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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Test Run: Garlic?
Replies: 23
Views: 531

Re: Test Run: Garlic?

I've only had hermit crabs for 20 years. They are not white shrimp. And I don't speak any other languages other than English. I only speak from experience. Right on Joe! I love all the references! Good job!

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Test Run: Garlic?
Replies: 23
Views: 531

Re: Test Run: Garlic?

I wouldn't give it to my crabs. If I ever have any doubt at all, I refrain. I would never test on my crabs, or any animal. Image

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Crabitat! (Feedback please?)
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: New Crabitat! (Feedback please?)

Nice upgrade! Watch the netting on the back. Crabbies try to go thru the holes and could get stuck or tangled. Do you have any playsand mixed into your substrate?

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Attaching Plastic Egg Crate to Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Attaching Plastic Egg Crate to Tank

What size tank do you have? We use tension rods. I wrap them with hemp or jute rope so the crabbies can grip them. You can attach other climbing stuff to the egg crate too, like Cholla, fake plants and shelves. I recommend using a pair of sharp wore cutters for cutting it. Scissors are difficult and...
by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Replacing Substrate
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Replacing Substrate

I agree with Motorcrab. No need for a substrate change.

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shells
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Shells

Yes, Naples is good too! We have ordered many shells from them in the past

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shells
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Shells

The Shell Store, Ken Lipe! We have gotten a lot of shells from him. He's great! And the prices are reasonable.

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost my Hermit Crab Exoskelleton.
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Lost my Hermit Crab Exoskelleton.

Yes, my crabbies eat their exo after molting too.
by Xenocrab
Wed May 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My first bacteria bloom
Replies: 44
Views: 920

Re: My first bacteria bloom

I would say yes, all the sand needs replaced. It's bacteria. It grows and spreads. We scrubbed the tanks clean and scrubbed everything in them. Boiled, threw away, whatever we had to do. We treated it like an infectious disease. We didn't want to take any chances at all. Especially after losing 2 cr...
by Xenocrab
Wed May 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Bioactive crabitat dream
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Bioactive crabitat dream

15 cm doesn't sound deep enough. That's just under 6 inches. How many crabs and what sizes? I'd go with a minimum of 8 inches of substrate. Check out the care pages on here. There are links. We use UTHs from the Bean Farm and Reptile Basics on the back of our tanks, above the substrate
by Xenocrab
Wed May 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How many crabs in a 20 gallon tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: How many crabs in a 20 gallon tank?

I agree. 3-4, but they will grow over time and you'd need to upgrade to a larger tank.

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by Xenocrab
Wed May 20, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My first bacteria bloom
Replies: 44
Views: 920

Re: My first bacteria bloom

We took everything out of the tanks, scrubbed them with vinegar, rinsed with water, scrubbed and rinsed, over and over! Then we set the tanks up all over again. We unfortunately lost 2 crabs due to the bacterial blooms. They were a lot of work, but there's a lot to learn from the experience as well....
by Xenocrab
Tue May 19, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My upgraded tank!
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: My upgraded tank!

We got the order. I'll get it together tonight and have it out tomorrow. The shipping cost will be adjusted too.

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by Xenocrab
Sun May 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My upgraded tank!
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: My upgraded tank!

Deeper pools, more sub, more sand.

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by Xenocrab
Sat May 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Pad Location
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Heating Pad Location

We use plastic light diffuser (egg crate) with crafting mesh as background, so when our crabs climb on it, they are not right up against the heat pad.

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