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by DragonsFly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Okay to cover Ultratherm UTH with aluminum foil for heat reflection?
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Okay to cover Ultratherm UTH with aluminum foil for heat reflection?

Good question, MauiMama; I don't know, I have only used the ZooMed sticky kind (which should not be insulated, and which I do not use anymore), and now the Ultratherm, which you attach with tape, and can be insulated, even just with aluminum foil (as I've just learned). It definitely made a big diff...
by DragonsFly
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Okay to cover Ultratherm UTH with aluminum foil for heat reflection?
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Okay to cover Ultratherm UTH with aluminum foil for heat reflection?

I need to get more of the UTH's heat going IN to the tank and less coming OUT into the room. I have been trying to find some smaller pieces of the Mylar bubble-wrap insulation, because I don't need a whole big roll and that is expensive. But in the meantime, it is safe to use regular aluminum foil (...
by DragonsFly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: coconut butter
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: coconut butter

Do you mean coconut oil? Or COCOA butter? Those are two different things. . . but I haven't heard of coconut butter?
by DragonsFly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 3 crabs need a good home
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: 3 crabs need a good home

Moving water is by far the best way to increase humidity; a fountain is far and away the best for that. As for temp, where you live you are going to have to get a UTH (at least one), put it on the side of the tank (NOT the bottom) above substrate level, and insulate it. Probably you will need to ins...
by DragonsFly
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabby Climber
Replies: 30
Views: 1211

Re: Crabby Climber

Is there a way to keep the net from molding? Mine kept getting moldy and saltwater soaking did not help so I gave up on using it. Saltwater soak then make sure COMPLETELY dry before putting back in; and the best way to discourage mold in general is to have a small fan in the tank to keep air moving...
by DragonsFly
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs not growing
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Crabs not growing

More details would be important; you don't say how many crabs you have, what size tank or depth of substrate, how large the crabs were when you got them, or anything about their previous existence. Not knowing any of this, here are some speculations: 1) If those two were the biggest, it generally ta...
by DragonsFly
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Do hamster wheels have to be plastic?
Replies: 42
Views: 1226

Re: Do hamster wheels have to be plastic?

Ok, here it is as of today. I modified the design a tad to make it spin better. I used 4 Scotch Dual-Lock squares to mount it to the side of the tank. It's going nowhere...I tried to move it up a bit and it takes some effort to pull it off. I can still remove it and put in the Kaytee spinner if you...
by DragonsFly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Maybe a dumb question
Replies: 22
Views: 764

Re: Maybe a dumb question

I also like to "sink" my water sources in the substrate. If you just have three small crabs, I think you can keep those dishes sunk as they are; they aren't taking up that much substrate volume. As you need larger/deeper water sources, you can re-visit that--but then again, you'll also need a bigger...
by DragonsFly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ummmm this is new
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Ummmm this is new

"Caged together" for how long, do you know? I'm wondering how long they have been in captivity.
by DragonsFly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Recommend things to me

What size tank are you looking for, and where are you?
by DragonsFly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit Crab Hijinx
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Hermit Crab Hijinx

Right! More climbing is actually better for them! Just like us, they need to move. :)
by DragonsFly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ummmm this is new
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Ummmm this is new

Okay, so I was not understanding the background of these two crabs--they are a male and female who have been in captivity for some time (how long?), but just recently came into your possession?
by DragonsFly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Recommend things to me

If you do decide to do the silicone thing, bear in mind that (as I understand it) you can't just do that with crabs in the tank. The fumes are highly toxic; you need to take them somewhere else, and let the silicone cure until all the smell is entirely gone (1-2 days, depending on humidity), before ...
by DragonsFly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit Crab Hijinx
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Hermit Crab Hijinx

Why not just put another railing across the front? That way, they can climb up and into it, but it would be much more difficult for them to knock the shells off onto the lower level (they would have to lift them up over the railing first, which would be unlikely).