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by destahays
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: reptilebasics UTH
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: reptilebasics UTH

In case you are interested, I am going to be selling my UTH's as well as my daytime/nitetime heat lamp that has a regulator. Also selling everything in my tank, my shells, cholla, etc....you can have your family contact me if you'd like. I'd give them a fair deal and probably throw in a lot of extra...
by destahays
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: when to start searching
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: when to start searching

Thank you wodesorel- I wasa hoping you would chime in and confirm what I should do! I am mostly a lurker on this site, but I have certainly noticed you are one of the people to listen to :) On a sadder note, I did just dig them up and all 3 were dead. Poor little guys. And I had thought 2 were in pa...
by destahays
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: when to start searching
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: when to start searching

I don't think they are molting. From what I've read and seen with my others, it seems much more likely that they went down to destress right? It doesn't make sense that a tiny-small size crab would take 5 months to molt, right? They didn't do any of the normal pre molting behavior (excess eating, et...
by destahays
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: when to start searching
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

when to start searching

I started with one 20 gallon tank that had 9 crabs. The tank was too small for that many so I made a second tank (44 gallon) and as the crabs came up (they were all buried for many weeks) I moved them into their larger tank. I have 3 very small crabs that are still buried. It has been 5 months. Thes...
by destahays
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: 7 crabs down for 8 weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: 7 crabs down for 8 weeks

Ok, thank you. It is very hard to wait...they are so intriguing to watch, so to see them for just a few days and then they all disappear is hard for an impatient person :wink: This morning, my smallest one (the one that came from a home) was up! So I just had to get impatient enough to post about it...
by destahays
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: 7 crabs down for 8 weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 794

7 crabs down for 8 weeks

Hi- within a short period of time, I went from having 0 crabs to 9 crabs. 8/9 came from pet stores, 1 came from poor conditions with a different owner. I first had them in a 20 gallon tank, and 7/9 buried. I meanwhile turned my 44 gallon tank into a crabitat and moved my 2 "up" crabs to that tank. T...
by destahays
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: new to crabs, think I've got it all down :)
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: new to crabs, think I've got it all down :)

My UTH is behind the tank, not underneath, so that is no concern. The sand is for aquatic's- many people with shrimp use it...and shrimp are very similar in sensitivities to crabs (copper, dyes pesticides etc) so pretty sure it's safe. It is not dyed sand, it is actual black sand. And as I stated, i...
by destahays
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: new to crabs, think I've got it all down :)
Replies: 6
Views: 105

new to crabs, think I've got it all down :)

So, my boyfriend and I were talking about getting hermits. I did some research, realized they were a lot more in depth then I thought. A week later, a friend told me a different friend was getting rid of a crab...her kids had 2 of them, lost one outside (eek) and lost interest. So...it began. Got hi...
by destahays
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: can hermit crabs drown?
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: can hermit crabs drown?

That then leads to the next question. I know they love climbing, so obviously are pretty capable little creatures. Between the plastic netting ramp, the cholla that is right by its side so they can also use that as a ramp (one end is buried in the stones, the other leads out of the water), and a roc...
by destahays
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: can hermit crabs drown?
Replies: 6
Views: 559

can hermit crabs drown?

Hi- I am new to the crab world. I've spent many many hours researching and have got my tank up to par. Only issue has been ensuring the humidity is high enough. Today I got a bubbler for their freshwater pool. I was using a pool that was about 4" x 5" and 2 inches deep. I switched to a deeper bigger...