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by crabby33
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Transitioning

The sand is going to be delivered tomorrow. EE is next on the list. I am glad you agree with my decision to avoid the aquarium sands and get play sand. I understand it’s a lot cheaper to buy from a hardware store but I don’t drive and there is no one available to take me at the place where I live. T...
by crabby33
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Transitioning

I have gone from using play sand, EE and “live sand” to Fluker’s Beach Sand and Hermit Soil, now I am finally changing to regular play sand. I finally decided to break down and buy play sand and just avoid the aquarium sands and the sands marketed towards reptiles such as the Exo Terra Riverbed Sand...
by crabby33
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Fresh Oak branches

GB, they do not spray for mosquitos in my area as far as I know. The oak trees in my yard are also never sprayed. I live in Texas. If freezing doesn’t work, what do you recommend?


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Fresh Oak branches

It has not molded.


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by crabby33
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Habitat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Habitat Questions

You can cook it. That’s what I prefer to do. I currently don’t have a moss pit in my tank for you to view but I would like to do that.


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by crabby33
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Habitat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Habitat Questions

A 10 Gallon tank will work but a lot of people mix in play sand because they find it holds the shape better. You’ll need about 6” of substrate. You will need three extra shells for the other crab. Not enough shells can lead to shell fights that can result in death. Crabs LOVE moss pits! Yes, you sho...
by crabby33
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Fresh Oak branches

That’s exactly what I do with my branches. I put it in the freezer for a few hours to make sure it doesn’t have pests in it.


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by crabby33
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Fresh Oak branches

When I forage for branches, I prefer ones that have lichens growing on them. I am trying to aim for a more natural look to my tank.


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by crabby33
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Fresh Oak branches

My area recently had very severe thunderstorms but it also tore up the oak trees in the back yard, so there were broken branches EVERYWHERE! I went out and found a good sized oak branch to put in my tank but I always make sure to freeze any branches or bark pieces I put in the tank for my crabs. Don...
by crabby33
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Good Pellets?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Good Pellets?

I never provide my crabs with commercial food and prefer to give them a natural diet instead. I believe utilizing the safe food list is a good way to find out what they really like and what they don’t. Like, I know my crabs love oak branches with lichens on it. It gives them a tannin source and it e...
by crabby33
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

That’s why I only turn off the tank lights, but not the heater when I leave to go home for the weekend.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

I keep mine on all the time.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started

The last time my crabs molted was January and December. So I don’t know when they’re going to molt again.


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: how do i tell if my crab is ready to molt but hasn’t started

Since you said you have a new crab, it is quite normal for them to de-stress and molt. It is unknown when it’s last molt was in the wild when it was captured. So as soon as hermit crabs find themselves in suitable conditions in the tanks we’re providing them, they are going to want to dig down and m...
by crabby33
Fri May 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Best Book on Hermit Crabs/Hermit Crab Care

I agree with Curly. Most of the groups that I have been in on Facebook have said information in books is outdated. I only rely on information I find on this forum.


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