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by Hungrytree
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab is digging up molters
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Crab is digging up molters

Why is one of my crabs suddenly digging up molters, forcing them to move and re bury? Will this harm and possible kill the molters? Does the crab digging them up need to be removed from the tank temporarily? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You might want to fill out the emergency questions. I th...
by Hungrytree
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Question re:over crowding
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Question re:over crowding

Thanks to everyone for the response and the support! I’m gonna add the extra climbing space this weekend.


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by Hungrytree
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Question re:over crowding
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Question re:over crowding

So basically you guys are very sweetly telling me that I am overcrowded but you understand about not having the resources to upgrade right now.
I appreciate that you aren’t shaming me!
I am doing my best for these guys :)


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by Hungrytree
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Question re:over crowding
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Question re:over crowding

Hi everyone! I’m a pretty new crab owner and need some advice. First off the details you need... 29 gallon tank 8 inches of sub - playsand and eco earth about 5:1 ratio sandcastle consistency MSW and FW pools they can submerge in and get out of Food from approved Etsy stores - I try to have 2 kinds ...
by Hungrytree
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tank cleaning Tip
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Tank cleaning Tip

Gotbutterflies has way more experience and knows more than I do. I’d go with their advice over mine :)

And i realized later that I forgot to mention that my suggestions were only in case the tank was empty.
Of course no strong chemicals with crabs in the tank


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by Hungrytree
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tank cleaning Tip
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Tank cleaning Tip

Anyone find a way to get rid of that weird water stain effect in an old aquarium? tried vinegar.... mr clean sponge... It’s not the end of the world but it’s annoying... [emoji3064] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You could try something like CLR ( I think it stands for calcium, lime, and rust) ...
by Hungrytree
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Egg crate
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Egg crate

I’m interested too!


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by Hungrytree
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1422

Re: Crab Room Journal / Blog

[emoji3590][emoji3590][emoji3590][emoji3590][emoji3590] This is how I do things too! I always tell myself I’m going to take it slow, and before I know it I’m neck deep and loving it! 90 gallon is my dream set up right now. I’m working on learning how to filter and manage the water pools so I feel co...
by Hungrytree
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adding a new crab...
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Adding a new crab...

Oops my guys are in 5cm shells at mo (give or take).. Would try to add similar size I guess... Hi From what I’ve read around in posts by more experienced crabbers, size differences matter less in crab world and may make things less tense because they don’t compete for the same size shells. YMMV I h...
by Hungrytree
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Coconut shell in oven to dry
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Coconut shell in oven to dry

Hi all. I've just washed a new coconut shell hide for my guys.... Thinking of drying it in the oven... Any thoughts as to temp and time for this? Thanks Wendy I am very late to this reply! It’s probably air dry by now [emoji1] But I usually just use the lowest setting on my oven and leave stuff for...
by Hungrytree
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Salt and Fresh Water Pool Upgrades! 2.5G Cycled
Replies: 32
Views: 1566

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

I believe the crabs are really liking the saltwater pool. I have seen several hovering around the top at different times. Ateast one crab is really liking it! For the last three days the same crab has been at the bottom of the pool when I wake up in the morning. Trying to see how long he stays in t...
by Hungrytree
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting crab in 3" EE with possible mites?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Molting crab in 3" EE with possible mites?

It might be better for a more expert person to weigh in. I’m a pretty new crabber but I wanted you to have a response. If it is only going to be a day or so, I would wait and move as few times as possible. As long as he has food and both waters in the temporary tat where he molted, I think fewer mov...
by Hungrytree
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Succulents in my tank
Replies: 15
Views: 2686

Succulents in my tank

Sorry. This post was an accident but I can’t delete it


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by Hungrytree
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too large iPower Heater?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Too large iPower Heater?

I have multiple heaters, two on the back and one on each side. I didn't really plan it that way, I just ended up with that many when I upgraded tanks. I live on the Prairies in Canada, where it can be -40C in winter and +40C in summer, in an old farm house with no air conditioning, and baseboard he...
by Hungrytree
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too large iPower Heater?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Too large iPower Heater?

Room temp is 72 currently. I put the thermometer against the heater and it said 95. I had read that they are okay at that temp for a bit. Plus the above sand folks can move forward and dig in the sand and such. When my daughter wakes up, I’m going to move the heater a bit higher and make sure it’s n...