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by daws409
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: new to crabbing molting question
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: new to crabbing molting question

Okay so digging them up a can still be harmful rather you are digging around them or not. This is because you can collapse the tunnels around them causing suffocation. My largest takes about 5 months to molt. They've molted many times by themselves in the wild. They know what to do and will come up ...
by daws409
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Show us your exotics!
Replies: 47
Views: 2524

Re: Show us your exotics!

ErikRasmussen wrote:Omg yes! and what a shell choice she made. The red against that green is brilliant.
kieagcarm wrote:What a BEAUTIFUL crab, I've never seen one so brilliantly red

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by daws409
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Show us your exotics!
Replies: 47
Views: 2524

Re: Show us your exotics!

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This is Hunter. She is a female straw. :) Didn't know sex until recently.

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by daws409
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Dudes
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: My Dudes

Can't see pics...
by daws409
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: ? species new hermie new crabber
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: ? species new hermie new crabber

Definitely a PP. All crabs (no matter species) have different personalities and they can come in a variety of colors. Shy Guy never likes to be seen and Digger acts just as you described yours.
by daws409
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead crab out his shell in FW pool
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Dead crab out his shell in FW pool

I have no clue. Wish I could help. I would recommend getting a set of gauges. Feel test doesn't tell anything. My tanks always feel the same but if you look at gauges, it fluctuates. Temp range 78-85 and humidity range 78-90.

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by daws409
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Minimum size for ISO?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Minimum size for ISO?

An isolation tank is a must and must mimic the main tank in temp, humidity, substrate depth and consistency, think of it as a small version of the main tank for new purchases, sick or molting crabs. You can get away with not having an iso for a little while but it's highly recommended and very bene...
by daws409
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead crab out his shell in FW pool
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Dead crab out his shell in FW pool

Sorry for your loss. Other than gauges and shells, it sounds like your doing everything else right. You can get a cheap digital gauge at Wal-Mart. I think $10 at most. Make sure you do a salt test first. You can get a bag of shells from Jo Ann's cheap too. Many have done this but most of my shells c...
by daws409
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Minimum size for ISO?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Minimum size for ISO?

I'd say 10 gal minimum as long as you can fit SW, FW, food, extra shells, and a hidey in there comfortably... ISO is just what it implies. No need for extras. You could get a thin corner shower caddy (1 in I think) and netting for shell shop. This will leave more floor space.... Sub should be at lea...
by daws409
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hobby Lobby Cholla Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Hobby Lobby Cholla Wood

I've been using it for over a year with no problems. You can zip tie a couple of pieces together for a longer length. I always try to match the diameter and the holes if I can so that it looks like one piece.

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by daws409
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: PLEASE, NO NEW TOPICS! FIND YOUR STATE.
Replies: 44
Views: 12498

Re: Post Adoptees Here (Crabs that need a new home)

Hey guys, I've found this page on Craigslist " 27 Painted Hermit Krabs " . If you are in College Station or in Texas are, please consider helping these guys out. I personally would like to help, I'm in Houston and I couldn't travel that far. Her landlord is forcing her to smash them if nobody rescu...
by daws409
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Substrate?
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Substrate?

Thanks for the input. :)
by daws409
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Substrate?
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Substrate?

Hi, I'm a so confused! I'm new to the forum but not to crabbing. I've been using straight EE for about 5 years now....I've never had any problems with this but I read somewhere that straight EE was bad for the crabs. I have noticed that shells do loose there beautiful coloring (gloss, shine, top coa...
by daws409
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where can I find good choya wood?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Where can I find good choya wood?

I got mine from the craft section of hobby lobby . They come in 5-6 inch pieces. I try to get them so that the diameter of one (top or bottom) lines up with another. I bring them home and bake them on 200° for about hr and half. Once cooled down, I align the wood trying to match the holes so it look...