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by wodesorel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Algea
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Algea

It can also only grow where there is light touching it, so what you see against the glass is all there is. It's still not a good idea to place any tank ever in direct sunlight, no matter what creature is inside. Glass acts like a greenhouse, and a comfortable temperature can quickly become dangerous...
by wodesorel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Grasshoppers
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Grasshoppers

Unfortunately there are stories of people catching outdoor bugs for their reptiles, only to have their pets die soon after. Since insects travel, they can get into and be exposed to some really harmful things. It's the same reason why wildcaught isopods should be bred out several generations before ...
by wodesorel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I consider UVB?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Should I consider UVB?

I'm not sure how finances might factor into things, but UVB has a decent buy-in price for the light fixture, and the bulbs need changed every 6 to 12 months depending on the brand as the UVB outputs fails over time. I'd urge you to put that towards a tank upgrade for the three you have now instead. ...
by wodesorel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: What went wrong?

Is he getting any meat based proteins?
by wodesorel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Acrylic tank
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Acrylic tank

Anywhere the crabs drag against it, or claw at it. So from the substrate line down due to the sand, from the substrate line up about four inches from the crabs exploring, and anywhere else where the crabs would be dragging against the sides.
by wodesorel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Acrylic tank
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Acrylic tank

The crabs and the sand will scratch the heck out of it.
by wodesorel
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long should paint dry?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: How long should paint dry?

What did you paint them with? I've done rooms twice with the hermits in them with no issues. That was just low to no VOC indoor paint. Oil-based and spray paint will off-gas harmful things for a while. I go three to four weeks before bringing it in. That is mostly for me, because the paint smell giv...
by wodesorel
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hairy crabbies!
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Hairy crabbies!

Also, the setae will wear down and break off over time, so it can be a way to judge how far out from a molt they are, and how soon they may need to molt again. Freshly molted crabs tend to be very hairy.
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Buying crabs from reptilesplus.co.uk?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Buying crabs from reptilesplus.co.uk?

Animal sales and shipments in the UK is a lot different than in the US!

Maybe try looking on RFUK or FaunaClassifieds for reviews.
by wodesorel
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Remove and re-use Zoomed UTH?
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Remove and re-use Zoomed UTH?

The danger is that the pads are not well constructed, so bending or pulling at them can damage the heating elements inside, which can leads to shorts and potentially fires. Since they are encased, you won't be able to see any damage. I've done it as well, but there is a good reason why they say not ...
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?

She is the reason there is hermit crab data, and why so many of the pioneers were able to keep theirs alive long enough to discover more about them.
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?

My understanding is that she dug the hole for them and then put them in it and covered them with the slate to create their molting cave for them. It was probably a piece of tile, either for flooring or roofing.
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Aquraiam lids and reptile bulbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Aquraiam lids and reptile bulbs?

No, because those hoods take florescent strip bulbs which do not produce much heat.
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Store-bought driftwood
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Store-bought driftwood

For cleaning items, rather than waste expensive Instant Ocean, I use regular kosher salt. Super cheap by the pound, and it has no additives.

Straight salt doesn't work for drinking water for hermits because it doesn't has all the elements that ocean water has, but it isn't harmful to them.
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: The Hermit Crab Patch food?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

JoeHermits wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:29 am
Say, does anyone know what’s in the mineral supplement?


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Not for certain, but having recieved it with adoptions, my guess is montmorillonite clay.