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by Oliviet#1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 150g topper and spruce up
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: 150g topper and spruce up

I have thought of adding toppers like that but I and my mom don’t know if it is safe. Especially with a big family include two kids who are under 6 yrs old. Nice set up!
by Oliviet#1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Substrate

Im probably not what you would experienced, but I can tell you some that I know. Some more experienced crabbers use a 5:1 raito of playsand to ecoearth. My crabs love the eco earth and I also didn't buy enough sand so my mixture is around 4:3-4 (playsand to EE) More EE can make it a higher chance to...
by Oliviet#1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating help
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Heating help

We have our heaters hooked up to a thermostat we purchased from amazon for around $20. You put a probe from the thermostat into the tank, plug the heater into the thermostat, plug the thermostat into the outlet, and set what your high temperature limit. The thermostat will control the tank from get...
by Oliviet#1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Fresh Oak branches

Thats good. I once worked really hard on a coconut hut, and it got moldy within a few days (I didn't soak it as described). The hermies loved it but I had to throw it out.
by Oliviet#1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Fresh Oak branches

It might help to prevent mold by soaking the wood in declorinated salt water for 24 hours
by Oliviet#1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Hermit crab owner
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: New Hermit crab owner

Congrats on the new crabs! If you don’t want to get a glass lid you can use something like plastic wrap. If you get the brand of heat mat Xenocrab mentioned but you can’t insulate it, you can wrap tinfoil around a peice of cardboard. 🙂
by Oliviet#1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: There was a bug in my crab's shell!
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: There was a bug in my crab's shell!

Please help
by Oliviet#1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Bugs !!
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Bugs !!

I just brought 1 of my crabbies up & he's dead, out of but next to shell. I saw a lil clump at edge of shell, examined w/ magnified glass, TINY white worm like spots slightly moving. I have 2 more in tank, freaking out !! ??????????!!!! It might be helpful to give your other crabs a saltwater bath,...
by Oliviet#1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Crab needing a home ~ Austin, TX
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Crab needing a home ~ Austin, TX

Hi there! My name is Sam. So over the years, we’ve been pretty successful at keeping hermit crabs, we had about 8 for a couple of years. But suddenly a couple months ago they all started dying. We have only one left that I’m pretty sure is one we’ve had for about 4 years (can’t be too sure because ...
by Oliviet#1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heating help
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Heating help

My house varies so much with temperatures - the only way I could keep the temp in the tank a decent range was to have multiple UTH's. I have two on the back and one on each side. My tank is upstairs in a room in our old farmhouse, no air conditioning for summer, and baseboard electric heat for wint...
by Oliviet#1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat tank journal
Replies: 29
Views: 1540

Re: Crabitat tank journal

Nice job on the tank! I would think that the shells might fall, but if you want them out of the sand you can put them in another plastic container. Are you still gonna use the pvc pipe?
by Oliviet#1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Pools losing water?!
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Pools losing water?!

All you really do is check around each side of the tank but sliding a knife against the glass and in the sand and you wiggle it around a bit. It should leave a gap and if the sand is flooded water will probably fill the gap in a few seconds. I think with a straw (you would need a strong one) you jus...
by Oliviet#1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pesticides and Fertilizers
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Pesticides and Fertilizers

If the trees and plants were sprayed 3 months until I use anything would that be safe? I would love to take the hermits out on a nice day or maybe use some plants for the tank.
by Oliviet#1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Cinnamon: Unsafe?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Cinnamon: Unsafe?

😂 No. I suck at multiple windows on my phone. Sorry! There was another post from a bit back that also had some info. 😆I read the second post about the fruit mix that had cinnamon and some kind of berry, and the Christmas tree pictures. Could I let my crabs go on a fake Christmas tree? We usually do...
by Oliviet#1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Found dead crab mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Found dead crab mystery

Also have you only had 4 crabs in total over the time of your crab experience, or have you had more?