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by Kt Kat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Newest Additions to the Colony
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: The Newest Additions to the Colony

Cuties!
I am moving across town in two days and have 2 out of 7 crabs down. Do you have any tips for digging them up? Or do you just start removing substrate and hope for the best? I'll definitely iso them if there's any sign of moulting.
by Kt Kat
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2038
Views: 121932

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: 347

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: 373

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: 1020

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: 194

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: 221

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: 347

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: 347

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: 221

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...