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by crabby_D
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Death due to shell?
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Death due to shell?

Fill these out to give us an idea of your conditions: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=46102 Sent from my LGLS665 using Tapatalk What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Mix of play sand and cocofiber. 6.5" depth in most spots, except where they've b...
by crabby_D
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Death due to shell?
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Death due to shell?

Sigh. We've had our first non-PPS death. :cry: It was my Calypso, who was in a pretty tree snail shell. I have been concerned about her for awhile- about a week ago I had a suspicion she was headed downhill. So, I have been concerned for awhile now that her shell is a size too small for her. I have ...
by crabby_D
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Do you ISO a molter every time?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Do you ISO a molter every time?

I only ISO a molter if they are streaking or surface molting, or if I notice other crabs have unusual interest in a molter. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk My substrate is about 6.5 inches in most spots. Except for their "trails." :lol: What does "unusual interest" look like? Would a c...
by crabby_D
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How often?
Replies: 16
Views: 1327

How often?

How often do you clean your tank? I am now worrying I am being too hands off with my colony. I haven't done a deep clean ever. I have two tanks, 8 crabs, established for 1 year now. I found what I suspect are food mites on two of my crabs yesterday, and now I am wondering if i need to be cleaning mo...
by crabby_D
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Do you ISO a molter every time?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Do you ISO a molter every time?

I ask because to be honest, I have never ISO'd a molter. I have a colony of 8 in two different tanks, and I've only had one issue with a molt and possible canibalism. I am pretty hands off with the colony in general... we know which ones are OK being handled and we occasionally take them out. The ot...
by crabby_D
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ssshhh....
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Ssshhh....

Well.....Peanut has been down for 5wks, Capt. Jack for a week (his second molt within a month now). It's such a QUIET tank!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Just wait until you acquire more haha.... If you Do end up with more Don't put them in ur bedroom if you are a light sleeper!! They clan...
by crabby_D
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Is burlap OK?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Is burlap OK?

pandaincognito wrote:I don't trust burlap anymore. They treat it to help it keep it's color and so it doesn't dry out and break apart. I wouldn't use it, but that's just me ^•^ maybe someone else knows a better way to get rid of that chemically smell

Thanks Panda!
by crabby_D
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Second level problem solved!!
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Second level problem solved!!

Amazing! Thanks for sharing. Is that a 20 gal. long?
by crabby_D
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Is burlap OK?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Is burlap OK?

I have seen some of you post that you've used it. I just bought some, and soaked it in a white vinegar/water mix. Then I rinsed it in dechlorinated water. It just has such a chemical-y smell!!! I am paranoid about contaminating the tat. Will the smell subside? It is still wet, so maybe that isn't he...
by crabby_D
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: moss pit advice
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: moss pit advice

This fish net or needlepoint stuff...where can I find it and what's it called? You said craft store - would Michael's have it? Yes, I got mine at Walmart, but I am sure they would have it at Michael's, too. It's pretty handy stuff. I also put it in my deeper water dishes so my tinys don't get stuck...
by crabby_D
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: moss pit advice
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: moss pit advice

I have a large crab that is easily able to push open the lid of his tank (since I have a climbing wall background). That's why I've just resorted to putting weights on top. I use ankle weights since they're pretty heavy and distribute the weight across the whole lid. Make sure the weights make it h...
by crabby_D
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: moss pit advice
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: moss pit advice

For ease of access, you could add a section of plastic/silk vine or fish net. I've done this by either threading the stiff end of the vine in and out of two of the holes or tying on a strip of net. Small clear plastic zip-ties are also perfect for attaching things. I have that plastic needlepoint s...
by crabby_D
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: moss pit advice
Replies: 12
Views: 408

moss pit advice

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p25/liljennk/0420161635_zpsxo6kd1el.jpg So here is the moss pit: It is approximately 4" deep, plastic, that is. Is this the right amount of moss? I have 2 tinys, 3 smalls, and my two adoptees are mediums bordering on larges. I am concerned that in my 20 gal long, ...
by crabby_D
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: My Power's Out! How to heat tank??
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: My Power's Out! How to heat tank??

Great info here. Thank you!
by crabby_D
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: How long to Iso adoptees?
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: How long to Iso adoptees?

Thank you, all!
Well, it wasn't a surface molt. :cry: One adoptee down. I moved the healthy one to the main tank, and will wait for the other to emerge from the sub.
Thank you!