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by AutumnFalls
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Review My Crabitat (Updated)
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

I had trouble affording organic and non-gmo goods until I stopped eating out. I've had crabs for eight years and I don't buy organic food for them. I just can't afford it (and I don't eat out either so don't say that's why). I do feed them fresh produce from my garden in summer, but otherwise they ...
by AutumnFalls
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

I'm not sure if I could find out, to be honest. The ant spraying was done shortly after we had a horrific storm that broke windows and took off siding so my landlady has a lot on her plate and likely wouldn't remember if they told her what kind of pesticide it was.
by AutumnFalls
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Pesticide and Leaves

Do you know what they sprayed? Knowing how long it remains in the soil would be helpful. Rinsing off the leaves would remove most of the surface residue but anything absorbed would be in the tissues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Unfortunatley, I don't. I rent, so I didn't deal directly with p...
by AutumnFalls
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Can I have a crabitat without lid/cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Can I have a crabitat without lid/cover?

As others have said, you need a lid. And, you need a lid that's heavy enough that they can't push it up. I once had an escapee who was able to push up my screen lid and climb out. Thankfully, he didn't go far and I just found him chilling on top of the tank. :lol:
by AutumnFalls
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Pesticide and Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Pesticide and Leaves

So, I've been adding leaves from my yard to the crabitat lately (mostly for the isopods). Well, it's time to add more leaves but I have a problem. We had a serious ant problem and my yard was sprayed with pesticide (not sure which one) three weeks ago. Will I be able to use leaves from my yard again...
by AutumnFalls
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home

I wouldn't freak out over a few low days, it happens in the wild. Your contractors are likely drying out the air in the house to get the basement as dry as possible as quickly as possible to combat mold growth. If the house is too dry, the tank will leak humidity, like a drying sponge. It'll be an ...
by AutumnFalls
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home

curlysister wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:17 am
I would wonder if the gauge is off. You could try calibrating it to see if it's accurate or not?
I'm going to try that when I can get back into town. Hopefully that's the problem.
by AutumnFalls
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home

Sorry about your house and hermit troubles! Is there anyway you could get out to buy a glass aquarium top? Usually you can buy the glass tops separate from light strips etc. I bought the glass top to my 20 gal L at Petco, and the top to my 55 gal online. I've noticed the glass tops keep in humidity...
by AutumnFalls
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? I use Eco Earth, no sand. It’s over twice the depth of my larger crab, about 5-6 c.m. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usua...
by AutumnFalls
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Quick bird seed question
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Quick bird seed question

I recently fed my crabs birdseed and ended up with some grasses growing when they flipped the dish over. :lol: They seem to like the growth more than the seeds.
by AutumnFalls
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Necessity of Leaves?
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: Necessity of Leaves?

Leaves and bark should be baked or frozen, we do both, to kill bugs, mites, etc before adding it to the tank if we collect from the outside. Cuttlebone can be bought at Walmart in the bird section. Our Dollar Stores have them too. Egg shells also are good for calcium. Oyster shells are good too. So...
by AutumnFalls
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Necessity of Leaves?
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: Necessity of Leaves?

Instead of a new topic, I thought I'd ask here first. I ended up gathering some old, dead leaves from my backyard where I know there's no pesticides. I'm hoping to get a bunch of fresh ones come spring/summer and store them for next winter. My question is how should I store them? Side question: what...
by AutumnFalls
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hermit Crab Quarantine
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Hermit Crab Quarantine

I upgraded to a 55 gal tank. [emoji846] Still have 2 crabs in the 20 gal molting though. I also ordered new food from ACrabADay. [emoji39] Sent from my SM-T387V using Tapatalk You'll have to post pictures when you get them all moved in. :) I'm currently trying to figure out how I'll get and store l...
by AutumnFalls
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hermit Crab Quarantine
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Hermit Crab Quarantine

Is anyone doing anything fun for their hermies during quarantine? Trying new foods or reorganizing the tank? I'd love to hear/see it. So far, I've only tried a couple new foods. Lychee was a fail; they didn't eat it. But, I discovered that tuna is a big hit! Almost as good as oysters! I don't have t...
by AutumnFalls
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Foods and Manipulating PP crab color
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Foods and Manipulating PP crab color

CrabbyChelle628 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:36 pm
He might be about to molt?
Nope, he molted about a month ago and didn't get any brighter. He definitely molted too because he's got nice fresh, sharp nails and fuzzy legs. I don't know why he's so dark/dull coloured. My other crab is fairly bright red.