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by fraksocks
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Albino isopod?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Albino isopod?

The "baby" isopods tend to be clear or pale in color until they get a little bigger. He or she looks pretty small, though it's hard to tell the exact size from the pic, and may just be young.
by fraksocks
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ultratherm Heater Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Ultratherm Heater Question

I use clear packaging tape. It holds well and is easy to get unstuck from the glass if for some reason you need to remove or reposition the heater.
by fraksocks
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Popcorn
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Popcorn

My crabs will eat both popped and unpopped popcorn kernels but popped is by far their favorite. I have an oil popper so I just pop some up using high quality olive oil (it's a large batch though so I only do it when I want popcorn too), but you can pop small amounts in the microwave using brown pape...
by fraksocks
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Cultured cabbage ok to feed to my crabs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Cultured cabbage ok to feed to my crabs?

Haha I only give him a tiny bit. Just enough to taste really.
by fraksocks
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Cultured cabbage ok to feed to my crabs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Cultured cabbage ok to feed to my crabs?

I'll try it on their next treat day and post the results. My dog thinks that it's great stuff and he won't touch normal sauerkraut, because he doesn't like vinegar, so maybe that's a good sign that the crabs will like it lol
by fraksocks
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cultured cabbage ok to feed to my crabs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Cultured cabbage ok to feed to my crabs?

I eat cultured cabbage and I was wondering if it would be safe to feed to my hermit crabs on occasion as a treat. It just contains cabbage, sea salt and carraway seeds. It tastes similar to sauerkraut but has no vinegar since the sour taste comes from being cultured with beneficial bacteria. The cra...
by fraksocks
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dr's Foster and Smith
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Dr's Foster and Smith

I've been ordering from them for years, mostly for dog supplies and a few things for my fish. They do have good customer service. I recently ordered a prescription anti-inflammatory for my dog and they made the process so easy. Plus the c/s rep made sure to offer me the sale price from another recen...
by fraksocks
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lawn Shrimp (amphipods) safe??
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Lawn Shrimp (amphipods) safe??

Yeah they seem to be proficient jumpers and I read that they only breed once a year? So I agree that establishing a breeding colony is probably best.
by fraksocks
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lawn Shrimp (amphipods) safe??
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Lawn Shrimp (amphipods) safe??

I didn't even know that these were available, but the in formation that I can find seems to indicate that they don't burrow very far into the surface of the substrate (less than an inch). Not sure if anyone has tried these or not. They might end up being snacks pretty quickly lol.
by fraksocks
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Need shells but need help understanding measurements
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Need shells but need help understanding measurements

They actually don't seem too small at all. Both crabs can pull their bodies fully into the shell and close off the opening with their BP and sheild leg (or at least almost in the top pic). I had a crab wait to switch shells until he couldn't even pull his eyes in anymore. It's good that you're going...
by fraksocks
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Need shells but need help understanding measurements
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Need shells but need help understanding measurements

Ok, while I don't have one of the calipers myself I have reviewed the directions that they have on-line before. If I'm reading it right the crab in the top picture is in a 1" opening shell and the other crab is in a 3/4" opening shell. The types of shells that your crabs are currently wearing are no...
by fraksocks
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Setting up the 40GB
Replies: 53
Views: 4348

Re: Setting up the 40GB

My crabs like the longer, loose terrerium moss rather than that kind of moss which is shorter and grows on dirt/substrate. They like to be able to bury down in the moss so when I tried the frog moss type they just "dug" it up, tore it into little tiny pieces and threw it around everywhere.
by fraksocks
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Palm Tree Berries, Safe for crabs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Palm Tree Berries, Safe for crabs?

Maybe try calling the botany department of a nearby University. Or even a local botanical garden? They might be able to give you a better idea of what species of palm this is and whether or not it's known to be toxic.
by fraksocks
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: I got scammed.
Replies: 17
Views: 2247

Re: I got scammed.

I had a similar issue when I ordered from Deltona. Weirdly, I got bigger openings for the jade turbos where I should have gotten smaller shells and got a 1.5 inch for the shell that should have been a little bigger. However, their shells are cheap enough and I have enough crabs that are or maybe out...
by fraksocks
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Large won't change his small shell?
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Large won't change his small shell?

It doesn't matter if we like their shells. What matters is that they like their shells. Remember they don't choose their shells like fashion accessories, but rather more like a comfortable pair of tennis shoes or sweat pants lol.