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by piratetoothgir
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Room Sprays
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Room Sprays

Would spraying essential oils in the same room as the crabitat hurt the crabs?
I wonder because my room is open to the hallway, and my mom frequently likes to freshen the air with spray that contains clove oil.
My tank is fully covered but has an air pump.
by piratetoothgir
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Food
Topic: When all are down....
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: When all are down....

I don’t ever have crabs down all at once, just a few here and there :)


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by piratetoothgir
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Food
Topic: how often you rotate in food?
Replies: 34
Views: 2688

Re: how often you rotate in food?

I tend to only use a teaspoon when feeding dry food. The crabs always get fresh food no matter what.


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by piratetoothgir
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Bark and Branches!
Replies: 27
Views: 1396

Re: New Bark and Branches!

Not trying to make you paranoid ~ you just need to call the city or county and find out if they spray for mosquitoes in the area you took the wood from. Better to be safe than sorry. Pesticides are dangerous to crabs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Okay, I found out this morning. It looks like ...
by piratetoothgir
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gearing up for new 29G
Replies: 59
Views: 8412

Re: Gearing up for new 29G

How is Ms Ruggie doing in her new tank? :)
by piratetoothgir
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Pesticide Exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Pesticide Exposure

Because of their extremely long lives and because some pesticides can take a while to build up to lethal doses, you may not notice effects for months or even years. It could also cause internal organ damage or problems with molting that may not catch up to them for months or years. Okay, thank you ...
by piratetoothgir
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: What kind of mites are these???
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: What kind of mites are these???

I don't see a picture, could you try it again?
They could be springtails, I find those in my water sometimes, they are harmless.
by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Pinterest idea that actually worked!
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: Pinterest idea that actually worked!

elly_bananas wrote:Wow! What a GREAT idea! Is the tubing just in the front of the opening? Ive tried pulling off a moss pit in something similar, crabs never went in there.

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It’s good to see you again, elly bananas!


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by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Pesticide Exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Pesticide Exposure

How long do you think it’d take to notice the damage?
I accidentally killed one of my Es a long time ago by putting mulch into the tank that had been treated with pesticides.
by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Bark and Branches!
Replies: 27
Views: 1396

Re: New Bark and Branches!

I am no longer using the wood in the tank anymore, all this is making me extremely paranoid.


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by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Bark and Branches!
Replies: 27
Views: 1396

Re: New Bark and Branches!

My dad is saying that he thinks a spraying company comes through our neighborhood, not regularly though. I collected branches from the neighborhood across from ours, which does not use pesticides or spray for mosquitoes.

What do you think of that?


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by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Bark and Branches!
Replies: 27
Views: 1396

Re: New Bark and Branches!

Cities that have a high population in mosquitoes usually send trucks, planes and boats to spray. It wouldn’t be something the homeowners association does. Usually city itself does it, etc Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Yeah, never seen a spraying company in my neighborhood, and glad about that!...
by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Upgraded the isopods
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: Upgraded the isopods

GotButterflies wrote:Lately whenever my crabs have had leftover food and I have dumped it in there.


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I used to do that all the time, but not so much anymore :)
by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Upgraded the isopods
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: Upgraded the isopods

Interesting. I don't have any holes in mine, but I do feed them every other day, so that is probably sufficient air flow. :P Oh, well you told me that you opened it once a week to feed them. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=117306 Its located at the bottom of the firs...
by piratetoothgir
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: So Hermie
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: So Hermie

That sounds like a normal time for a molting crab, so I wouldn't worry until a few months have passed.