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by Moonlightdreams
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Christmas gifting myself
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Christmas gifting myself

I don't think it will make much of a difference, because one way or another, they're just going to show up in his tank, whether by him coming up from molting or you putting them in after he's come up. Just make sure your substrate is deep enough that they won't try to dig him up.
by Moonlightdreams
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Power outage, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Power outage, please help!

How did it go? Our power was out for about 6 hours last weekend, -15C outside. The tank was 78 to start, when I realized I needed to do something, it was down to 73. It only got down to 71 after the 6 hours tho! Seemed to go alright - power came back at about 3:15 AM, but I didn't get the UTH plugg...
by Moonlightdreams
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Power outage, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Power outage, please help!

Just taped two toe warmers to the outside, one on each side, about 3-4 inches apart, to hopefully at least make a warm corner. The warmers are about 3x3 inches each, I'd say. Taped some foil over the warmers and then taped two blankets to the tank. Temp was 73 right before we covered it up. All we c...
by Moonlightdreams
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Power outage, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Power outage, please help!

wodesorel wrote:They need exposure to air in order to work so they can't be sealed up tight. I'm not sure, maybe hang them from the lid?
I'm not sure how I can hang them from the lid. The toe warmers are supposed to be in an enclosed environment, like a boot, so they should be able to be sealed?
by Moonlightdreams
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Power outage, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Power outage, please help!

wodesorel wrote:Sounds like you're doing what you can. Try to keep them above 70, that's within the safe zone. Blankets will really help!
What should we do with the warmers? Seal them in Tupperware? We are a bit concerned about sealing them up.
by Moonlightdreams
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Power outage, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Power outage, please help!

Hey guys! As the title says, our power is out. We have 12 inches of snow and it's in the 20's outside. It's about 65 degrees in the house, tank temp is about 74. We have our generator plugged in and running their heating pad, but we can't run it through the night. We have towels and blankets we can ...
by Moonlightdreams
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Calming dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Calming dogs?

For those of you with dogs, have you ever used calming treats? Our two dogs get extremely nervous during storms, car rides, trips to the vet, etc. One is so scared of loud noises that the sound of chopping vegetables makes her shake and hide. They even get nervous when it rains. We were looking for...
by Moonlightdreams
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Calming dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Calming dogs?

You mentioned car rides being a major factor, have you considered training them to get use to the car? Like start by leaving some doors open, and letting them chill for a bit - treats help! Once they use to that, then you could step it up by turning on the car, but leaving it in park... after they ...
by Moonlightdreams
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Calming dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Calming dogs?

Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all when it comes to calming an animal down. There are lots of OTC and RX products, but it can take a while to find the right something. We use Feliway for the cats, but it only works well on some of them, on others it has zero effect. Same with the Prozac, ...
by Moonlightdreams
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Calming dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Calming dogs?

Agreed - Thundershirts are amazing. Are you positive you are using it correctly? Clomicalm is also a great product - but it can get costly. Also - CBD oil works wonders. Yes, I'm sure we were using them right. We watched videos, read the instructions, everything was right. They just didn't seem to ...
by Moonlightdreams
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Calming dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Calming dogs?

I've done prescription anti-anxiety with our cats before. Things like Prozac are available as a cheap RX through a regular pharmacy. ($4 for 30 days here.) Gabapentin is a newer drug being used for cats and dogs and I've had good experiences with it. If your pup really can't settle down it's worth ...
by Moonlightdreams
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Calming dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Calming dogs?

For those of you with dogs, have you ever used calming treats? Our two dogs get extremely nervous during storms, car rides, trips to the vet, etc. One is so scared of loud noises that the sound of chopping vegetables makes her shake and hide. They even get nervous when it rains. We were looking for ...
by Moonlightdreams
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crabs I guess
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: New Crabs I guess

Gorgeous!
by Moonlightdreams
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crabs I guess
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: New Crabs I guess

Hermie escape artist wrote:Crabbies are beautiful !!!!!
Are they sold in stores ? Nice pond also

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These crabs are Aussies, and only sold in Australia. :)
by Moonlightdreams
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Getting in the Halloween Spirit
Replies: 21
Views: 1422

Re: Getting in the Halloween Spirit

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! Halloween is my favorite season! I would give us Christmas and Easter for additional Halloweens! I've been wanting to do this for my tank for a few weeks now, not that I have much time at the moment. I wanted to purchase some standard house decor for the crabitat but didn...