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by hprmom
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)

Yup, we just checked that last week, by taping two smoothie straws together into a "dipstick" and pushing that all the way to the bottom in a couple of places around the tank. The holes stayed open, so we're good. :) I used to worry about the top layer, but realized that our crabs don't hang out the...
by hprmom
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)

this friday im going to try and get some coco matting that you would use for a plant box and insulate my tank. figured if i spray with salt water it wont mold, the crabs can climb on it and it will help hold heat. they might also eat it...they eat the netting i put in sometimes. i will let you know...
by hprmom
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)

Oh boy, I asked this question just in time! We are cold over here... for Florida, lol. It was unexpected so we threw a few towels over the tank, and our day temp is holding at 80F, a good 9 degrees higher than the house temp; and as far as I know didn't go below 77 last night. When we adopted most o...
by hprmom
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)

Thanks, everyone, that's a good range of responses. @GotButterflies, 100 gallons! *swoon*! @mlakers, that's a lot of insulation, whew! I'm impressed you can keep your temps that high. Your winter temps are pretty close to my summer temps! My crabs must be accustomed to it being cooler, then, because...
by hprmom
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Question about food preferences
Replies: 31
Views: 2051

Re: Question about food preferences

tonight i decided to give her honey, mashed up dried shrimp and calcium powder rolled into a ball. then dried pineapple, egg protein for birds and green lipped mussel. not sure what Tina likes but i know she eat the dry coconut shavings last night. so im hoping she will like this! Wow, Jay, that so...
by hprmom
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Winter drop/Night drop (temps)
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Winter drop/Night drop (temps)

We're moving into the time of year when our house temperature consistently drops below 75F (I know, Florida problems, LOL). With the house temp at 75, our 65g is usually around 79-81. Now we're seeing night temps in the tank in the low- to mid-70s, with the daytime highs still reaching 79. I expect ...
by hprmom
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to Buy Shells?
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Where to Buy Shells?

A really inexpensive alternative to calipers is a sewing gauge, aka seam gauge . It has a little slider so you can use it just like calipers and measure to the nearest 1/8" (or millimeter, if you choose). You can get one for under $2 at any chain fabric store. I'm a sewing teacher, so I sacrificed o...
by hprmom
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Question about food preferences
Replies: 31
Views: 2051

Re: Question about food preferences

Pretty good. Thanks. I was going to do some oak leaves. I was going to rinse them and pad them dry and put in dehydrator. Any suggestions We have lots of oak trees, so we dry a lot of leaves! I'm paranoid about bringing in bugs, so after rinsing the leaves instead of putting them in the dehydrator ...
by hprmom
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Question about food preferences
Replies: 31
Views: 2051

Re: Question about food preferences

littletechcrab wrote:@hprmom thank you for the advice. Mine didn't have book but thought I would just give it a good go. I have some green peppers still on the plant that I going to try first.
Oops, I somehow missed your last message. How did your peppers turn out? :)


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by hprmom
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to Buy Shells?
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Where to Buy Shells?

Sorry for double posting, but where in Joanne's would shells be? Look for the aisle with nautical/beach decor. Shells are usually hanging from hooks in net bags. Sometimes you can find a bag that is over half green turbos. If you have a coupon, you can't beat that deal! I was at Richard's recently ...
by hprmom
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Dehydrate raw egg whites?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Dehydrate raw egg whites?

The bits of egg white and yolk stuck to the shells dried just fine, nice and crispy. I crushed the shells and am storing them in a 4 oz Reditainer cup. My concerns revolve around (1) long term storage and (2) what will happen when I leave them out in a nice humid tank for more than a day. Usually wi...
by hprmom
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crushing up food
Replies: 19
Views: 1896

Re: Crushing up food

Side question, is it I'm postnatal to crush/grid their food or can you allow them to scavenge what they will It's not necessary to grind or chop their food, really. They rip it apart with their pinchers. I've watched mine strip oak bark off a branch so I know they're capable! But then they seem to ...
by hprmom
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crushing up food
Replies: 19
Views: 1896

Re: Crushing up food

NLindsey921 wrote:I bought my coffee grinder from Kroger for about ten dollars. Its decent. Good enough for the crab food.
Thanks for the tip!
by hprmom
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Lavender?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Lavender?

In this case I'll try it. I get lavender at the tea store for myself, but hesitated to feed it because I didn't see much info here either way.


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by hprmom
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Are these good?
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Are these good?

These look great! What kind of health food store, like a grocery, or like a vitamin store? The one thing I'm always short on is leaves and flowers so I'll go looking. So far I've gotten rose, hibiscus and camomile at a tea shop, and my crabs don't seem to especially care for them (at least I can sti...