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by aussieJJDude
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Is it better to have more crabs, or extra space?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Is it better to have more crabs, or extra space?

Honestly, I'm in team give em floorspace wherever possible. My crabs seem to respond a lot better in having more room per crab, however, they aren't PPs, which many find their PPs seem to do fine/handle being in cramped conditions.
by aussieJJDude
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Upgraded to 29g Crabitat - Feedback please!
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Upgraded to 29g Crabitat - Feedback please!

How did you install the mesh to the glass? (The egg crate like mesh on the back that you call the climbing wall) and what did you use for the climbing wall? The eggcrate is secured with zip ties to eachother and cut to size so it fits snuggly on the back. The weight of the substrate and the snug fi...
by aussieJJDude
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Coconut fibre
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Coconut fibre

I have, as long as its pure coconut fibre it shouldn't be an issue. :) often its exactly the same product, just different brands on the front - or at least in Aus.
by aussieJJDude
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: An Update - Providing some Closure
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: An Update - Providing some Closure

Its disheartening, but the best you can do is try to give the best possible conditions for Jarvis! ^_^ im sure he is loving the new digs though!
by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Dyed Shells?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Dyed Shells?

I'd recommend dying the shells with natural stains like berries. A couple of years back, a member stained some shells using blackberries and blueberries, which will eventually wash out but does stain the shell for a number of weeks. This is crab safe, so may be what your looking for? (I recommend mu...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Food
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Food

Stemming from above, sometimes crabs prefer it prepared in one way over another, so it may be worth to try it different ways and see how they respond. Mine love baked sweet potato, yet don't really touch it when raw. On the flipside, mine love shredded carrots, yet don't eat them cooked and kinda pi...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot or color variation?
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Shell rot or color variation?

The pretty striped shell is commonly called a Black Murex. Crabs don't commonly take to these, so its always nice to see one on a crab. I've been trying to get my group on to them for ages, with no luck. One day.... I absolutely love the pics, they really good quality. And I'm glad to hear that they...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is a 29 Gallon Tank a good size for three hermies?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Is a 29 Gallon Tank a good size for three hermies?

A 29g should last them for a number of years, but as they get bigger you may want to upgrade to a larger tank (say a 40g breeder) to keep em happy.
by aussieJJDude
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got started on my HC tattoo
Replies: 37
Views: 1803

Re: I got started on my HC tattoo

Number 3 on the 'pretty please' show pics train? :hail:
by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Herme without shell
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Herme without shell

Im sorry to hear.

It may also be wise to review the foods offered, it seems to be heavily protein rich however not a lot of carbs (sugars, plsnt based) foods are offered. Things like fruit and veg - which also contain nutrients thats missed/in low concentration with the meats offered!
by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs wont bury, but climb high
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Crabs wont bury, but climb high

crabbycasey wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:26 pm
If you meant that question for me, AussieJJDude, I used my same dechlorinated water that I use for their freshwater pool, never tap water! Learned that here [emoji16].
All good, it was mainly aimed at the OP, however its good to hear that dechlorinated water had been used.
by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs wont bury, but climb high
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Crabs wont bury, but climb high

Was the coconut fibre (EE) moistened with tap water? If so, it may have dissolved chemicals that the crabs don't enjoy being next to. (For example, chlorine contains an amine group (nitrogen, often in the form of ammonia which can damage the gills). While the 5:1 ratio for substrate is common, if yo...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Fall
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Fall

Yeah, roughly that time frame. I've had some smaller crabs do back to back moults pretty much (like less than a month), but on average it's around a month or so.
by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Fall
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Fall

I wouldn't stress too much, they be known to fall out of trees in the wild, 3ft is like jumping from the bottom step for them! :lol:

At most keep an eye, as sluggish behaviour can mean she is preparing to moult but could also be a sign of other underlying issues
by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Sand
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Sand

Chemicals cannot be removed through disinfecting. Disinfecting only kills off living problems like bacteria and fungus. Agreed, and even then, depending on the method used it will not kill all species of bacteria, as spores are prone to being resistant to most forms of decontamination (excluding st...