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by Cate1129
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Adding sand with a molter??
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Adding sand with a molter??

So I have noticed a few over wet patches at the bottom of my sub and want to add sand to the bottom of the tank. However I have a molter down. (I only have 2 crabbys) I think I know where the molter is under, and I don't want to leave those wet patches (caused by a crab digging under the water dish ...
by Cate1129
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: HELP! old crab chased new crab out of its shell!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: HELP! old crab chased new crab out of its shell!!!

Well, everyone is okay now. The shell stealer FINALLY found a shell that was acceptable to her today. The one who had the shell taken has gotten her shell back and is underground. No more issues now. I think she just couldn't find a shell she liked in what I had. I added new ones and she finally cho...
by Cate1129
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: HELP! old crab chased new crab out of its shell!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: HELP! old crab chased new crab out of its shell!!!

**UPDATE** The new crab returned to her shell. She hasn't dug back under and I am keeping an eye on the older one. The older one hasn't picked a new shell out either. But I am going to give them time and space and hopefully they work it out!
by Cate1129
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: HELP! old crab chased new crab out of its shell!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 288

HELP! old crab chased new crab out of its shell!!!

So I have a crab I've had almost 2 years, just added a new crab a couple weeks ago. This morning I found that the old crab was digging into the hole where the new crab has been hiding for a few days. I took her out several times but she kept going back! I had to leave for the day and I come home to ...
by Cate1129
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Crabitat Smells Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Crabitat Smells Bad

[quote="purpleperson"]Is your sub grey or black anywhere? Overly damp? That can be a sign of a bacterial bloom under the sand. Is it possible they hid some food somewhere that's rotting and you just don't know where it is? I did find some food. I did find some over-wet places. I will try to remove a...
by Cate1129
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Crabitat Smells Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Crabitat Smells Bad

I took out all the plants and decorations and found some old food. Think this was the source of the smell as its better this morning. However I have found a bit of algae and some over-wet places that I need to deal with. Just concerned about my recently buried crab! :(
by Cate1129
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Crabitat Smells Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Crabitat Smells Bad

Can anybody help???
by Cate1129
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Crabitat Smells Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Crabitat Smells Bad

So my crabitat has been set up for nearly 2 years. I have the recommended mix of EE and sand and keep the humidity & temp above 80. I have noticed over the last week it smells bad. Not the usual damp dirt/sand smell, but kind of sour. Like something is rotting. I change food/water daily. I have 2 cr...
by Cate1129
Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Could she be molting AGAIN?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Could she be molting AGAIN?

Teedeums wrote:When crabs lose limbs right after a molt, they sometimes go down early to grow the limb back. It is most likely that she is molting again, which is a good thing.


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Thank you! I am hoping that is why she went back down and not because I stressed her to death! :oops:
by Cate1129
Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Could she be molting AGAIN?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Could she be molting AGAIN?

I posted a few days ago about a molter I accidentally uncovered. She was up and all over the tank that day. She ate and spent a lot of time in the salt water pool ( nearly emptied it!) and then the next morning she was under again. Is this a good or bad thing? She looked to me like she had molted wh...
by Cate1129
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Gel limb after a molt???
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Gel limb after a molt???

She seems fine, but she is small. I will just watch and see what happens. Thanks for answering my question! :D
by Cate1129
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Newbie Crabber!
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Newbie Crabber!

Crabinski wrote:They're very addicting! Once you've been hooked, there's no way out :lol: .
LOL That's what I'm afraid of!! :D
by Cate1129
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Gel limb after a molt???
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Gel limb after a molt???

So will she molt again soon? And she seems to be able to feed herself and she's very active.
by Cate1129
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Newbie Crabber!
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Newbie Crabber!

I am learning so much I didn't know about them!
by Cate1129
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Gel limb after a molt???
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Gel limb after a molt???

I have a crab that was under for over a month. When I accidentally caved her tunnel in she came up. She has been very active since she came up. She is dark in color so I think her exo has hardened, but she has a gel limb where her little pincher should be. Will she need to molt again for the limb to...