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by curlysister
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab left their shell last night!
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Crab left their shell last night!

Great advice given above. Be sure to check the care sheets - they contain pretty much everything you need to know about crab care. There are sheets that explain food and nutrition, basic set up, water, heat, appropriate number of crabs in what size of tank, etc. With proper conditions, crabs can liv...
by curlysister
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Rice Preparing?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Rice Preparing?

I sometimes feed grains cooked, and sometimes raw. I often give cooked, from what I have cooked for myself. As long as there are no additives or things added that they can't have.
by curlysister
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Scentsy Pots
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Scentsy Pots

I use them in various rooms of my house, but not in the same room where the crabs are.
by curlysister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is this behavior normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Is this behavior normal?

Do you have a lid on your tank? You can seal it completely with plastic wrap, which helps hold in the humidity. What is your sub? A mix of about 5 parts play sand to 1 part Eco Earth (coco fiber) moistened to sand castle consistency is the most common mix - it holds it's shape well, and also helps w...
by curlysister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is this behavior normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Is this behavior normal?

That's a good temp, but your humidity should be a bit higher - over 75%. It can be higher than that no problem. But they need the humidity to breathe, as they have modified gills.

What are you feeding them? And what do you use for the fresh and salt water pools?
by curlysister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Large Snail Shells?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Large Snail Shells?

Have you tried offering Turbo shells?
by curlysister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Sad Crabs
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Sad Crabs

A couple more questions:
Is your sub sand-castle consistency?
What brand of salt do you use?
Do you feed sources of protein and calcium?
by curlysister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Q about IO
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Q about IO

Yes, that is correct. From the 'water' care sheet: All of the major salt brands are measured the same, depending on how much you need: 1 gallon of water to ½ cup of salt mix ½ gallon (which is 2 quarts) of water to ¼ cup salt mix 1 Pint (which is 2 cups) of water to 1 Tablespoon (which is 3 teaspoon...
by curlysister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is this behavior normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Is this behavior normal?

What are your temp and humidity readings?
by curlysister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost pincher?
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: Lost pincher?

I'm not sure what is going on. Your conditions seem pretty good, nothing glaringly needs improvement. Your crabs are still pretty new, so could still be a problem from previous conditions. If the leg is a whole leg, and not just exo, they probably won't eat it, so I would think you can remove it. Cr...
by curlysister
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Foraged Items Cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Foraged Items Cleaning

I have harvested leaves (maple, oak, apple, grape, lilac) from my sister's yard (my yard has a field nearby that gets sprayed, so I didn't want to chance my own leaves that had been out all summer). I chose leaves that were drying but still on the tree in the fall, not the ones that had already fall...
by curlysister
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Was given 3 purple pinchers
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Was given 3 purple pinchers

The Fluker's Hermit Beach is safe, but expensive. You'll get much better bang for your buck if you purchase play sand by the 50 pound bag. You can always just add it to what you currently have. I only have two crabs, Sonny and Cher. I have had them for 9 years. I did add a third crab that someone wa...
by curlysister
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Was given 3 purple pinchers
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Was given 3 purple pinchers

Looks like your are off to a good start. Be sure to read through the care sheets, there is a ton of really good info in those pages. Like CrabbyLover77 said, your sub should be at least 6 inches, or three times as deep as your largest crab, whichever is deeper. I can't tell what type of sand you hav...
by curlysister
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Adoptions
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Adoptions

As stated, unfortunately you will have to respect his wishes.
by curlysister
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Substrate Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Substrate Questions

What I like about the bricks, is that once you soak them, you can just add the sand and it's all the right consistency.