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by CrabDad
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I'm sorry.
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: I'm sorry.

Don't stress yourself out any more! There is not one person in this group that hasn't done something that they regret! No one is perfect! Use it as a learning experience and know that everything happens for a reason! Take care of yourself!
by CrabDad
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Fungus??
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Fungus??

So I have noticed that I get a white fluffy "mold" on food after if has been in the crabitat for two days, I usually feed fresh every other day. This "mold" is like spider silk moving out in one direction for about an inch... it is the weirdest thing I have ever seen, but I just chalked it up to the...
by CrabDad
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: out of town - how to feed
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: out of town - how to feed

thanks to all for the suggestions!
by CrabDad
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Food
Topic: out of town - how to feed
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: out of town - how to feed

Thanks! Any suggestions on dried foods? I have seen someone recently suggested dry cat food? I have some of the freeze dried crickets but they never seem to be interested in them...
by CrabDad
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: bully crab...
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: bully crab...

yeah its all possible - I'm certainly no expert. I ended up pulling all the crabs out and redoing all the structures and different levels I had built up (needed doing anyway). Last night they were all out exploring and running all over everything and climbing. Only one time did Carl jump on Mufasa.....
by CrabDad
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: out of town - how to feed
Replies: 5
Views: 271

out of town - how to feed

So we will be traveling for the week between Christmas and New Years... How can I feed the crabs during that time? Dogs and cats going with us, fish have an auto feeder, crabs?? Any thoughts?
TIA!
by CrabDad
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: bully crab...
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: bully crab...

So after breaking them up several time last night... at 6:30 this morning I went to get coffee and the kids breakfast going and I decided to check them again... I found Carl on top of Mufasa holding him under water in the salt water pool. like he was trying to drown him or something. You cannot make...
by CrabDad
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: bully crab...
Replies: 6
Views: 236

bully crab...

We have three crabs in a 30 gal tall tank... Sub is deep, sand and EE, temp good and humidity is high. lots to crawl on and two levels. There is one big crab Carl, and a medium crab Shadow, and a small to med crab named Mufasa (has a lion on his shell)... Mufasa has been around since almost the begi...
by CrabDad
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Another Recipie Highwires Seafood Buffet
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Another Recipie Highwires Seafood Buffet

am I doing something wrong here...?? Are you feeding your crabs just a powder? I feed them whole freeze dried crickets and small pieces of fruits and veggies. I figured they would be used to eating crickets (dead) in the wild??
by CrabDad
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Water activity
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Water activity

My Crabs NEVER get in the water - fresh or salt water! I barely ever even catch them sticking a toe in test... They literally just go around the edge and never in..
by CrabDad
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Not eating :(
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Not eating :(

Thank you! I’ll check these out, so would you say they’re tired of the fresh variety that I give them and they might like some dry mixes instead? I do have a moss pit in there and I provide egg shells for calcium as well, so I think I’ll try going a different path. Definitely looking forward to see...
by CrabDad
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Found a new hit!
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Found a new hit!

My crabs do not appear to eat anything but Popcorn and Riced Cauliflower... that's it! Literally they don't touch ANYTHING else. I have tried all sorts of fresh fruit, vegetables, crackers, meat, even cat and dog food. freeze dried crickets, those gross wet crickets, etc... but look out if there is ...
by CrabDad
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Review My Crabitat (Updated)
Replies: 31
Views: 1403

Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

I used the "egg crate" stuff from Amazon and then zip tied sheets of Coconut Fiber matting to it for a "back wall" and to support second level. that has turned out to be one of their favorite's for climbing! it's pretty cheap to use. As far as feeding - the crabs will be fine with strawberries that ...
by CrabDad
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 202
Views: 157751

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

darn, some of y'all going all out for the crabs! Mine seem to be very picky, and they really don't eat much... However, they always chow down on riced cauliflower and also on popcorn. They never touch the blueberries, apples, watermelon, chicken, etc... I Evan read somewhere that they like cat food ...
by CrabDad
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fighting? Chirping crab?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Fighting? Chirping crab?

I added egg shells about three weeks ago and I see them on or in the egg shells pretty regularly. The biggest crab and shell are about the size of a golf ball. They used to dig and bury every night when in a ten gallon tank but once I have moved them to the 30 gal. they don't seem to dig as much. I ...