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by teachincrabbie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Moving/Chemicals/Crabs Under
Replies: 2
Views: 77

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: 77

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: 112

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: 87

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: 9
Views: 344

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: 201

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: 105
Views: 139738

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.
by teachincrabbie
Wed May 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: How to protect crab during molt
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: How to protect crab during molt

curlysister wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:15 pm
How deep is your substrate?
It’s 6 inches deep.
by teachincrabbie
Tue May 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How to protect crab during molt
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: How to protect crab during molt

Thanks you everyone! I'm glad he should be fine but I'll cover the window because I keep looking at him :( Ooops!
by teachincrabbie
Tue May 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: How to protect crab during molt
Replies: 7
Views: 152

How to protect crab during molt

My big guy is molting. He decided to do it against the glass so I have a perfect view. He shed his exo about 4 days ago and is eating it. However I’m worried because my other crab (slightly smaller than the molter) just went down. I don’t know if he is molting too. He goes up and down a lot. However...
by teachincrabbie
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Need to move tank but has 2 molters
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Need to move tank but has 2 molters

When you say counters, do you mean counter tops? Will they be using adhesive? I just recently had countertops installed in my kitchen and the fumes were incredible. I put towels over my tanks which were in the next room. During this break, they are only taking measurements apparently (just learned ...
by teachincrabbie
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Need to move tank but has 2 molters
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Need to move tank but has 2 molters

You may want to add a note to the extension cord...... Especially if they will be doing work while you are not there. Contractor's and builders are well known to unplug whatever they want to plug in their equipment instead.... And maybe a sign that says "Live Animals" so they don't knock into the t...
by teachincrabbie
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Need to move tank but has 2 molters
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Need to move tank but has 2 molters

Thank you for all your responses. We have avoided moving my tank. One of my students brought me a super long cord that also has 3 plugs. The workers will be replacing the countertops over a few days so I'm just going to change the extension cord today so no one will be unplugging it even for a few h...
by teachincrabbie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Need to move tank but has 2 molters
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Need to move tank but has 2 molters

wodesorel wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:07 pm
Can you run an extension cord?
We don't have an extension cord long enough that also has enough outlets (3) to heat all uths (2 to cover the back above substrate and 1 on the side). With the longest cord we could find we would still have to move it like 6 feet.
by teachincrabbie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Need to move tank but has 2 molters
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Need to move tank but has 2 molters

Hello! I need to move my tank because my classroom is having some work done in the corner where my heaters are plugged, they would need to be unplugged while people work. I need to move my tank to the other side of the room (15 feet), so that I can plug in the tank. But I have 2 down that are moltin...