Leaving for a Week and a Half

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Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:08 pm

I have to leave for a week and a half with no one able to look over my crabs. I have once done this before. I would appreciate quick responses because it will be happening relatively soon.
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by GotButterflies » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:58 pm

They will be fine if you leave them with plenty of dry goods to munch on. For example: Leaves, snake skin, dehydrated bugs, Eggshells, oyster shell, Seeds (quinoa, birdseed, chia, millet, sesame), dehydrated fruits. Make sure their water is fresh before you go. :)
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by odelayheehoo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am

I have left my crabs a couple times with no sitter looking after them as well, and before leaving I made them a mixture of foods like the ones that GotButterflies has recommended. I filled their pools up with new water and they were just fine when I got back.

The only thing I really notice that they do when I am not there to check up on them is destroy the tank, they always pull down hooks and knock plants off the glass too.

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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:18 am

The biggest problem I've seen over the years with people going on vacation is lack of water. They can go without food, but they need a constant water source.

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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:57 pm

Thanks for the responses. Would the ammonia levels be an issue since the water will become old?
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by curlysister » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:51 pm

Not in that short of time, I wouldn't think.
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:59 pm

So I will be removing some of the climbing items so I can see the crabs better with my Wyze Cams. I will have 2 food bowls and 3 water pools, 2 with freshwater. I will have extra bowls and pools just in case the crabs dig and they get substrate in the bowls or pools, contaminating it. Any suggestions? I will also have bubblers for air circulation as well as minimal amnesia counts.
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:00 am

I will also add a moss pit for humidity during the time I am away.
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:47 pm

Please, any suggestions? I am leaving in 3 hours
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:58 pm

Everything looks good.

Are you sure that your bubblers won’t dry up? If the pools evaporate and they’re blowing in dry air, your humidity may fall a little (depends on your home climate. I don’t know how dry your local air is).


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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:26 pm

I don't think the water bowls would evaporate fully, because I left once before for 10 days and this did not happen. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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