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by DragonsFly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Which wheel?

Motorcrab, can you show/tell a bit more about how you attach the wheel to the egg crate stuff -- and also how you anchor the egg crate? My wheel got here today (Chewy.com is AMAZING, I only ordered it last night!!!), and I tried just hanging the wheel from the metal stand with zip ties, but that is ...
by DragonsFly
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Which wheel?

Motörcrab wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:58 am
I drill holes using a 5/16 drill bit then use small 4" zip ties to hold it in place. Every now and then the mesh will get caked with sand. I'll cut the zip ties to clean, then reattach.

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THANKS for the very detailed answer, super helpful!!! :cheer:
by DragonsFly
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Which wheel?

THANKS! Perfect. How do you attach the mesh to the wheel?
by DragonsFly
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Which wheel?

by DragonsFly
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Which wheel?

Planning to put a hamster wheel in the crabitat. My two are a large large and a jumbo now; which wheel would those with experience with these recommend?
by DragonsFly
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon Scent in container
Replies: 2
Views: 326

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: 326

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: 298

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: 298

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: 313

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: 320

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: 320

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: 270

Re: Oregano?

Thanks!
by DragonsFly
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Oregano?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

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: 233

Re: Silver Vine (silvervine) ?

Cool; thanks everybody for weighing in! Wodes, did you ever try oregano?