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by amwilliams
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Flea Fogging
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Flea Fogging

So, my dog has had a problem bringing home fleas from my parents' house. In the past we've been good at catching things before they go too far, but we switched flea preventative and I don't think it's doing the job (as dog was covered in flea dirt). We've done (for months) the runaround of the vacuu...
by amwilliams
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs and Music
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Crabs and Music

Has anyone noticed their crabs being drawn to music at all? I could be completely insane (well, that's not altogether unlikely), but I just started playing the ukulele in the last couple of weeks and every single time I sit in the bedroom and play it, my largest crab comes out of hiding and just sit...
by amwilliams
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Figuring Out Who's Who
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Figuring Out Who's Who

So I've just today found my last molter up and at 'em. My husband was trying to understand how I know which is which. I find this entertaining and no one else around me does, so then it warrants a forum post! I have 3 and they all went down at about the same time in late October. My smallest, Tiny T...
by amwilliams
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: "Elderly"crabs?
Replies: 27
Views: 3240

Re: "Elderly"crabs?

I would love to see Carol's crabitat more than anything.


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by amwilliams
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Trend of dead crabs - am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 75
Views: 3077

Re: Trend of dead crabs - am I doing something wrong?

I'm a little late to this game but I'm going to weigh in on the Aldi question. I love Aldi. They have been doing a great job of expanding their organic/health food options. Produce is cheap and you can freeze some to save for later. Go for it - your crabs (and your wallet!!) will thank you! Sent fro...
by amwilliams
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Typical noise level of crabs?
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Typical noise level of crabs?

My husband and I have ours in the bedroom. I also sleep with a fan on so it drowns out some of the clinking but I've never had a problem with noise at all.


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by amwilliams
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Post your crabitats!
Replies: 94
Views: 6057

Re: Post your crabitats!

FINALLY have my temps up to 80 degrees and humidity is at 89. It only took two months and a lot of trial and error to get here!!

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by amwilliams
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Springtails?
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Springtails?

So I have been working on boosting heat and humidity and I saw in the condensation on the inside of the tank some little trails that are very winding. Upon very close inspection, they appear to be white little guys with two visible antennae. Now in the What's that Bug in my Crabitat? post, I see the...
by amwilliams
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Apparent First Molt Success
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Apparent First Molt Success

Looks like moving the coco fiber wall has set the temp to a steady 78 degrees. Still not quite where I'd like it, so I'll have to do some re-insulating. So I did cardboard then foil then reflectix - is that an appropriate order? Also looks as though my littlest was my successful molten. She's nice a...
by amwilliams
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank cracking
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Tank cracking

I have 7 from small to large in a 65g and love it. Same footprint as your 40 -- 36 wide and 18 deep -- but 24 high, lots of room for deep sub and climbing structures, too. It looked enormous when we brought it home, but now that we're used to it, a 90 would not have been much bigger: same height an...
by amwilliams
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Apparent First Molt Success
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Apparent First Molt Success

I think it might be the cocowall, because if your house is in the mid 70's your tank shouldn't have trouble climbing the extra few degrees to 80, especially with that much insulation. I suspect most of your heat is getting trapped between the insulation and the wall. Is the glass on the other side ...
by amwilliams
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Apparent First Molt Success
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Apparent First Molt Success

Do you have a uth that you can insulate? Flukers and ultratherms can be insulated with reflectix, or just plain cardboard and foil. It brings the temp up in my tat by at least 5 degrees with just some thick cardboard. If you don't have one that you can safely insulate you could consider doing the s...
by amwilliams
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Apparent First Molt Success
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Apparent First Molt Success

I'm sure that means your pet sand will be sand no longer soon! Have you made sure your temperature gauge is working correctly by comparing it to another one? Or is there a way to boost your house's ambient temp by a few degrees? I have checked with a few gauges. There seems to be a bit of gradient ...
by amwilliams
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Apparent First Molt Success
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Apparent First Molt Success

So about 6 weeks ago, my three crabs (two medium, one small) went down for their first molt. This has been especially nerve-wracking for me, as I've been trying to keep my heat up (even with Reflectix the output just doesn't seem to be great). So I've been carefully curating the space, adding fake f...
by amwilliams
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Want to buy food organic foods
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Want to buy food organic foods

I would also try the local farmers market. Not everyone in ours is organic, but many are! I like knowing who is growing/raising my food.


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