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Post by Jamison » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:28 pm

Do the crabs have to completely submerge or just part way?
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:47 pm

Completely. They need to be able to fill their shells with the right amount of fresh and salt water.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:26 am

Its reccomend to have the dish deep enough that they can wade in, up to the bottom of the shell level (usually just over an inch for most crabs), but deeper is always a good option to go.

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Post by purplepincher » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:45 am

i am sorry, this is a stupid question, but do they breath through their antenna? i saw a vid and a land crab was fully submerged exept its antenna. do they just hold their breath for a long time? sorry again, i shuold know better, but you guys know so much.
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:17 am

purplepincher wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:45 am
i am sorry, this is a stupid question, but do they breath through their antenna? i saw a vid and a land crab was fully submerged exept its antenna. do they just hold their breath for a long time? sorry again, i shuold know better, but you guys know so much.
They have modified gills and can stay submerged I think up until an hour or so. That's why humidity is so important. Without it their gills can be damaged.
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Post by purplepincher » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:37 pm

thank you! that is really cool!
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Re: Dishes

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:57 pm

purplepincher wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:37 pm
thank you! that is really cool!
You're welcome. Yeah it is.
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Re: Dishes

Post by purplepincher » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:39 pm

my crab rarely even goes to the salt dish...
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:18 pm

purplepincher wrote:
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my crab rarely even goes to the salt dish...
Do you have cameras? I see mine dip into the fresh and salt almost equally.
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Re: Dishes

Post by purplepincher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:53 am

i dropped all my money on new substrate, so i couldnt buy cameras. :( someday i will, though!

i just know because they move the sand and leave tracks.
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:02 pm

purplepincher wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:53 am
i dropped all my money on new substrate, so i couldnt buy cameras. :( someday i will, though!

i just know because they move the sand and leave tracks.
Gotcha. Mostly they just lean over and drink or wisk water up into their shells.
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Re: Dishes

Post by purplepincher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:28 pm

oh, okay. how do i know if they are drinking from a sponge?
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Re: Dishes

Post by soilentgringa » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:40 pm

purplepincher wrote:oh, okay. how do i know if they are drinking from a sponge?

They don’t really drink from sponges. Most crabbers don’t use them. They aren’t necessary and don’t add any actual benefits to the tank.

They dip their pinchers in water and the hair on their legs and claws (setae) catches the water so they can bring it to their mouths.


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Re: Dishes

Post by purplepincher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:46 pm

cool! i just wandered because there are holes in the sponge that were not there before. thanks! :?:
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Re: Dishes

Post by Overmountain1 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:06 pm

They will pick at the sponges sometimes either for boredom or hunting a little chunk of something the sponge may have ingested/gotten stuck.


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