Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?

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Re: Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?

Post by Jojobeansy » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:39 am

Sparkle seems to be doing great! I haven't moved her out of ISO yet, just in case, but she has been coming up to eat/drink, and changed her bury spot yesterday so I think she's about ready!

I'm STILL having humidity issues though, calibrated the hygrometer, found that it's 6 high, so when I thought it was at 70% it was really 64% the whole time! :/ I have wrapped the lid with saran wrap, added a small moss pit, and I had it up to 80% (actual, it read 86) last night, and by this morning it's back down to 62%! Ugh! There is even condensation on the inside of the glass!! What the heck am I doing wrong!?

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Re: Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?

Post by Rawrgeous » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:05 am

Is it an analog or digital by chance? Analogs are notorious for not working so well... But have you tried bubbler pools yet?

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Re: Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?

Post by Jojobeansy » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:56 pm

It is analog! I calibrated it yesterday! But I was planning on buying a digital soon anyway. I just want to make sure their tank is humid enough!


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Re: Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?

Post by EOD-Crab » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:29 pm

I use a humidifier, a cool must one, and tubing into the tank. If you go that route get one with changable mist volume,dimmer switch, and a toggle switch for power. This allows you to use an outlet timer and set automatic mist times.

Of course I have a DIY 80g tank and a ceramic heat lamp on a dimmer switch so I need the extra humidity. So it may be overkill for your needs

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Re: Newish crab mommy, surface molts and losing limbs!?

Post by PinchersAndShells » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:33 pm

I would try getting bubblers in the pools if you don't have them already, they help a lot. All you need is a small air pump, tubing, a gang valve to control the bubbles, and air stones. You can find them in almost any fish section. They also help put fresh air into the tank.
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