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- Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:57 pm
- Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
- Topic: Austin, Texas jumbo crab needs home
- Replies: 6
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One lonely jumbo PP looking for a new family. We adopted him into our crab family a few years ago and now he's our only crab. He needs friends but we are not ready to adopt more. I'd love to find him a home in which he's loved and appreciated and has plenty of buddies. He's in a 55-gallon tank that ...
Thanks for all the helpful information and ideas! He/she seems to be doing better now, eating and staying more in shell. I haven't wanted to move her/him much. Last time this happened with another crab, I think the rinsing and handling may have been too much as our crabs are not handled regularly, a...
Thanks for the responses; he's still hanging out of his shell almost completely, but responds by moving a little when I mist the crabitat. No other crabs are up right now, but I will isolate him with some pb and honey. I've got some moss I can put around him for a little more protection and humidity.
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Crabby is still in the large shell but is very limp, with some legs sticking out slightly. Does not smell bad and did move slightly when I touched the legs. Perhaps this is just a surface molt? I made a little cave in a sand bowl with shells and moist moss for a roof. I'll add a soda bottle top when...
Thanks, Wodesorel! Things are looking up--he/she has moved into a new shell. Fingers crossed it works for a while and all's well. Wish I'd gotten a better look to determine whether male or female while I had the chance!
Update: I've rinsed her/him and shell with fresh crabitat water, gently uncurled ab and attempted to reintroduce to shell but crab was too upset and squirmed away. Now ab is partially in a larger shell, with three more available, including old shell. Will fill out form later.
Hi all, We have a recently emerged jumbo naked PP that seems to be confused and not getting into the shells I've been offering. Another jumbo has gotten interested and the naked crab seems to be nervous, so I moved the other away. Do I need to separate them? And what else? We have a good range of sh...
- Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:39 pm
- Forum: Crabitat Conditions
- Topic: Heating a 55-gallon tank
- Replies: 11
- Views: 596
We have just adopted four crabs and are switching to a 55-gallon tank to accommodate everyone comfortably. I have a 6"x8" Zoo Med Repti Therm UTH that was attached to one end of my 10-gallon tank. Can I use this on one end of the 55-gallon, with another at the other end, and keep it warm enough? Day...
- Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:55 pm
- Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
- Topic: Adoption success stories.
- Replies: 103
- Views: 25746
And another successful adoption through the HCA. We just received Oscar and Aqua, two sweet crabbies from our neighbors in San Antonio. They will soon be joining Hermie, our resident PP, in a 55-gallon tank. For now they are relaxing in their 10-gallon home.
- Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:46 am
- Forum: Crabitat Conditions
- Topic: Horticultural coconut coir ok to use in substrate?
- Replies: 12
- Views: 527
Thanks, LJJ and Wodesorel, for fascinating and helpful information. I am very happy with the amazing assortment I recently purchased from Wodesorel and am inspired to make some of my own mixes. Thanks for thinking and writing about this, I really appreciate it! I might have to get my hands on Edney ...