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by Randomperson428
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Buried crab

I didn't rebury him. I simply placed him back where I found him. The ground is open above him, so I covered it with a couple fake plants to give him more darkness. I was not expecting to find him molting a second time after having just finished it. As far as I'm aware, he's doing fine right now. He ...
by Randomperson428
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Buried crab

Sorry for the late reply!

Yes I did dig for him. It’s not something I normally do, but when I haven’t seen one of them for a long period of time I try to at least locate them just to be sure they they’re still alive.

- Jess
by Randomperson428
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Buried crab

I've heard that calcium sand is bad for them, but it's also good for conducting heat. I put a very small amount in the EE simply for that reason. It shouldn't be enough to clump in their shells and harden. Also, I was looking for him tonight and found him molting again. This happened earlier with Bl...
by Randomperson428
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Buried crab

Blu is an E. I'll make sure to give her some deeper substrate in her tank. I forgot to mention that I actually do mix some calcium sand in with my ee. Not a lot, but just enough to provide some difference in the substrate. I'll try those improvements on Jabba's tank though. Hopefully it'll coax him ...
by Randomperson428
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Buried crab

Sorry for the late update! I've been all over the place with finals... 1. I use coconut fiber substrate and it's about five inches deep. I try to keep the substrate consistency similar to that of coffee grounds; moist enough to ball up and have it hold its form. 2. I have gauges in the tank in the u...
by Randomperson428
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Buried crab

I will once I get home.

Thanks!

- Jess
by Randomperson428
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buried crab
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Buried crab

So one of my Hermies has been attacking the other for her shell so I separated them in two tanks (I did try to buy a bunch more shells for him but he wasn’t interested in them). It was fine for the first two weeks, but after that the aggressor started burying himself in a corner opposite the heater....
by Randomperson428
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My two crabs are constantly fighting...
Replies: 2
Views: 767

My two crabs are constantly fighting...

I lost a crab over the summer and decided to replace him with another one more closely related in size to my current crab. The two got along until molting happened for each of them. Now my first crab is constantly attacking the new one for her shell. To counter this, I bought a bunch of growth shell...
by Randomperson428
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Accidentally put a pine hideaway in my tank! Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Accidentally put a pine hideaway in my tank! Help please

Thank you for the quick reply.

I decided to remove it permanently because I had heard so many conflicting opinions throughout the Internet.

Good to know however! <3
by Randomperson428
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Accidentally put a pine hideaway in my tank! Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Accidentally put a pine hideaway in my tank! Help please!

Earlier today I got a larger tank for my two crabs, and decided to use an old pine hideaway I had from a prior tank setup. As I looked into it, I learned pine is toxic to crabs, so I immediately removed it after about 7-8 hours of it being in the tank. How long does it take pine to affect crabs??? C...
by Randomperson428
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Bamboo Hide
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: New Bamboo Hide

Thank you both! My biggest is enjoying his new home a ton! :D
by Randomperson428
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Bamboo Hide
Replies: 3
Views: 488

New Bamboo Hide

Hello everyone! I got a bamboo hide for my two crabs earlier today. It's a pretty large size and I figured my bigger crab would enjoy a place to hide that actually fit his shell. I didn't check online to see if it was safe for crabs or not though. After researching a little, I learned that lucky bam...
by Randomperson428
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molting??? Please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Surface Molting??? Please help!

I will definitely try moving the heater. I've also got a 5 gallon tank heater which I can apply to a different side. It's getting cold in New Hampshire, so the idea of a heater under the tank seemed good. When I say 'bathing' I mean letting them walk around in a container with some salt water. Howev...
by Randomperson428
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molting??? Please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Surface Molting??? Please help!

The sand is a relatively small amount compared to the coconut fiber. I occasionally turn the top substrate over to allow for airing, and there aren't any clumps or anything of the sort. My water is well water, so it gets filtered pretty well before entering the household. It hasn't been an issue for...
by Randomperson428
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molting??? Please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Surface Molting??? Please help!

Alright, I think I found the template. The substrate I mentioned above. I do use a gauge to measure the tank. They're located in the upper left of the tank, near the very top, and generally speaking heat is always at a flat 70, while humidity fluctuates. The substrate is a lot warmer than that thoug...