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by DragonsFly
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab passed during molt, cause of death?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Crab passed during molt, cause of death?

JoeHermits wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:07 pm
About three months.


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Really? They are a lot quicker than my PP's, then. Major Tom took 18 months to molt last time, a couple of years ago. (He's been in captivity since 2011.) He has been down now for over a year again.
by DragonsFly
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab passed during molt, cause of death?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Crab passed during molt, cause of death?

I have no experience with Blueberries--does anyone know how long an approximately 15 year old Blueberry would generally take to molt? It may be that she was in bad shape from chronic inadequate conditions before she got to you. It sounds like she may have gone down for a few months first--perhaps no...
by DragonsFly
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab passed during molt, cause of death?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Crab passed during molt, cause of death?

I'm not clear about the time line. I thought you said the crab had been down molting for 5 months, but you just moved them to the new 75g when?
by DragonsFly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?

I appreciate it!

Final question: if Major Tom has not come up from molting yet when it is time to move the tank, should I dig him up? I have never, never interrupted a molter before, and have serious qualms about that. How much of a risk is it really to move the tank when one is down molting?
by DragonsFly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?

They will definitely just be working during the day, and maybe the dust will settle by night, but if there are fumes those might hang around longer. I'll be sleeping in the same room, though, so hopefully they won't be too bad!!! The UTH's are on the back and one side of the tank, but within about a...
by DragonsFly
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?

I could try that.

Would have to turn off the UTH's (so plastic wrap does not melt) and the air pump (so it does not just pump dust/fumes in to the water sources).

But how long would it be safe to keep it sealed up like that? (I'm a big proponent of having fresh air circulating frequently.)
by DragonsFly
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Less Than 24hrs Before Extermination
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Less Than 24hrs Before Extermination

I would not recommend ever using sticky traps. If a mouse or other animal gets on it, it's very very terrible. I've seen this first hand with a snake, a mouse, and a bird. None of them made it and it was truly horrid. The ones I am talking about are made for spiders and bugs, and are small enough t...
by DragonsFly
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

New Flooring: How to Protect the Crabitat During the Work?

Landlords are going to replace the flooring in the main room of the apartment. This will require taking up the tile that is there, and installing new floor (probably "floating" bamboo flooring, which adheres to CA standards for toxic off-gassing, which is good, but I don't know yet whether there wil...
by DragonsFly
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Which wheel?

Excellent! Thanks :)
by DragonsFly
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Which wheel?

Sorry, follow-up: Do you add any mesh to them or anything, or do the crabs use them just the way the saucer is made?
by DragonsFly
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Which wheel?

HappyHermit0916 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:46 pm
I bury the base of the saucer in the sub for larger crabs☺️I would recommend the 7-in wide one for larger crabs :crabbigsmile:
Thanks!
by DragonsFly
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Which wheel?

I've only used the silent spinners - I like the way they arch, it helps balance the weight of the craft mesh. I haven't had any difficulty drilling them. No cracked wheels. My crabs love the saucers. I only have them in two of my tanks, but they get used as much as the silent spinners. I have one o...
by DragonsFly
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 2 crabs in SW Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: 2 crabs in SW Florida

Barbara, GotButterflies is a HIGHLY experienced crabber with lots of LARGE tanks with happy, healthy colonies. If you can get your two to her, they will be in the best home they can have in captivity. :)
by DragonsFly
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Which wheel?

I'm late to the party, but I prefer the silent spinners. I have a few jumbo crabs, and I get the medium wheels, and even then, they have no problem walking them. The one jumbo is a brevi - and they walk really tall. I know you already ordered your wheel DragonsFly - but this could be helpful for pe...