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by wodesorel
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BLUE Antennae!
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: BLUE Antennae!

This was from xeno, not sure if she updated what happened
http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... 8&t=119349

And my guys, who eventually all blended in together
http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... 8&t=116734

I wish they would stay this way!
by wodesorel
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BLUE Antennae!
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: BLUE Antennae!

Freshly molted? He'll probably darken to a mulberry in a few weeks. I occasionally get vibrant molters like this, but its very random and never lasts.
by wodesorel
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Is Acetal ok for construction?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Is Acetal ok for construction?

When in doubt, check if it's reef safe. Corals are even more sensitive than hermits! Look like this one is known to be okay.

https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/acetal-delrin.255564/
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat lamp yes or no?
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Heat lamp yes or no?

I actually had my heat lamps inside my crabitats for almost 8 years, and never had a burnt crab.
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: can they eat garden weeds
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: can they eat garden weeds

There are a lot of safe edible weeds, better known as 'harvetables', but you have to be able to identify what you are collecting with certainty to know if it is.
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Defective thermostat for uth
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Defective thermostat for uth

It also depends on how your thermostat works. Not all are a hard on/off. Mine can do that, but it can also work as a rheostat (dim the power), and ramp up and down slowly. The basic models just switch the power off and on.

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by wodesorel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Keeping heat during winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Keeping heat during winter?

You'll have an easier time if you can save up for a good quality UTH. If online ordering is out, I personally use Flukers brand pads and I can find them at local pet stores. Price is about the same though. No getting away from it, but it is a one time cost which is nice. The Zoomed pads cannot be in...
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Side Mounted UTH with an insulation foam background?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Side Mounted UTH with an insulation foam background?

It probably will affect the amount of heat coming through, but with a good quality UTH that is large enough you may be able to get away with just it for heating, or at the very least a smaller wattage of bulb. I would sugges the largest Ultratherm or Flukers brand pad that covers the back. I'm hones...
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Maintaining good substrate consistency
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Maintaining good substrate consistency

I'd suggest just spraying it down with freshwater as it dries off. That the EE is releasing so much moisture is also what is contributing to the humidity levels and probably helping to keep it stable. That is one of the benefits of using more EE, the humidity gets a good boost - and it means having ...
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Defective thermostat for uth
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Defective thermostat for uth

It depends on the model and how much you want to spend. I use Herpstats which claim to be accurate to within 0.9 degree. Their cheapest one is also $140. (And they have a lot of other bells and whistles that made it the right choice for me.) Other brands that are very basic are not going to be that ...
by wodesorel
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to boil moldy wood...
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: How to boil moldy wood...

That it has a lot of tannins, and it is a normal thing to have happen! When I boil mopani it stains the pot enough that I have to polish it clean afterwards.

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by wodesorel
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Storage ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Food Storage ideas

That kind of rubber gasket flip lid doesn't work so well for keeping moisture out. I originally tried to organize my spice drawer with them, and within a couple months most were ruined due to moisture getting in. Was so ticked over the cost of the jars, and the cost of the spices!
by wodesorel
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Is this a good layout for PVC pieces for a false bottom?
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Is this a good layout for PVC pieces for a false bottom?

Keep in mind that substrate can still become oversaturated with bacterial blooms happening in the middle of the mass, even when suspended with a false bottom. It's a tool, but it is not a cure!
by wodesorel
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Fruit jelly question
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Fruit jelly question

Leopard geckos eat insects exclusively. They do not and can not eat fruits or veggies or anything else!
by wodesorel
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Are coconut and strawberries must-haves?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Are coconut and strawberries must-haves?

Depending on how severe the coconut allergies are, you may also need to avoid cocofiber, eco-earth, coco husk, plantation soil, bed-a-beast, hermit crab soil, etc. All of these are ground up coconut husk! Funny, I cannot use any of the bedding products because of allergies, but have zero issues with...