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by gunstreet.girl
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molting in Water?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

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: 119

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: 119

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: 136

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: 251

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: 251

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: 757

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: 251

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 ...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Looking good! I don’t see any spare shells, though, for the crabs to change into. If you’ve not already, you can find a lot of information about the number and types of extra shells recommended in the care sheets :)
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Welcome to HCA!!! It looks like you are doing pretty good so far and I would like to personally thank you for giving your crabs a better environment (not too many people care about the well being of their crabs, or we would have lots more members :lol:.) I just have 1 question for you... is the whi...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Looks like you’re off to a good start! That’s great that you’ve been able to get the heat and humidity up. That said, I would suggest getting digital gauges to replace the analog - the analog gauges are notoriously unreliable (I can tell you horror stories about trying to regulate my late tree frogs...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Hello, and welcome! CurlySister beat me to recommending reading through the HCA care sheets, but I think it’s a recommendation that bears repeating :) The majority of the proprietary “Hermit Crab Kits” our there marketed to new LHC caretakers are woefully inadequate, and in many cases actually inclu...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Xanthan Gum?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Xanthan Gum?

I can’t personally think of any reason why it would be considered unsafe, based on the method of production, the ingredients from which it’s derived, and the relatively minuscule quantity that’s included in any given recipe (1/8th tsp of this stuff goes a long way.. i’ve had the same small bag of it...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs not eating calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Crabs not eating calcium

I have a cuttlebone and a sand dollar available at all times to my two pp's, but I haven't seen them really eating any or going near them. The explored the sand dollar a bit when I first put it in, but they have completely ignored the cuttlebone and don't really go near the sand dollar anymore. I'm...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing
Replies: 136
Views: 144742

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191031/2d032f0cd794789dceb794d2a23911ea.jpg On today’s menu (pictured): raw shrimp (with exo), raw brussels sprout, cod skins, bloodworms, homemade staple mix, homemade fruit and flower treat mix, pita bread with raw coarse-filtered honey with honeycomb. Not pictu...