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by dbolack
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eco Earth V's Sand
Replies: 49
Views: 20462

yes it rotted in salt water for me..No the ee is not the only thing in my mulch pile, there are food scraps, leaves, grass clippings, egg shells, compost.. lots of stuff. Guess i have some great worms.. Ill put some in the mail to you Keith. Weird. I've never had anything rotten in our EE. We've lo...
by dbolack
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt
Replies: 13
Views: 7901

Re: Salt

burnin4Christ wrote:as some of you may know i am doing an informative speech on crabs and i was wondering if anyone could tell me why table salt is bad for them...i remember hearing once ot twice but i forget. thanks!
The anti-caking agents in table salt.
by dbolack
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Screen Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: Screen Cover

Hey everyone! Is there some way to cover it with still allowing them to climb up and hang out? We had a piece of Plexi cut at Lowe's for very little money. Enough to cover our 40L was under $15, IIRC. They can cut it to size for you, usually at no charge. If you have trouble with the plexi walking,...
by dbolack
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coenobita purpureus (Okinawan/Ryukyuan Blueberry) Also Exist
Replies: 50
Views: 23919

I thought they were practically endanged and it was illegal to sell them. I spent a good little bit of time trying to find any support for this belief a bit back and could not find any references to them being considered endangered internationally or nationally. There were a few dated ( though I ha...
by dbolack
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Protien Source - Krill?
Replies: 15
Views: 5860

Re: Protien Source - Krill?

Agreen wrote: I'm using Hakari brand frozen krill but was wondering if anyone using freeze dried.
Garden variety dried krill, baby shrimp, and bloodworms. Tried the frozen, didn't have much luck. Now with the fresh shrimp.
by dbolack
Tue May 12, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Plexi glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Plexi glass?

so I've been looking at different lid types and I thought I'd get a plexi glass lid but I read on a couple of places that you need to cut holes for the lamps. is that true? If it is, I think I'll be going with a different type of lid.. haha As I use UTHs and a "normal" aquarium strip light, I don't...
by dbolack
Sun May 03, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: good temporary home??
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

Re: good temporary home??

My tat is currently at home, which is 3 hours away from my college. I will be home in about a week, so if I were to get the Straws, I would need to house them for about 5 or 6 days. When we have moved, we've used the larger Rubbermaid/Ziploc containers with a small number of holes punched in and fi...
by dbolack
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Wet Sand or Dry Sand???
Replies: 6
Views: 4033

Re: Wet Sand or Dry Sand???

I have and 50 gallon tat the humidity and temperature in the tat is fine. I read were the hermit crabs dig under and leave a hole on top were they dig. I suspect the sand will probably need to be moist for this to happen. My sand is dry and when he Hermie's dig under the hole collapses. The questio...
by dbolack
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Decisions, decisions, decisions!
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Okie wrote:All I've ever used is EE and so I noticed that most of you crabbers out there use a mix of EE and sand, I was just curious as to the reason why you mix the two together.
I use both, but do not mix.
by dbolack
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: What to give up, moss pit or saltwater pool?
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: What to give up, moss pit or saltwater pool?

Ok, recently I've been having really bad humidity problems(99%) and it barely hit me. I've got three things making my humidity skyrocket, one being the EE, the other the moss pit, and finally my recent pool. Now, I prefer EE to other substrates and I really can't change out substrates as Dave and J...
by dbolack
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Newly Discovered C.violascens Subspecies & C.cavipes
Replies: 16
Views: 8158

And I have discovered a new subspecies of C.violascens ( Sunset/Komurasaki Land Hermit Crab ); I name them "Zebra Sunset Land Hermit Crabs" - the colorations varied between grey, dark brown, or black with white bands on the leg joints. This makes me wonder if the "Calico" Eccies are a subspecies ( ...
by dbolack
Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coenobita purpureus (Okinawan/Ryukyuan Blueberry) Also Exist
Replies: 50
Views: 23919

Spanky_McNugget wrote:Has anyone heard any news on the blueberries yet???
Bump.
by dbolack
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Climbing Objects & Humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 1877

No wood is mold-resistant, unfortunately, but there are other options. You can try boiling cholla wood in salt water every month and it will keep it mold resistant. Fake plants dont mold, resin decorations don't, fishnet (mine go crazy for this) is great, you could try cholla wood, mine doesn't mol...
by dbolack
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Custom Crabitat (Of Doom!)
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

The frame is slotted structural steel. You can buy it at most hardware stores in various lengths and thicknesses. I used plexiglass, 1/8th inch thick. As for cost...Lord, I'd have to look around, it's been two years. I think I paid roughly $80 per 8x4 sheet. Held together with aquarium sealant?
by dbolack
Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Autotomy ... Then R.I.P.
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Autotomy ... Then R.I.P.

Mokulele_Hawai'i wrote:Aloha firends ...
have you ever experienced this sad story with your E' or PP ?

The hermit crab casted the limbs off one by one, then died. :?:
I've had this happen with every species we've had except indo (which we haven't had many of. )