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by Iraj
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Is being unusually active during the day a sign of anything?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Is being unusually active during the day a sign of anyth

I'm a newbie who just set up her crabitat a couple of days ago. The crabitat is located in a darker corner of the room. For the first day the crabs stayed in their hidey hole and refused to come out, even at night (at least before 11 pm) Then today I installed an overhead led light. Within an hour, ...
by Iraj
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Double-dish bubbler pics, yo!
Replies: 42
Views: 11610

Re: Double-dish bubbler pics, yo!

One thing I haven't read about in this thread is the importance of using check valves on your air lines if you're using a bubbler. Check valves prevent water from siphoning back through the air line into the pump in the event of a power outage or shutoff. As long as your air pump is above the level...
by Iraj
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: When to offer food, and for how long
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: When to offer food, and for how long

I usually give my crabs access to food 24/7 because they like to snack at all hours. If you’re having trouble with rotting food, try dehydrated ones. Those don’t go bad so easily and can sit longer without attracting insects. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks, good idea! I have a couple of ...
by Iraj
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: When to offer food, and for how long
Replies: 4
Views: 410

When to offer food, and for how long

I'm not sure if I should leave food in the crabitat 24 hours a day, or take it away during the day? My apartment is prone to getting a lot of fruit flies and gnats because it's next door to the garbage chute, and a lot of slobs just leave their garbage lying beside the chute. :evil: So this morning ...
by Iraj
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Poop
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Poop

I have a wide range of pets, like birds, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, reptiles. All are indoor pets. I think I'll just offer them rabbit poop, less smelly and buggy and I know what's in it.
by Iraj
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner with a few husbandry questions
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: New crab owner with a few husbandry questions

Here are a couple of pics:

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by Iraj
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner with a few husbandry questions
Replies: 8
Views: 129

New crab owner with a few husbandry questions

Hi, I just bought my first crabs yesterday after a bit of a saga trying to find some! It started a couple of weeks ago when I saw an ad in the local classifieds, a girl going off to college was trying to rehome her two crabs and equipment. I thought I had made arrangements to adopt her crabs, then s...
by Iraj
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Double-dish bubbler pics, yo!
Replies: 42
Views: 11610

Re: Double-dish bubbler pics, yo!

One thing I haven't read about in this thread is the importance of using check valves on your air lines if you're using a bubbler. Check valves prevent water from siphoning back through the air line into the pump in the event of a power outage or shutoff. Not using a check valve can cause a flood in...