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by wodesorel
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate mixing question
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Substrate mixing question

Most people use 5 parts sand to one part eco-earth. That's probably why yours is drying out so quickly! It also depends on the aquarium sand, not many are made of silica, like play sand. They tend to be calcium sand, or are coated with paint or epoxy. One 50 pound bag of sand, added to a half or who...
by wodesorel
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: White Specks in Water!
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: White Specks in Water!

I can't remember if its in Tapatalk settings, phone or internet (pretty sure its Tapatalk) to opt in to automatically opening in Tapatalk, or asking everytime for your preference (or every time it opens automatically in internet no asking).... have a play around with the settings to suit your needs...
by wodesorel
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Ants - new caretaker, new tank, new crabs. Eeek
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Ants - new caretaker, new tank, new crabs. Eeek

If it was just a food invasion and there are no more signs of the ants today, the crabs should be fine. Ants only become a true emergency if they move their nest into the tank and start colonizing the sand. The trouble of course is keeping the ants out of the tank moving foward. There's really only ...
by wodesorel
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 118
Views: 2903

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

The only issue with covering them too soon and then needing to check to see if they need to eat, is if they do surprise you with a molt, you could lift at exactly the wrong moment and end up right back where you started with a deformed crab.
by wodesorel
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 118
Views: 2903

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Sunshine completely refused food, and began fussing to where she was upside down or even several inches away from where I had left her. That was the sign she was ready to dig!
by wodesorel
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab on the run
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Crab on the run

RiNiKy506 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:33 am

Is anyone else hearing “band on the run” Lol!
I popped in to say thanks for the earworm, I keep humming crab on the run now. 😂
by wodesorel
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Home Depot moss?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Home Depot moss?

And Spanish moss is not actually a moss.
by wodesorel
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Habitat decor
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Habitat decor

They should be. Most aquarium safe plastics have quite the odor to them.
by wodesorel
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Need to move tank but has 2 molters
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Need to move tank but has 2 molters

Can you run an extension cord?
by wodesorel
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Home Depot moss?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Home Depot moss?

Does it say it's organic? Spanish moss (tilandsia) is heavily insect infested and is often sprayed with chemicals. The type of moss many crabbers buy is the Moser Lee sphagnum moss which says it's organic.
by wodesorel
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Bulldozer in rough shape
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Bulldozer in rough shape

Antenna can grow back in one go, but because they are tiny they are hard to shed and can break off again while molting.

It sounds like he is in desperate need of a good molt. He should be okay with your others but if you can isolate him until he's done it's never a bad idea!
by wodesorel
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Habitat decor
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Habitat decor

Don't boil plastic! Heating it can release chemicals and possibly melt it.
by wodesorel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution

There are other approved brands but I’m not sure which ones. Treat your water with prime then mix 1/2cup of salt mix per gallon. Anything used explicitly for saltwater fish is good for hermits. Anything for reef tanks is also safe, like the Instant Ocean with the orange label. There probably over a...
by wodesorel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: What could this be?
Replies: 33
Views: 612

Re: What could this be?

That's great!
by wodesorel
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 118
Views: 2903

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

I have heard of crabs here that grew limbs back a few at a time, but I've never experienced that myself.