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by roadbling
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Saltwater dries up in less than 12 hours
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Saltwater dries up in less than 12 hours

Thanks everyone! The saltwater is on the heated side of the tank so I will switch the bowls and see if the fresh starts drying up. Then check for leaks if that doesn't work. Thanks for the info on sea sponges. I thought they were necessary. Thanks for the advice!
by roadbling
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Saltwater dries up in less than 12 hours
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Saltwater dries up in less than 12 hours

I recently upgraded to a twenty gallon tank. Humidity at 80% is great. I bought Fluker's corner bowls that hold 6-8 ounces of water. The fresh water is fine, but the salt water evaporates by the time I get home from work or overnight. I removed the sea sponge, thinking that might be soaking it up. N...
by roadbling
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Substrate drying during a molt - new crab owner
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Substrate drying during a molt - new crab owner

Thank you so much for the advice. I found him and he moved a bit so I think he is okay. The sand was actually a nice consistency so maybe the moisture spreads throughout. Again, appreciate the advice! Steve (the medium-large PP) thanks you!
by roadbling
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: So glad I found a forum!
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: So glad I found a forum!

Lol, thanks! I am happy to know I am not the only one who got sucked in. But I never would have known how cute these little guys are.
by roadbling
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Substrate drying during a molt - new crab owner
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Substrate drying during a molt - new crab owner

He is a medium slightly larger than a golf ball, so maybe there is still a shot he will come up? It was moist when he dug under, but he went under mid-October and it is mid-January.
by roadbling
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: TX, LA Adopters
Replies: 3
Views: 518

TX, LA Adopters

SAN ANTONIO, TX

I live in San Antonio and can drive to surrounding areas for PP's. I have a 20 gallon (8" substrate) tank and 10 gallon tank (6" substrate). I only have two small and one medium PP currently, so I could accept up to 4 more if needed. :)

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by roadbling
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: So glad I found a forum!
Replies: 6
Views: 114

So glad I found a forum!

My ten-year-old son and I were on a weekend vacation to Dallas and passed a display of hermit crabs. At that moment, I had no earthly idea how horrific the conditions were. He selected Spiderman and Superman and I purchased almost $70 of accessories (kritter keeper, crappy food, etc.) having no idea...
by roadbling
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Substrate drying during a molt - new crab owner
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Substrate drying during a molt - new crab owner

I have had three PP's since July. In October, my medium-sized PP went underground. In December, when switching from A/C to heat, I was having trouble keeping the humidity up with just misting. I have added moisture and re-mixed the substrate on the opposite two-thirds of the tank. Temperature is 75 ...