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by Kt Kat
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1997
Views: 113760

Re: What are your crabs up to?

In mid Jan, I had only 1/5 crabs buried. I added two new small crabs at the beginning of Feb and they buried within a week along with one of my others (fortunately, not before switching into natural shells). So until a couple days ago, I had 4/7 crabs down! Very quiet in the 'tat. But I am very happ...
by Kt Kat
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello All! Lifelong Crab Lover, New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Hello All! Lifelong Crab Lover, New Here

Thank you all! My crabs live their best lives because of all the info gathered here :)
by Kt Kat
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Dishes
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Dishes

I use a reptile feeding dish (made of some sort of resin) that has a natural rocky shape that all crabs can climb in and out of for my main dish. A lot of people feed food in scallop/clam shells which come in all sizes. They also range in shape from plate-like to bowl-like. They can get a little gro...
by Kt Kat
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stands or Support for a 55 Gallon Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Stands or Support for a 55 Gallon Tank

I have that same stand! I work at a facility that cuts and paints MDF so I put shelves on mine. Had it since October and it's just fine. No big problem setting it up though the finish was a little scratched on some sides. Relatively speaking it's cheap and you get what you pay for. I'm happy with it...
by Kt Kat
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: tank question
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: tank question

I cleaned out a really gross saltwater sump tank with a razor blade and vinegar (and lots of scrubbing)

Make sure its a glass tank, not acrylic before you use a blade on it, though! And absolutely no chemicals no matter what, only vinegar and water. You can do it!
by Kt Kat
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Excited about food!
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Excited about food!

Motörcrab wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:35 pm
LOL! Harry looks like a dog when they find an animal carcass then decide to roll all over it!
That's exactly what I was thinking! :lol:
by Kt Kat
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello All! Lifelong Crab Lover, New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Hello All! Lifelong Crab Lover, New Here

I love sparky's shell! How old do you think sparky is? however old he (or she) is, my crabs must be about that age. Sparky(at the bottom) is my next-to-littlest, classified "Small" They have got to be at least a few years old. They actually changed into a natural green shell and burrowed right away...
by Kt Kat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello All! Lifelong Crab Lover, New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Hello All! Lifelong Crab Lover, New Here

Like many others, I got my first hermits when I was a kid on a beach trip. They actually came with a pretty good caresheet for the 90s... But we were poor and did not provide for them as we should have, and they lived in a gravelly critter keeper on only a prayer. Regardless we had a couple successf...
by Kt Kat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Excited about food!
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Excited about food!

My large crab, Harry, goes nuts when I put something exciting in the tank, like a chunk of cooked chicken or some fresh pineapple. He comes to the food and literally flips out, somersaulting and flailing. I put half an eggshell in this morning and walked in to this a little later. Does anyone else's...