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by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Question about humidity.
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Question about humidity.

The general wisdom is that humidity can not be too high, only too low.


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by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

wodesorel wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:59 am
FYI, hermits won't use either type pictured.
Understood, but worth checking in the event they have other types with preferred shells.
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

Thanks for the heads-up! I’ll have to check the dollaramas in Ottawa/Hull.
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..

Aww everything looks beautiful! It's so funny how the crabs know exactly what to do with the wheel. Most of my crabs take days to investigate new tank decor, but not the wheel! You’re very kind - I’d given up years ago on the tank looking beautiful as my big guys trash it within minutes of rearrang...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Molting in EE Only

I feel very lucky to have seen parts of Canada that many Canadians have not. I was on Baffin Island in Nunavut for only a couple of months, but spent a year in the Yukon, and almost 5 years in NWT. As well as 5 years in Northern Manitoba, and 5 years in Northern Alberta. I was working as an RN, and...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..

Installed this morning and figured it would take a few days for the crabs to build up the courage to explore The New Thing, but I turned my back for 5 minutes to find a piece of wood to ease their access, and returned to this. The little dude’s been going for hours, with no sign of stopping. I since...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Molting in EE Only

I lived in the Northwest Territories for a while, as well as the Yukon - I have gone for a walk at -40C because it felt so much warmer than the -50C weather we had been having! LOL! I hear you. I’ve not personally lived in the far north (though i’ve always wanted to visit), but my sister-in-law liv...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Old member, new crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Old member, new crabs

I'm definitely going to look for one online, could probably figure out how to make one myself too. Thats a great thing to have to track everyones growth coming in and as time goes on. a lot easier than eyeballing it for new shells too I'd think. Those charts are excellent for gauging the overall si...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: !!! Molter came up today after NEW was crab added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!

I only have a few minutes so apologies if any of this sounds curt - not my intention, just want to respond quickly now to a few items and will respond in greater detail tomorrow. - Crabtain looks pale and based on your description of his behaviour is likely preparing to moult. As you’ve already sepa...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: !!! Molter came up today after NEW was crab added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!

Hi there! Looks like you’ve done a great job in getting everything set up for your little dudes. I’m wondering if there’s a specific reason you think the captain went down to moult vs just burrowing to rest/de-stress? It sounds like there’s been a fair bit of upheaval and a number of moves in the sh...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cholla wood moldy
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Cholla wood moldy

I would also like to mention that isopods don't eat mold, but springtails do :) Good note GotButterflies, I should have qualified my statement: isopods eat the decaying organic matter on which mold also feeds. So the competition for food source via the introduction of isopods is what leads to less ...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cholla wood moldy
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Cholla wood moldy

Hey all! I got some cholla wood from cholla queen on Etsy and I soaked them and let them dry out as much a possible. I will say that I was pretty eager to get them in my tank and didn’t let it dry ALL the way out and now it’s molded 😔 any way to avoid that for the future? I am soaking it again and ...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

I'm in Canada too! I understand your pain of finding suppliers. Wait until you start looking for steps... I use Inkbird itc-308,at $50. That one has the greatest range for temperature, and you can set what you want your heating temp to be at. If you look on their website too, they have a variety of...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab Found His Way to Netting
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Crab Found His Way to Netting

Hermit crabs are natural climbers - they love climbing. They’re tree climbers in the wild. Do you have any structures in your tank (fish netting, wood, cholla, cork, vines, etc.) that they can climb? If not, I would highly recommend getting some - you can buy these items, or you can find branches fr...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

Darn! I checked out some of the online Canadian reptile suppliers and these are the links to their thermostats: https://allreptiles.ca/supplies.html (click filter and thermostats) https://shop.cornelsworld.com/product-category/thermostats/?orderby=price Thank you, you’re kind to have gone to the tr...