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by Keg
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Air Quality Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Air Quality Issues

>>>>>>If what your saying is try and there eyes are this sensitive- wouldn't they be in pain from the salt in there pools and wild ones from the ocean? Rather than engage in a debate or ad hominem attack, it would be helpful if someone could verify if their crabs are (or are not) repelled by the fra...
by Keg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Air Quality Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Air Quality Issues

Whenever Azazul has a complaint about air quality issues, she ducks under the abalone shell in the crabitat. I guess the bad smells are somewhat filtered out in that cave-like area. That's my assumption anyway, but I believe it. Last week she was spending alot of time down there. I know this is not ...
by Keg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: spring equinox
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: spring equinox

Spring Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 3:28 AM on
Monday, March 20

Please everyone keep on the lookout and report if the crabs act different around this date.
by Keg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab climbing on grate.
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: Crab climbing on grate.

When I first got Azazul, the 40 gallon came with a screen top, so I used it. She spent hours upside down rattling around. I thought it was good she was getting so much exercise and had found some activity that she had a passion for. I mentioned it to the previous owner and she said, "I won't put the...
by Keg
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Looking for opinions on Repti-Fogger by Zoo-Med.
Replies: 17
Views: 2903

Re: Looking for opinions on Repti-Fogger by Zoo-Med.

A summary of my thoughts on foggers in general: 1) Must use distilled water. This is available at Target for as low as $0.88/gal which is the same as purified gallons. This is ok for the crab and unlike spring water, will not create large amounts of airborne dust. And it won't clog. I think this wil...
by Keg
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Windows 8.1 review.
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Windows 8.1 review.

It's something like version 10 now. 1) Microsoft is engineering the system to recognize the platform its running on and adjust. That way the phone will run the same system as a tablet or desktop. This is a big advantage for their development costs and for developers too. So the phone system will kee...
by Keg
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Vick's Sonic air humidifier
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Vick's Sonic air humidifier

This solution works for me because I live in Arizona. If I try to keep the humidity "in" with a lid on top of the crabitat, it causes too much heat buildup also. So yes, actively maintaining it takes lots of work. But a little extra humidity in the room is probably good for my nose anyway. This summ...
by Keg
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Vick's Sonic air humidifier
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Vick's Sonic air humidifier

Update on the Vick's sonic humidifier: By itself, the vicks will develop yellow algae and grey mold due to constant exposure to water and humidity. I tried buying two of them and swapping them out every 24 hours to let them dry out. I also dry them out between uses to remove growth. BUT, this doesn'...
by Keg
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My assumptions concerning crab communication
Replies: 3
Views: 341

My assumptions concerning crab communication

My crab Azazul has learned that she can wake me up at 3am if necessary by staring at me. I was unable to sleep due to all the phantom itchiness, so I got up to see why she was messing with me. I believe this is a common occurrence with crabs, although it takes a certain kind of person to admit it. I...
by Keg
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Vick's Sonic air humidifier
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Vick's Sonic air humidifier

Hi I bought a Vick's sonic air humidifier at Walmart. I'm on my third one. It was designed for people. It is silent and emits a visible cloud of humidity in a 3 foot long arc through the air. It costs roughly $39 dollars. The reason I'm using this, is because I live in Arizona. This creates a unique...
by Keg
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Never heard sound before kept me up all night
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Never heard sound before kept me up all night

>>> a high pitched noise that sounds almost exactly like their legs rubbing on the glass. Hi Its possible they see a reflection of themselves in the glass and they are interacting with it by climbing the glass. My crab interacts with the mirror all the time. It a reflection possible with the availab...
by Keg
Sun May 22, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: IM GETTING TIRED OF THIS!!
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: IM GETTING TIRED OF THIS!!

Bocoom, Hi. I have a 14 year old Purple Pincher. She has a history of not tolerating other crabs. From previous discussions on HCA, I was told this is because if a crab lives in isolation for too long, they stop liking other crabs. It is possible it is not fixable. However, now that I think about it...
by Keg
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: What's your favorite Books?
Replies: 13
Views: 3791

What's your favorite Books?

The last one I enjoyed was:Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His TimeI would like to read more of Asimov's "Science Essay Collections" when I get time.
by Keg
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Toshiba products absolutely stink....
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Toshiba products absolutely stink....

I would try a commercial file recovery service. 100 hours is too much to lose.It happens though. Sometimes it is necessary to start over.