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by Scarletfire
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 6104

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Please excuse the stuff on top of the lid. All the terranium mosses were moved to somewhere lower yesterday. I think they were getting fried by being too close to the light. I hope they recover. Front brace added. Finally finished this after I bought another pack of zip ties. I got to say, using 8" ...
by Scarletfire
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: im a my wits end with trying to add a 3rd crab
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: im a my wits end with trying to add a 3rd crab

I'm sorry for your loss.

If you take the questions from the emergency section and fill out the points, it'll help us identify possible areas for improvement.

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by Scarletfire
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 6104

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

I'm glad the diagrams are helpful =D The egg crate is secured by usbstrate only. I decided on 9" minimum, so it was more than enough. Also, with (al and (b) secured together, it made it easy to ensure it stays up while the sand is put in. I highly HIGHLY suggest doing all egg crate before you even ...
by Scarletfire
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 6104

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Hey Scarlet.... for your pools: How did you get the egg crate to adhere to the tank? The silicone doesn’t do a great job for me. I’ve been following your thread - so helpful as I go along with constructing mine. I like your minimalist look, too. Mine looks like a toddler found moms egg crate stash ...
by Scarletfire
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: My smallest hermit wont dig?
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: My smallest hermit wont dig?

Where he is sitting probably makes him feel safe. Just leave him be to become comfortable with the new surroundings.

Fyi If you dig yourself, you might end up disturbing molters so avoid doing so.

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by Scarletfire
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Anything good on Amazon?
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: Anything good on Amazon?

I got a $100 gift card for Christmas, and I was wondering if you all had any suggestions on some good products I could buy on there? My birthday's a few days away, and I think I'm getting an Etsy gift card, too. I noticed some of you, Like GotButterflies, have organic food stores on there that I'm ...
by Scarletfire
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 6104

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Exercise wheel complete! It's mounted upside down so nothing is touching the sand to minimize disruptions during digging activities. I tied up a net on the bracket so it acts an additional place to climb on. Although the wheel is a few inches off the sand, the crabs can climb on via the climbing str...
by Scarletfire
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Molding
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Molding

Are you referring to plants moulding, or just mould in general? You need humidity to be at 80%.anything higher will create conditions for mold. You could lower humidity to limit mould from develop.

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by Scarletfire
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab lost 2 legs
Replies: 125
Views: 4301

Re: Hermit Crab lost 2 legs

I had quite a successful shopping trip today. I bought two 14L bins that lock--one for salt and the other for my coco fibre. I bought a smaller one for my boxes of moss. At the PetSmart I bought a Hydrometer (from Fluvial Company) for mixing up the instant ocean because my math skills suck. 2 shell...
by Scarletfire
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Humidity Issues

Is your sand dry? If so, it tends to absorb what humidity there is.

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by Scarletfire
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Size difference
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Size difference

We usually use plastic hamster wheels purchased your local pet store. The grid you see is plastic mesh. That allows the crab to grip better and extends the wheel wider for our larger crabs.

DIY wheels work too by using a fidget spinner and round container.

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by Scarletfire
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 6104

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Since my new bigger shells arrived, I relocated all the shells in my current crabitat that are too small. The egg crate bows, so looks like I'll need to add another support to the front side https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200117/717237066aa432ece09a63a59de37cc3.jpg Sent from my Pixel 3a using Ta...
by Scarletfire
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Shells
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Shells

Package just arrived from the Shell Store, shells on the right are 1-3/8 opening. Just in time as my largest crabs were checking out the store too! I inspected each shell and my coworkers took photos too! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200116/1d40c21b287bcd8da795fccb7a01d1d7.jpg Sent from my Pix...
by Scarletfire
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Alder cones for Hermits?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Alder cones for Hermits?

I've threw in dried cattapa leaves in. They don't really care for them for my crabs but may be different for yours. I can def vouch for shrimps living alder comes, but I haven't put them in for crabs yet.

Anything shrimp safe is crab safe.

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by Scarletfire
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 6104

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Ohh great idea. I'll work on that as soon as I finish the wheel net.

Thanks for responding on your vacation!

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