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by Bonk
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Zoea?
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Zoea?

Thank-you for the prompt replies!
by Bonk
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Zoea?
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Zoea?

Hi All, I haven't been too active on this site before, however, I finally have something to ask! I must sound like a horrible crab owner to not change the water everyday, but it was this odd occasion I left it for several days until the scheduled re-décor. When I went to change out the water this mo...
by Bonk
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bonk's Tank 40g/160L
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Bonk's Tank 40g/160L

Thanks for the hint guys, I will have to see what I can do about this.
by Bonk
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2001
Views: 114575

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Had a quick glance in at the crabs (who had their moon-glo bulb on) where I saw Gilly checking out a new shell. Sal (who was brought home with her 3yrs ago) walks up and gets a claw very purposefully shoved in his face for the curiosity. A quick scuffle occurs, before my gigantic crab Cadet plods up...
by Bonk
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bonk's Tank 40g/160L
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Bonk's Tank 40g/160L

Hi all, I have a bad feeling that this won't work. So before I go on a spiel I will post this :)


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by Bonk
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Bowl "Substrate"
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Water Bowl "Substrate"

OK, great. Thanks so much everyone for all your help - I know this can bit a bit of a repetitive topic :D if I can figure out photos I'll be sure to attach some.
by Bonk
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Bowl "Substrate"
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Water Bowl "Substrate"

Thanks very much for all your replies, they have all given varying ideas. However, I still have a few questions. 1. May I ask why a lot of people opt for Tupperware? I agree that if you get the stronger stuff it may be harder to crack, but after a while - especially with the UVB/A lights that some o...
by Bonk
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Bowl "Substrate"
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Water Bowl "Substrate"

That makes sense to have it on the base when using filtered pools Kellie, thanks for your response. I forgot to ask also, what have people found works best with pools for encouragement? I'm planning for a larger salt water pool: glass, rectangular, aerated, a ramp with rocks attached to it (don't kn...
by Bonk
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Bowl "Substrate"
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Water Bowl "Substrate"

Hi all, I had a question about the substrate in water bowls, which may be obvious to some but I'm very confused! I've seen nice big, deep pools where people have rocks, gravel, wood etc. at the base so that the crabs have something to grip, and I was wondering if these were siliconed on, or if they ...
by Bonk
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Humidity Problems, lost one crab already.
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Humidity Problems, lost one crab already.

I'm guessing in this situation you would need to raise the temp slowly (because that's quite a lot of heat to add!). But unless you have a thermostat, I'm not sure how you would do this... OR you could wait until the majority of crabs were up OR (this may need double checking), you could assume that...
by Bonk
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ditcher Streaker
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Ditcher Streaker

Wow! Awesome, thanks guys for all the replies. I didn't realise how many people this had happened to, I'd never heard of it.
by Bonk
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Snail shells for hermit crabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: Snail shells for hermit crabs?

I have Aussies, and they go CRAZY for snail shells. Not necessarily the ones you are discussing though. I have 5/10 crabs in different types of snail shells. However, I do know the type you are talking about, and I found tons of dead ones at the local petstore a while ago. They were quite happy for ...
by Bonk
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ditcher Streaker
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Ditcher Streaker

Hi all, I though I would report on a very weird behaviour one of my crabs displays when handled. Sal moulted, and came up with absolutely gorgeous dark brown colouring - my first big change in colour. After a few days a being up, I picked him up by his shell to take a look, holding him just above th...
by Bonk
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: sand
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: sand

I would say for the coco fibre, you can buy it also at the hardware store in solid bricks that expand (designed as a growing matter for plants), but *make sure* to get the type that is organic with no added fertilisers/pesticides etc. this is what I use: http://www.bunnings.com.au/brunnings-90l-coir...
by Bonk
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Richard's Seashells
Replies: 25
Views: 1680

Re: Richard's Seashells

I have those pangs of guilt, too, Bonk. Every time I buy pretty shells or see bins and bins of them in a store I think that for every well dressed hermit crab, there's a mollusk who was killed for the shell he built piece-by-piece with his own body. The fancier shells we all love to offer our babie...