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by Zanthalia
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheating a little bit
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Cheating a little bit

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk I'm the same, no poisons around the house. I just feed the birds and they do most of the work for me. My dog was sniffing a big praying mantis the other other night on our walk. I guess the mantis had enough of being sniffed and flew up and bopped my dog on the ...
by Zanthalia
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheating a little bit
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Cheating a little bit

PS- I don't blame you about the crickets and grasshoppers. I try not to look directly at them when I'm crushing them up for the crabs. [emoji53] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk Yeah... No. LOL We have tons of crickets that have infested our garage and I've thought about it. Alas, you ar...
by Zanthalia
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheating a little bit
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Cheating a little bit

I have a friend who won't use a microwave for the belief that it puts radiation out, and it just baffles me how she doesn't starve to death. We use ours way more than the stove, so trust me I get it. I do scrambled eggs in a non-stick pan because I find it easier to clean up, but my "scrambled eggs"...
by Zanthalia
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheating a little bit
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Cheating a little bit

Wow, it sounds like you're doing way better than I am with your foods! As long as your protein for dinner isn't seasoned/buttered when you give it to them, I'd say you're good to go. I'm much lazier than you, so I cheated and ordered food from The Hermit Crab Patch lol. I supplement that with fresh...
by Zanthalia
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheating a little bit
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Cheating a little bit

Heyla, all! So I'm trying really hard to give the hermies a nice balanced diet, but I'm going to be honest and say that a "balanced diet" and eating organic has never been something I'm any good at. I've read the food list a billion times and I'm doing my best but I'm not sure I'm getting it done. I...
by Zanthalia
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tupperware lid as a food dish
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Tupperware lid as a food dish

I didn't have a dish when we got the babies, but I had egg shells from breakfast that morning. I boiled them and broke them up and they make little tiny bowls that are the perfect size to put piles of food in. Also, they have the option of eating the shell if they decided they need calcium. Bonus: I...
by Zanthalia
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Brand new to hermies, emotionally attached, and trying really hard!
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Brand new to hermies, emotionally attached, and trying really hard!

A bit late, but I absolutely love this post. Gave me a good chuckle. I especially enjoyed "helicopter hermie-mom'ing", and can relate to most of these worries. I just started doing this myself a little over a year ago, so I've learned quite a lot along the way, but am far from being an expert or he...
by Zanthalia
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Jeff came up!
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Jeff came up!

Aaaaaaaah! I'm so excited I could cry! Hermit Jeff was a sad little fair crab with a missing leg. I didn't know what I was doing, but I tried really hard. We got a decent setup going, got him two friends, and had three crabs for about a week, then he disappeared. I may have cried a little bit, think...
by Zanthalia
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Maybe a dumb question
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Maybe a dumb question

Well, for my moss pits I just bought shower caddies on Amazon with suction cups and stuck them on the wall. I need to figure out a better way for them to get up to them though. I had a really nice reptile net that the crabs loved, always on it, but with the humidity it kept molding. So I got a hamm...
by Zanthalia
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Maybe a dumb question
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Maybe a dumb question

Thank you! I am wanting to make a 2nd level as well and I think that would work for my moss pits too! :) I've been trying to find a nice reptile net for a second level. I can't figure out how to make my own and I'm frustrated over it, so I think it's time to just buy. I'm not sure I understand the ...
by Zanthalia
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Maybe a dumb question
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Maybe a dumb question

So is that just craft mesh you get to put for them to climb in the water bowls? Where is the best place to get that and are all craft meshes the same? I have mine sunken now, but like the doubling up idea and keeping them above ground. What I got was just craft mesh. I found it at Joann Fabrics in ...
by Zanthalia
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I just think he's cute
Replies: 3
Views: 176

I just think he's cute

Tamatoa switches to his green shell when he gets up for the night, but he always changes back into his too small brown jammies before bed. I gave him a rose from the garden yesterday for a splash of colour. I just think he's cute. That is all. [emoji1] (My apologies if this is inappropriate to post ...
by Zanthalia
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Curious about my hermits behavior after changing shells
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Curious about my hermits behavior after changing shells

Our little guy seems to have his awake shell and his jammies shell. The first thing he's done for the past week is change out of his jammies, then go get a snack, then he can scuttle around for a while. Then it's back into his jammies for bed. Silly little dude. I surprised him by getting up early t...
by Zanthalia
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Applying crabbing DIY to real life
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Applying crabbing DIY to real life

Learning how to make nets for my crabbies made it so much simpler to tie down boxes in the back of my hatchback. Added that knowledge to rope tying for boats, and tada! Unlimited twine at Ikea means safe load. Even if the trunk can't close. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190925/405454815e66a605...
by Zanthalia
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Maybe a dumb question
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Maybe a dumb question

I also like to "sink" my water sources in the substrate. If you just have three small crabs, I think you can keep those dishes sunk as they are; they aren't taking up that much substrate volume. As you need larger/deeper water sources, you can re-visit that--but then again, you'll also need a bigge...