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by orangeinecrab
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Salt and Fresh Water Pool Upgrades! 2.5G Cycled
Replies: 46
Views: 3487

Re: Salt and Fresh Water Pool Upgrades! 2.5G Cycled

Do you have any updates on your pools? I've recently ordered two 12 litre tanks and all the equipment I need for them. I own fish and I'm excited to try cycled pools with my purple pinchers (I realise they don't often like deep pools like other species but it's worth a try). I'm going to cycle both ...
by orangeinecrab
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How do you move a tank that contains isopods and springtails?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: How do you move a tank that contains isopods and springtails?

Yeah, that's what I would recommend. Leave the top couple of inches a little dryer so it stays lighter, and scoop it out to a separate container to be spread out on top again once you're done. Wait a couple of days before spraying/wetting the surface layer so anything buried has time to make it bac...
by orangeinecrab
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How do you move a tank that contains isopods and springtails?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: How do you move a tank that contains isopods and springtails?

You could try placing a large cork flat or other hide on the substrate for a day or so. When you pick it up you can take out anything hiding on its underside. You can also try it with leaf litter and other foods to gather as many in one spot as possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thank you...
by orangeinecrab
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How do you move a tank that contains isopods and springtails?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

How do you move a tank that contains isopods and springtails?

Hi, I've got a bit of a dilemma with regards to changing the stand of my hermit crab tank. I have a 120x60x60 cm hermit crab tank, however, the stand that the tank is currently sat on is not deep enough for the tank. The tank is sat on top of polystyrene (which is on top of the cabinet) but as the t...
by orangeinecrab
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pre-Copulatory Guarding
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Pre-Copulatory Guarding

I've managed to find 2-5mm shells for sale so I'll be fine if my hermit crabs mate and I can get any zoeae to megalopa.
by orangeinecrab
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pre-Copulatory Guarding
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Pre-Copulatory Guarding

Mine guarded AFTER they had mated. There were no warning signs leading up to the act, I just walked in on 18 crabs trying to pile on one poor female. Afterwards, the male that succeeded pinned her down for a couple of days and kept the others away. Ah, that must have been a sight to walk in on :lol...
by orangeinecrab
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pre-Copulatory Guarding
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Pre-Copulatory Guarding

It's really hard to say. I think they can probably go through the motions so to speak and not produce. I had several males fighting over a female for about a month last year. Everytime they would start mating it would get broken up by another male. After that kept happening I never noticed eggs aga...
by orangeinecrab
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pre-Copulatory Guarding
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Pre-Copulatory Guarding

The male is still guarding the female but so far there's been no other action between the two of them. Is there ever a chance that the guarding behaviour doesn't end up in fertilisation of eggs? Or the production of eggs in general?

Thanks, Jonathan.
by orangeinecrab
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Eggs

Pretty eggs should be visible right after mating. The male will hold the female upside down while mating. It is often mistaken for shell jacking. The male fertilizes the eggs as the female releases them from her gonopores on her largest gear legs. They look like two little dots. As they mate she pu...
by orangeinecrab
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pre-Copulatory Guarding
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Pre-Copulatory Guarding

I would look into purchasing a submersible aquarium water heater for inside your hatchery tank. That way you can partially fill whatever tank you will be holding the zoea jars in. That will allow the the water to heat up outside of the mini jars. This is the one thing I didn't have when I had zoea ...
by orangeinecrab
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pre-Copulatory Guarding
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Pre-Copulatory Guarding

Hi, I haven't posted in a very long time but over the past couple of days I've noticed one of my males guarding one of my females (only those two are up as the other three are down moulting) but I haven't observed any eggs yet. I posted on the facebook group (and a couple of other facebook groups ju...
by orangeinecrab
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: False bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: False bottom

Vivarium or aquarium? A lot of the time Viv glass isn't built to hold a lot of weight since it's for no water use and the species it's used for aren't needing much substrate. If it were an aquarium there would be no worries if you chose to, but I would be a little nervous about doing it with the th...
by orangeinecrab
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: False bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 583

False bottom

I was thinking about building a false bottom for my 4x2x2ft vivarium but I'm wondering whether the pressure from the substrate above pushing down on the pvc supports will lead to the base of the vivarium cracking or not?
by orangeinecrab
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: My fish and dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: My fish and dogs

soilentgringa wrote:Ah! Your fishes' lazy eye is so cute, LOL he looks like he has googly eyes.
Haha he does! Both goldfish are growing like weeds now and they are starting to look like different fish from those pictures!
by orangeinecrab
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: My new bin topper!
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: My new bin topper!

That looks really interesting! I don't own mice but @Callalilly does and could probably give you any advice you needed. I think they're adorable but I'm sure my cats won't! Thanks and that's the same way that my dogs think of my guinea pigs but they haven't been eaten yet and I have had one 6 years...