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by EOD-Crab
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Couple of questions about my crabitat
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Couple of questions about my crabitat

It is hard to understand exactly your substrate from first post. I see colored hermit crab sand, then put down coconut fiber. If you replaced the colored sand with just coconut fiber then it's fine for crabs but probably want to mix with clean sand soon. If you mixed that colored sand with the fiber...
by EOD-Crab
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Species?
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

Re: Species?

Yep thin stripe. I live in Niceville and this the only native species I have scene here


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by EOD-Crab
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab PP (back in old shell now)
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Naked crab PP (back in old shell now)

Since 0 is really close to 9 that makes me wonder if the temp is 96. If so then would be a reason for streaking.


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by EOD-Crab
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check out this book!
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Check out this book!

From the price I would say it's a college textbook. If that is required for the course they can bump the price pretty high. However once students pass they sell it used.


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by EOD-Crab
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dropped crab!
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Dropped crab!

Mine have fallen in my tall tank on edges of water dish, hard objects, etc. They are always fine. I mean I wouldnt drop them on purpose but falls happen and not much you can do when it does.


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by EOD-Crab
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Tank upgrade

GotButterflies wrote:Nice!
Edit: I would probably make substrate deep since you don't have much of a footprint.


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The sub is a little over 8" deep and the set up only has 3 crabs


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by EOD-Crab
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Tank upgrade

GotButterflies wrote:Very nice crabitat! How many gallons is that?
Only about 60gal but the door makes everything much easier to manage. Also being wood I could mount my ceramic heater and a dimmer switch on the side to control temp. The UV light and night viewing light were super easy to mount too
by EOD-Crab
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Tank upgrade

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by EOD-Crab
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Tank upgrade

No false bottom, mine has never leaked but I did a test prior to using it by filling and setting on paper towels for a few days. Every time I clean it I inspect it. I did just do a sub cycle, where I mix the sub from bottom and top together and there was no standing water. Taking it out is easy for ...
by EOD-Crab
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Tank upgrade

I use a small painters tray. You can get them at Walmart or a hardware store. To prevent drowning I have a plastic mesh zip tied at the lip with silicon in the bottom. This is my fresh currently. In prep for a Strawberry I want to get my sea water is the old critter keeper that my first crabs were s...
by EOD-Crab
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Odd behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Odd behavior

Did he recently change shells?

If so he is likely modifying his shell. They produce a chemical that dissolves the shell slowly while rubbing with their little legs inside. Sea shells are thick and strong but land crabs need less weight and sea crabs need more protection.
by EOD-Crab
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What is this crab doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: What is this crab doing?

This is usually a crab modifying their shell. They produce a chemical that helps them thin out the shell to fit better, make lighter, etc. if you notice some shells are "hot items" with your crabs that likely means they are already modified shells. Given the choice a crab generally chooses a "turn k...
by EOD-Crab
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?

I use a humidifier, a cool must one, and tubing into the tank. If you go that route get one with changable mist volume,dimmer switch, and a toggle switch for power. This allows you to use an outlet timer and set automatic mist times. Of course I have a DIY 80g tank and a ceramic heat lamp on a dimme...
by EOD-Crab
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Newist crab not molting
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Newist crab not molting

He may be molting. I'm not sure because he is burrowed behind the coco fiber climbing wall. Never had anything but digging molders so can't be sure but no smell and hasn't been out for about a week. I just didn't notice but if molting he started around when I made this thread lol
by EOD-Crab
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Fountain, handmade, Anyone made one? I'm thinking it!
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Fountain, handmade, Anyone made one? I'm thinking it!

I made a fountain and I took it out. I ran into a problem where the water leaked the wrong way and flooded the bottom. Luckily my molting crabs had just gone down so they came back up and went down again. So be careful, tubing comes loose rocks shift whatever the reason. Also the submergable pumps u...