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by Neemie
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Is this jute twine any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Is this jute twine any good?

GotButterflies wrote:I'm sorry, I don't use it in my crabitat. Perhaps try searching the internet. :)
It's cool. Thanks!

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by Neemie
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Is this jute twine any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Is this jute twine any good?

GotButterflies wrote:No. I'm sorry. It isn't organic. Look at the warning. It even states that the product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects.
Thank God I didn't put it in. Any recommendations for a good brand?

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by Neemie
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Is this jute twine any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Is this jute twine any good?

Just to be safe. Would it be okay to put in the crabitat?ImageImage

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by Neemie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate constantly dry?
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Substrate constantly dry?

I try to keep my humidity at around 80. I've only heard of the pencil test, so I'll be sure to try the squeeze test as well!

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by Neemie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate constantly dry?
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Substrate constantly dry?

Are you wetting it so that if you squeeze it, it clumps together? How well covered is yoyr lid with saran wrap? I've had tanks dry out quickly, but after only a day it sounds like not enough moisture is being added to the substrate and you have a good humidity leak somewhere! Do you know what the h...
by Neemie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate constantly dry?
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Substrate constantly dry?

I added play sand when I first got the tank. Guess I have to put in more though. Thanks!

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by Neemie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate constantly dry?
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Substrate constantly dry?

No matter what I do the substrate becomes dry! I have eco Earth and I spray the tank/substrate multiple times a day. It gets so dry sometimes that I have to take everything out and spray the substrate thoroughly, but to no avail, as it just becomes dry again after a day or so. They mostly hang by th...
by Neemie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Jute twine
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Jute twine

Sounds good. How do you know whether or not a netting is safe to use in the tank?

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by Neemie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Jute twine
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Jute twine

I want to make some netting I could hang around the tank so my crabs have some more things to climb on, and hopefully something that I could wrap around some popsicle sticks/dowels to hold them together for a second level. Is this one okay? I don't want to order it and it ends up being a huge waste!...
by Neemie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Constant shell fights
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Constant shell fights

How many shells do you have? The HCA recommends 3-5 per crab. They also need to be the right type of shell. Please check the shell guide. (I’m on tapatalk ~ can’t figure out how to link on here- sorry!). Secondly- putting them into a container while you clean their tank would probably stress them o...
by Neemie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What to feed when out of town?
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: What to feed when out of town?

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by Neemie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What to feed when out of town?
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: What to feed when out of town?

Sounds good, thank you guys!

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by Neemie
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What to feed when out of town?
Replies: 6
Views: 427

What to feed when out of town?

Hello! So, I'm almost always either visiting family or away from home, which is pretty bad!!! I used to just give them some extra food if it was a 1-2 day trip, but I hated the idea of old food in their tank. Up until recently I found these little mineral rocks to give them when I'm gone (found at P...
by Neemie
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Constant shell fights
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Constant shell fights

Okay well, the (pretty unfortunate) saga continues. I have two PPs I got a couple of months ago, and up until this point they were doing really fine together. Ham had gone down for a month and a half or two (still don't know if he was molting or just burrowing for a long time) and before that they s...
by Neemie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Weird Crab behavior + crowded tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Weird Crab behavior + crowded tank?

I only bathe them when I see the substrate wedged inside their shells and they haven't "shaken" it off for a while. It just frustrates me, but I'll minimize that.

And yes, I check to make sure it is sand castle consistency everyday :)

Thanks for the help!

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