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by Motörcrab
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Egg crate
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Egg crate

It all depends on the size of the crabs and preference. With the babies we adopted craft mesh is perfect for their tiny legs to grip. With most other crabs they can climb directly on the egg crate so you don't really need much for them to climb. I like attaching wheels, plants, Cholla and other thin...
by Motörcrab
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: CRAB ID
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: CRAB ID

You have E's! They are super crazy active and can run in all directions at once! You will have a fun time getting them to change shells. They are extremely stubborn when it comes to changing shells!

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by Motörcrab
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 31
Views: 1244

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

I believe the crabs are really liking the saltwater pool. I have seen several hovering around the top at different times. Ateast one crab is really liking it! For the last three days the same crab has been at the bottom of the pool when I wake up in the morning. Trying to see how long he stays in th...
by Motörcrab
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hamster wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: Hamster wheels

We made a wheel out of a saucer. Our crabs never really used it when it laid flat like a plate. We added mesh to the back of the wheel and built a walking area like a normal wheel. The crabs use it more and they try to climb the back of it too. It sits angled back so it it a little different than a ...
by Motörcrab
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Annoying fractions when buying shells
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Annoying fractions when buying shells

Yea, google is your friend. I don't think the crabbies will care if a shell is 1/64th larger or smaller. I personally think shell sizes measured down to 1/8" is fine in most cases. With our baby crabs that are about a year old 1/16" increments would be plenty. As long as the opening is big enough to...
by Motörcrab
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 31
Views: 1244

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

That's sounds rather painful. Consider getting a small section of hose - like airline hose, or a piece of plastic hose (9-12 mm will be more than enough) - or an aquarium python so you can drain the water directly into a bucket. Less work than using cups, and also has the added bonus of removing wa...
by Motörcrab
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Water
Topic: PPs and Es pools
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: PPs and Es pools

I think a critter keeper can work. I siliconed egg crate to the back of my glass tank to allow them to climb to it. I also use cork and Cholla for them to climb to reach the top as well. I have seen them climb the egg crate but not as much as the cork and Cholla. With the lip on the top of the tank ...
by Motörcrab
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Got cholla?
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Got cholla?

I also suggest The Cholla Queen on Etsy. Since she gathers and cut it herself you can message her and she could more than likely do custom lengths. Shipping will probably be more for longer lengths but you will get exactly what you want. We ordered a pound of Cholla from her a month or two ago and r...
by Motörcrab
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How often can you change the “furniture” in your crabitat?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: How often can you change the “furniture” in your crabitat?

I have been wondering the same thing for a while. If it is something like adding a piece of Cholla, or a changing a hide for a new one I'll do that whenever. If it's a big change such as a total revamp of the tank I try and limit that to every few months if that. All crabs react differently to every...
by Motörcrab
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Best vacation ever!!
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Best vacation ever!!

With most of the new crabs we get they all pretty much dig and molt the second their claws hit the substrate. Most usually skip meals and water and just dig. I think maybe keep them in this container overnight and give them food that are beneficial for molting. A good meal before placing them in the...
by Motörcrab
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 5 water change Update
Replies: 21
Views: 866

Re: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 5 water change Update

That's what we were thinking but even checking the 10 gallon tank the jars were in we didn't see any bodies in that water either. The previous day we were down to maybe 35 at most. Their numbers were really dropping 200-100-75-50-35. We are really going to try and be better prepared for next time. I...
by Motörcrab
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: PPs and Es pools
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: PPs and Es pools

Well here's an update on my saltwater pool. About two weeks ago I caught two straws releasing zoea/eggs. The male was holding the female so they could easily float up and out of her shell. I changed out the filter fiber for the first time and did a 90% water change. I have been keeping a log of my w...
by Motörcrab
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 31
Views: 1244

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

Thanks. I have a "T" in the airline then a control valve for the filter and air stone. I just downsized to a small airstone because I was getting over spray. I'm really trying to be super cautious with it after our floods earlier this year. I also just changed the filter fiber for the first time and...
by Motörcrab
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 5 water change Update
Replies: 21
Views: 866

Re: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 11 water change Update

Unfortunately while doing the water changes last night we did not find any live ones. After day 5-6 we started seeing a large drop in numbers every day. We tried to tweak our bubblers to create more air flow with suggestions from GotButterflies and Mary. Our water temperature began to become on the ...
by Motörcrab
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 5 water change Update
Replies: 21
Views: 866

Re: I have Strawberry Zoea!

We are currently at Day#6. Mary believes Straws have a much shorter transition to megalopa compared to other species. 16 days so we are hopefully about a third of the way there! During our day 5 water changes we did another count. Our numbers the day before appear to have been low. We actually count...