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by JangoCatt
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Guide to making a 10g Crabitat/ISO
Replies: 41
Views: 12362

I dug up a nearly completed molter last week during a deep clean and used a medium size Gladware storage bin to ISO him until he finished. I put about three to four inches of moist coco-fiber in it along with his exo and an extra shell. I cut a hole in the top of the lid to keep air circulating and ...
by JangoCatt
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Crab Caught in the Act
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Wow! That is a really awesome thing to get to see and photograph.
by JangoCatt
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meet Aqua, one of my Aussies
Replies: 16
Views: 7022

When we had crabbies before, the E's were definitely tank trashers. No matter what we did, they always seemed to make a mess every night. We tried the heavier dish idea too. They just tunneled under it and made it collapse into the abandoned tunnels. Funny little critters.... :lol:
by JangoCatt
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat and a UTH
Replies: 5
Views: 298

You are never going to get the heat to an acceptable level with just a UTH. You will need another heat source whether it be a clamp light or more preferably a reflective hood light with both day and night bulbs. Remember that the UTH will also dry out the substrate meaning that you likely need to mi...
by JangoCatt
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lethargic Crab
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

I wish I knew. Maybe we will all continue to learn more about it as time goes on. This one seemed so healthy and well adjusted too. He is the one in my avatar and was very active and friendly for the first few days after we brought him home. Thanks for all of the advice and well wishes. This has cer...
by JangoCatt
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lethargic Crab
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Unfortunately, we lost him yesterday. I came home from work and he was still sitting in the same place he has been for three days, but this time he was hanging half way out of the shell. I picked up the shell and he slid out. No doubt he was dead. I suppose we just have to chalk both of them up to P...
by JangoCatt
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lethargic Crab
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Lethargic Crab

I'm afraid we may be losing another crab. One of our PP's (we've had it for three weeks) has moved very little for the last three days. I finally moved it to an ISO tank this evening and while it moved in and out of it's shell very slowly, it doesn't look good. The eye pods are droopy and the antenn...
by JangoCatt
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone crab journal?
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

We keep a Word journal of our own (not published) that tracks when and where we purchased and when any of our crabs change shells. We will also track molts and deaths and anything else of interest. Perhaps if it becomes interesting enough, we will publish it somewhere, but for now it is just for our...
by JangoCatt
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crabbies on a a plane?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Each airline has their own rules on what they allow in the cabin and what has to be checked as cargo. The only one I am familiar with is Delta. They do not allow anything except small dogs and cats in the cabin. All reptiles, amphibians and such (they don't specifically mention crabs, but I asked) m...
by JangoCatt
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crab song
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Anyone who would like to record our song is welcome to. As long as you give us credit and share the royalties when you make it big!

LOL!!!
by JangoCatt
Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: All of a sudden lethargic
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

I live in the Atlanta area and I know there are definitely PetSmarts and Petco's around. You can go to Petco's website and put in your zip code to find the closest store. I haven't been up there lately, but my guess is that the pet store at the Mall of Georgia probably has hermies. That isn't too fa...
by JangoCatt
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: All of a sudden lethargic
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

I'm new here, so probably not the best to give advice, but something you said struck a chord with me - the new seashell hut. Our two original crabs were fairly active the first day or two we had them, but when we bought our 10g tank and set it up with a coconut hut, they started spending most of the...
by JangoCatt
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Growth Rate
Replies: 15
Views: 2263

Thanks for all the info guys. At least it is comforting to know I'm not going to be staring at a 10g tank full of jumbos in a year.

Yeah right - like I'm still going to have a 10g main tank in a year.....
by JangoCatt
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Growth Rate
Replies: 15
Views: 2263

Growth Rate

Being a newcomer, I have no experience with growth or molting. My three newbies fit the "small" sizing chart now - how soon will I have three medium hermies?

I'm not trying to rush them through life - just wondering for future tank capacity purposes.