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by Motörcrab
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Which wheel?

I drill holes using a 5/16 drill bit then use small 4" zip ties to hold it in place. Every now and then the mesh will get caked with sand. I'll cut the zip ties to clean, then reattach.

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by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Which wheel?

Pretty much every wheel has a metal stand of some sort. We mount ours to egg crate and put the base above the wheel to attach 2nd levels. It helps postpone rust from forming. Eventually it happens due to the humidity. I do not think there were ever any real studies on rust being dangerous to crabs. ...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: clouded/ fogged shells?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: clouded/ fogged shells?

We have some issues with shells getting faded. Where they look bleached out. It's due to them laying on the sand and literally being sanded. We wiped organic olive oil on the faded shells and that made them brighter again for a while, they eventually fade again though.
by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Which wheel?

The both these crabs are in 1-1/4" to 1-3/8 shell openings. That's an 8.5" wheel! Naturally they don't use their toys how they are intended! [emoji2371] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210112/71c785c68cb8b74eab64ebaba088729d.jpg Here are two that are in using another 8.5" wheel correctly! At leas...
by Motörcrab
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Which wheel?

We use the 8.5" Kaytee Comfort Wheels for our big guys in 1-1/8 and larger shell openings. We line the wheels with mesh and extend it out about 1" past the wheel to make it 4" wide over all to make it easier for them to run! Depending on how much stuff you are ordering you may be able on shipping if...
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: IS THIS FOOD OKAY?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: IS THIS FOOD OKAY?

I would avoid the gourmet turtle food since it contains copper sulfate which is a preservative. It contains a few other items I would need to research.

The red shrimp are safe since nothing has been added!
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Rochester, NY - crabs need new home
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Rochester, NY - crabs need new home

email sent as well!
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New crab owner NEED HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: New crab owner NEED HELP!

Hello, welcome to the HCA! It sounds as if the your carb is still adjusting to the new environment. We recently rescued a crab from not so great conditions. Our Crab has been hiding in a log hide for the past week. The biggest thing with new crabs is to allow them time to adjust. We can't really tel...
by Motörcrab
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: General food info
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: General food info

There are a ton of food options for your hermit crabs. There are a lot of safe foods around the house for you and other pets you may have! The biggest things is knowing what NOT to offer them. We collected an insane amount of foods for our crabs. We change up their foods every feeding. The links bel...
by Motörcrab
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: DIY/Cheap alternatives
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: DIY/Cheap alternatives

I like using take out soup containers for my pools. I double them up and add a few stones to the lower ones that stays in the substrate. The stones keep a small gap so they don't stick together! I have yet to see the purples in Crabbyland swim, but the pools should be deep enough to allow them to do...
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: I'm a newbie and keen to get the little dudes everything they need!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: I'm a newbie and keen to get the little dudes everything they need!!!

Hi!
You may be able to reach out to the Crab Claw Cafe. They are a UK based hermit crab shop and offer foods and shells. I would check with them since they are in the UK.

https://crabclawcafe.com/
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Is it better to have more crabs, or extra space?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Is it better to have more crabs, or extra space?

This is a really tough one to really say for sure since there are so many variables like how much substrate, and size of crabs. I will guide you to these care sheets. Hopefully these will help you out. If you have any more questions after reading we will try to help out some more. This is probably t...
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to buy crabs
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Where to buy crabs

They are very difficult to find. Most pet store will get shipments of E's and they have no idea they are a different species. A family run store near us will randomly get a shipment of E's once a year. They were upset because they ordered "fancy" crabs in painted shells and got E's in natural shells...
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: lethargic crab
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: lethargic crab

I wish I could remember what @wodesorel said about crabs bubbling at the mouth. Someone on the FB group had a similar issue a few months ago. I did a quick Google search and came across this article. I am not sure how accurate the information is. I'm not sure the are referring to marine or land crab...
by Motörcrab
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moss pit question
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Moss pit question

Something like that could be really good good a moss pit actually. Kind of like a veggie tray at a party. Except veggies and dip, moss and water. The outer tray would catch any splashed water. You could also keep an additional caddy moss pit too. When the caddy moss dries swap it with the moist moss...