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by RAHermits
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Rocks for Pools
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Rocks for Pools

Hey everyone! I'm looking to get some rocks for my Hermie's pools, but don't know the steps necessary to clean them, or the right rocks to get. You think these are safe? https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Turtle-Pebbles-Large/dp/B0035HD408/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=aquarium+pebbles&qid=1567479408&s=gate...
by RAHermits
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: My DIY Crabitat
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: My DIY Crabitat

The Crab Maid wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:37 pm
TBH I have to check, I'm not at home at the moment. It's either that or Sterilite. I had to go to walmart because they're expensive online when you try to order large ones.
I just googled and it looks like Sterilite is food safe:
http://www.sterilite.com/general_info.html
by RAHermits
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: My DIY Crabitat
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: My DIY Crabitat

The Crab Maid wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Depends on the brand, though if you search the brand online you should find if they are or not. I believe all Rubbermaid is, but I could be wrong.

Is that the brand you got? I'm looking at a Sterilite right now.
by RAHermits
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: My DIY Crabitat
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: My DIY Crabitat

Awesome setup!

Do totes normally state whether they're food grade or not?
by RAHermits
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

You will need to get a hygrometer ASAP. Do you have a thermometer? The digital thermometer/ hygrometer combos are generally more accurate than analog. I lived in the Northwest Territories for a while, as well as the Yukon - I have gone for a walk at -40C because it felt so much warmer than the -50C...
by RAHermits
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

Thanks for the comments everyone! I've got a good feeling this guy is gone. There were zero signs of life from him at all. I've placed a tupperware container over him with holes poked in it laid a cloth over it to darken it, in case it is a surface molt. I don't yet have a hygrometer in this tank, b...
by RAHermits
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

Moving them was a bad idea. The tank didn't keep humidity, hardly at all, and I ended up losing one. Picked him up and he just fell out of his shell, mostly. Limbs came off. For the time being everyone is back in the old tank with 70% humidity. Ideal? No, but I'm going to work on a big tote this wee...
by RAHermits
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring

Hey all, I'm still a little confused when it comes to water. Should I ever be using spring? I know everything must be treated with Prime, but can you use bottled spring water? I've been using bottled distilled water to mix my substrates, and tap water treated with Prime for my salt and fresh water. ...
by RAHermits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

I wouldn’t personally risk it, although it’s likely that if he just came up and went back down he’s just finding his comfy place, settling in. Do you have any hides in the tank? If not, he may be feeling exposed. You could always try putting in a hide or two and some really tempting food right near...
by RAHermits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

That's a good point, I just ordered another skinnier one as am having it rush shipped to me. And it looks like I spoke too soon, little crab is buried again 😞. I should've moved him over before work. What are the odds that he's just buried himself again and I could simply dig for him? If he has actu...
by RAHermits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

Is there an issue with warming the substrate as well as the air? I've got an UTH coming, but I just realized that it's going to cover the entire back of my tank, substrate and all, as it's an 11x17. Should I not use it and try for a 6" tall one?
by RAHermits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:47 am
Maybe you mentioned it before, but why would you not have wet ee throughout?
I should clarify. I mixed the EE in with the play sand for this new setup, but the old one was just straight up moist EE. So the old tank didn't have any sand mixed in, and it held humidity better.
by RAHermits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

Good call, the little guy came back up overnight! I've moved everyone else over to the other tank that's the proper depth, and I'll move this guy over later today. I'm struggling with keeping humidity up in this new tank, it's a lot tougher without wet coconut fiber throughout. I'll try adding some ...
by RAHermits
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Molting in EE Only

Fluker’s is a reputable brand, i’ve used their products over the years for my geckos, frogs, and hermies. I’ve been feeding their “bearded dragon medley” treats to my hermies for years - if they carry it where you plan to buy I would recommend it; more variety than just the crickets, good source of...