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by soilentgringa
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Algea
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Algea

This is absolutely false. Algae means that oxygen is getting to that part of the substrate.

The anaerobic bacteria that is harmful cannot survive in oxygen.




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by soilentgringa
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1947
Views: 109043

Re: What are your crabs up to?

purplepincher wrote:i have always wanted either a blue or strawberry crab. were did you buy him???
I don’t buy crabs at all. They were adoptions.


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by soilentgringa
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Axolotl Sitter
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Axolotl Sitter

purplepincher wrote:can we see a pic?
This post is from last summer; he went home back in the fall.


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by soilentgringa
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1947
Views: 109043

Re: What are your crabs up to?

purplepincher wrote:love the color! is that an E or a straw?
One of my strawberry crabs (ceonobita perlatus).


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by soilentgringa
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I consider UVB?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Should I consider UVB?

yes a UVB is good if it is a heat light but keep the heat within the 70-80 range. also keep the humidity high but not above 90 and not below 70. Heat can be up into the mid 80’s or even higher depending on species and the humidity can be higher than 90, as long as the tank is being monitored for ov...
by soilentgringa
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1947
Views: 109043

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Just crab things.Image


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by soilentgringa
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Tote Crabitat and Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Tote Crabitat and Temperature

Totes can be great habitats. They’re portable, and are a cost effective way to provide a larger amount of space for cheap. You can put a heat mat like an ultratherm on the side; use a thermostat/dimmer switch if necessary. Cut a hole in the lid and place a reptile lamp fixture with LED bulb in it fo...
by soilentgringa
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Aquraiam lids and reptile bulbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Aquraiam lids and reptile bulbs?

Better to use an ultratherm or heat mat.


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by soilentgringa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: I have never seen this before
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: I have never seen this before

That's strange... I didn't think they could stay under that long, especially since their gills are meant for land! 5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark They have modified gills that have to stay moist in order for them to breathe properly, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they can only be on ...
by soilentgringa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Is this Normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Is this Normal?

zokirova wrote:Thank you, I do understand that however molt from day one?
Yes. It is very common for new to you crabs to bury to destress and possibly molt. Most of the crabs I have and have fostered went under the minute they had access to adequate substrate.


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by soilentgringa
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How can my little brother help?
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: How can my little brother help?

Have had hermit crabs since my son was that age. He’s always helped spot clean the tank, fed them, helped with water changes, washed shells, etc.

Also 6 years old is not too young to learn kitchen skills, with supervision.


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by soilentgringa
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: What to keep in a lil tank
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: What to keep in a lil tank

So my sister kept a beta fish in a one gallon tank and since it passed she has no use for the tank. I want to keep something a bit cooler in that tank but I'm assuming nothing can really be kept in such a small tank. I also think even a beta shouldn't be kept in such a small tank. What use could I ...
by soilentgringa
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Prime

I just poke a hole in the seal instead of removing it. 2 drops per gallon.


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by soilentgringa
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: 20% Hermit Crab Humidity at PETCO
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: 20% Hermit Crab Humidity at PETCO

The main thing you can do is not buy their crabs and attempt to educate people about the hermit crab trade business. PETA actually has a few videos on You Tube about it. , just search "peta hermit crab". I won't post a direct link but you should be able to find it easily. It's amazing how many of t...
by soilentgringa
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Gone Bad
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Molting Gone Bad

Can you post pics?

Also, lots of things can happen during a molt. They can even drop limbs and regrow them completely during a molt.

I feel like whoever told you that is mistaken.


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