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by DragonsFly
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon Scent in container
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Cinnamon Scent in container

Thanks! I had not seen that post. :)
by DragonsFly
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon Scent in container
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Cinnamon Scent in container

I'd like to use an empty glass container that used to have organic cinnamon (spice) in it to store some dried food for the crabs. However, I have washed it and the lid many many MANY times, and even let it soak full of soapy water for several days before washing again, and it still has a scent of ci...
by DragonsFly
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs Now Only Live Underground
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Crabs Now Only Live Underground

The reason not to add any more crabs (most urgently) is because when they are molting (and while their new exoskeleton is hardening), they are extremely vulnerable, and any crabs that stumble across a molter will kill and eat the molting crab (yes, they cannibalize each other). In addition, although...
by DragonsFly
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs Now Only Live Underground
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Crabs Now Only Live Underground

They may need to molt, and should be left alone to do that. Depending on their size this could take weeks or months. Conditions need to be maintained, and do NOT add crabs.
by DragonsFly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Low humidity tried everything
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Low humidity tried everything

I always have at least one of the pools with an air stone as a bubble pool. (Either both like that, or the MSW pool is a bubble pool and the fresh water source is a fountain.) I do think it is important to get fresh air pumped in on a regular basis. I have the air pump on a timer so I can adjust how...
by DragonsFly
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Plastic Smell
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Plastic Smell

I would stick with hardwood-type tree sticks/branches. Oak, maple, etc.
by DragonsFly
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Plastic Smell
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Plastic Smell

Better safe than sorry; some plastics really do give off toxic fumes, and that can definitely build up in a closed environment like a crabitat. The crabs definitely won't care, if they were just background. Crabs do like having stuff in the tank to feel more concealed, but you can do that with other...
by DragonsFly
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Oregano?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Oregano?

Thanks!
by DragonsFly
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Oregano?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Oregano?

Not on either food list. Anybody tried it?
by DragonsFly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?

Cool; thanks everybody for weighing in! Wodes, did you ever try oregano?
by DragonsFly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?

Anybody. . . . ?
by DragonsFly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Silver Vine (silvervine) ?

I bought some "cat twigs" for my cats--they are sticks of the Silver Vine or silvervine plant, which some cats love, but some don't--similar to catnip, which some cats go crazy for, and some don't seem to notice at all. They are sold as "Cat Twig" or CatTwig. My cats turned out not to think they are...
by DragonsFly
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Albert came up from his molt!!
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Albert came up from his molt!!

Aw, he's a little guy, isn't he? Are you sure he molted, though? I can't tell for sure from the pics, but his legs don't look as "hairy" as they usually do after a molt. Maybe he was just down "de-stressing" or just hanging out belowground for a while? How long was he down?
by DragonsFly
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Low humidity tried everything
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Low humidity tried everything

Deep, properly moist substrate, solid lid, and moving water. Turn your water sources into bubble pools; this makes sure they have fresh air pumped into the tank on a regular basis, and generally helps with humidity (I have heard that if you live in desert-dry conditions, it may not help). The thing ...
by DragonsFly
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How can I get my hermit crabs to "trust" me?
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: How can I get my hermit crabs to

Yes, they don't want to fall, but I think just being picked up is also a major, natural fear. In the wild, the only things that would pick a hermit crab up would be something trying to eat the crab. It is a perfectly natural response for them not to be okay with that--thus, to be "stressed" whenever...