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by Enson
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where to get craft mesh
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Where to get craft mesh

Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc.

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by Enson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: DIY/Cheap alternatives
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: DIY/Cheap alternatives

I found some cheap dollar tree tupperware that nest and it's worked so far. The nesting is a very good idea incase of a leak

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by Enson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Second story materials
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Re: Second story materials

I'm not going to say I haven't used the old hand vise before.. but it definitely isn't the world's safest option. Just be careful. Lol

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by Enson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Second story materials
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Re: Second story materials

So this is all I can remember off hand.. if you have any questions please let me know and I'll try to answer them. Oh edit!: Can't believe I forgot. Don't forget safety glasses. Protect those eyes! This is probably more than necessary for at home use, but it's just best practices I've picked up from...
by Enson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Second story materials
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Re: Second story materials

If you use a soldering iron please do it in a well ventilated area. :) Don't want to be breathing plastic fumes. You can also use a drill/dremel, but if you aren't experienced with drilling plastic, you'll want to practice on a test piece since some plastics are easy to crack. I can write up a quick...
by Enson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: How Much Salt
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: How Much Salt

I'm definitely not an expert, but here's just an opinion. Since they normally deal with varying levels of brackish water in the wild and in our habitats there should also be fresh water close by if they need to dilute it, I doubt it's very critical. If you want to measure it there are tools to measu...
by Enson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Second story materials
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Re: Second story materials

I've tried 3 methods. 1. Egg crate/lighting diffuser (held together with zip ties) wrapped in craft mesh/plastic canvas for a walking surface. 2. Tension rods wrapped in jute with a climbing net in between 3. Corrugated plastic (held together with silicone and decorated with stones) Currently I have...
by Enson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Dad!! There's something in there!
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Dad!! There's something in there!

Ruby. She's a female orange tabby and is very plump. That's the most flattering picture she's ever had. Lol it hides her fat well.

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by Enson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Dad!! There's something in there!
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Dad!! There's something in there!

I can't believe I didn't post this on here. It got a lot of love on Reddit.

Lol my wife left a box next to the tank one night and here's what I came out to the next morning.Image

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by Enson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tunnel Collapse Caused by a Drop?
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Tunnel Collapse Caused by a Drop?

How did the situation end up for you? Well they never came back up, so maybe not good. But it's "only" been about 2.5-3 months since they went down and supposedly they say not to worry until a year... I guess we'll find out soon. I'm going to be moving sometime soon (house hunting now). I'll have t...
by Enson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to Crabs and Crabfolks Alike!
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: New to Crabs and Crabfolks Alike!

One thing to keep an eye on is the calibration of your humidity gage. They are very easy to calibrate and would be a fun little "experiment" for your students. You just need a sealable container (I use zip lock baggies), a small cup (I use a shot glass - you'll probably need something else lol), and...
by Enson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY Humidity Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: DIY Humidity Regulator

Hermits are not found in constant high humidity in the wild. That's something the community decided is best, but I personally think it's something that needs questioned and revisited at some point. It depends on species, but reading up on the ecology of PPs and Es, they prefer dry ground, arid scru...
by Enson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY Humidity Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 355

DIY Humidity Regulator

TLDR Question: Is there actually a hard and fast best Relative humidity % to go after, or is consistency more important? Backstory: I've been working on implementing a humidity control system using an Arduino to control it. My humidity stays around 90-99% (gradient from one side to the other with ca...
by Enson
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to it all.
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: New to it all.

Welcome! I'm semi new as well. Just got mine at the beginning of July. I've seen a bunch of similar stories on reddit that have turned out to be marine hermit crabs that had wandered on shore instead of land hermit crabs that were released. I'd recommend making sure it's a land hermit crab as most o...
by Enson
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to grow chia garden?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: How to grow chia garden?

Just an FYI, you'll be regrowing it a bit if you have my luck lol. I grew a chia garden and then put it in way up high in a resin baby groot. and one of my hermits made a bed in the chia and crushed it all lol. I grew a pile more since, but I figure it'll get crushed again. https://uploads.tapatalk-...