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Re: The Hermit Crab Garden ~ New Items, Roach Pre-Order

Post by LucasBinx » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:46 pm

I'd totally be interested in Dubia's as feeders:P


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Post by Kody_Moss » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:23 am

Wode,
Do you plan on keeping the question marks and dominos for a while? If so I'd be glad to order some when I move out. I'm trying my hardest to move out this summer so it's definitely a possibility. I'd also be interested in dubias. How big does that species usually get?
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Post by wodesorel » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:51 pm

I'll always have colonies of Question Marks and Dominos. :D They are gorgeous and a breeze to keep.

However, my Question Mark colony crashed at some point over the winter due to the substrate going bad and moldy. :( The last couple of days I've been sorting through 7 gallons of substrate to pick out as many mite-sized nymphs and sprinkle sized egg cases as possible so I can toss the sub and try to salvage the ones that are left. I won't have any to spare before summer is over, but with luck the colony should be back on track for next spring. I am completely bummed about that. It was not at all what I was expecting or looking forward to.

I should have Dominos into late summer/early fall, but I'm not sure how fast they'll mature. It's really kind of cool - there's one massive generation of big nymphs, and then nothing else that's over the size of a mite. I'm hoping the big ones don't turn into adults (non-mailable because they're so delicate) within the next few months, and I'm hoping the little ones get a lot bigger because they're too tiny to even touch right now!

I also don't have any Egyptian Sands that are a mailable size. They're all either adults or mite-sized, and they are very slow growers. I think they're on an opposite time-table where they're maturing right before it's safe to mail and then producing little babies all summer that mature again before the following spring. (ARGH.)

Dubia are a bit variable in size. I have some that are only an inch long, and others that are two inches . Not quite sure what is going on with my main colony either because there's only a single adult male right now and I can't find any males among the sexable nymphs. It's very very odd! I still have to sort through the back-up colony to see how it's coming along, but I'm hoping it's more even in numbers. :)

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Re: The Hermit Crab Garden ~ New Items, Roach Pre-Order

Post by wodesorel » Thu May 01, 2014 5:35 am

Extremely limited availability of our special Colony Box! Please see here for the full list of items: http://hermitcrabgarden.com/products-pa ... -may-2014/

This contains some items that won't be available again until the fall, and bonuses like a big bag of dried brown Maple and Oak leaves, a large Banded Tapestry Turbo, and a large Magpie/Pica Turbo.

It also has: 10 home-made mixes, 7 proteins, 16 home-grown veggies & harvestables, 3 fruit & veg, 4 calcium sources, 4 coconut items, bee pollen, popcorn, and a 6ct bag of all three kinds of cookies.

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Post by mom23 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:52 pm

I am so ordering flowers the first of June!


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Post by happycrabbymama » Mon May 19, 2014 4:47 pm

How long would the colony pack last... as in weeks, months, etc... or how many crabs would you expect this pack to feed? I only have about 40 crabs currently. :)
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Post by wodesorel » Mon May 19, 2014 5:40 pm

happycrabbymama wrote:How long would the colony pack last... as in weeks, months, etc... or how many crabs would you expect this pack to feed? I only have about 40 crabs currently. :)
The way I feed - dry items along with fresh foods that we're eating - it would last my PPs over a year, which is why I consider it to be a true colony box. :) When you're feeding a crew of 70+ hermits, "colony" takes on a whole new meaning! Shipping weight is 3 lbs, so minus the box it's at least 2lb 10ounces of goodies. Without the bag of maple and oak leaves and packed tightly, it completely fills a 6x6x6 box so it is a large amount of food. Everyone will offer a different amount of food, will change it out at different periods of time, and will have crabs that eat at different rates, so sadly I can't say for sure how long it will last for anyone in particular, especially when there are exotics in the tank.

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Post by happycrabbymama » Mon May 19, 2014 6:21 pm

That's an AMAZING bargin! I think I will totyall be looking into getting the colony package! :)
Am I correect that the bag-o-leaves won't be available until fall?
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Post by wodesorel » Mon May 19, 2014 6:53 pm

I hope to have Maple and Oak available outside of the boxes and kits come Sept/Oct. If the weather is weird again this year I don't know what to do as there won't be anything left by the end of summer, and I use it for all my crabs and roaches. We went from green leaves to snow in the span of one incredibly wet week after Halloween, and I've been rationing out what's left ever since to make it last until this fall.

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Re: The Hermit Crab Garden ~ New Flowers are Ready!

Post by AppleJack » Thu May 22, 2014 11:04 am

I received my order last week. Fantastic as usual! Thanks for the goodies, my crabs have devoured everything I've put in!


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Re: The Hermit Crab Garden ~ New Flowers are Ready!

Post by stewartx4 » Thu May 22, 2014 12:21 pm

I ordered the colony box today. Can't wait!
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Post by emceedi » Thu May 22, 2014 2:48 pm

I was looking at the calcium sources that you offer, and I was wondering if there was a difference between oyster shell and coral crushed and powdered, as far as their uses. Do different sized crabs prefer one over the other?
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Re: The Hermit Crab Garden ~ New Flowers are Ready!

Post by AimeeZ21 » Thu May 22, 2014 4:07 pm

I got my order earlier this week and put in a calcium cookie, bloodworms and a green bean. The next day they had devoured the bloodworms. This morning I came up and half the cookie was gone! I hope they didn't bury it somewhere.... ;)

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Post by wodesorel » Thu May 22, 2014 4:12 pm

AppleJack wrote:I received my order last week. Fantastic as usual! Thanks for the goodies, my crabs have devoured everything I've put in!
Thanks!! :clap:
stewartx4 wrote:I ordered the colony box today. Can't wait!
You got the last one! :D I'll have it in the mail tomorrow.
emceedi wrote:I was looking at the calcium sources that you offer, and I was wondering if there was a difference between oyster shell and coral crushed and powdered, as far as their uses. Do different sized crabs prefer one over the other?
The powdered tends to work better when used separately in a bowl, or mixed into food. It's smaller and it's more of a munchable size. The crushed is chunkier and works great if you wanted an addition to the substrate, or if you have larger crabs. Both small and large crabs can certainly handle either and I use them interchangeably with my jumbos and my teenies, but I know that a lot of owners with smaller hermits tend to like to offer smaller bits and more powdery foods.
AimeeZ21 wrote:I got my order earlier this week and put in a calcium cookie, bloodworms and a green bean. The next day they had devoured the bloodworms. This morning I came up and half the cookie was gone! I hope they didn't bury it somewhere.... ;)
Mealworms, maybe? The one thing I can't sell right now is bloodworms, because I'm insanely allergic to them. I'm glad your hermits liked everything!

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