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by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Serial swapper?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Serial swapper?

I have had crabs change shells a few times a day, it is completely normal :D I think you should try to keep an eye on them, otherwise, just leave them be.
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Bought a fogger but now what?
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Bought a fogger but now what?

I am gonna look up some other types of foggers that stay outside the tank I’m trying to get this new crabitat set up before transferring any crabbies over Thank you so much for all the great advice! K My fogger has a tube that goes into the tank like yours. I think yours should work, and good luck ...
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: any fun things your hermies do?
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: any fun things your hermies do?

My crab, Lily likes to just perch on a stick for hours on end, and forgets to be scared of me like she usually is :lol:
Beautiful photos, by the way!
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Bought a fogger but now what?
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Bought a fogger but now what?

Hi I bought a fogger for my new crabitat I’m setting up to help regulate humidity and I read somewhere that I may need to add a false bottom? What is that? How do I do it? Is is necessary? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I use a fogger/ humidifier that doesn't cause any flooding or condensation....
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: What shell's do Aussie's prefer?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: What shell's do Aussie's prefer?

I ended up using the eBay seller because I wanted some of the Babylonians and jap snail shells. She even gave me different looking shells so I could tell the crabs apart when they wear them! I will definitely try out The shop you recommended next time I look for shells :) I've already had a try-on o...
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: SURVEY! SHELLS
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: SURVEY! SHELLS

I have 1/2 a ceramic flower pot that sits on the substrate, and I use that as a bit of a shell shop. I tried elevated, but it wasn't popular. The ceramic pot is the current favourite sleeping spot right now, so that's a bit of a bonus! :) I suppose they like the heat it'd hold!
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: What shell's do Aussie's prefer?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: What shell's do Aussie's prefer?

Shells arrived today, everything is great, perfect size, etc. Definitely recommend this shop :)
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Where to get greensand in Australia?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Where to get greensand in Australia?

I have been looking for greensand that is available in Australia. There is nothing on Amazon, eBay, or bunnings. Any Aussies who know where to get it?
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: The great oak bark banquet
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: The great oak bark banquet

That is hilarious!
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?
Replies: 50
Views: 2696

Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Renroc wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:44 pm
My tank is 120x50x50CM long (Im in Australia and we don't use feet) . it is a 4ft tank though. My sub is 20cm (8') deep.
Here's a volume calculator I used to find out the size of my tank. It says yours is a 79 gallon.
https://www.firsttankguide.net/calculator.php

My tank is a 65 g exoterra
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs- light colored injuries (?) and quarantine questions
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: New crabs- light colored injuries (?) and quarantine questions

I quarantine for a month, even if there are no sicknesses. Mainly it is so that they get food and water in them so that they are in good health before they try to moult.
I'm afraid I don't know what those white marks are, though.
Good luck with your new crabs!
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Humidity/temperature emergency in 55-gallon
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Humidity/temperature emergency in 55-gallon

I'm not sure what you could do about the water pools. I've heard that some people use a splash guard to stop water spilling over, or you could just take the bubblers out. Another option that I use for constant humidity is a humidifier because it doesn't involve spraying and drenching the substrate, ...
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabs could I fit in my tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: How many crabs could I fit in my tank?

There are two articles that can help you to determine the amount of crabs you can keep in your current set up. 1. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=852643#p852643 2. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=836451#p836451 Thanks- I've already seen these but I didn...
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?

I know one thing about worms. They can or seem to tolerate many pesticides. We have worms on/in our golf greens which are treated with many pesticides. I’m going to be super paranoid that I’ll get something in the crabitat when we start spraying again during the growing season. I don’t know if the ...
by Meg'sAussieCrabitat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Food
Topic: My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?
Replies: 3
Views: 611

My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?

My nanna has a worm farm, and I don't know whether the castings are safe. Any ideas? :crabbigsmile: