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by crabby33
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Crabs aren't digging
Replies: 10
Views: 301

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: 114

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: 62

Re: Turnip greens

Thank you, GB!
by crabby33
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Turnip greens
Replies: 3
Views: 62

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: 437

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: 120
Views: 142049

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: 202

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: 274

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: 279

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: 279

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: 153

Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

I avoid anything with the word “meal” in the ingredients list. Fish meal, soy meal, etc.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

I currently don’t have anyone underground at the moment. I only have two crabs. I apologize for the confusion. I think this is what I’m going to try:

Blackberry
Strawberry
Asparagus
Broccoli
Blood worms
Shrimp
Crushed Oyster Shell
Egg yolk
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

I do give them shrimp and blood worms. That’s what they’re eating right now.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

Xeno, to answer your question, no, I’m not giving them other things in addition to the fruit. Maybe I need to try giving them fruit, vegetables, protein, calcium and fats in their food bowl. Then let them seek out what they need at the moment.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Crabs only wanting protein?

Right now, my crabs are only wanting proteins and nothing else. I’ve tried feeding them a mix of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries but the crabs weren’t interested. But when I switched it back to bloodworms and shrimp, they started eating. I’m suspecting they may be pre-molt.