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by anann
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My Substrate Seems Very Saturated
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: My Substrate Seems Very Saturated

Thank you. There is a slight smell but it doesn’t smell rotten (I like the smell actually) so I think it’s ok.
by anann
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My Substrate Seems Very Saturated
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: My Substrate Seems Very Saturated

What is the smell that indicates bacterial bloom like? My sand has gotten too wet recently and I am trying to decide whether I need to replace all my substrate or can just add dry stuff to it.
by anann
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Adding sand to an exsisting tank
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Adding sand to an exsisting tank

I have a 55 gallon tank and while I set it up with 10 to 12 inches of substrate, it has settled since then to more like 8 inches and I would like to add some more. Can I mix it up out of the tank and add it to the top or am I likely to collapse tunnels? Would it be better to empty everything out and...
by anann
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Papaya picked an unpopular shell!
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Papaya picked an unpopular shell!

What kind of shell is egg in? I have a crab with a shell like that that is getting big for it.
by anann
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Animal protein in crabby diets
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Animal protein in crabby diets

I have been reading and have realized I really need to provide my crabs with more animal protein. This is something I struggle with because I am vegetarian so I don't have any meat or fish in the house. I do feed egg and dried insects, and I occasionally buy a shrimp at the store for them, but I rea...
by anann
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Apartment Crabbers!
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Apartment Crabbers!

If the two tanks have a similar footprint, the weight would not be that different, would it? I assume that most of what your gaining is the verticals space above the substrate which isn't going to add so much. If you use it as an opertunity to have deeper substrate, that would add more weight.
by anann
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Should I dig to check on this molting crab?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Should I dig to check on this molting crab?

Thanks for your advice. I will go find some opaque paper and cover this crabby up!
by anann
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Should I dig to check on this molting crab?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Should I dig to check on this molting crab?

I have a crab that has dug down to molt very close to the edge of the tank where I can kind of see it. What worries me is that there is a 3/4 inch diameter white circle that has formed in the sand there. I don't know what it is. And the little bit of the crab I can see looks like a jumble of legs. I...
by anann
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where can I find good choya wood?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Where can I find good choya wood?

I got a big piece when I ordered fron Richard's Shells.
by anann
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Escape
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Escape

That makes sense, but today was hot and humid everywhere. I guess that's good in terms a crab getting out - the living room felt a bit too much like the crabitat so Skibbereen probably felt right at home.
by anann
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Escape
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Escape

Ok, don't panic. Clonakilty didn't get out after all and is safe in the crabitat. I was just so worried after finding Skibbereen in the other room. I feel better now and should get back to those chores I was supposed to do instead of looking for a crab...
by anann
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Escape
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Escape

So when I got up and turned on the lights in my crabitat this morning I noticed that part of my lid had been pulled apart and was plenty open for a crab to clime through. And only 3 of my 5 crabs were visible. I fairly quickly found Skibbereen in the next room, but Clonakilty is still missing. I've ...
by anann
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: MI, OH, IL, IN Adopters
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: MI, OH, IL, IN Adopters

I am in Chicago and would be happy to adopt crabs. I don't have a car, but I'm willing to leave my neighborhood if I can get to you via public transit.

I currently have 5 crabs (3 pps and 2 es) in a 55 gallon tank so I have room for a couple more but not a ton.


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by anann
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermit friends
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Hermit friends

That may have been my first post, but I have been lurking and reading for a couple years so I am familiar with the care sheets and such on this site. I don't have everything perfectly set up yet because I've been working on finding a larger tank for this crab, and it would probably be best not to cr...
by anann
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hermit friends
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Hermit friends

I know hermits like to have friends and I am planning to get more, but I'm wondering about timing. I adopted a single crab from someone with a 10 gallon tank. This is a very active crab and defiantly needs a larger tank, and in couple weeks I am going to adopt four more crabs in a 55 gallon tank. Is...