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by Motörcrab
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heat/humidity issues
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Heat/humidity issues

Hello and welcome. I'm thinking your heat pad is too small if you purchased a ZooMeds that is labeled for a 10-20 gallon. They are labeled for reptiles use not hermit crabs. Reptiles only need a small area to lay that is warm and move to regulate their temperature. Hermit crabs need the entire air w...
by Motörcrab
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Measuring shells (pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Measuring shells (pics)

Your middle picture is how I measure.

Here is Naples guide on how they measure their shells.

http://naplesseashellcompany.com/sizematters.html

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by Motörcrab
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea!
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: I have Strawberry Zoea!

Thank you for all the encouragement. We are still amazed we have these little guys. It never would have happened without all the knowledge we learned from everyone here, other hermit crab groups all the vendors we purchase our foods from and of course our crabs. We did a count last night. We are est...
by Motörcrab
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea!
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: I have Strawberry Zoea!

Decasulated Brine shrimp eggs from The Cholla Queen on Etsy, and Instant Baby Brine Shimp from Ocean Nutrition found on Amazon.

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by Motörcrab
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea!
Replies: 8
Views: 329

I have Strawberry Zoea!

On Tuesday one of my crabs was all over the tank. Pacing every square inch all night. Since they are usually active I didn't think much of it. The next morning I saw two of my straws in the saltwater pool. Yay! The new pool paid off! The male was actually holding the female. Upon further investigati...
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Size
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Tank Size

The tanks are in different rooms. Added a 10 gallon tonight for the zoea we found this morning! Once we find our own house we are planning to make a bedroom into a crab room. I would love to find a huge tank 250 gallons or more so we only need 2 or three tanks
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

That is a mess of airline isn't it! Lol! Even with gang valves to control the air I couldn't dial it in as I wanted to. My pump is for a 5O gallon and above tank. Way overkill. With having the two valves for three air stones one would get all the air and the others little or nothing. I was trying to...
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

Thanks! I'm was totally unprepared. I am glad I took your advice and changed the water! Perfect timing. Perhaps they were waiting for cleaner water? I had two different straws with eggs this year! The first one, Abby I gave to Mary with the eggs. Unfortunately she dropped the eggs and Mary couldn't ...
by Motörcrab
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

This morning when I checked my tanks I saw two crabs in the water. Upon further inspection I noticed lots of tiny floating things. Zoea! I'm completely unprepared for this! But will give it a go! I turned my filter off so they don't get sucked up! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190820/9b7c928dbb...
by Motörcrab
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Size
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Tank Size

OOOH! We have been here several times! I couldn't tell you how many times we upgraded tanks sizes or added a smaller tanks only to upgrade them to house more rescues and adoptions. We started with a 20 tall about 3 years ago with 4-5 crabs. Now we have two 29's, 30, 55, and 75 with 38 crabs at the l...
by Motörcrab
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Moss pit maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Moss pit maintenance

The easiest way to build a moss pit is to purchase a plastic shower caddy with suction cups. Rinse the caddy in dechlorinated water clean the glass where you are going to stick the caddy then stick the suction cups. I like to zip tie pieces of cholla to the caddy to act as legs and to allow access f...
by Motörcrab
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

Thanks for all the help. I just changed out 80% or more of the water. I checked the levels before changing and we're still similar to yesterday with the nitrates and nitrites. I am still using those strips, like you said they leave a good bit of guesswork to choosing the correct color. I scooped out...
by Motörcrab
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to get a nice tank
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Where to get a nice tank

Yea, scour whatever online marketplaces you can. Craigslist, let go, offer up, and Facebook. I have seen a ton of various sizes in our area ranging from 10 gallon up to 220 gallons. I picked up our 75 gallon just over a year ago for $150 and a stand. As long as you don't need a tank right away you s...
by Motörcrab
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

I'll check my water levels again tonight and see how much they changed. Then I will preform a water change. I'm debating on leaving the filter alone so it still has the different bacterias. That way I won't be loosing all the progress in cycling. The stones and gravel I was just looking for somethin...
by Motörcrab
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and other questions
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Prime and other questions

Most crabs only stand at the edge of the water and get their claws wet. I have been experimenting with my saltwater pool for a few weeks now. After seeing Courtney Karr's bioactive presentation at Crab Con really got me thinking about the pools. I think she has some crazy activity in her pools from ...