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by LeeHasCrabs
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is all playsand safe
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Is all playsand safe

Before I dive in and make another mistake, I just wanted to ask if this play sand was okay to make my substrate mix. Thanks in advance!

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by LeeHasCrabs
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Does This Shell Make Me Look Big?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Does This Shell Make Me Look Big?

Here’s another.

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by LeeHasCrabs
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Does This Shell Make Me Look Big?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Does This Shell Make Me Look Big?

My poor PP is now angry that his new shell won’t let him fit through his cave doorway. He’ll just have to learn to go through the bigger front door.

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by LeeHasCrabs
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Hermies Hangin Out
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: My Hermies Hangin Out

We’re only 2 months new to each other.
by LeeHasCrabs
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Hermies Hangin Out
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: My Hermies Hangin Out

And I love their names!
by LeeHasCrabs
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Hermies Hangin Out
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: My Hermies Hangin Out

Fantastic!!! I’m so jealous of everyone who can snap great pics of theirs. Mine hide each time I come near.
by LeeHasCrabs
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in Calcium Sand; Should I Worry?
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Molting in Calcium Sand; Should I Worry?

soilentgringa wrote:If the sand is dry you need to get the crab out of it. Dry sand won't hold a tunnel and the crab will suffocate.

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by LeeHasCrabs
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting in Calcium Sand; Should I Worry?
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Molting in Calcium Sand; Should I Worry?

Back in July when we got our crabs, I made the noob mistake of using calcium sand as the substrate. I did not mix this sand with any water. I noticed a couple weeks ago that one of the crabs is missing and I’m guessing it’s molting. I was going to change out their substrate but am not now. Should I ...
by LeeHasCrabs
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is all playsand safe
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Is all playsand safe

Is there a better substrate, such as all eco earth vs. mix of eco earth and play sand mix? I mistakenly made my first tat with calci sand and will be redoing it in the next month or so. Using a mix of ee and playsand helps maintain the correct consistency. You'll want to remove the calcium sand asa...
by LeeHasCrabs
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

GotButterflies wrote:Great! Just so you know (most people don’t-) to get the most out of the air stone presoak it before using. :)


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by LeeHasCrabs
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

I just got a air pump for mine and it has helped with the humidity. Going to add a second air stone for the freshwater as well.

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by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is all playsand safe
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Is all playsand safe

Did I also read somewhere that you should/can mix Instant Ocean in with the water that you saturate the substrate mixture with? I like to, as it helps prevent mold. Just don't add more salt water after the initial setup, because the water can evaporate but the salt will stay in the sub. Too much sa...
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

You all are the best! Thanks for all of the ongoing advice and reference links!
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Water dishes
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Water dishes

Also, because I'm a new crab father, does MSW (in reference to water) mean "mineral salt water" or something else?
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is all playsand safe
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Is all playsand safe

Did I also read somewhere that you should/can mix Instant Ocean in with the water that you saturate the substrate mixture with?