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by CrazyDiabetic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hanging A Net...
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Hanging A Net...

I had the same issue with mounting my climbing wall. I found that metal command hooks from a hardware store work much better than suction cups or plastic hooks from a dollar store. The hooks I have now have lasted a month so far and have not fallen off. Also, maybe use several hooks to hang your net...
by CrazyDiabetic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Possible Molting Disruption
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Possible Molting Disruption

Please know that our positions as Administrators and Moderators are volunteer positions. I, myself, try to log onto this community as much as I can. I noticed that you stated you live in Canada. There is also a time difference. It is not necessary for you to be rude. We are a wonderful community th...
by CrazyDiabetic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Possible Molting Disruption
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Possible Molting Disruption

A little late, but thanks for the response. I've moved my new crab into the iso, and he has since eaten, drank and re-burrowed. Do I need to be worried that my one crab will continue to dig up my other crabs as they burrow? I know they're not lacking nutrients or starving, I give them lots of protei...
by CrazyDiabetic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Possible Molting Disruption: UPDATE
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Possible Molting Disruption: UPDATE

After waking up to a lot of chirping, I decided to dig up my new crab and, lo and behold, theres my missing crab latched on to my new one who I assumed was trying to molt. I removed them both from the hole and managed to coax the one off of my new crab. I immediately moved my new one into the iso ta...
by CrazyDiabetic
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Possible Molting Disruption
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Possible Molting Disruption

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Coconut Fiber, about 4 inches deep. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? Yes, a hygrometer in the top-right corn...
by CrazyDiabetic
Sat May 02, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Hardening Time
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Hardening Time

JoeHermits wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 8:48 am
If he’s active then his exoskeleton is fully hardened. Go ahead and put him back when you’re ready.


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Okay! Thanks for the advice!
by CrazyDiabetic
Sat May 02, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Hardening Time
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Hardening Time

Why was he in a separate tank? There is no need to isolate crabs to molt. As long as you have enough sub and your tank is not over crowded, the crab should be fine in the main tank. Crabs will stay under ground until they have hardened, and will then come back up to the surface. Ohh, okay. I'm a fi...
by CrazyDiabetic
Sat May 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Hardening Time
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Hardening Time

Hermielover121 wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:16 am
Did he surface molt?


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No, all of my crabs burrowed into the substrate a couple of months ago, no surface molts.
by CrazyDiabetic
Sat May 02, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Hardening Time
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Hardening Time

One of my crabs just came up from a molt a few hours ago. Hes drinking like mad and is pretty active. I'm wondering when it would be safe to re-add him to the main tank with the other crabs? How can I tell when he's properly hardened?
by CrazyDiabetic
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Very New Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Very New Owner

curlysister wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:15 am
Welcome to crabbing! I can't see any of your pictures though. You need to use an app like TapaTalk. Or there is a way to use an online page, but I am not tech savvy enough to know about that, LOL.
Yeah, I'm awful with that :P I've edited and just linked to my imgur account.
by CrazyDiabetic
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Very New Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Very New Owner

Hi! I got my crabs this past Sunday and I'm very excited! I got three Purple Pincher crabs and name them Shelly, Bilbo and Gunga-Dinn. They were pretty quiet these first couple of days, but were very active last night. I even saw Shelly sizing up some of the empty shells. They seem to be eating, and...