I've had crabs get their shells jammed under the surface in decor and then ditch them to come up naked and choose a new one. Sometimes they panic and run around naked for a bit. That he reshelled immediately is an excellent sign, and I wouldn't worry.
by wodesorel
Thu May 09, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Another flood and -1 crab
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Another flood and -1 crab

It sounds like the one who passed had nothing to do with the flood. Dying during molting is common, and they can end up being found in any state from looking whole, to an empty shell, and everything in between.
by wodesorel
Thu May 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: ID HELP: Little White bugs everywhere! Edit: Also brown?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: ID HELP: Little White bugs everywhere! Edit: Also brown?

I can't make out the video perfectly, but by their shape and the way they move, they look like some sort of mite, but not food mites. My guess would be naturally occurring predatory mites. They will move in if they have a food source, like food mites!
by wodesorel
Wed May 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Mealworm Brand Switch Not a Hit with the Kids
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Mealworm Brand Switch Not a Hit with the Kids

Could be their diet, or it could be the species of mealworm. I noticed the really cheap ones from China are a different size and shape than the ones produced in the Americas. They smell sort of like peanuts, too.
by wodesorel
Wed May 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cycling Filter?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Cycling Filter?

No, the amounts are so small that it won't have any effect on anything else. If you use the Dr. Tim's ammonia you probably won't even smell it yourself!