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by mom23
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The moon and molting (straws)
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: The moon and molting (straws)

I’ve had most of my straws (indos too) for a little over 4 years. My substrate is all sandcastle consistency and 12 inches in depth although in hindsight I do wish I had made it much deeper. I keep large water bowls, both salt and fresh because they do like to submerge. I change the water every othe...
by mom23
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crabs Molting Out Of Shell?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Hermit Crabs Molting Out Of Shell?

I know this is horrible to ask, but have they passed? It does not sound like a surface molt to me and although possible it would be unlikely for 2 to surface molt at the same time like that. Some of the conditions you mentioned are less than favorable. I don't mean that rude in any way, just factual...
by mom23
Fri May 22, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

Thanks. So far so good. I'm hoping I avoided a catastrophe.
by mom23
Fri May 22, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

We got the cork baked and checked it carefully and put it back in the tank. So far we've squished a few stragglers, but I'm cautiously optimistic that the worst is behind us. I might have ant nightmares now after seeing them run out of the cork, but my son thought it was awesome.
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

Also what are your recommendations for heat/length of time to bake the cork to ensure any ants (eggs) are dead?


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by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

Calla you are a genius! When John got home we started checking the cork pieces and we found them!!! We removed the cork which held a TON of ants. We've removed the surrounding substrate (even lightly vacuumed the surface) and we are baking all of the cork pieces right now. John said he did see some ...
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

How would I go about that with so many crabs? And molters?
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

It's a 150 gallon tank with tons of molters.
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

What the heck do I do if they did that? When you look at the tank as a whole I can see a few, but there must be hundreds in there...they keep covering the bowl.
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

I took a small bowl and put honey in it. I left it in the tank a short while and it drew the ants to it. Then I removed it with the ants. There were A LOT! I'm going to do it again, but there must be a TON of ants in there. I didn't see but a few until I put the honey in there. :(
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

I hope you're right. If they move in I will freak out! I have Vaseline around the lower rim. Tonight I'll do a better job when my husband is home to help. It was hard getting to the back side, but I did a sloppy job best I could. Lol. Thanks for the quick help. I've missed everyone here so much!!!!
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: Ants In Tank

Thank you. I don't have ants anywhere else in the house and it's like they moved in over night! So you think if I can keep anymore from coming in I can get all the ones on the inside before they hurt the crabs. I can't possibly empty the tank with that many crabs. I've got lots of molters.
by mom23
Thu May 21, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants In Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Ants In Tank

Woke up to find ANTS in my large tank! What can I do????


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by mom23
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Biffle Keeps Getting Bigger
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Biffle Keeps Getting Bigger

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This guy just grows non-stop! He was such a spindley little thing 17 months ago.


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by mom23
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hygrotherm questions
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Hygrotherm questions

I use the HygroTherm in all 3 of my tanks (56, 60, and 150) and I've had no issues or malfunctions in their year of use. I have an ultratherm and a reptifogger hooked up to each one. It's been a life saver for me because I have a very hectic life and I don't have to worry about the tank's heat and h...