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by aussieJJDude
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Rescued feral crab quarantine
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Rescued feral crab quarantine

Shell rot is typically characterised by patches on the exoskeleton that's discoloured compared to the rest of crab. Colour variation can be normal, and often the areas of rot the exoskeleton has been 'eaten away', so you want to look for anything unusual. Shell rot is pretty rare tbh, and all my tim...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Pool rocks
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Pool rocks

Its not the stuff on the rock when collecting is an issue, it's what the rock can be potentially made out of that is an issue. Some rocks for example contain heavy metal veins, which in a SW pool could leach into the water. And rock collected, you should know what type it is before placing it in the...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Shells from the beach
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Shells from the beach

I doubt microplastics from shells being an issue, a lot of natural decor (collected naturally) may be exposed leading to some level of microplastics accumulation. The way I see it, the addition of plastic decor, bowls, and the like could theoretically be an issue. (Imo, don't sweat the small stuff.....
by aussieJJDude
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New shells
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: New shells

Yes, boiling is recommended to remove potential contaminants inside the shell and to sterilise them. Prime isn't really *needed* as heat tends to break apart chlorine bonds and the like. I don't prime, never had issues. Some like to use salt, others like to use freshwater. I just use freshwater, as ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 8' x 4' custom enclosure ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: 8' x 4' custom enclosure ideas

I think this sounds like an awesome. Id love to see setups pics of the current reptile enclosure, it sounds amazing. Id think the crabs would like the new digs.

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank topper
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Tank topper

Here is my old 20 gallon with a 2.5 gallon topper https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201015/1361f0919888f2b8be88b5b6e98ac068.jpg The tank wasn’t very big and it’s kind of hard to see in the photo but all I did was line it up and use duct tape to hold it together and Velcro is also another good opti...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Shells from the beach
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Shells from the beach

I would think there wouldn't be a problem with that. I would clean them first though, in boiling fresh or marine salt water. 5 minutes would probably do it. [emoji4] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk Agree. A rolling boil will ensure that no microbes will transfer to the tank and potentia...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: New Crab Owner

I can say that the hermie in the picture isn't a land hermit crab, and is a marine species. They do best is marine aquariums set up for marine fish type of thing. :)



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by aussieJJDude
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My hermit isn’t right
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: My hermit isn’t right

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201007/9ef02881025aa9f06947ff664821e3b1.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk 72F is unlikely to lead to a crab overheating. I think that the crab may of had an underlying issue, and need to re-read the answers to the emergency template... usually issues from my ex...
by aussieJJDude
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 90 gallon set up
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: 90 gallon set up

I love the cholla highway you have in there. It looks amazing.

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by aussieJJDude
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Has anyone seen their hermit crabs catch (wingless) fruit flies?

I dpubt they'll catch them and eat them while living, but they may be fair game dead - like little protein pockets/seeds.

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Molting Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Molting Questions

surface molting can be dangerous, I think there is some info about it on the molting care sheet. leave the exo in with her so she can eat it. the concern now is if her new exo isn't fully hardened that puts her at risk of being attacked by other crabs. if you have other crabs, do you have a way to ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Should I introduce my old crab to a new one?
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Should I introduce my old crab to a new one?

Ive had antennae wars even with crabs thats developed a hierarchy. Its common for crabs to have these disputes and usually its settled in a couple of seconds. The only time I'd worry is if one crab starts going after another crab, lile pinching and often the scuffle is accompanied by chirping. I thi...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got started on my HC tattoo
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: I got started on my HC tattoo

GotButterflies wrote:Ha! True Aussie! I'd have a kink in my neck looking at the back of my calf though! ;)

Can't wait to see Xeno's!
No pain, no gain ;)
But yeah, ditto that if Xeno is willing to show!

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Raising Tadpoles
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Raising Tadpoles

No shame in working fast food. It's great work experience, and you learn valuable skills for working with the public, handling money, problems solving, and time management. Agreed. Current retail worker of 6 years, it's demanding but I've learnt valuable skills and lessons through work that I think...