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by BlookittiePC
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

My two are stuck in the 10 gallon because Friday decided to molt when we were planning to upgrade. The 29 gallon is waiting in the basement!
by BlookittiePC
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Spray bottle mixup; residual peppermint oil
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Spray bottle mixup; residual peppermint oil

No problem! I'm happy to help! I know how you feel, I accidentally fed the crabs scallions once before checking the food lists (closest I could find was onions, unsafe), and the tank smelled faintly like onion for the next day or two. You might want to make that post about your lost crab, it sounds ...
by BlookittiePC
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Spray bottle mixup; residual peppermint oil
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Spray bottle mixup; residual peppermint oil

Hi! I am not sure what to do about your naked crab missing but I expect that the extra shells might encourage this to not happen again. As for the mint though, I have fed my crabs mint leaves before (as they are on the safe food list) with no problems. I have never used essential oils, so I am not s...
by BlookittiePC
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Knats
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Knats

Hi! I have also had issues with gnats in my crabitat. The first thing you need to figure out is where they are coming from. If there is only one it is most likely from plants or other places in your house. The easiest way I've found to get rid of them is to attach a long extension onto your vacuum a...
by BlookittiePC
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab sleeping from screen lid
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Crab sleeping from screen lid

He should be ok. Many crabs will find a way to get to the highest point in the tank, and mine have stayed there all day sometimes. He will also likely be ok of he falls, as many crabs in captivity have fallen from second levels and walked away unscathed. Just make sure he can't escape. :D
by BlookittiePC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hamster wheel?
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Hamster wheel?

From what I've read crabbies love hamster wheels! I'm not sure if there's any kind that you don't have to add any mesh to, but the metal ones like in the picture are not safe because the crabs can get their legs stuck and snapped off. Most people use a Kaytee Silent Spinner. I hope someone else know...
by BlookittiePC
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Are Scallions Ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Are Scallions Ok?

Thank you for the input! After I posted, I went back up and replaced their food while thoroughly airing out the tat. They seem to be ok so far despite all my worrying.
by BlookittiePC
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Are Scallions Ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Are Scallions Ok?

During my last food change I gave my crabs pieces of chopped scallions. Unfortunately, I have a tendency of checking after feeding.... Now the whole tank smells faintly of scallions and upon further inspection scallions are on neither the safe food nor the unsafe food list.... I checked for the clos...
by BlookittiePC
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shells From a Fishtank
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Shells From a Fishtank

Thank you for the advice! I'm never quite sure what he has in his tank because the fish and things are always hiding. I think he might have a shrimp or something like that and he had an aquatic hermit crab a little while ago (I'm not sure if he still has it because I never see it) In that case I'll ...
by BlookittiePC
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Adopted 2 Crabbies that weren't in best condition; not moving or eating much!
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: Adopted 2 Crabbies that weren't in best condition; not moving or eating much!

Hi! I'm pretty new on this forum and what you're doing is really good, but I've had problems heating my ten gallon in the past and I have a couple suggestions. I had problems with the Zoomed heaters, I wasn't able to warm the tank past 77, so I got both the thirty-forty gallon and the ten-twenty hea...
by BlookittiePC
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shells From a Fishtank
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Shells From a Fishtank

My uncle has a huge saltwater fish tank and when he receives more coral sometimes he gets snails too! Every now and then he'll give me a few shells, usually Mexican turbos. When I put them in the tat the crabs love picking at them and messing with them. When I got my crabs a while ago we had one of ...
by BlookittiePC
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: name ideas for new crab!
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: name ideas for new crab!

I would also suggest waiting for a little while before naming them, but having possible names in mind. My crabs went as "The Shy One" and "The Not-So-Shy One" For a half month until I decided on Friday and Jarvis!
by BlookittiePC
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Possible Upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Possible Upgrade?

A moss pit would be great! What kind of moss is best? I think we have a huge bag of sphagnum moss in our basement but I don't know how old it is...
A shell shop would also help keeping the shells clean! Thank you so much for the suggestions!
by BlookittiePC
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 10 gal crab tank
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: 10 gal crab tank

$20?! That's crazy! I don't remember how much mine was, but I'm thinking around ten dollars... It was definitely worth it though.
by BlookittiePC
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Hoarding Food!
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Hoarding Food!

Just a funny, random update: A few days ago we gave the crabs tiny pieces of chopped up, raw beef in a clam shell. I forgot about it and the next day checked to see if they had taken any of it. They stole all four pieces! I think that what they're doing is adorable, but I don't want then stinking up...