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by crabswell
Wed May 20, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: "Communication" with my crabs!
Replies: 12
Views: 578

"Communication" with my crabs!

Hi all! COOL update. So James Crabswell and Dr. Samuel Crabson have been a lot more active and comfortable lately (still a bit skittish sometimes, but a lot less reactive and stressed). I recently watched this video and thought I'd try it on the Doc on one of his more adventurous evenings out. He wa...
by crabswell
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabswell is back!!
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Crabswell is back!!

Hi all! James Crabswell and Dr. Crabson have both been molting for over a month (Crabswell went first, then Crabson joined him after being lonely and crabby for a bit). This is their first molt with me, so I'm ecstatic that it went well (especially since we had a crabsitter oversee their molting con...
by crabswell
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Alaska HermitCrab + Naples Shells
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Alaska HermitCrab + Naples Shells

Our crabs should totally have a dinner party together, CrabbySquirrel! :hlol: I totally forgot to mention the powdered mineral supplement! It went untouched FOREVER, but then suddenly the little bottle cap it was in went missing. Turns out Dr. Crabson stole it for himself. It's been in his favourite...
by crabswell
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Drying Strawberry Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Drying Strawberry Leaves

Thanks for the response, Rebecca! I'd be using an oven. How long would you suggest I leave them in for? Are there any done-signs I should be looking for as I lightly bake them?
by crabswell
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Drying Strawberry Leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Drying Strawberry Leaves

Hi all! Went through a big batch of strawberries for Valentine's day and now have a ton of strawberry leaves (which I know crabbies love). Can anyone suggest a good method for drying or preserving the leaves for future crabsnacks? Thanks!
by crabswell
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: What do you think of my crabitat remodel?
Replies: 11
Views: 809

Re: What do you think of my crabitat remodel?

Thanks Lburns! My crabs have been climbing incessantly. I need to get some more levels for them.
by crabswell
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: What do you think of my crabitat remodel?
Replies: 11
Views: 809

Re: What do you think of my crabitat remodel?

Looks Great!!
What did you use for the shell shop and moss pit? link?
by crabswell
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Alaska HermitCrab + Naples Shells
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Alaska HermitCrab + Naples Shells

Of course you have a bunch of divacrabs. Mine have been great eaters, EXCEPT, last night I finally gave them cooked shrimp and they didn't even touch it. Crabswell stayed buried all night, and he's the big eater, so I'm just going to tell myself that Dr. Crabson got in there but didn't make much of ...
by crabswell
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Alaska HermitCrab + Naples Shells
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Alaska HermitCrab + Naples Shells

Can't wait to offer some of these goodies to the guys tonight! Hey Crabinski! Was thinking of putting in an order through Alaska Hermit soon - what were the results with your batch? Any favourites? I have been obsessed with my food supply from Hermit Crab Patch, but I wanted to sub in some flowers,...
by crabswell
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water dish mystery!
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Water dish mystery!

Substrate acts as a wick, especially sand. So if the substrate is up to the edge of the water then it will suck all the water out and into the tank. It can become a major flood risk if it keeps happening. This makes a lot of sense. The water loss has all but subsided since I moved the dish higher o...
by crabswell
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water dish mystery!
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Water dish mystery!

Tres weird, indeed!! :?: Both bowls are equidistant from the heat source (they are at either end of the front of the tank and the UTH is on the back wall in the middle). I just recently unburied the FW bowl, resting it flat on top of the substrate, and that seemed to help a lot. I just can't figure ...
by crabswell
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water dish mystery!
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Water dish mystery!

Hi all. A bit of a mystery surrounding the freshwater dish in my crabitat. I've gone through two now and keep having the same issue. No matter how often I fill up my fresh water, it always empties within a very short time (30 minutes to an hour) - this is even during the day, when my crabs aren't ev...
by crabswell
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY second levels + nets
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: DIY second levels + nets

Do you have any pics of the second levels, I'm trying to design one now and could use some ideas. Hope your crabs are enjoying and exploring their new space!
by crabswell
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How do I prepare for leaving on a trip?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: How do I prepare for leaving on a trip?

I'm also about to leave on a trip for exactly 48 hours. I'm going to assemble some dried foods and I have my light/heat on a timer - what I'm most concerned about is the humidity. I don't have any special tools to control it right now (I have a plexiglass cover, moss, and a spray bottle (spritzed on...
by crabswell
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Overstocked Shell Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Overstocked Shell Shop

Thanks, soilentgringa! :clap: Makes perfect sense. Now to see if I can fit one into my tank...