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by wodesorel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Beware: Naples Sea Shell Company
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Beware: Naples Sea Shell Company

Priority is just the shipping method through USPS, which is also often delayed these days sadly. Nearly all businesses still take just as much time to fill all orders no matter which shipping method is chosen for it.
by wodesorel
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sand in pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Sand in pipes

Drains aren't meant to handle heavy solids like sand and gravel, and if you have a septic system for sure do not because the only way it is coming out is with pumping! I know we all do it, but it is a risk. I've had to have gravel pulled out of the main drain in my house before.... Or that time I ba...
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Heating Alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Heating Alternative?

It should work but you may need to play with the settings. Most come with an automatic shutoff after a period of time, for safety. That's something to watch as well!
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Balance of humidity and temp problem
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Balance of humidity and temp problem

You can kill the mold with hydrogen peroxide and then treat the item with heat and salt, and return it once cleaned and dry!
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Near infrared light
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Near infrared light

We really should test this - if they react to a moving shadow cast by the infrared light, you'll know if they can see it!
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Hairs - about to molt?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Hairs - about to molt?

Some hair will remain at all times, especially that thick claw beard on the inside joint. They never go completely bald! Crabs in captivity who are enjoying a cushy life may not loose much at all - compared to wild crabs who often have a lot worn away by the time their next molt comes around.
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Fumigation getting done tomorrow
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Fumigation getting done tomorrow

2 days should be okay to dig him out. Have a small container (like for magarine or sour cream) filled with moss or moist paper towels, and leave him in there while he is with you. Make sure the temperature stays above 72. Moving a 29 gallon filled with sand will be heavy and dangerous. It will have ...
by wodesorel
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: what hermit crab species to pick
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: what hermit crab species to pick

I would put a vote in for Rugosus. Mine is active both day and night, and they stay relatively small so aren't as likely to need an enormous enclosure. Really nice hermit crabs.

Brevimanus are the largest species!
by wodesorel
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to boil moldy wood...
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: How to boil moldy wood...

VickieG wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:58 am
Does that also work to kill insects/eggs? I'd rather boil than bake and my freezer is full...

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Yes! And it's often better than freezing if you live anyplace where it also freezes in winter - bugs have ways of surviving cold temps.
by wodesorel
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: shell theif (introducing new crab)
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: shell theif (introducing new crab)

That'a not a bad outcome!
by wodesorel
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: shell theif (introducing new crab)
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: shell theif

Did you give them both a bath? It probably has nothing to do with the shells and instead is a territorial issue. Dunking them in the same water (like the pools!) makes them smell the same. It can help mitigate some aggression.
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: She’ll fight
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: She’ll fight

Dunk them both in the pool, and rinse a few choice shells in saltwater. If they are serious though, one will continue to attack the other and will need contained separately.
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Looking for thin striped hermit crab advice
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Looking for thin striped hermit crab advice

Yes, these need to be kept 100% submerged. They are not land crabs, even though they can be found above the water line in the wild scavenging for food. Extended periods (days) above water can cause lasting and sometimes permanent damage, even though they can survive for a few weeks on land in some c...
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which type of sand from hardware store?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Which type of sand from hardware store?

What about pool filter sand? It is also well regulated, and pure quartz. Sometimes there are pool supply retailers in really odd places!
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which type of sand from hardware store?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Which type of sand from hardware store?

Playsand has specifically been washed and screened, and because it is for kids the composition is well regulated. Basalite has a single MSDS for all their products, which states only "60%-100%" quartz sand. You want it to all be quartz sand. I'd be cautious since they aren't very forthcoming with wh...