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by Jedediah
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Guide to bugs in the crabitat 1.2
Replies: 70
Views: 67582

Re: Guide to bugs in the crabitat 1.2

Huh weird. I copied in the complete text again, you should see it all now. I apologize for the many links that no longer work, though. An update is in progress.
by Jedediah
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Guide to bugs in the crabitat 1.2
Replies: 70
Views: 67582

Re: Guide to bugs in the crabitat 1.2

The description of how i's supposed to work it very vague. Colloids are not some type of mollecule, they are a variety of substances, contained in another substance. Milk for example (fat in water, basically) is a colloid. So until I find a more exact description of what it contains, I would assume ...
by Jedediah
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Best leaves to try?
Replies: 18
Views: 5540

Re: Best leaves to try?

Rose of Sharon = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_syriacus ? That name is used for a few different plants :) If you mean the Hibiscus, then I think it's safe. It can be eaten by humans in any case and so far I couldn't find anything about it that would make it unsafe for the crabs.
by Jedediah
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Guide to bugs in the crabitat 1.2
Replies: 70
Views: 67582

Re: Guide to bugs in the crabitat 1.2

I'll look into it, it's been years since I updated this. Thanks for letting me know.
by Jedediah
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Best leaves to try?
Replies: 18
Views: 5540

Re: Best leaves to try?

It's safe, but my crabs at least never seem to go for it as much as they go for hazel or oak.
by Jedediah
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Best leaves to try?
Replies: 18
Views: 5540

Re: Best leaves to try?

I would stay away from the redwood. They all have stuff in them that serve as insect repellents/insecticides.

Oak and maple are a favourite here, too. Willow didn't go over that well, but they loved hazel and birch.
by Jedediah
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Citric acid
Replies: 1
Views: 1404

Yes, it's safe. They can have citrus fruits, the acid doesn't harm them.
by Jedediah
Sun May 15, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Buttercups?
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

I think that they were added to the list because of their toxicity to other animals/mammals. I'm not sure if the protoanemonin that makes them toxic would harm the crabs, but I think it might affect their mouthparts and their digestive tract. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protoanemonin Mike120, the m...
by Jedediah
Sat May 14, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Buttercups?
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

They are safe when dried, though.
by Jedediah
Wed May 11, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Dandelion stems?
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Stems are safe, the whole plant is :)
by Jedediah
Wed May 11, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Crap, my new E's brought in some mites. **microscope pics!!
Replies: 31
Views: 11813

Good luck with the predatory mites! I've used those for a mite infestation in my assassin bug tank and it worked great.

I would rule out two-spotted mites by the way, as far as I know they don't feed on other invertebrates at any stage of their life cycle.
by Jedediah
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Food
Topic: calcium rich foods
Replies: 12
Views: 4020

Re Ca:P ratio: It doesn't make a difference because the absorption of calcium does not depend on the digestive system. It's a simple chemical process, not depending on the kind of animal that eats the plant. Crabs won't be harmed by the calcium oxalates that are produced when oxalic acids absorp cal...
by Jedediah
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: calcium rich foods
Replies: 12
Views: 4020

Many plants with a lot of calcium also have a high content of oxalic acids, which binds calcium in the body. Parsley for example, with 1.7g oxalic acids per 100g. Calcium:phosphorus ratio is also important for the same reason, although most vegetables have a good ratio. Fruits often contain a lot mo...
by Jedediah
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 8198

Silverfish definitely need high humidity (80-90% are ideal), they are not a common pest found in books and such unless you have a damp/mold problem anyway. They do feed on paper and other weird stuff. As crabitat pests, I would say they are much less common than mites, fruitflies, gnats, booklice an...
by Jedediah
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 8198

suebee, booklice can't jump. They walk and many species even have wings (but it seems that the species most common in crabitats don't).