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by VickieG
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Where to find shells (opening apx. 1-1/2" to 1-3/4")
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Where to find shells (opening apx. 1-1/2" to 1-3/4")

I've had lots of trouble finding shells in that size range as well. When I've ordered them, if they're in stock, they've always arrived too big even when I specified the size range. I've seen it mentioned in various chats over the years also, but one place to check is the dollar store/Dollar Tree et...
by VickieG
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My Crabitat is kinda smelly. Please, tips!
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: My Crabitat is kinda smelly. Please, tips!

Bee balm and lavender are my go-tos to improve the smell. I have a really strong sense of smell but I can't say I've ever noticed the crab poo smell like wodesorel...unless I just don't recognize it for what it is. It's the decaying food smells that bothers me. I've also occasionally used Fluker's P...
by VickieG
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Blind Crab?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Blind Crab?

He was one of four I adopted yesterday. I noticed him in the carrier run for the biggest crab and 'hide' under her legs at different times. I thought the behavior was odd enough to take a closer look as soon as we got home. Not sure if he can tell light from dark or if he can sense the temp changes....
by VickieG
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Blind Crab?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Blind Crab?

I adopted this little guy today and I'm wondering if he might be blind. His eyes are completely pale and he doesn't flinch or go back in his shell when I make a sudden movement towards him at all. He looks to be recently molted...his exo is shiny and he has all of his sharp black toenails and some e...
by VickieG
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab HANGING upside down?!
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: Naked crab HANGING upside down?!

I just lost a crab who came up from a molt and acted very similarly to what is described here. The 1st time she ditched her shell in the water and climbed out naked. The next day I found her naked in the water not moving. I nudged her out with a net and she kept rolling backwards into the water. I f...
by VickieG
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?

Mool...you can get clips to hold down your lid for next to nothing. 2 large clips in a pack for under $3 at any pet store or Amazon. So long as you have an aquarium that has a lip on the outside it should work. Mine stopped looking for ways out when I finally got things right and got glass lids!! I ...
by VickieG
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?

If you are concerned about the residual edges from cutting the egg crate, you can sand them. I actually experimented at some length on my recent remodel with different ways to cut and sand egg crate. A band saw works quickly and leaves few edges but it takes some maneuvering and can gouge the flat e...
by VickieG
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Good idea/bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Good idea/bad idea?

I agree!! You can see in the pictures I sent below and in the previous post that I have rectangular stone tiles lining the ramp and staggered on all 3 sides of the water tank from the bottom to several inches above the water line. There is an egg-crate platform that extends under the water and choll...
by VickieG
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?
Replies: 60
Views: 4188

Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

I have Aqueons 75 and 29, both with toppers and on stands to be connected with a tunnel. Should be a total of about 125 when it's done.

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by VickieG
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Good idea/bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Good idea/bad idea?

Oh, on the issue of, "would they use it?", Motorcrab has advised me to be patient. I thought my crabs would be so happy to leave their relatively boring temp tank that they'd start exploring their new home immediately. I couldn't have been more wrong! It takes time. They're mostly shy creatures. I h...
by VickieG
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Good idea/bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Good idea/bad idea?

I've had freshwater pools in my crabitats for the past 5+ yrs. They've gotten much better over time and my crabs LoVE their current pool. It's a planted tank, just under 5 gals and I have shrimp, dwarf African clawed frogs and otto catfish. They all get along, nobody eats anyone else and they're so ...
by VickieG
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Upstate NY- 3 Crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Upstate NY- 3 Crabs

Have you found a home for your crabs yet? I'm in Harrisburg PA and can probably convince my husband to do the driving at least halfway to pick them up. Let me know if you're interested and I can give you particulars on my setup.

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by VickieG
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: out of town - how to feed
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: out of town - how to feed

I always had good luck putting some bird seed sticks (kind of like granola bars) in my tank for them on vacations in the past. I broke them into pieces and they really enjoyed them. Plus it's protein-packed and doesn't spoil easily.

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by VickieG
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Vivarium w/ live plants, 101 gallons
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Hermit Crab Vivarium w/ live plants, 101 gallons

That's " tank"...

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by VickieG
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Vivarium w/ live plants, 101 gallons
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Hermit Crab Vivarium w/ live plants, 101 gallons

I also would like to know how your plants fared this far. My crabs destroyed everything I put in the fank

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