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by Sweet Pea
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 4 crabs need home Monroe, WI
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: 4 crabs need home Monroe, WI

It’s a long way, but if you are ever headed to the twin cities I can take them.
by Sweet Pea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Hermies need a new home Twin Cities, Minnesota
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Hermies need a new home Twin Cities, Minnesota

I could take some of them in. I have a 225 gallon planted bioactive tank and have been keeping hermit crabs for ten years.
by Sweet Pea
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ficus pumila (creeping fig) and other "structure plants" - Q
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Ficus pumila (creeping fig) and other "structure plants"

I've been keeping plants in my crabitat for years now. The hardiest plants in my experience are spider plants, asparagus ferns, pothos, and philodendron, and the crabs usually leave them alone. The creeping fig that I put into my tank died pretty quickly. I usually put them in in small pots and sink...
by Sweet Pea
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live Plant Set Up
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Live Plant Set Up

I have had a fair amount of success with small potted plants in the tank. Everything is considered potential food for the crabs and I’ve usually got a few plants waiting in the wings for those times when the tank plants are destroyed. Spider plants are probably the most hardy that I’ve grown and are...
by Sweet Pea
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Bioactive Terrarium
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Re: Bioactive Terrarium

I have a large tank for my crabs, 225 gallons, and only four hermits in the tank. They range in size from large to jumbo. The two larger ones need a minimum of 12" of sub for molting. Because it would add too much weight to the tank, rather than go with the entire bottom of the tank in substrate at ...
by Sweet Pea
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Live Plants
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Live Plants

I've been using live plants for years now. Spider plants are a good place to start. They are easy to grow, and if you start with one outside the tank it will regularly send off babies that can be moved into the tank. You can buy them from a Home Depot, etc. I wait a minimum of three months before in...
by Sweet Pea
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Bioactive Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 3574

Re: Bioactive Setup

My tank has been bioactive for well over a year now and is primarily isopods. They have gotten to the point where I will need to remove some, but I'm waiting for spring since it is still pretty cold here. Once your colony is going strong you will definitely need to add more leaf litter. In the winte...
by Sweet Pea
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crab on the hamster wheel
Replies: 89
Views: 13401

Re: Crab on the hamster wheel

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would see a hermit crab on an exercise wheel. :)
by Sweet Pea
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: New Crabs

Here he is again.

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by Sweet Pea
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 221

New Crabs

I brought four new hermits home yesterday. I got them from a woman who took them in as a rescue. She'd had them for less than a year, and they all did back to back molts when they came into her care. They look to be in great shape. She thought they were all PP, but two of them are very blue, even th...
by Sweet Pea
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Vinegar to clean inside glass?
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

I use a microfiber washcloth with diluted vinegar. It seemed to help with hard water buildup inside the tank better than paper towels did.
by Sweet Pea
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Using a watering can to keep that substrate moist!
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Using a watering can to keep that substrate moist!

I use a yogurt container and made a dripper out of it by poking one small hole in it. I position it over a piece of wood or structure and let it do it's thing. The water is released slowly over the course of a couple of hours and soaks the wood/coats the structure and then evaporates.
by Sweet Pea
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: New project - 3 leopard geckos with severe MBD...
Replies: 110
Views: 1587

Re: New project - 3 leopard geckos with severe MBD...

Thanks for the information. I sure hope he continues to do well.
by Sweet Pea
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: New project - 3 leopard geckos with severe MBD...
Replies: 110
Views: 1587

Re: New project - 3 leopard geckos with severe MBD...

It looks like he's smiling. Gotta love that healthy tail.

What would you say is his prognosis at this point? Is he still getting pain killers? Does he have any improvement in his front legs or will they stay the way they are? Sorry for all the questions. The Kid just has me fascinated.