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by Emily
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Is this safe?

@Wode. These aren't all made the same. It depends on the country of manufacture, the quality of paint, and the type of paint etc. Typically these are made in China with a plastic-type polymer coating that breaks down and releases chemicals when it does. The rust itself isn't toxic, but I'd be cautio...
by Emily
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Is this safe?

Nope.
When wet, this stuff produces rust. Also the plastic degrades and can be toxic to crabs. I own this and used it as a shower-shelf until it degraded. I wouldn't use it.
by Emily
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Coconut Crabs
Replies: 35
Views: 12571

Re: Coconut Crabs

They are not good as pets. 1. If you think a pinch from a 3inch crab hurts, imagine what a full grown 3 foot monster could do. Risks of getting your fingers cut off more like... their claws are meant for breaking coconuts. If you don't think it could accidentally take off a finger, then you're dream...
by Emily
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Deltona SeaShells
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Deltona SeaShells

I don't believe that they ship to Canada anymore.
They probably just forgot to change the list. :/
by Emily
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crushed Egg Shells - the Collection Begins
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Crushed Egg Shells - the Collection Begins

If you're worried, you can nuke the shells in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.

Usually 1 minute is enough <3
by Emily
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Hermit Crab Super-Food Mix Recipe
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Hermit Crab Super-Food Mix Recipe

Sometimes our crabs need a little boost. A change from their regular food that is both healthy, nutritious, but unnecessary to feed in large amounts every day. I didn't have time to run around and find individual ingredients for the health of my hermit crabs, and I wanted an easier solution. I made ...
by Emily
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Vinegar question
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Vinegar question

Rinse the smell out of the tank if you want it to go faster :P But yes, good idea to let it dissipate!
by Emily
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Strawberry keeps pinching me?
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Strawberry keeps pinching me?

Anything good takes time. Try to remember some things, and ask yourself some questions. 1. Am I touching them gently? 2. Do I pick them up too often? 3. Do I handle them in a secure way or a way that makes them feel secure? 5. What kind of animal are they and do these animals typically get held? 6. ...
by Emily
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Need Help Solving an Algae Issue???
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Need Help Solving an Algae Issue???

Could you provide a picture please? It's hard to know without a pic. The film you described can be caused by a number of things. Crabs dragging food in, the porous surfaces of water containers can hold on to some pretty icky stuff, it might be something in your substrate, or just dust settling on th...
by Emily
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Strawberry keeps pinching me?
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Strawberry keeps pinching me?

Its difficult to say, for a few reasons. I think #1 is most likely. 1. He might not like being picked up, but he doesn't see you as enough of a threat to use his big pincher. Sometimes crabs personalities are against your wants, which means that you just don't pick them up. As much as we like to thi...
by Emily
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What makes a colony?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: What makes a colony?

Hey Wode, can I ask what is the longest you've been able to keep a hermie alive in captivity? I remember that you have excellent husbandry and the pics from your tanks were always top rate.
by Emily
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crawfish
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Crawfish

They will eat either, but I won't lie, I haven't heard of a crabber feeding crustacean meat to another crustacean before. They will prefer the eyes and the innards, but the crabs will eat everything if given the chance, including the tough shell (although cracking it would be a good idea to help the...
by Emily
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What makes a colony?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

What makes a colony?

Tank size notwithstanding (let's assume we are in a fairy world where tanks are free and you can get the size you want!), what number do you find is ideal for a functional colony? Is a simple 2-4 crabs enough? Or do you find that having 12+ hermit crabs makes a difference? What are your experiences?...
by Emily
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Questions about Crabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Questions about Crabs?

Also changes in season mean changes in colour too! The extra UVB may have added to their distinct colour change as well!

They look healthy and great! So I wouldn't be worried :)
by Emily
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shell Change Making a Crab Act Different
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Shell Change Making a Crab Act Different

Are you sure it's the same crab? Sometimes we lose track of them in the moment, when one crab changes, sometimes a bunch of other crabs change too! What likely happened is that your crab is either adjusting to the new shell, or maybe he is no longer the "alpha" crab in your tank. Hermit crab dynamic...