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by VickieG
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Arlington Va - Lou the hermit crab needs a good home
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Arlington Va - Lou the hermit crab needs a good home

I sent you a PM regarding the adoption. I'm in Harrisburg PA, so it would require us meeting halfway, about an hr for each, if you don't find someone closer to home before your move. If you're interested, I'd be happy to send you more info about my experience with the crabs and pics of our tank. Let...
by VickieG
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to boil moldy wood...
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: How to boil moldy wood...

Does that also work to kill insects/eggs? I'd rather boil than bake and my freezer is full...

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by VickieG
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hanging A Net...
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Hanging A Net...

I just bought some outdoor command strips to try in the tank, but only time will tell. They're a bit more expensive than the others, but all of the reg command strips I used fell off after about 9 mos being in the tank. There is one thing I've found that works incredibly well though - Cable Tie Moun...
by VickieG
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Old Town Alexandria Crab Needs New Home
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Old Town Alexandria Crab Needs New Home

I sent you a PM asking if you found a home yet. If not, please let me know. I think I could help you out.

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by VickieG
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to buy Strawberries & Indos?
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Where to buy Strawberries & Indos?

In hindsight, I should have kept scrolling before hitting send. This was posted at the end of April 2020. The crabs seem to be in a big open bin in the middle of what I'm guessing is an air conditioned store, with no substrate, nothing to climb, very little area to hide, and in another picture there...
by VickieG
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to buy Strawberries & Indos?
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Where to buy Strawberries & Indos?

Ok, so I found an earlier post, they all have natural shells (yay!) but no sand. I don't know what to think now.Image

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by VickieG
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to buy Strawberries & Indos?
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Where to buy Strawberries & Indos?

This is a recent FB post from The Spoiled Pet in Myrtle Beach. They are at least offering them fresh water and not just a damp sponge but still disheartened to see the painted shells. I have no idea what the rest of the conditions would be. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200711/66da58ad4fe345dc7...
by VickieG
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Hermit Crab in Lancaster, Pa Needs Home
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Hermit Crab in Lancaster, Pa Needs Home

I'd like to know that also. After she accepted my adoption offer, she never returned my emails for making pick up arrangements. My best guess is that the crab didn't make it.

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by VickieG
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Hermit Crab Killing Fields

Thank you, I didn't know that about aloe. I was under the complete opposite impression. Fortunately, they never bothered the succulents except for hiding behind them or throwing them from the planter. Perhaps it is true that they know better than we do what they can safely eat. I certainly won't be ...
by VickieG
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Hermit Crab Killing Fields

Sorry I haven't responded, it's been a busy month. First, I have the plants all over the tank. Some are in glass containers suction cupped to the sides, up above the water. Others are in planters around the tank. One is on a second level, one is on a platform over the water, and some are positioned ...
by VickieG
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Hermit Crab Killing Fields

How do I keep my crabs from killing their plants? In the last 6 months they've eaten an entire fern, a sorrel plant (the only one they were supposed to eat!) and a dracaena. They killed a beautiful bromelied by first snapping off the upper 2/3rds and finally by digging the rest out of the planter. T...
by VickieG
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Cholla Conundrum

Ok...kids are at the movies and I grabbed the microscope. Btw, it's really REALLY HARD to take a pic from the microscope without an attachment. It's the best I could do. The pics are all using a 10x lens. I'm leaning towards insect case. The 1st 2 are close ups of the outside. The next is a pic of t...
by VickieG
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Merry Crabmas from Sandy Claws (with others)
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: Merry Crabmas from Sandy Claws (with others)

This is Rita. She's my feisty girl. She lost her big claw a few weeks after I adopted her, most likely in a shell fight. I take her out once every week or two to make sure she's still ok. Nothing slows her down! While I had her out, I thought I'd send a pic to the family I adopted her from and she o...
by VickieG
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Cholla Conundrum

This is what she told me when I asked: It's probably fine, but I couldn't figure out what it is. I bought a box of remnants. I do remember that the Etsy seller knew they were going to be used for hermit crabs so she hand picked longer pieces from her remnants for me, and I think she has hermies hers...
by VickieG
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Cholla Conundrum

I put everything away this morning so I can wrap presents. I'll have to take a closer look later and see if I can't figure it out or post some other pics. I'm also going to contact the lady who gave them to me to see ifshe can't shed some light on the issue. Oh, and that's my Samsung Note 10+, I can...