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by The Crab Maid
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Parakeet Help
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Parakeet Help

Budgies are buttholes. Wing clipping can be a temporary thing done during the taming process, you don't have to keep them clipped down the line if you don't want to. It really depends on how comfortable you are with him. But it can be dangerous to have an unclipped bird while taming. Unclipped actua...
by The Crab Maid
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 956

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

So Halloween crabs can burrow up to 5-8 feet in the wild. However a foot in captivity is fine so long as they're kept solo. They are extremely cannibalistic and aggressive to other crabs. Halloween crabs also do not fair well in salt water, they need fresh and brackish - brackish water is very weak ...
by The Crab Maid
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: My DIY Crabitat
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: My DIY Crabitat

TBH I have to check, I'm not at home at the moment. It's either that or Sterilite. I had to go to walmart because they're expensive online when you try to order large ones.
by The Crab Maid
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: My DIY Crabitat
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: My DIY Crabitat

RAHermits wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Awesome setup!

Do totes normally state whether they're food grade or not?
Depends on the brand, though if you search the brand online you should find if they are or not. I believe all Rubbermaid is, but I could be wrong.
by The Crab Maid
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Moving with an 8 hour trip
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Moving with an 8 hour trip

Place each crab into a deli cup with a moist paper towel (make sure there are some air holes) and then you can place them into a cooler and place the hand warmers into the cooler but outside the cups. Seal the cooler (but open hourly to refresh air). The hand warmers and the moist paper towels will ...
by The Crab Maid
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dropped Limbs and Dead?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Dropped Limbs and Dead?

So Eco Earth by itself can flood easily - a crab that digs down can drown due to flooding. A mixture of sand with sand being the main component is best. 5:1 ratio though some do even more sand than that, and it should be play sand consistency so they can build tunnels. Humidity does need to be highe...
by The Crab Maid
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update

I have to go in person to verify my identity. Ugh. The online verification is asking me questions about my deceased grandmother who I was named after, it can't tell us apart so it thinks I'm lying when I answer the questions.
by The Crab Maid
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update

Ah, so much work.

I got my guys on Amazon. Wonder why they're not cracking down on them. @_@

Though it sounds like if the breeder was licensed to ship to all states then I'm fine.

But I think I'll apply just in case.
by The Crab Maid
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab's stuck pinching?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Hermit Crab's stuck pinching?

So the Imagitarium Salt isn't that great - and it's expensive compared to buying Instant Ocean and making it yourself. Imagitarium isn't harmful, it's just a bit lacking in the essentials last I read about it. And again, with how often you should clean out your water if it's not airated/filtered it'...
by The Crab Maid
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Local Adopters
Topic: NJ, PA Adopters
Replies: 15
Views: 43969

Re: NJ, PA Adopters

Reposting my info here because I am in this area too. Location (nearest large city, state, country): Wilmington, DE How Far Can You Travel?: Willing to travel upwards of 3 hours away, I work in Northeast Philadelphia and attend college in Newark, DE at University of Delaware. I also volunteer at Adv...
by The Crab Maid
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Local Adopters
Topic: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters
Replies: 9
Views: 33513

Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Location (nearest large city, state, country): Wilmington, DE How Far Can You Travel?: Willing to travel upwards of 3 hours away, I work in Northeast Philadelphia and attend college in Newark, DE at University of Delaware. I also volunteer at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ so I travel a bit in tha...
by The Crab Maid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab molting and another crab next to him.
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Crab molting and another crab next to him.

You can get rid of the mold and add more substrate. Gray sand is also an indicator of mold lower down, caused by floods. You'll want to add more and mix to absorb the water in the bottom. However, unless the pool is huge I'd let the crabs alone. But keep an eye on them if the one is burrowing toward...
by The Crab Maid
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Sand or EE substrate?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Sand or EE substrate?

I use more sand than EE, but I don't really measure the amount. No issues with humidity, holds shape well too.
by The Crab Maid
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 45
Views: 3431

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

I barely noticed my isopods eating for a long while, but as they multiplied and there were more I began to notice it. They probably are eating, it's just such a little amount it's hard to notice.
by The Crab Maid
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 45
Views: 3431

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

My guys prefer their veggies wilted or starting to go bad. But they also like hermit crab poop so meh.