Dishes

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Re: Dishes

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:37 am

Overmountain1 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:32 pm
I do have the food and water dish combo, but the one was so shallow that if anyone moved the water there was a low spot that made it leak out pretty badly. They just aren’t deep at all I didn’t think. Mine aren’t at least!
Also, am I imagining this or did I read it somewhere else? I thought they were supposed to have it deep enough they can submerge or close to it, as long as they have a way to climb out as well? Is that a ‘should’ or an ‘ideal condition’ or a ‘just if you can’ on the scale of important needs?


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It's a should. They need to be able to submerge.
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Re: Dishes

Post by Overmountain1 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:58 am

Thank you! That was my understanding.

If they need to be able to do this, why are there such crappy shallow dishes they try to say are ok? Guess it’s just like most everything else out there marketed for crabs; Take whatever it says with a dose of skepticism and come to find the answer for ourselves here!

Thanks for clearing that up for me.


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Re: Dishes

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:00 am

Overmountain1 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:58 am
Thank you! That was my understanding.

If they need to be able to do this, why are there such crappy shallow dishes they try to say are ok? Guess it’s just like most everything else out there marketed for crabs; Take whatever it says with a dose of skepticism and come to find the answer for ourselves here!

Thanks for clearing that up for me.


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Exactly. You're welcome.
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Re: Dishes

Post by Motörcrab » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 am

I really like mlakers food dishes. I have a pea pod shaped one and a custom large flower shaped ones for my straws xenocrab got me for xmas. They aren't very tall so everyone should be able to get to the food. With the different compartments it is easy to tell what foods they like and don't like.

They are more expensive than other dishes but I consider them works of art. All are hand made and no two are alike. Plus Mary uses the proceeds to help the funding of her hermit crab breeding. I personally like to support other members on here when they have items available. We all love seeing all the baby updates plus you get cool food dishes. I consider it a win win!

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Dishes

Post by Overmountain1 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:16 pm

I actually saw those in some pics and was thinking how awesome they are- thanks for the link! This may be the perfect alternative, I was thinking someone ought to be making something along these lines.

Mucho gracias

Edit: I talked to the hubbs and he told me to go ahead and get one of the pea pod ones. What a good man he is. Can’t wait til it gets here!

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