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by Crabinski
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Golden Sunset Sand from PetSmart
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Golden Sunset Sand from PetSmart

It's plain old quartz sand and will be safe for the crabs. That said, buying a 50lb bag of playsand from HomeDepot/Lowe's for $5 will be a much better deal than $13 for a 10lb bag of the NatGeo Golden Sunset Sand.
by Crabinski
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Funny find
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: Funny find

Love it! You know you're a crabber when you see plastic bins and immediately picture a second level set up in the crabitat :lol: !!
by Crabinski
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Soul Mates
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Soul Mates

Awwww! Look at those hairy legs and pointy nails on Brutus! It's always such a relief when they have a success molt :D .
by Crabinski
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crab on the hamster wheel
Replies: 89
Views: 13262

Re: Crab on the hamster wheel

I was thinking the coated wire kind like this one, my crabs could easily get traction on the outside. Side note, I don't know if my crabs are heavy enough to spin it! [emoji1] The coated wire doesn't spin as freely as the plastic wheels. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170304/33d43c5ccf8159a38b2...
by Crabinski
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 100 Gallon setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: 100 Gallon setup

What a beautiful job you two did! Looking forward to the video of the process.
by Crabinski
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Raising tank temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: Raising tank temperature

I'm also in Arizona (Phoenix area) and have been able to keep the 29g nice and cozy in the winter using an Ultratherm UTH. For those chillier nights, I drape a small throw blanket around the back, sides and rear top for an additional temperature boost.
by Crabinski
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2026
Views: 117894

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I was cutting up cucumber for my Syrian hamster last night and decided to give a piece to the crabs. Charles Paris, my little guy, was the only one above ground and he immediately snatched the cucumber and was trying to drag it to the back of the tank. The piece was as large as he is so he ended up ...
by Crabinski
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard! Once you get your new friends settled in we'll want pics, of course :) .
by Crabinski
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: what do people think of this tank?
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: what do people think of this tank?

Ditto re checking craigslist. Look for listings for "terrariums" as most of those tanks will come with a mesh lid.
by Crabinski
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH and other questions
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: UTH and other questions

Hi! I am in the process of setting up a larger tank for my crabbies and I am looking into a UTH. It's a 29 gallon tank, and we keep our house thermostat at 68-70 range. I am looking at an ultratherm 11x23" mat to put along the back side of the tank. Does anyone have experience with this, and if so ...
by Crabinski
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cuttlebone for calcium
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Cuttlebone for calcium

I, too, do the "surfboard" thing and when that piece gets worn down into a thin spike, I flake it with a fingernail to add into their dry base mix.
by Crabinski
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crab Photoshoot!
Replies: 37
Views: 1816

Re: Crab Photoshoot!

Simply gorgeous crabs and pics! They're getting big :crabbigsmile: !
by Crabinski
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Just went to PetSmart
Replies: 19
Views: 959

Re: Just went to PetSmart

Just an idea for the cork round- on the end that will be on the sub cut an arch door so the crabs can use it as a hideout! I put moss in mine and they love it! I have mine sitting on end with cloth flowers poked into the substrate from the top, no doorway cut out. The crabs climb up the side of the...
by Crabinski
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anyone like to share 2nd levels?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Anyone like to share 2nd levels?

Found the dish drainer tray post, complete with pics!
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=111519&p=1009039&hilit=dish+drainer#p1009039

If the link doesn't work (quite often my cut-and-pastes don't :( ), the topic is Food Dish on Second Level? in Crab Care, Health and Breeding August 2016.
by Crabinski
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Just went to PetSmart
Replies: 19
Views: 959

Re: Just went to PetSmart

Omg your crabs will LOVE the cocohut with the ladder, that's the cocohut I've had in there since August when I got them. They go nuts over the thing! I did have to cut off the ladder eventually because the rope and wool started to decay from the moisture, so keep that in kind lol. Other than that o...