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by casssch
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up the crabitote
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Setting up the crabitote

It's currently 77 degrees in there with no heater, and 92% humidity. My original plan was to put them in the living room, but due to table issues, they are in the dining room/craft room, which is the warmest room in the house.
by casssch
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Setting up the crabitote
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Setting up the crabitote

My husband and I have managed to drill holes and clean the new 30 gallon tote for the crabs. Now that I'm home today I get the pleasure of setting it up. The plan and questions: Substrate- I use dechlorinated salt water for this, correct? 100 pounds of quickrete play sand 3 bricks of eco earth (More...
by casssch
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Adding branches
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

Re: Adding branches

I never even thought of using my new dehydrator for the crabs. i need to start thinking smarter here.
by casssch
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Adding branches
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

Re: Adding branches

I think the most annoying bug that might travel in on a branch would be a gnat, and thanks to all my other indoor plants, they are already inside the house. The spiders love me for it though. :hlol:

The lilac bushes I can just do flowers and all, correct? I wouldn't want to freeze or bake those?
by casssch
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tote stability
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Tote stability

Hubby picked up a free (!) 55 gallon tank today that came with a stand perfect for the crabitote. The 55 gallon will be set up for fish (if I can find a good fish forum) where the crabs and goldfish tanks were. Too much going on right now in my house setting up new stuff.
by casssch
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Adding branches
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

Adding branches

I have a green ash tree and lavender bushes in my yard. I see them both on the safe food list. Do I need to do anything before adding them to the crabitat?
by casssch
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lid
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Lid

I have used a mesh lid for mine, but I have wrapped it with press and seal, then covered with towels to keep in warmth and humidity. If you can get a glass lid, it might be easier.
by casssch
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tote stability
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Tote stability

Does this look stable? You can see on the small ends where the tote is longer than the table. Should I be looking for a board to go between the tote and table? I don't feel like the table the hubby wants to use will be stable enough in the long term, but this one is just slightly too small. http://i...
by casssch
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Freshwater fiddler crabs
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Freshwater fiddler crabs

My daughter is wanting to add freshwater fiddler crabs to her crab collection (thanks Wal-Mart). Obviously they would be separate enclosures, but the internet is full of conflicting advice. Where's the right information located so I can see if this venture is even possible?
by casssch
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Surprisingly Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Surprisingly Alive

Looks like I've got hubby on board with a clear tote, and moving it into the living room. Now I have to put together a shopping list.
by casssch
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Surprisingly Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Surprisingly Alive

I can speak for buying tanks, but getting them second hand is usually a good method to save - craigslist or ebay are other good options IMO - or potentually going down the route of using totes. They a lot cheaper, and do the job well! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk Do the totes allow enough l...
by casssch
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Surprisingly Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Surprisingly Alive

So after 6 months of no signs of life, we still have 2 living crabs. They're huge, I'm guessing about 3x the size they were when we got them. Gauging size using shell size, as they will not stand still, I'd say they are a small large, or a large medium. We thought for sure they had passed, after 6 m...
by casssch
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting or just buried?
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Molting or just buried?

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? playsand and ee mixed, 7-8 inches in a 20 gal tall 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? 71 degrees, 80% humidity,...
by casssch
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: No activity?
Replies: 14
Views: 848

Re: No activity?

I'm happy to report all but one have appeared. :crabbigsmile:
by casssch
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: No activity?
Replies: 14
Views: 848

Re: No activity?

Update - as of yesterday Jasmine, our biggest was back up and eating. She's now a deep purple color.