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by rryan0604
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up my first crabitat
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: Setting up my first crabitat

http://youtu.be/7OfqWcjvJcs

A quick video of all my crabbies!
by rryan0604
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shell fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Shell fighting

Just broke up my first shell fight! One of the unnamed crabbies was naked and trying to steal Muriel's shell.I have no idea where the naked one's shell went. I moved Muriel and put 3 appropriate sized shells right next to the naked one, and he went right in one. Should I be worried that they will fi...
by rryan0604
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pine - safe or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Pine - safe or not?

Thanks for clearing that up. I think I'll just skip the pine entirely. No point in running the risk.
by rryan0604
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pine - safe or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Pine - safe or not?

I guess I was a little confused because I thought I saw wodesorel mention in a different thread that pine was okay... and if pine cones are safe, why wouldn't the branches be as well?
by rryan0604
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pine - safe or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Pine - safe or not?

I checked both food lists, safe says pinecones, unsafe says nothing about pine... Would pine branches be safe to put in for climbing? (it's the only tree that grows around here that has fallen branches I can harvest) I was just hoping to add some enrichment on the cheap... since I've already dumped ...
by rryan0604
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Question about crab sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Question about crab sizing

I was just wondering what size you would consider most hermits that are sold in the pet stores to be? I'm confused about the leg sizing since none of my crabs have seemed to be out often enough yet for me to really check. Can you go by the size of their shell to get an overall guess? Each of my crab...
by rryan0604
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: When to get another crab?
Replies: 29
Views: 375

Re: When to get another crab?

Pretty sure your lone crab will be alright for a while by itself. When you think about how some go down to molt, they don't see each other very often anyhow.
by rryan0604
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up my first crabitat
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: Setting up my first crabitat

Tonight only Bob was up and about. I got a good look at his belly, no gonopores so he's definitely male.


Muriel, Carmen, and NoName are still unseen/unsexed.
by rryan0604
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Lemon Grass and Chicory Root
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Lemon Grass and Chicory Root

Lemon grass is on the UNSAFE list. Not sure about chickory root. Unsafe food list is here- viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92556
by rryan0604
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2037
Views: 121354

Re: What are your crabs up to?

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/mbyn234/DSC00022.jpg Muriel http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/mbyn234/DSC00016.jpg Yet Unnamed Crab http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/mbyn234/DSC00031.jpg Bob The 4th crab is still hiding, so I haven't been able to get a picture of him/her yet. I'm t...
by rryan0604
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up my first crabitat
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: Setting up my first crabitat

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/mbyn234/DSC00022.jpg Muriel http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/mbyn234/DSC00016.jpg Yet Unnamed Crab http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/mbyn234/DSC00031.jpg Bob The 4th crab is still hiding, so I haven't been able to get a picture of him/her yet. I'm t...
by rryan0604
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2037
Views: 121354

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I just got my crabbies 2 days ago. During the day it seems all 4 have dug down to hide. I just spent the last 15 minutes watch 2 of them- Muriel and Bob. Bob has changed shells already from the one he came from the pet store in, and Muriel looks like she's debating a change of clothes as well. She's...
by rryan0604
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up my first crabitat
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: Setting up my first crabitat

Unfortunately, the spot near the window was the only place I could put the tank without major rearranging of the room. The spot is a little cooler than the rest of the room, but I have a space heater set up blowing over there, the heat lamp on a thermostat, and every time I've checked the tank the t...
by rryan0604
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up my first crabitat
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: Setting up my first crabitat

Okay, sounds great. I think they've all gone under now. I can't see any of them anymore, and I don't want to dig in there to look for them. I don't see any tunnels or where they could have gone under at. I figure as long as I don't smell dead fish, I'll just leave everything be. I swapped out the fo...
by rryan0604
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up my first crabitat
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: Setting up my first crabitat

Yesterday I decided since the conditions were right, I would get some crabs. I went to petsmart, and they had a decent set up there- thick substrate, moss, lots of hiding places. I was really impressed with the way they had them, especially after seeing the poor crabs at petco (No water at all, just...