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by CrabbyCancerian
Wed May 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Covid-19 Lysol & Fresh Foods
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Covid-19 Lysol & Fresh Foods

I think you're probably erring on the side of extreme caution, but it's also what I would have done. The active ingredients in classic Lysol are known to be extremely toxic to aquatic life. Would second hand exposure through a veggie really be enough to cause harm? Probably not. So long as you can ...
by CrabbyCancerian
Wed May 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Covid-19 Lysol & Fresh Foods
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Covid-19 Lysol & Fresh Foods

I just wanted to post here because I care so much about my pets & my crabby has been doing so well. I’ve been feeding my crab Cora fresh foods lately, as one should. Mostly, it’s just been apples that came out of a bag. However, yesterday I asked my aunt to grab me a bell pepper for the crab & the b...
by CrabbyCancerian
Mon May 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Play Sand

Thank you for the replies all! :cheer:
by CrabbyCancerian
Mon May 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Male Or Female? (Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Male Or Female? (Pics)

****Update:
I got a clearer look before I was ready to put Cora back in the tank. Cora was extending out of her shell more than she was earlier. I saw two distinct little tiny dots, like I have seen in pictures & vids over the internet. It’s a girl! (For sure) :cheer:
by CrabbyCancerian
Mon May 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Male Or Female? (Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Male Or Female? (Pics)

wodesorel wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:17 am
Those photos are not clear enough, nor is it's last set of legs rotated in the right direction, to see if there are gonopores.
I know...my iPhone sucks 😋
by CrabbyCancerian
Mon May 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Male Or Female? (Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Male Or Female? (Pics)

I took pictures of my little hermie in a plastic tank while cleaning out its crabitat today. He/She reached up very far while he/she was climbing. I figured these would be good pictures to determine the sex. I see hole-like marks but I'm not sure whether they are gonopores or just part of its anatom...
by CrabbyCancerian
Sun May 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Size And Heating
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Tank Size And Heating

I would like to add to my post-I have read that hermit crabs do not need light and that it’s important that the tank is not too bright for them (hence why I bought the moonlight bulbs for 24 hour use).
by CrabbyCancerian
Sun May 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Size And Heating
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Tank Size And Heating

I just purchased a larger tank from the pet shop. It was really difficult shopping because the clerks were super busy and I had to place my order over the phone (due to Covid). I purchased a 15 gallon. It is 24 1/4 inches length, 12 1/2 inches width, and 12 3/4 inches high (I hope I got that right)....
by CrabbyCancerian
Fri May 15, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Play Sand

Also, I wanted to give fair warning and let other crab owners know-I read the amazon reviews for a product-one that was recommended on this thread-Flukers Hermit beach sand is the product. A lot of people who left the reviews said that their crabs died within a few days of using it. I would definite...
by CrabbyCancerian
Fri May 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Play Sand

Ps. In the meantime, I really need to change my crab’s bedding. Due to product availability at my local pet store, as well as misinformation from the store clerk, my crab currently has the wrong kind of bedding. Can I just use two bricks of coconut fiber for now? Also, I am unsure whether or not to ...
by CrabbyCancerian
Fri May 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Play Sand

I am having the hardest time with this substrate thing. There seems to be no solution. There is no way I can lift let alone store a 50 lb bag of play sand, and also I can’t afford the prices for the small readily available bags. I have four pets some of whom are on a special diet...it’s a lot financ...
by CrabbyCancerian
Fri May 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Play Sand

wodesorel wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 11:09 pm
If there isn't an MSDS (material safety data sheet) for it, I wouldn't.

I also wouldn't overpay by that much. That price is nuts!!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-50 ... /100318476
You’re right. It is too expensive. Also, the price had gone up since I posted this.
by CrabbyCancerian
Thu May 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Play Sand

Thank you for the replies all. The reason I ask is because I was all ready to check out on amazon, then I read a comment in the Q & A section that got me wondering. It read, “Is this sand tested for contaminants such as lead and asbestos?” And the seller was not able to answer yes or no definitively...
by CrabbyCancerian
Wed May 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Play Sand
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Play Sand

I have heard that the calcium sand intended for hermit crabs from pet brands like “Flukers” are not safe so I am purchasing play sand from amazon. However, my problem is this-At least with the pet products you know what you are getting. How can one guarantee that the play sand they order is non-toxi...
by CrabbyCancerian
Sat May 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How Am I Doing? (New Owner) Pics Included-Crab is Hiding
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: How Am I Doing? (New Owner) Pics Included-Crab is Hiding

So here is a rundown: -I have a 10 gallon tank Curly - This size of tank will be fine for a while with one or two crabs. See the care sheet re- number of crabs in what size of tank. -I have one dish for fresh water -I have another dish large enough for her to submerge with salt water conditioner ma...