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by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

Depending on the brand of UTH, you can insulate overtop of some to hold the heat in better. What brand did you get? Zoo Med. it’s warming the tank on the side it’s on. I just wasn’t sure how warm it should get. I’m reading it should only raise the temp a few degrees so it’s probably okay. I have us...
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

Depending on the brand of UTH, you can insulate overtop of some to hold the heat in better. What brand did you get? Zoo Med. it’s warming the tank on the side it’s on. I just wasn’t sure how warm it should get. I’m reading it should only raise the temp a few degrees so it’s probably okay. I have us...
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

curlysister wrote:Depending on the brand of UTH, you can insulate overtop of some to hold the heat in better. What brand did you get?
Zoo Med. it’s warming the tank on the side it’s on. I just wasn’t sure how warm it should get. I’m reading it should only raise the temp a few degrees so it’s probably okay.
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Made my own net!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Made my own net!!!

Ciaraalston, did you get those grasses from Amazon that you posted above and did you put them in your crabitat yet? Would love to see pics and how you did it. Thinking of doing something similar. I sure did! :) If you check out "crabitat conditions" and find "55 gal upgrade thread!" it's all listed...
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Made my own net!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Made my own net!!!

Ciaraalston, did you get those grasses from Amazon that you posted above and did you put them in your crabitat yet? Would love to see pics and how you did it. Thinking of doing something similar.
by LeeHasCrabs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

i have both heat tape and a UTH on my tank. both are warm when i touch them but not hot enough for me to feel burned. I guess the inside part thats on the glass would be hotter than the outside, but if it's keeping steady temp i wouldn't worry :) Awesome. I’ll have to check out heat tape. So far it...
by LeeHasCrabs
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

I received my 10-20 gal. size UTH in the mail today and placed it on the back-left side of the tank. I’ve had it on since about 4pm today (now 10pm) and it’s barely warm to the touch. I guess I was under the impression it would give off more heat but maybe I’m wrong. How warm should it feel to the t...
by LeeHasCrabs
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

Hello, and welcome to the HCA! :) I agree that your humidity is too low, it needs to be at or above 80 percent. You can buy a quality UTH heater from ReptileBasics, they make lots of sizes to choose from :) Heat lamps will burn out humidity quickly, especially if they are incandescent or red bulbs,...
by LeeHasCrabs
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

Thank you Joehermits and curlysister! I didn’t even think that the heat lamp would cancel out the humidity, but that makes obvious sense. I do have a UTH arriving tomorrow and yes, I am aware that I should mount it on the back side of the tank. I will look into the air stones as well. The water dish...
by LeeHasCrabs
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

My Crabs Won’t Come Out of Their Cave; is This Normal?

Hello! Noob crab owner here. We got 5 PPs at the beach last month and I’ve researching and learning as much as I can to set up the proper crabitat for them. Im almost there, I just need to keep the humidity up and keep it constant. All of the crabs just hide out in their cave almost all of the time....