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by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 45837

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

You guys crack me up. :hlol: It is SO hard to keep track of them all. Started a new full count today and we're up to 195 as I tucked them all in tonight. Found them congregating in big groups, all snuggled together happily. They seem to be really companionable little creatures, thankfully. I have b...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?

And how did she know they where ready to stay put and molt? Yes! That made me wonder as well, especially when they were younger; I have heard several say that after an extended time having a certain crab, you recognize their ‘molting cues’ but the early days? Yeah, how did she sort that one out? Sh...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tunnel collapses
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Tunnel collapses

Sweet. Yes, it’s just that top bit that is a little more exposed. Thanks- that totally answers the question for me at least, and I feel a bit better now. Since there is a visible tunnel that goes at least couple inches down and back, I’d guess I’m ok, but a little spritzing is in order! [emoji16] Se...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tunnel collapses
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Tunnel collapses

I’m not sure except to say potentially- but I’m glad you asked bc I noticed my 10 gal is a bit on the dry side as well, and I have no idea where one of mine is other than buried. Another tunneled through last night and it seems to be holding ok for now. I’m concerned Pat went down for a molt, and no...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles

Hi! My husband works with these sorts of materials all the time, so I may know enough to help you out here. What I would need to know would be some more specifics- what type, what brand, etc. I’ll have my hubbs double check me on this too. His knowledge base of this stuff is pretty extensive. (We ru...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?

Ah. That’s really interesting- and also interesting that they just let her do it for them like that! Thank you!


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by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adopted 2 HC that Have Lived in Conditions Opposite of Good for over a Year, and they seem fine. How Can that Be?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Adopted 2 HC that Have Lived in Conditions Opposite of Good for over a Year, and they seem fine. How Can that Be?

Totally! I’m anxious to see how Dumbo ends up doing- Idk if you’ve seen my shell finding.... emergency? Yeah, kind of an emergency. But the poor guy- there’s no WAY he’s molted in who knows how long while he couldn’t even pull back into the shell at all... heartbreaking once you know better! Also, r...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Almost a crabber!
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Almost a crabber!

There is a TON of info on the web. Tons. Some good, some less than good, some totally wrong of course! This site is- honestly- the only place you will need to go. They’ve been crabbing for a collective 100s of years, and the only successful captive breedings have happened by members on here. If it i...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adopted 2 HC that Have Lived in Conditions Opposite of Good for over a Year, and they seem fine. How Can that Be?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Adopted 2 HC that Have Lived in Conditions Opposite of Good for over a Year, and they seem fine. How Can that Be?

Yay- congrats! That’s one of my favorite parts- seeing what shells they pick! So far Dave is the only one, and Pat is still in an icky painted shell, bc he won’t stay out long enough to look for anything else! Anyway- Best of luck with these little dudes- as they said, they may not live a long lifes...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Welcome the new Crew!!
Replies: 21
Views: 825

Re: Welcome the new Crew!!

And, of course, fashionista Dave is the first one to give one a go! He is a shell lover for sure! He actually fits a little better in this one even tho it is still a touch in the large side, but he seems to like them that way. Anyway, without further ado- here’s Dave! He loves his people. (Yeah, lot...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabby genius?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Crabby genius?

I saw that pic a couple days ago- so funny! I’m sure Calypso was thinking up a way to skip through there- “hmm.... now for the rest of me...” ha! Love it.


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by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Welcome the new Crew!!
Replies: 21
Views: 825

Re: Welcome the new Crew!!

Now, this is a load of shells! Lol They were so sweet, and she threw in the pink murex in place of shipping costs- so sweet of them! They’re all so pretty I had to share... I can’t wait to see how much happier Dumbo is once he’s got a big shell... he is kinda grumpy crab but I don’t blame him. It’s...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Welcome the new Crew!!
Replies: 21
Views: 825

Welcome the new Crew!!

I’m so excited for him. I never did snap a pic of how enormous he was for the shell he started in. He’s got to be one tough crag to have made it this long in those conditions. I do worry about the damage showing up in the future. I honestly won’t feel great about him until a couple of months. Just t...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Welcome the new Crew!!
Replies: 21
Views: 825

Re: Welcome the new Crew!!

Just a quick update! [emoji16] Amy from Naples Sea Shell company wrote me back and she is going to meet me today- I can’t wait! Very nice of her. I know what it’s like running an online-only store. So a big big thank you to them, and to motōrcrab for the recommendation. ( I think it was you!) So whi...
by Overmountain1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Crab in need of a home - Akron, OH
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Crab in need of a home - Akron, OH

I’m in Virginia, but honestly it wouldn’t be that hard to meet halfway- not for me, but I like to road trip. And I’m good at it! It says we are roughly 5.5 hours apart zip to zip. I don’t mind driving 3-4 hours, (I do mean one way, for 6-8 total) I’m not sure what you are able or willing to do? I am...