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by teachincrabbie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long

Is there a reason you are choosing to buy a 20 gallon long instead of the high? You will get more room with the high, and they are the same size as well, just a small change in length. The only reason a lot of people use the higher tanks rather than longer ones is because they allow for more room f...
by teachincrabbie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long

A good idea may be to go ahead and get the Ultratherm (especially since you’ll probably need it in Winter), and get a thermostat to hook it up to. Thermostats help by turning the heat mat on when it’s too cold, and turn it off when it’s too hot. The one I use is from Amazon and is for germinating s...
by teachincrabbie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long

Hello! I’m upgrading to a 20 gal long and getting a new heater since I have the zoomed one and don’t think they will be safe to use once I take them off my 10 gal. I would like to get an Ultratherm. I think the 6x23 one would work so that I have a cool side of the tank. However I’m worried about the...
by teachincrabbie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 20 gallon long topper
Replies: 1
Views: 89

20 gallon long topper

Hello! I’m upgrading my 10 gal. tank to a 20 gal. long. However I was wondering if any of you know a good glass lid for it. For my 10 gallon I have a Aqueon versa lid. I’m considering getting the bigger one for my 20 gal. because I can’t find anything else. The versa lid as a gap in the back which I...
by teachincrabbie
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab looks dead, out of shell
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Crab looks dead, out of shell

What’s their diet like? They need protein. How many shells do you have?
by teachincrabbie
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Do hermies hide shells?
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Do hermies hide shells?

When I had ants last week, I had to replace the substrate. I found so many shells underground! Some were rather deep so I think it’s deliberate.
by teachincrabbie
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Ants!
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Ants!

Thank you so much! I dumped everything. They were pretty deep in the soil. I know they had only been there overnight at most but they had dug deep. I had one molted but he is small and had already been down a few weeks. When we found him he looked bigger so we are pretty sure he finished molting. I ...
by teachincrabbie
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Ants!
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Ants!

Sorry I don’t have time for the template. I have good conditions. My crabs were doing great.

But today there are ants all over the tank what do I do??? I’m freaking out help!!!!!!!
by teachincrabbie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Moving/Chemicals/Crabs Under
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Moving/Chemicals/Crabs Under

Got to my classroom this morning and my medium one is up! That means two are up and two are down.

EDIT: Another one just popped up! Only one down!
by teachincrabbie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Moving/Chemicals/Crabs Under
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Moving/Chemicals/Crabs Under

So I’m in a tough spot and would appreciate any advice. I have had my crabs for over 3 months and we have been really happy. My crabs currently live in my classroom. However they will be replacing the countertops so that means a strong adhesive. And right now my tank is pretty close to those counter...
by teachincrabbie
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lethargic Crab
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Lethargic Crab

How is his shell? Maybe he is uncomfortable in it. Try putting a few shells near him.
by teachincrabbie
Wed May 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab Shell Found Empty
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Crab Shell Found Empty

Are all your shells accounted for? Is it possible it switched shells then buried?
by teachincrabbie
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How do I know if my crabs are defecating?
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: How do I know if my crabs are defecating?

I find pieces occasionally on their log. However, I didn't notice the pieces until I got bigger crabs. I only had 2 teenies for a bit and didn't notice anything. When I got my medium crab I noticed more poop.
by teachincrabbie
Mon May 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: dry food?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: dry food?

There are Etsy shops that are great. I use some from the Hermit Crab Patch. I also use dry foods I find at the grocery store like pumpkin seeds, quinoa, and dried coconut. For protein, I use dried bloodworms and Zilla's Omnivore mix. I have a separate section for fresh fruits/veggies and honey. But ...
by teachincrabbie
Thu May 09, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 116
Views: 141311

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Today, they have a gourmet meal of calcium coated dried fruits, veggies, crickets, mealworms, and bloodworms on a bed of quinoa and kelp sprinkled with ground eggshells and a side of coconut and honey. Later tonight I will add some sort of fresh veggie or fruit.