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by wodesorel
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: ID confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: ID confirmation

It can be a recent molt, but it can also be from a very bad diet.
by wodesorel
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ummmm this is new
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Ummmm this is new

Invertebrate mating doesn't look like mammal mating--in the case of hermit crabs, it's a transfer of a spermatophore, and it happens in the water. No, it looks a lot like fighting, or a shell jacking. The male will ride the female around for hours or sometimes days, and when its time he flips her o...
by wodesorel
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question For Those With Cats and Crabs
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Question For Those With Cats and Crabs

This is why I went with a screen lid, and covered it with a pad made from plastic wrapped fabric covered cardboard. Solid so they can't see through it, and solid enough for them to sleep on and bounce off of. Since it's heated, it has become their favorite bed, and Ms. Rug can bebop around upside on...
by wodesorel
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Actually building from scratch
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Actually building from scratch

Just a dream. I would love a 200+ gal tank. But finances such as they are that won't happen for a long time. A used aquarium will still be the best deal at that size. 225 and 250 (not actual size, they are listed a little higher than their actual gallons) were standard sizes and still float around ...
by wodesorel
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Actually building from scratch
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Actually building from scratch

What dimensions are you thinking?
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shipping box for hermit crabs
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Shipping box for hermit crabs

Here ya go! I've done it and it's not too hard. Just make sure they have moisture and air holes, and are sent overnight.

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by wodesorel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Substrate
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Substrate

There isn't much of a concern when it's substrate. I've mixed sub and forgotten to dechlor many times over the years without issue. Chlorine dissapates in under 24 hours, and chloramines will naturally break down in acidic conditions (which EE is).
by wodesorel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?

Yeah, I haven't done it with a tank yet. Have done it to many heat bulbs though!
by wodesorel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Leaf litter
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Leaf litter

Oak and maple leaves are absolute hits with hermits and are easy to identify!
by wodesorel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?

I'm always cautious turning pads on and off with any that are buried. They chose their location partially based on temp and if they are at the wrong point of molting then they won't be able to up and move away if it's something they can't handle. That said, the heat doesn't penetrate too far into a ...
by wodesorel
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

Oh darn. I thought the left was murex. Welp. Saltwater decor. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk The left ones are a type of murex, but a funny one. They have that spike that is longer than the base shell, and the shell itself is shaped like a big bubble rather than a tunnel. I've had tiny c...
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: plz read if you have a crested gecko.
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: plz read if you have a crested gecko.

I believe they have similar care, but they cost a lot more.
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: plz read if you have a crested gecko.
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: plz read if you have a crested gecko.

Healthy weight, no ribs visible. No stuck shed. No drooling, open mouth, bubbles, or audible breathing. Firm poops. If it's older check its vent (underside) for any dry or blackened skin. Try to purchase from someone with a good reputation. Mass bred reptiles are prone to a disease called cryptospor...
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:30 am
It looks like the 3 containers on the right have round holed shells. Why wouldn't hermits use them?
Hermits won't take delphinium shells. They're too skinny and have an odd swirl to them. In ten years of being here, I've seen two crabs wear them for a very short period of time.
by wodesorel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Safe Plants,Flowers and Leaves
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Safe Plants,Flowers and Leaves

Hibiscus leaves and basil are safe. Rosemary is an iffy one and I've heard arguments for both ways. I don't think crabs want to eat it, so it's a moot point. Tomato and pepper leaves are edible for humans when cooked. They should not be used raw. I've not heard of anyone trying it with their hermits.