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by Pincher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Diurnal vs nocturnal species
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Diurnal vs nocturnal species

I found them (purple pinchers) being more active during day in the warm/hot summer months, and coming out later during night in the winter. In July and August, I often saw them running around as soon as 4pm, occasionally earlier, while in the winter, I often see none before 9 pm or even later. (The ...
by Pincher
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabby Climber
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Crabby Climber

My crab Beau has always been in a large plastic terrarium with a tight fitting lid, so I didn't think about it with the screen top. I wouldn't want to wake up one morning with little crabby eyes staring at me in bed lol. :) There are two issues: a) They not only push open screen tops, they push/sli...
by Pincher
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabby Climber
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Crabby Climber

Here is my crocheted crabby climber connected to my bridge. The crabby climber and bridge looks great to me, but from the photos I think it's too close to the lid. It's mounted on top, and then you close the lid, right? How do you secure the lid? If the lid is just put on top, likely crabs climb th...
by Pincher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Lighter weight shells
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Lighter weight shells

I tried several lighter shells looking quite similar to green turbos, but mine were not interested. However, this might be different for a crab like yours (not sure on how a weak crab reacts: does it want a lighter shell as it's easier to carry, or still a relatively heavy one for even extra protect...
by Pincher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What is on my crabs joints?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: What is on my crabs joints?

As this image is somewhat blurred (however, my crab photos are also not better...) and I see nothing that looks not like normal hermit crab anatomy: Could you maybe edit your photo, highlighting the part in case by a circle or an arrow? Regarding crab anatomy: They have antenna, feelers (adds up to ...
by Pincher
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to get a nice tank
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Where to get a nice tank

Some Petcos have 75s that go for half off during their $1 a gallon sale. Our local one never did, but both of the ones farther away do. This is how I got mine. Bought it at the Petco around the corner. They come without a lid; for a nice lid, see suggestion below. Other options: try craigslist, yar...
by Pincher
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How to prepare foods?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: How to prepare foods?

Wuen it comes to fruits/veggies, meats, nuts - do I need to cut them up/crush them/tear up pieces? Or do they prefer their foods whole? It doesn't need to be crushed, as they have claws :wink: But I tear up some food a bit, to prevent them from taking it away and hiding it were it can get moldy. E....
by Pincher
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Popcorn fanatics!
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Popcorn fanatics!

Mine are also popcorn fanatics :) How do you prepare your popcorn? I prepare it plain, remove a few popcorn for the crabs, and after that I only salt mine. When feeding popcorn (what I do once a month or so) I always check their hideouts as far as possible (don't dig, but try to look into and e.g. r...
by Pincher
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: How often do you buy new shells?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: How often do you buy new shells?

We usually bought ("bought" as we rehome our crabs soon) shells in bulk - if we found some that were somewhat bigger up to what we would expect to fit in about one year, we bought them. Sources: aquarium shops (we have a nice tiny aquarium shop near our current place, selling green turbo as tank dec...
by Pincher
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Large worms found in freshwater bowl!
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Large worms found in freshwater bowl!

The images are not visible here. "Worms"... many people mistake e.g. beetle larvae, millipedes and centipedes for "worms". Worms in the water dish could be even a parasite of insects, like nematodes which could get pretty big. Some nematodes force their host to go into the water to set the nematode ...
by Pincher
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: How much calcium is recommended?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: How much calcium is recommended?

I always have a dish (a large seashell) filled with small cuttlebones, crab exos and small seashells (I can get them from the beach), and I leave it in until it's mostly eaten up. I occasionally put in an egg shell with a bit of left raw egg when I prepare eggs for myself. The crabs enjoy it and app...
by Pincher
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Bombing Home: What To Do With Crabs?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Bombing Home: What To Do With Crabs?

How big is your tank? Can you move it out of your home, maybe using some furniture dolly (I mean such: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-1 ... /301049476), some stores also rent them?
by Pincher
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Peanut butter issues
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Peanut butter issues

I'm also not concerned about that. I frequently feed them peanut butter, honey, raw eggs... as well as quite "slimy" fruits for years.
If you want to thicken it for some reason, I would mix in some crumbs from their usual food. On the bottom of e.g. my box of bloodworms, there are always some crumbs.
by Pincher
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to get shells?
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Where to get shells?

From some local (smallish) aquarium/fish store. They sell them cheap as tank decoration.
You likely are not living nearby :wink: but if you have such a store, check it out! (I'm also collecting shells just for hobby and often found some in such stores.)
by Pincher
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Vacation

In the same situation, dry food resulted in molt. What worked well for us: - putting in two extra water bowls (one freshwater, one saltwater) - putting in more calcium food as that absolutely cannot molt (egg shells, crab exoskeleton from the beach, cuttlebone...) - nuts and seeds only in an amount ...