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by Motörcrab
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Powdered Fruits
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Powdered Fruits

I cut them up into small pieces then toss them in a coffee grinder. Once it's like a smoothie I pour the paste into the parchment paper. I need to repeat that process a few times for each item depending on how much I'm making. It isn't bad on a small scale. With this last batch I probably have 30 mi...
by Motörcrab
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Powdered Fruits
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Powdered Fruits

This batch turned out great, even the peppers. Only one issue, When using parchment paper always use a crab safe oil like organic coconut oil, or organic olive oil. I spent an hour peeling the paper off the back of the pears. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/88415682c47680f5db6562634dde6e14...
by Motörcrab
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Finding the poop in the substrate
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Finding the poop in the substrate

I honestly don't think the quality of substrate has been researched much. I would think that the substrate would work similar to a cycled pool. Once it gathers enough good bacteria it will basically clean itself. If the bad bacteria builds up too fast it will become unsafe. Chances are most people u...
by Motörcrab
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Finding the poop in the substrate
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Finding the poop in the substrate

I don't think it hurts anything to let it go. Possibly if it was left for years and years it could cause an issue. I often wondered since crabs love to eat poop of other animals and eat their own exos. Would they eat each other's poop? Dogs do it all the time, why not crabs?
by Motörcrab
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Finding the poop in the substrate
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Finding the poop in the substrate

My guys like to hide their poop in empty shells, on the wheels, in their water pools even in their food dishes. Depending on the size of your crabs it may be hard to see. Their turds are usually "U" shaped and thin. A few people on here call them " brown frowns". If you see them you can use a plasti...
by Motörcrab
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Powdered Fruits
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Powdered Fruits

I made a stop at our Aldi today. I was stocking up on my groceries and saw they had some organic frits and veggies. Time for dehydrator round #3 for the crabs! Why does every shopping trip turn into a crabby food run? Here is the rundown before and after they are reduced to paste! Bonus point if you...
by Motörcrab
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat Scaping
Replies: 27
Views: 582

Re: Crabitat Scaping

The funny or ironic thing with me is.....This is going back way back before I got into hermit crabs possibly from the early Facebook era. I saw some pictures of a crazy elaborate crabitat not realizing it's function and crabs needs. I thought to myself that is very impressive for crab that just need...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Changing Decor?
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Changing Decor?

I will change out some smaller things that sit on the surface every month or so. Things like pieces of wood, trees, and saucers. Big overhauls that take a lot of time I try to limit to every 6 months or so. With any changes be sure to keep molter's in mind. They can easily be in or near anything you...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Powdered Fruits
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Powdered Fruits

They devoured our first batch of powders overnight! Then the next day too! I did try the powders! Like fruity Pixi Stix, only no sugar, and organic! Sometime we will cook or steam our veggies and give them to our crabs. I'm not sure if we eat crab food or they eat our food. Carp eyes, and worm, deer...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Powdered Fruits
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Powdered Fruits

We have discussed opening a store. We just don't have enough free time to dedicate to the quantities of food we would need to make. There are a ton of people selling great foods on Etsy and other places now. I think it would be pretty tough to come up with new mixes that stand out enough to stand ou...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Can you put real plants in the habitat?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Can you put real plants in the habitat?

Wow! @aussieJJDude that is one of the most in depth and informative guides I have read yet! I believe you covered everything! Excellent job!
by Motörcrab
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fleabags January Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Fleabags January Adventure

Fleabag even has his own hermit crabs! LOL!Image

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by Motörcrab
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fleabags January Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Fleabags January Adventure

If I would have known Fleabag was as much fun as he is I would have bought a litter. He is actually a travel pillow I picked up in Salt Lake City. I saw him several different times before I stopped to see what he was. I sent Xenocrab a few random pictures of him on the plane and she thought they wer...
by Motörcrab
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fleabags January Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Fleabags January Adventure

He has ridden quite a few coasters actually. As far as I know the only kitty to do so too! He's has been all over! He's well traveled kitty! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/2b0852a4d8edb57d486bd7999b60785f.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/9bcdca2f65f7f9557a5157de328881c4.jpg h...
by Motörcrab
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fleabags January Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Fleabags January Adventure

He looks like he's having so much fun! I wish I could buy a Fleabags of my own... I think we should atart selling merch to raise awareness! It could really help inform more people about hermies! I'd probably buy like, 10 shirts and whenever I would go to a pet store or to the boardwalk I would wear...