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by zinxzi
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Vacation

For substrate I have sand castle consistency, and it is 5:1 sand and eco earth. It is very cold where I live right now, as Winter has just ended. I will try to wrap the lid in some plastic wrap or foil. I have a 90 Gallon tank, so I think that's why it is very hard to keep the humidity up.
by zinxzi
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Vacation

Well, Last time I left them was for 4 days. The humidity sank to 20%. I have a mesh lid so it is hard to keep humidity in. I was thinking of wetting some towels and them putting them on the top to help. I usually put stuff over the lid so the heat and humidity wont come out.
by zinxzi
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Vacation

The only problem is I have 2 molters in the main tank - One I can see through the glass (He is all the way at the bottom ofthe sub) So should I just leave them?
by zinxzi
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Vacation

Okay. Thank you so much! I will see if my mom can take care of them, and I will make instructional videos on how to do so and also leave written instructions!
by zinxzi
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Vacation

OKay. So I am going on vacation for a week and I will not be able to look after my crabs. The last thing I want to do is leave them without anyone to watch them, but I don't know if anyone can. If I left them, they would not receive proper care by any means. The humidity would be below 20%, and the ...
by zinxzi
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting under surface?
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Molting under surface?

Yes I have a small tub I can place over him. And also an update on him - I went and checked on him (looking at him from the surface). His shell was much higher up then before. Guessing he may be coming up from whatever he was doing. Molting, distressing, ect. Good sign! :)
by zinxzi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting under surface?
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Molting under surface?

There are no other crabs in the tank other than him and another that is molting. My temp is 80 degrees and my humidity stays 80%+. For protein I do feed them meat sometimes but make sure it is changed the next day. Also many other variety of foods (fruit and veggies, ect.) :)
by zinxzi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY second levels + nets
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: DIY second levels + nets

Thanks everyone! Oh, and I actually have a video on Youtube on making the 2nd levels... zinxzi is my username if you'd like to see.
by zinxzi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting under surface?
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Molting under surface?

I have about 12 inches of substrate in my tank. It Is a mixture of eco- earth and childrens sterilized play sand. I have multiple gauges in my tank for both humidity and temp in all areas of the enclosure. I have a heat lamp + heating pad on the tank. Both fresh and salt water are available (I use a...
by zinxzi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY second levels + nets
Replies: 5
Views: 951

DIY second levels + nets

Hello! Recently built some really awesome second levels with suction cups and plastic containers! I am so happy with the outcome, and they are very strong and sturdy. I am also looking for some DIY nets to make....suggestions?
by zinxzi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting under surface?
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Molting under surface?

Hello! I am a highly experienced crab owner. I have gone through many processes of molting and distressing, but with my Jumbo Goliath, his case is different. He went down about 2 months ago. I thought he went down for a molt until I spotted the top of his shell from the substrate. I thought he was s...
by zinxzi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is an ISO tank really required?
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Is an ISO tank really required?

Hello! I personally used to have an ISO set up just in case. However, with my crabs they don't usually show any molting signs before they go down for a molt. My crabs go down overnight, and I can't ISO them in time. (unless you use the soda bottle technique) Personally I think there is no urgent nee...