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by GotButterflies
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Clean-Up Crew—Tenebrionidae
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Clean-Up Crew—Tenebrionidae

Hello. I have darkling beetles that I raise, but they are mealworm and superworm sized. The beetles look like the ones you have, but they are about an inch long and boy do they STINK. Darkling beetles LOVE wood - AND they will lay their eggs wood and dirt. They multiply like CRAZY. I wish I never st...
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Looking for advice on upgrading my tank
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Looking for advice on upgrading my tank

I wanted to mention that you can get bigger tanks for a cheaper price purchasing them used on sites like OfferUp, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and 5miles. Search things like Fishtank, fish tank, reptile, terrarium, etc. You can typically find whole set ups for less than what you would purchase a...
by GotButterflies
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Would a UVB light help kill mold
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Would a UVB light help kill mold

I do highly recommend UVB lighting though. My crabs are very active. :)
by GotButterflies
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Columbus, GA ~ 5 Crabs need adopting
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Columbus, GA ~ 5 Crabs need adopting

The HCA currently does not recommend shipping due to delays due to weather. It is not worth taking the risk.
by GotButterflies
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Power Outage
Replies: 19
Views: 612

Re: Power Outage

Keeping you in my thoughts! I hope you get your power back on! Stay warm!
by GotButterflies
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Which wheel?

I've only used the silent spinners - I like the way they arch, it helps balance the weight of the craft mesh. I haven't had any difficulty drilling them. No cracked wheels. My crabs love the saucers. I only have them in two of my tanks, but they get used as much as the silent spinners. I have one of...
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Spring water
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Spring water

by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 2 crabs in SW Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: 2 crabs in SW Florida

I am in Volusia County Florida and can meet you to take them. I do not recommend shipping them.

Edit: I also know someone in Parrish if that is closer to you.
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab constantly underground!
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Crab constantly underground!

My pleasure! Just a reminder - having the ultratherm on the entire tank can dry out the substrate - so you may need to remoisten it. I don't have this issue in Florida. I know @Wodesorel has mentioned rewetting substrate before.

Best wishes! :)
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Can anyone recommend a digital thermometer/hydrometer?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Can anyone recommend a digital thermometer/hydrometer?

It really depends on where you keep them. If you keep them down on the substrate where the crabs can climb all over them and get dirt in them then they will not last long. If you have to spray your tank to boost humidity, then they won't last long. I've had mine for several years. Just recently I ha...
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity Trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Humidity Trouble

Hopefully it is just the hygrometer. Is your hygrometer digital or analog? IMO analogs can be unreliable. Here is a digital one that I use: https://smile.amazon.com/AcuRite-00325-Comfort-Monitor-Black/dp/B004K8RF10/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1JJZCFQ15FI6O&dchild=1&keywords=accurate+temperature+and+humidity+sen...
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab constantly underground!
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Crab constantly underground!

I personally like to keep my tanks in the temperature range of 78 (low at night) to 85 (high during day). As far as humidity I prefer above 80 at all times. mine range from 85-99%. I have found that by following these guidelines my crabs are more active. I understand you are in the UK and that it is...
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Spring water
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Spring water

From what I understand it is better to use tap water and use prime so that there are minerals in the water. That is what I do.
by GotButterflies
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Which wheel?

I'm late to the party, but I prefer the silent spinners. I have a few jumbo crabs, and I get the medium wheels, and even then, they have no problem walking them. The one jumbo is a brevi - and they walk really tall. I know you already ordered your wheel DragonsFly - but this could be helpful for peo...
by GotButterflies
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Savannah GA crab needs a home ASAP!
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Savannah GA crab needs a home ASAP!

Was this hermit adopted? I will be in Savanna for the weekend


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