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by VickieG
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Good idea/bad idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 755

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: 3754

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: 10
Views: 755

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: 10
Views: 755

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: 572

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: 214

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: 15
Views: 1332

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: 15
Views: 1332

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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by VickieG
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Red Bell Pepper Seeds
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Red Bell Pepper Seeds

Mine also seem to like the pepper seeds more than the peppers. And, props on the tongue twister! BRAVO!![emoji122]

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by VickieG
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Richmond Ky crabs need new home
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Richmond Ky crabs need new home

OMG I hope someone rescues these guys ... This is not a "good setup". Is that a CANDLE?!? For heat I'm guessing...[emoji3064]

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by VickieG
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Moss From Outside
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Moss From Outside

I also use moss I forage from my house and some other TRUSTED locations. I've tried a couple of different methods for prep before putting in the tank. 1) nothing...I've visually inspected for insects, given it a good shake, popped it in the tank; 2) rinse and dehydrate, rehydrating it in the tank; 3...
by VickieG
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Scarsdale, NY ~ 4 crabs need a home!
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Scarsdale, NY ~ 4 crabs need a home!

Have you found a home for your crabs yet? I sent you an email.

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by VickieG
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BLUE Antennae!
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: BLUE Antennae!

I'm happy to have him too! Beyond how gorgeous he is, he has a wonderful temperament. It's funny how different all their colors are. I only recently started photographing their setae patterns and his are pretty easily identifiable, fortunately. I hope it's a good long while before the coloration goe...
by VickieG
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BLUE Antennae!
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: BLUE Antennae!

Oh, NO! That's not what I wanted to hear...he didn't mention he was freshly molted but he does have eyelashes and a couple of pointy nails. Although, I have several others that still have their lashes and nails >6 mos post-molt. I'm really, REALLY trying to find ANY evidence that they aren't going t...
by VickieG
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BLUE Antennae!
Replies: 10
Views: 504

BLUE Antennae!

We were able to help out and adopt this guy last week before his owner had to move. I'm always excited to add a new crab to our family but this was a really beautiful surprise. The first thing I noticed was his bright purple exo and then those unbelievable periwinkle blue antennae took my breath awa...