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by wodesorel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Covers for your Tank.
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Covers for your Tank.

I have a screen lid, and covering that is a double layer of cardboard, wrapped in foil, wrapped in a beach pattern fabric so it looks pretty, and then wrapped in thick clear plastic to protect from moisture and my cats. Helps to hold both heat and humidity in the tank, and it's a little puffy so it'...
by wodesorel
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How hot is too hot?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: How hot is too hot?

I've had my tanks hit 95 in the upper areas, and they could burrow for coolness. My PPs always seemed to love the heat though.
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can I bleach a tank?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Can I bleach a tank?

I've found cleaning ammonia to work the best on grimey tanks, and it also sterilizes, but it smells horrendous and you have to be careful about gassing yourself. For really stuck on water spots, dirt, and and dry algae, water and a razor blade works magic. If you scrub with a pad it can scratch the ...
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity and dried sub
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Humidity and dried sub

As tanks age, all that extra moisture that was there at the start from having freshly mixed substrate, and that caused condensation, has evaporated out of the tank. In order to keep the levels high and the substrate moist enough, more moisture has to be added back in at that point. Pouring, heavy sp...
by wodesorel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: University Student Looking for Crab Research
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: University Student Looking for Crab Research

Do a search for coenobita on scholar.google.com Some are open access, some are behind pay walls but many universities can get access for students. There have been many controlled experiments on rearing eggs in labs, field studies, and of course detailed descriptions of species including reproductive...
by wodesorel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1576
Views: 119102

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

Yep, changed hands at some point. Old address was NY. ImageImage

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by wodesorel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1576
Views: 119102

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

The picture for the live strawberry hermit crabs is a plushie toy.....
I'm going to go with this is Scam 2.0. I'm betting someone bought the address when the time ran out on renewing the lease, and is just trying to scam as much money as possible before PayPal catches on.
by wodesorel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Running out of time
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Running out of time

If the hermit sites aren't working out to find someone local, try one of the reptile forums. RFUK is pretty big, Iand I'm sure there are others on Facebook as well although FB is cracking down on pet trading so it's not really permitted. I honestly can't remember the last time we had someone from th...
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Is this safe?
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Is this safe?

Plasmoc wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Follow up question:

How long can freeze dried meat like this stay in the tank? Overnight? 2 nights?



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Honestly, until it absorbs so much moisture that it melts or rots.
by wodesorel
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Ants!
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Ants!

That's good to know in case we ever have that problem. Would that be a situation to dig up molters? We have somewhere around 30 crabs, so there's always crabs down at any given time. It depends how many ants there are. A few is nothing major, so long as the area is cleaned well so they can't lead t...
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Ants!
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Ants!

Remove all decor, scrape the top layer of sand, and see if they are coming from inside or outside the tank. If they are just raiding for food, move the location of the tank for now and clean well. Treat for the ants however you normally would. If they have moved into the tank - if you find the white...
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Amethyst for Decoration?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Amethyst for Decoration?

If they are solid crystals it should be fine. If they are on any kind of matrix base, that would be a worry as many of those rocks will leech minerals.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Live Mealworms
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: Live Mealworms

I've done it several times, usually one crab crawls in and double claws the entire bowl.

Mealworms aren't much to worry about in a crab tank, they don't bury deep, they aren't known for going after live creatures, and they do very poorly in humidity as they are a desert species.
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Plastic Coated Metal?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Plastic Coated Metal?

Agreed, mine rusted through, as well as the crabs picking the plastic off!
by wodesorel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Hidden Preservatives in Fish Meals
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Hidden Preservatives in Fish Meals

Freeze dried fish and reptile food are treated with Vitamin E, which is a tocopherol.