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by crabby33
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Fish Oil
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Fish Oil

I have a question about fish oil. What is the health benefit to crabs?
by crabby33
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tupperware lid as a food dish
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Tupperware lid as a food dish

I thought of this after I realized that there is not enough room on standard reptile food dishes for all the foods that they need.
by crabby33
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tupperware lid as a food dish
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Tupperware lid as a food dish

I’m thinking of using a Tupperware lid as a food dish to hit all parts of my crabs’ diet. This way they can seek out what they’re needing.
by crabby33
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 129
Views: 143463

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

The menu tonight:

Spinach, Turnip Greens, Jicama, Banana, Dragon Fruit, and Freeze Dried Mealworms. I will add animal proteins and calcium when I get home.
by crabby33
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crabs aren't digging
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Crabs aren't digging

While it’s more expensive, I got my play sand from Amazon and mixed it with Eco Earth. One brand I use is called WeJe play sand. Here’s a link to one of the brands that I use: https://www.amazon.com/Play-Sand-bag-sand-fine/dp/B073XVQFPJ/ref=mp_s_a_1_71?keywords=play+sand&qid=1568752976&sr=8-71#immer...
by crabby33
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab halfway out of shell and limp, not moving
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Crab halfway out of shell and limp, not moving

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Black and white gravel-ish pebbles. It’s about 2 inches deep Hi there, I’m going to respond with Crabby33. Gravel is not recommended. Most people here use a 5:1 ratio of play sand/eco earth to mimic their natural habitat. It needs to...
by crabby33
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Turnip greens
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Turnip greens

Thank you, GB!
by crabby33
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Turnip greens
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Turnip greens

I have a question about turnip greens. Do these have to be cooked or can they be fed raw?
by crabby33
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Lighter weight shells
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Lighter weight shells

My crabs tend to prefer heavier medium sized shells like Apple Murex. I do offer turbos, but the crabs go for the heavier shells.
by crabby33
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 129
Views: 143463

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Tonight my crabs are getting banana, mango, pineapple, cilantro, asparagus, broccoli, avocado, shrimp, bloodworms and crushed oyster shell.
by crabby33
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not Molting?
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Not Molting?

My crabs go 6-7 months in between molts.
by crabby33
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Peanut butter issues
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Peanut butter issues

This is giving me an idea to give my crabs a mix of honey, olive oil and eggs and mix in some of the blood worms and shrimp that they like. I may even consider mixing in ground flax seed and chia seed.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

Okay, I’ll try offering banana, apple and orange.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

I think that might be my issue. Is that I’m only offering them one thing and they want more variety. As soon I start offering more variety, they will start eating more.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Preservatives & what to watch out for?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

I avoid anything with the word “meal” in the ingredients list. Fish meal, soy meal, etc.