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by keeliaa
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: pesticides garden
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: pesticides garden

i dont know what they’re using but it has been effective in my town, it is very small and has had an impact on the bug problem around here. there is 2 rivers in my town and a lake so mosquitos are a huge problem


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by keeliaa
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Naked crab

crabs get lonely so they do need a friend. however dont get another crab until you improve your tank conditions from the advice angelbear gave and from the care sheets


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by keeliaa
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: pesticides garden
Replies: 2
Views: 137

pesticides garden

my family has a large garden and i’m excited because my crabbies will get some good fresh food. however my town sprays for mosquitoes in my neighborhood every night from may-september. i know we eat the food washed but what about my crabs? i know you’re supposed to give them pesticide free but idk w...
by keeliaa
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit out of shell and not moving, and weird lump on abdomen
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Hermit out of shell and not moving, and weird lump on abdomen

when you say heat pads in your tank, you mean on the outside right? heat pads shouldn’t be on the inside the crabs could burn


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by keeliaa
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Craft Moss
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Craft Moss

also a 29 gallon is still not enough for 6 crabs. you need at least 60 gallons. 10 gallons per crab at least


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by keeliaa
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Crabs
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: New Hermit Crabs

your crab friends are most likely purple punchers considering you got them at petsmart. distilled water doesn’t contain the minerals that the crabs need. most people use tap water, and then a dechlorinator. a lot of us use the brand prime. and i am not sure if that salt is safe either (most products...
by keeliaa
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: General food info
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: General food info

some things that crabbers reccomend to have everyday are worm castings and green sand. to be honest i’m not sure of the nutritional needs of either. but i have seen it so many times “keep these in at all times” i just trust it, and do.


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by keeliaa
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: melon seeds safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

melon seeds safe?

i know pumpkin seeds and stuff are safe but just making sure. if i save some fresh melon seeds (specifically cantaloupe) can i give them to my crabs? and do i just leave them plain, like washed, or do they need to be broken up or baked or something?


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by keeliaa
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Bought on vacation and now learning the ropes
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Bought on vacation and now learning the ropes

Just wondering if you have hides for them? i just didn’t see it mentioned and they’re pretty important.


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by keeliaa
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Fungus??
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Fungus??

it just sounds like mold. happens a lot if you the branch was wet when you put it in, that’s probably why. it’s just from humidity like you said. from my knowledge there isn’t a lot of ways to prevent it. just change food out more often and see if that helps


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by keeliaa
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New crab has been buried for a month
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: New crab has been buried for a month

whatever you do do not look for her. one month isn’t a very long time wait at least two more months before you even get worried. she is molting i’m guessing. the whole human POV of a molting crab is “are they dead?” i have a crab that is about 3/4” shell opening who has been down two months now whic...
by keeliaa
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner with questions!
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: New Crab Owner with questions!

coconut fiber is recommended and used by a lot of users here! most people recommend a ratio of 1 part eco earth and one part play sand. however i use more because it was just how it worked out for me. the ratio doesn’t need to be strict but keep in mind more coconut fiber has a higher chance of floo...
by keeliaa
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: is embroidery string safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

is embroidery string safe?

for my bendy branch i used green embroidery string to hold the leaves around it. i just tied knots every seven inches or so. i’ve seen that people always say just jute, but is embroidery string safe in small portions like this?


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by keeliaa
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting, Sick or Dying?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Molting, Sick or Dying?

in my opinion he doesn’t look like he would go into a molt. he is very hairy and doesn’t seem to be any white or cream coloring around his joints. if he is partially buried he could be molting or just destressing


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by keeliaa
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting, Sick or Dying?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Molting, Sick or Dying?

you can post pictures by downloading the Tapatalk app(it’s very easy) and i’m not sure but i’m sure others will have a good idea if you get some photos out. it will give a better idea than a description


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