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by LadyJinglyJones
Mon May 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Successful Molt
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Successful Molt

Generally fresh water is recommended over salt water, just cause he doesn't really need a salt coating & fresh may be better for making him smell like his buds - but otherwise, yup, pretty much what Angel_crab said.

Congrats on a good moult! :D
by LadyJinglyJones
Mon May 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Worm castings
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Worm castings

It says organic (I assume there's some kind of organics quality assurance seal somewhere on the bag indicating it complies with whatever standards), so it's sure to be the stuff you want. Any brand will do, people just recommend organic - for the same general reason we recommend organic foods.
by LadyJinglyJones
Mon May 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Burying shells
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Burying shells

One of my crabs dug under a shell. I thought they'd be really good at hide and seek. But then he came up and deposited said shell in that hole. Do they bury them to save for later? Or as a discard? Do you think they're upset when they come back to find their buried shells unburied? I dunno... just ...
by LadyJinglyJones
Mon May 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Burying shells
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Burying shells

Yup, that's crabs all over. You're most likely to see lots o shell changes when you've either just cleaned & replaced the shells, or added new ones. Keeping them clean will result in more shell action, if you want to see that, but it's also work. I'm pretty lazy about cleaning shells - though I try ...
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Burying shells
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Burying shells

A crab can generally dig around an obstacle like a buried stone or a shell or root (like in nature). But if you want those shells (that you paid money for - not those dang lazy, resource squandering, ungrateful crabs!) to be available for wearing, you'll rescue them from the fate of obsolescence in ...
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Crabitat (Pics) - Curious if this has been done before.
Replies: 12
Views: 2242

Re: New Crabitat (Pics) - Curious if this has been done befo

I did ammonia testing in one of my fw pools for a couple weeks - I found that the first week it took four days before the ammonia went up (and then it spiked pretty hard, but because a couple of isopods had wandered in & drowned). The next week the crabs were all about dragging stuff into the pools ...
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Climbing wall problems
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Climbing wall problems

I like command hooks. I've also purchased untreated oak dowl (very narrow diameter), drilled holes all along it & then drilled holes in the plastic rim of my tank. I use zip ties through the holes in the end of the dowl to secure it through holes in the rim. Then any thing I want to hang I can do so...
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Bird seed
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Bird seed

Yup, bird section. I buy my crab fuds at a fancy organic pet food store (because there are roughly 400 petstores/square meter in my neighbourhood).

You may be able to find some online if you don't live where there are as many pet supply shops as Starbucks.
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Up and about
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Up and about

Maybe it's the crabby new year, and his resolution is to exercise more & be healthy. :D

If any of your crabs quit smoking you'll know that's it.
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Bird seed
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Bird seed

But bearing the above in mind, millet on the stalk is frequently a big fave in my tank.
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Need teeny tiny shells (anyone live near a beach?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Need teeny tiny shells (anyone live near a beach?)

If desperate you might try buying shell grit for birds and sifting through that for okay shells? It would not be fun, but you might get a good number in the absurdly-small size range. Related note: anyone know if anyone has offered fresh water aquarium snail shells to megalopa with success? I ask be...
by LadyJinglyJones
Sun May 13, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ignoring honey
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Ignoring honey

It's possible that if they have had it recently it is presently a less compelling food. As my kid sister would say, they're "full up of" honey. As omnivorous (mostly) scavengers, they've evolved to seek different foods. You never know when you'll come across a quality protein/sugar/lipid/whatever fo...
by LadyJinglyJones
Sat May 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hermit Crab Patch Pre-Mixed Sub
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Hermit Crab Patch Pre-Mixed Sub

* HCP mixes oyster shell (for calcium) in too. (So do I... I buy a box in the bird section at the petstore & mix it in). That's what I was thinking when I mentioned calcium.
by LadyJinglyJones
Sat May 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Up and about
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Up and about

Lol, could be anything. :)
by LadyJinglyJones
Sat May 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hermit Crab Patch Pre-Mixed Sub
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Hermit Crab Patch Pre-Mixed Sub

Other groups may have recommendations regarding either the calcium or added salt (if memory serves the HPC mix contains a small quantity of salt? ). Members of the HCA over the years have not reported negative issues with these additions & so other than mentioning that playsend&ee homade mix is chea...