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by Laurie LeAnn
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Strange smell
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Strange smell

Cooked or raw?? depends on that, how humid and warm it is inside and other side of the tank..I put food in at night before I go o bed and take it out before noon.
by Laurie LeAnn
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: UTH doesn't heat.
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: UTH doesn't heat.

I thought I just lost one of my heat mats.couldn't figure out why my tank was colder than before..everything was plugged in...then I figured it out my electric strip cord was junk in some places..is yours plugged in a wall? Electrical cord? Might have a short in it?if it isn't being plugged into any...
by Laurie LeAnn
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: I have redone my crab home!
Replies: 54
Views: 7987

Re: I have redone my crab home!

Crabs need a day and night light cycle.. they won't get the proper light in a tub.. you really need to get a glass tank so you can get the proper lighting. A heat mat fixed to back side to keep the humidity and temperature controlled at all times.
by Laurie LeAnn
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Question about Crabitat Substrate
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Question about Crabitat Substrate

Before you go and start misting and adding water to your tank if you think it's getting to dry..take your crabs out and your things and mix up your sand or what ever your using. Making sure you go way to the bottom..you will be surprised at how much moisture is still at th bottom and can become over...
by Laurie LeAnn
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Extra shells
Replies: 24
Views: 2530

Re: Extra shells

I just dipped mine in their water, just cause I read somewhere they like a clean shell..I just drop mine in the tank.no certain order,no rhyme or reason..I think they like it better if they can get to them in a easy way.. I would.I don't leave mine in all the time either.. I put them in for a week e...
by Laurie LeAnn
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Exo Terra Terrarium - What to do with all this height?
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Exo Terra Terrarium - What to do with all this height?

Shower caddies with fake wood or real wood going up to them. If they won't stay stuck to the tank you can use cake tiers , other wood branches, stack of Lego, I have taken 2 of them and you put one on one side and the other on the other side but stagger it..so they kind of sit on each other. Some ha...
by Laurie LeAnn
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: YES, they can open lids!
Replies: 4
Views: 401

YES, they can open lids!

My large / jumbo crab opened the glass lid today and got out! I had piece of wood that went up towards the tank and he had climbed up, hooked his claws on the top I'm assuming and pulled himself up and pushed it up. I heard a bunch of racket but just thought he is being rammy trying to get to the ot...
by Laurie LeAnn
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Is the dish safe to use ?
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Is the dish safe to use ?

Go to a dollar store buy food and water dishes there for a buck!
by Laurie LeAnn
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: MOLD!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4997

Re: MOLD!!

I put the ends of my wood on slate rock and use big rock to hold it up if needed. It's not touching the damp sand or eco earth and it doesn't mold
by Laurie LeAnn
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: New UTH = dry sand
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: New UTH = dry sand

Actually you want to be careful when misting. You can mist to much and all that water goes on the side of the glass and goes below and will over saturate your sand in places then you can get mold growing. As long as you had your substrate mixed up.right before like sand castle consistency it should ...
by Laurie LeAnn
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Turning one 55 gallon into two sections
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Turning one 55 gallon into two sections

Oh I have had him since 2009 and when I find him getting his manly ways I pull him away and out.. he is very aggressive! It's like he holds them captive and not for just a little bit it's all day! He is a bully crab..he has killed a many crab..it usually takes a good 2 months before he stops running...
by Laurie LeAnn
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Turning one 55 gallon into two sections
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Turning one 55 gallon into two sections

It's breeding time in m tank.. my guy is on my girl an not letting her go anywhere..tonight I took a standard plastic tray and put it in the middle , I buried it down to the bottom an it's still tall enough to go reach the top and as wide s tank. Crabby paddy has tried to climb it but failed.lol..my...
by Laurie LeAnn
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: GNATS!!
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: GNATS!!

Also the best offense is a good defense! Make sure garage is out regularly and it helps if you put food in Wal-Mart plastic bags an tie them up, keep sinks clean and clean from dirty dishes. Watch out for inside plants they love to be in those to. Don't let food sit around and rot on counters..
by Laurie LeAnn
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How often?
Replies: 16
Views: 1189

Re: How often?

I have bug phobia...I don't like any type of bug in my tank good or bad. I deep clean my tank once a year. That means everything out rinsed off, plastic / silk plants replaced. Substrate replaced with new to...I have had ants in my tank before they are very hard to get out.once they start to tunnel ...
by Laurie LeAnn
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: aggression or Normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: aggression or Normal?

Do you have been extra shells in your tank? He might be getting ready for a shell fight.. depending on the age of your crabs you could also have a male and female..mating season getting ready..