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by wodesorel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Bugs !!
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Bugs !!

I agree with GB, once a crab is dead it will attract all manner of scavengers. Do not panic! Only start to be concerned if you are seeing something on your live ones.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Flukers Heat Mat
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Flukers Heat Mat

@wodesorel - I have a question that doesn't really have anything to do with this topic. Sorry. But I know you're a reptile expert. My daughter has a banana ball python and her thermostat isn't working. She's in college and doesn't really have money for a herpstat, which she has heard is the best br...
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

I found an E that had mummified in its shell once at the store. It looked perfect and was wedged completely tight to where it was not coming out, but it was empty inside.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Flukers Heat Mat
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Flukers Heat Mat

I used the same setup in my bedroom which drops to 60 degrees in winter, and had no complaints! Toasty warm 80 degrees in the tank all winter long. I insulated with a couple pieces of cardboard wrapped in foil, over the pad and on the lid.
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Thermometer issues???
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Thermometer issues???

That's because there are little springs inside that expand and contract, which moves the needle. If they ever got dropped or shaken (like during shipping) they need to be reset by calibrating the unit. It doesn't mean they are bad or broken, just that they are reading off at the moment. The digital ...
by wodesorel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Thermometer issues???
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Thermometer issues???

I completely forgot about this thread, but you say there are certain accurite that can be reset? I plan to buy one this weekend FINALLY LOL. is there a specific model prefered? No, the digital readouts usually cannot be adjusted. You just have to remember and make mental adjustments for however muc...
by wodesorel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Trying to manage substrate moisture... Clueless
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Trying to manage substrate moisture... Clueless

Sand tends to dry out from the top down. You can control how much by lightly spraying, but be cautious of how much is sinking to the bottom!
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon: Unsafe?
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Cinnamon: Unsafe?

😂 No. I suck at multiple windows on my phone. Sorry! There was another post from a bit back that also had some info.
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon: Unsafe?
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Cinnamon: Unsafe?

by wodesorel
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Leaving for a Week and a Half
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

The biggest problem I've seen over the years with people going on vacation is lack of water. They can go without food, but they need a constant water source.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Is it eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Is it eggs?

No, because they will come right back. The tank is a perfect environment for them, and in exchange they keep mold and rotting food away.
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?

Both. Plexi is very sensitive to heat, and plastic does release dangerous gasses when overheated.
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Once the heat gets turned off on a tank, it'll drop back to room temperature really quickly.
by wodesorel
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Naked crab

Those shells all look to be too large for him, unless it's the camera angle. The one he is wearing is an extremely heavy shell. I'd try to find him some smaller lighter choices. Green turbos are a great choice for a small guy like this, I've found them at Walmart in the craft section (by the vases) ...
by wodesorel
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: New member

The basic hermit crab care sheet is the best starting point. It covers both set-up and daily care needed: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 0&t=119273