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by craboloading
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 115
Views: 140529

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

Dry food dish: THCP basic diet, dried calendula, worm castings, THCP mineral supplement, and THCP Winter Claws

Fresh food dish: blueberry, slivered almonds, coconut oil, frozen brine shrimp, and celery leaves

Plus the usual cuttlebone + eggshell that are always lying about.
by craboloading
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?

It sounds like you have a good handle on the situation. Nothing stands out for me as needing improved. I might just isolate Beacon, using the pop bottle method in the tank, for a few days just to be sure that he isn't still vulnerable. What types of shells do you have? Are your two crabs about the ...
by craboloading
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Found Unshelled Crab and Shelled Crab Against Glass Underground: I Dug, What Next?

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by craboloading
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: What could this be?
Replies: 33
Views: 713

Re: What could this be?

Just stumbled across this thread, glad to see it has a happy ending. Felt obligated to post simply because your crabbo is gorgeous. Keep us updated on that BP situation, fingers crossed that he holds onto it.
by craboloading
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Two new lil guys!
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Two new lil guys!

Congrats on your recent additions. Those land crabs are so teensy! I had a hard time even spotting them in some of the photos your posted. :lol: Hope they are adjusting well, they landed just about the dream captive crabbo life, I'd say.
by craboloading
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Upcoming move & tank upgrade!
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Upcoming move & tank upgrade!

Sorry for the loss of Spikes. :(

Happy to hear your other underground crabbos were healthy & not mid-molt. Fingers crossed they all adjust quickly to their new spacious 'tat. What an upgrade.
by craboloading
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi all, returning crabber here!
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: Hi all, returning crabber here!

Just wanted to give a little update since my original post, Scuttles has returned from his very first molt with me! Within probably the first 2 weeks he dug underground and he just came back up yesterday. He is visibly larger as his formerly well-fitting shell seems a bit small now & his nails are n...
by craboloading
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity Low in Larger Tank
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Sometimes it takes a while for the tank to settle. How big is the gap, it may seem small but have enough of an effect that it is draining the humidity - particularly if you're house humidity is on the drier side. Also worth mentioning to calibrate your humidity gauge, it may be out. I second this. ...
by craboloading
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hey! New crab owner here!
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Hey! New crab owner here!

Hi there. Welcome to the HCA. Hope you're enjoying your new PP's. :D
by craboloading
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi all, returning crabber here!
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: Hi all, returning crabber here!

Don't forget leaf litter. And worm castings. Not exactly "leaf litter" but I do have a ton of organic dried calendula I could give to them. I need to get some worm castings, that is something I'd forgotten - thank you! I keep greensand, egg shells, and cuttlebone stuck into the substrate for easy u...
by craboloading
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi all, returning crabber here!
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: Hi all, returning crabber here!

teachincrabbie wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:52 am
You may want to throw in some eggshells for calcium. I also suggest some cuttlebone in your tank so they can munch on that.
There is cuttlebone in there! Just didn't think to mention it with the rotating foods. Thanks - will make a note to boil some eggs this weekend. :D
by craboloading
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi all, returning crabber here!
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: Hi all, returning crabber here!

While I already have a thread going, can someone double-check the foods I've offered them for just general OK-ness? Sunday: dried mealworms, pineapple, steamed cauliflower Monday: same food as Sunday + plus raw chicken Tuesday: raw turkey, olive oil, honey, steamed brussel sprout, and clementine Wed...
by craboloading
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi all, returning crabber here!
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: Hi all, returning crabber here!

Hi! You're gonna soon remember how addicting they are and upgrade. A 10gal gets sung with all their stuff. Lol. Oh, I know! :lol: Current living situation calls for no more than a 10 gallon, am looking to buy a home sometime in the next year or so. Figure I'll give the crabs an upgrade at the same ...
by craboloading
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hi all, returning crabber here!
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Hi all, returning crabber here!

Hi, everyone. Happy to be here at the HCA. :) I was a serious crabber around 8-10 years ago (I was probably between 13 and 16 at the time). Had several large 'tats set up and over 50 crabs. I quickly became overwhelmed and failed to take proper care of them after a few years. I found another crabber...