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by karlys
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Papaya in his new 2.5" opening jade turbo!
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Papaya in his new 2.5" opening jade turbo!

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I knew my crabs were big but I seriously thought this shell was way too big when it arrived yesterday. Apparently not though! Papaya had switched into it within an hour or so if it being in the crabitat with them.
by karlys
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Questions about building a topper
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Questions about building a topper

Hello, I have a 40 gallon breeder I'm wanting to put on top of my 75 gallon tank. I thought about just flipping it without removing the bottom glass because I'm afraid of breaking the tank but then I realized how little access I'd have to a vast majority of the crabitat. To remove the bottom pane of...
by karlys
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Do you think this is normal behavior?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Do you think this is normal behavior?

Hello, In the short while I've had Egg and Papaya (jumbos), I've only seen them do a few things. During the day, they climb up onto a branch or cork flat and huddle up next to each other. They will sometimes shift positions a few inches but mostly stay put. At night around 8 pm, they climb down and...
by karlys
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Do you think this is normal behavior?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Do you think this is normal behavior?

Hello, In the short while I've had Egg and Papaya (jumbos), I've only seen them do a few things. During the day, they climb up onto a branch or cork flat and huddle up next to each other. They will sometimes shift positions a few inches but mostly stay put. At night around 8 pm, they climb down and ...
by karlys
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New 75 gallon!
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: New 75 gallon!

Nice upgrade! The topper will look great!! I just want to make sure your sand isn't too wet- it looks it in the picture. It should be sandcastle consistency- no water at the very bottom. If you pick up a handful of sand and squeeze it no water should come out. Please also be aware that jumbos take ...
by karlys
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New 75 gallon!
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: New 75 gallon!

Maybe I just don't see it but do you have any hiding huts? They aren't necessary but my crabs love to sleep in them. 4 PPs and a dog Crabbing since Jan '17 They are huge guys in 4.5 in shells! I haven't seen hiding huts that could accomodate that so I made a dark covered area with the cork flats. T...
by karlys
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New 75 gallon!
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: New 75 gallon!

I love it! So exciting to see you and the tank come along! How deep is your sub? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk Thank you! :) It is 10 in !on the right but way lower on the left. Partly to fit the wood so that the crabs couldn't get too close to the top, partly because I ran out of sand lol. ...
by karlys
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!

Aww, Atlas is so cute! :D

But thank you, I'm totally in love with them already. I've named them Egg and Papaya haha. Based on what each of them has been really crazy about eating. I read that their preferences often change but I wanted something gender neutral and it just grew on me!
by karlys
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New 75 gallon!
Replies: 13
Views: 609

New 75 gallon!

Hello, I got a couple of jumbos (Egg and Papaya) a few days ago and, after doing research and talking to people on here, I quickly upgraded their tank to a 75 gallon. With how much substrate they need, it really doesn't leave much room for climbing so I'm considering using the 40 gallon breeder I or...
by karlys
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!

The first two shells were smaller than their current ones so I didn't even put them in there with them. I did contact Naples Seashell for advice and then ordered 7 shells with openings ranging from 2 1/4"-3". There's gotta be some winners in there! I also got the 75 gallon tank! It was formerly a sa...
by karlys
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!

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They definitely look smaller in this pic but maybe this is a better representation of their size.
by karlys
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!

Ah, and I have a gauge very similar to that Accurite one that was just in the house. I've been using that but it is a bit big (almost as big as the crabs!) so I'll probably go pick one of those up from Walmart. :)
by karlys
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!

Thank you everyone! :) After more research and consideration, I've decided to try to get them a bigger tank and (hopefully) return this one. If I can clean the sand out 100%, I'm sure they'll take it back. As long as I can borrow my mom's SUV (a 75 gallon won't fit in my little Nissan), I can go get...
by karlys
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Newbie-- questions about if I'm doing it right!

Hello, I'll first admit that I was sort of irresponsible and impulsive in my decision to get hermit crabs again (I had them briefly as a child but didn't know how to take care of them correctly then and they all died when it came time to molt) and am disappointed that I was misinformed by my knowled...