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by PinchersAndShells
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My love! C. brevimanus
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: My love! C. brevimanus

What a beautiful boy!!!! :cloud9:
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Most millipede species eat their substrate and rotting wood, for my millipedes I use a mix of coconut fiber, worm castings, sphagnum moss, powdered rotting wood, crushed cuttlebone, leaf litter, orchid bark, and a small amount of sand. They can be fed various fruits and veggies but their primary foo...
by PinchersAndShells
Thu May 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Do hermies hide shells?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Do hermies hide shells?

Most of my shells are in the shell shop because of this, however recently I've been putting a few back on the substrate again. They sure do love to bury things!
by PinchersAndShells
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Pest Control
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Pest Control

Wait if someone sprays pesticides outside can that harm the crabs and reptiles? They did recently so I can’t take my crabs outside.(please no comments on the handling the crabs thing) If they only sprayed outside of your home it shouldn't effect the crabs and reptiles. Someone sprayed the inside of...
by PinchersAndShells
Thu May 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate in water?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Substrate in water?

Branching off of what Motörcrab said, the ocean contains beneficial bacteria that converts ammonia (toxic) to nitrite (also toxic), and then converts that nitrite to nitrate (only toxic in large amounts). In aquariums, you have to let the tank "cycle" for at least a month in order to build up this b...
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Heating Problem

A cheaper alternative that has been working for me (and other crabbers) is taking a layer of cardboard and wrapping it in tinfoil! You can do multiple layers of cardboard but just one works for me. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating pad or heat lamp?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Heating pad or heat lamp?

I had to break down and buy a thermostat for my heat mat because the tank was getting up to 90°F in winter! Whether or not you need one really depends on the temperature of your house and how well the mat works. I bought a thermostat meant for seed germinating on Amazon for my Ultratherm and it work...
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cleaning substrate?
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Cleaning substrate?

You can put trays full of the substrate into the oven, I typically do the lowest possible heat setting for 15-20 minutes. This will kill off most things living in it. If you're just worried about bugs you could also freeze it in bags and then let it thaw back to room temperature before using. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Feeding Schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Feeding Schedule

Scarletfire wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:28 pm
I like that idea. I guess I dont need to do it exactly seafood vs land veggies?
Mine get both sea vegetables and land vegetables in that rotation, just not at the same time. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Feeding Schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Feeding Schedule

Over time I have gathered quite a bit of food, so I make sure I feed two proteins, one vegetable/plant matter, one fruit, and one grain or seed every time I change the bowl. I rotate through all the foods I have so that way I can make sure I'm feeling everything I have and not skipping over anything.
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Cabanas!
Replies: 36
Views: 1596

Re: Water Cabanas!

I like them! How do you clean?
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Isolation

When you isolate using a soda bottle the crabs can typically dig themselves out when they're ready to leave unless you push it all the way to the bottom. Otherwise you can just keep an eye out for when most of the shed exoskeleton is eaten and the crab starts becoming active again, then let them fre...
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Baby isopods taking over!
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Baby isopods taking over!

If they're food mites you can just leave them be. They don't bother the hermit crabs and typically come back even after cleaning. You can tell the difference because food mites look like this: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/96f685c3e626af2fea2d6709a5bac32c.jpg While baby isopods look like...
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Using a Moon-glow/lite with an umbrella lighting (kit)
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Using a Moon-glow/lite with an umbrella lighting (kit)

Hello, I'm not quite sure what you mean by an umbrella lighting but I did want to note that the crabs should have darkness at night. Moonlight bulbs are fine to use temporarily for night viewing though. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Tue May 21, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Millipedes!
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Millipedes!

scuttlecrusty22 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:33 am
I live in the mid-west :D
Possibly Narceus americanus?