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by gunstreet.girl
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Almond Leaves......?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Almond Leaves......?

You’re most welcome :)
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Almond Leaves......?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Almond Leaves......?

Do you mean Indian Almond (catappa)? If so, yes those are safe.
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Disturbed Buried Crab
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Disturbed Buried Crab

Happy to hear your little buddy’s okay.
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Hermit Crab Killing Fields

I believe they are referring to the sap of the aloe, which is slightly toxic but can be drained out to harvest the edible flesh. I am certain that the sap is not used in conditioners. Just to clarify: aloe gel is non-toxic (and, in fact, considered medicinal) to humans and many other animals. The a...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Hermit Crab Killing Fields

Thank you, I didn't know that about aloe. I was under the complete opposite impression. Fortunately, they never bothered the succulents except for hiding behind them or throwing them from the planter. Perhaps it is true that they know better than we do what they can safely eat. I certainly won't be...
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What to do about lonely crab?
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: What to do about lonely crab?

Your crab will be fine.
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Hermit Crab Killing Fields

Also, as far as succulents go, I went with the theory that if they're ok for other inverts, amphibians and pets, they're most likely fine for the crabs. I used an aloe plant, which isn't toxic to anything, but I planted it in the sand and it eventually rotted from the dampness of the sand. Aloe is ...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molting in Water?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Surface Molting in Water?

Hi there, sorry to hear your little buddy isn’t doing well. I’ll provide some thoughts on your responses to the emergency questionnaire below, in bold text. 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? 100% Eco earth. About five inches deep. for PPs, the minimum recommended sub...
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How Often To Change Substrate
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: How Often To Change Substrate

I use straight EE, for a variety of reasons, and have done so for ~10 years without issue.
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How Often To Change Substrate
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: How Often To Change Substrate

Unless there’s an issue with your substrate (bacterial bloom, flood, infestation of harmful insects) you don’t need to change it out. Ensure it’s the right depth and consistency, spot clean any large pieces of food waste you see dragged out of the food bowl, and top up the quantity as needed. But no...
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cholla wood
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Cholla wood

I’ve only ever had one crab small enough to climb inside a teddy bear cholla, and it did (for the brief period of time in which it could fit before it grew). Otherwise, the crabs just climb and nibble on it, as with other cholla.
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?

lol I know the feeling. My cats are "ditch-babies," thrown out by some nice person (not!) in the ditch near our house; they and their mother were so starved we thought some might not make it; mother also positive for FIV. Zooey says thank you for rescuing the little darlings. So many garbage humans...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?

I am happy to see that there are so many of us in the 'problem cat owner club'! Yeah.. I have two cats in different stages of renal failure, one of whom also suffers from idiopathic cystitis and overgrooms, and is really sensitive to medications (she nearly died last year when our former vet prescr...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: New and Nervous Owner

I have decided to ditch the heat lamp. It was keeping the temperature the high 80s and at times 90. My wife first bought a UTH and we put it on the tank on Monday, but it wasn't keeping the tank hot enough, so I bought the heat lamp. Now the heat lamp is making it too hot. After doing some research...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?

I've also used them around the crabs and my fish. They're pheromones rather than an essential oil so it shouldn't be harmful, but Feliway makes me sneeze like the dickens so there is something irritating in it. I also have used feliway diffusers in the same room as my crabs in the past with no ill ...