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by thermidor
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Strange/bad smell?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Strange/bad smell?

In my tank if there is any smell it is always a piece of dried shrimp that has been stashed somewhere; I remove it, and smell goes away.
by thermidor
Fri May 29, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Flooded Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Flooded Tank

Oh trust me it is even funnier to me as I have had a hysterectomy and have not bought these in 10 years! Thank God they did not ask me at the register why I needed them, can you imagine saying for my crab tank??????

And yes they actually do work:)
by thermidor
Tue May 26, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: If You're a Puffin Fan...
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: If You're a Puffin Fan...

How did you know I am obsessed?? When in England I made my husband travel hundreds of miles out of the way to go out on an island near Northumberland and walk among the breeding pairs. They could care less, were running and hopping around as they do, and you could see ticked-off moms peering out of ...
by thermidor
Tue May 26, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Flooded Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Flooded Tank

This is going to sound REALLY bizarre-but I have this problem to a much lesser extent, occasionally spilling the water bowl, etc. so the bottom inch of the sand is wetter than I would like. I went out today and bought tampons to use!!! I thought, they are easy to stick down into the sand, and once f...
by thermidor
Mon May 25, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: "Communication" with my crabs!
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: "Communication" with my crabs!

I am in shock. I did this with my least shy crab, a strawberry, and she perked up (Stood a little higher, looked intensely) and then started to amble over! Came all the way to the glass. Then my mind really clicked into gear. I need to reward her for the behavior so I can train her to come. What cou...
by thermidor
Mon May 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Air Rocks - How Much is Too Much?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Air Rocks - How Much is Too Much?

Since they wander in and out of the surf I think strong water and bubbles probably seems much more natural to them!
by thermidor
Mon May 11, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: strawberries NOT digging
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: strawberries NOT digging

Strawberries' eyes are not very shiny anyway, sort of cloudy steel grey is normal. And for what it is worth, mine NEVER dig unless it is to go molt. They have a couple of fav places that they sit (for hours by the way) and the male inexplicably hangs on the fishnet near the top, every day. I don't k...
by thermidor
Tue May 05, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Truly devestated, where is the passion?
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Truly devestated, where is the passion?

Also..if you can't sleep, try going into their room around 2 AM to see what's happening. It is mesmerizing when they are all out, running around and about their business. I have to do this sometimes since only my strawberries come out during the day! When you see them eating, drinking, and climbing ...
by thermidor
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab constantly in corner near heater bulb
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Crab constantly in corner near heater bulb

I have a couple of crabs that have a very determined preference for one spot; almost as if it is THEIR spot and I have actually seem them shove someone else out of their spot, only to sit there and do nothing. In other words, not guarding a food source or a fabulous hiding spot, just a spot.
by thermidor
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can my crabs travel with me?
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Can my crabs travel with me?

If you are gone for one week I would 100% leave them at home. As long as everything is very stable and on auto-pilot (humidity, temp, etc.) your main worry is to have plenty of fresh water (as well as having salt water of course). Two or more dishes that can't be overturned and you will be covered i...
by thermidor
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: I found a gold mine if jumbo polish turbos o.o $ 8-11
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: I found a gold mine if jumbo polish turbos o.o $ 8-11

My guys refuse to use African Turbos-but they are so gorgeous I just leave them in as tank décor! What a haul..
by thermidor
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: LiveHermitCrabs.com
Replies: 1576
Views: 123656

Re: LiveHermitCrabs.com

Please do let us know. I ordered in September and finally got the money back from American Express a couple months ago. I can't believe the credit card companies even still let them accept cards with as many people getting defrauded. Yes the crabs are SO tempting but if you don't get them, like me, ...
by thermidor
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Sad crab - even sadder crabber
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Sad crab - even sadder crabber

Took about eight months before my crabs would not hide or run every single time they caught sight of me. Takes TIME, lots of it.
by thermidor
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Flaxseed question!
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Flaxseed question!

Yes and the more oil in the seed the faster it goes rancid so flax is probably better kept in the frig.
by thermidor
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Toothless is up!
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Toothless is up!

Do ALL husbands do that?