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by Matt
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How do I insulate an ultra therm?
Replies: 2
Views: 176

How do I insulate an ultra therm?

Just got an ultra therm for my tank and have taped it to the back like the paper that came with it said. I have read that insulating it can make it hotter, how do you do this and what do you do it with? Thanks!
by Matt
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.
Replies: 38
Views: 2707

Re: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.

Just an update, since July, I increased the depth of the substrate and removed the pool, the pool was replaced with a large above ground sw pool which allows digging under, I will post an updated picture tomorrow. I will be upgrading to a 40 gallon this spring. I had 4 crabs in the tank, 2pp's and 2...
by Matt
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Help with heating
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Help with heating

As I live in Florida currently, weather is usually warm. During the spring and summer I have no issue keeping my 20 gallon long at 80-84 degrees Fahrenheit. Every year when winter comes temperatures in the tank end up at 70 degrees I know that this is too low. With my heating lamp I can turn it on a...
by Matt
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Calcium for Molting Crab.
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Calcium for Molting Crab.

I supplement their diet with all living things calcium powder they love to eat it and it is safe.
by Matt
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Crab de-stress questions
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Crab de-stress questions

Two days ago I got two new crabs. It's been 3 years since I've had new crabs. Do they always dig down to destress? One of mine is active eating and drinking and dug a little but never buried itself. And the other has been climbing and changing hiding spots. Is this normal behavior? They don't look t...
by Matt
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ok, here goes :-)
Replies: 30
Views: 6291

Re: Ok, here goes :-)

I keep my pump outside of my tank with air tubing running into the tank through the corner of the tank down to my salt water pool. The placement of the pump doesn't matter just make sure you install a check valve. Know that crabs will climb the air tubing. One of my purple pinchers swims out to it m...
by Matt
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Strange Case of PPS
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Strange Case of PPS

I WOULD NOT ISO him. If he is still eating and drinking like you said then he needs to be able to do this. You could move him to a tank by him self and give him access to food and water but I would not put a 2 liter bottle or a bowl over him.
by Matt
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.
Replies: 38
Views: 2707

Re: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.

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The very small e changed shells instantly, he was about to switch back but I threw that painted shell out.
by Matt
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.
Replies: 38
Views: 2707

Re: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.

Well this morning I went to get new shells and decided to buy two crabs. If any territorial behaviors happen or if they act unhappy or a problem with molting occurs I will get a 40g immediately. But the place I got them from had a tank with 1cm of calci sand. 50% humidity and 73 degrees Fahrenheit. ...
by Matt
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab Stays in Shell Basket?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Crab Stays in Shell Basket?

He definitley could be lonely. Especially with two crabs I have noticed this. If your rank is big enough getting a third would be a good option. They are very social creatures.
by Matt
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.
Replies: 38
Views: 2707

Re: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.

I'm definitley going to pack a few more inches of substrate on. Do you guys think this 20 gallon long tank can support 4 crabs for a year. I'm getting a 40 gallon next year so they won't be getting too much bigger by then. They would all be smalls. Thanks.
by Matt
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coenobita Scaevola
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Coenobita Scaevola

Has anyone heard of these before!? Mind blown. Was just reading an article about these land hermit crabs that only live in the Red Sea and have not really been studied much or kept as pets. They live in a very arid climate so they seem to do well with lower humidity levels. Also their habitat is hot...
by Matt
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Strange Case of PPS
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Strange Case of PPS

Could be his personality, some pp's are very inactive during the day some aren't. Has he molted yet? If not just try to provide perfect conditions until he does. They can die or become sick suddenly until after their first molt. Just make sure he has a lot of room and many good shells to choose from.
by Matt
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Help identify species?
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Help identify species?

Looks to be 2 purple pinchers.
by Matt
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.
Replies: 38
Views: 2707

Re: Matt's new crabitat build. Pictures with updates.

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Sand "beach" replaced with substrate. More space for crabs!