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by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

I have a cuttlebone and a sand dollar available at all times to my two pp's, but I haven't seen them really eating any or going near them. The explored the sand dollar a bit when I first put it in, but they have completely ignored the cuttlebone and don't really go near the sand dollar anymore. I'm...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 129
Views: 143272

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191031/2d032f0cd794789dceb794d2a23911ea.jpg On today’s menu (pictured): raw shrimp (with exo), raw brussels sprout, cod skins, bloodworms, homemade staple mix, homemade fruit and flower treat mix, pita bread with raw coarse-filtered honey with honeycomb. Not pictu...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Death Smell... now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: Death Smell... now what?

Sorry to hear you’re going through another stressful scenario with your crabs. Good luck.
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Death Smell... now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: Death Smell... now what?

I understand the crabs have only been fed dry food for the last few days, but prior to that were they fed any seafood (fresh raw or cooked)? It could be that a piece of hidden seafood from a previous feeding is finally beginning to go seriously “off” in your tank, causing the smell.
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hide for a big boy?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Hide for a big boy?

Same as Wodesorel, I have a large cork round for my big guys.
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Winter heating
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Winter heating

How do i insulate?? I had read that you can use cardboard. Different people have different approaches and use different materials (cardboard with aluminum foil, hard foam insulation, reflectix double-sided insulation), and there’s at least one user who has posted step by step instructions for how t...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Winter heating
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Winter heating

The Fluker’s heat mats can be insulated. You can also insulate the sides of your tank that don’t have a UTH attached. I insulate my heat mats, and in winter I also insulate one wall of the tank that doesn’t have a heat mat. Just that added insulation increases the temperature by at least 10 degrees.
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cuddly crabs!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Cuddly crabs!!!

She looks about the same size as my Sonny! Where'd you get her shell? I need a few more that size, and he really likes those polished ones. I just wish they weren't so darned expensive! I have a bunch of shells that size (and larger) which I got from Naples, including a couple polished ones: http:/...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Inactive crabs
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Inactive crabs

It’s my understanding that you can safely insulate the Fluker’s Premium Heat Mat.
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: List of Questions for Hermit Crab Care
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: List of Questions for Hermit Crab Care

Hi there, welcome to the HCA. Before providing a response, I would appreciate a bit more information and context about the general approach and purpose of your paper, what types of resources you’re accessing for information, and how the opinions of informal interviewees are going to be used, present...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Two crabs mysterious deaths new owner
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Two crabs mysterious deaths new owner

aussieJJDude wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:55 am
I do want to specify that HCA recommends a minimum of 70% relative humidity, however most people on here tend to strive for 80% (+/- 5%).
Sorry, my bad.
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Heat

Thanks for the insulation idea! I ordered some & put it on today. The temp went up from 74 to 82! So awesome! What a relief. Now I'm only worried about how cold the sand is. Is about 10"-12" deep. Seems like it will be really cold in the middle. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk You’re welcome! ...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Two crabs mysterious deaths new owner
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Two crabs mysterious deaths new owner

As an FYI for the future, fungus gnats won’t harm your crabs, though they can be a nuisance. You can find tips for controlling them without having to do a full tank clean-out here:https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/p ... 26&t=92537
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How many crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: How many crabs?

Hi! :crabbigsmile: i have a ten gallon with one golfball sized crab and obviously they need friends so i was wondering how many crabs of similar size can fit comfortably in a ten gallon tank? There are a number of issues with your set-up which I would strongly recommend addressing before you consid...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Two crabs mysterious deaths new owner
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Two crabs mysterious deaths new owner

hello, and welcome to the HCA! We'll do our best to help you and your remaining crab. I've noted a few issues with the information you provided below, i will respond below your responses in bold, with "GG" for GunstreetGirl. 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Plantati...