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by crabby33
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Peanut butter issues
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Peanut butter issues

This is giving me an idea to give my crabs a mix of honey, olive oil and eggs and mix in some of the blood worms and shrimp that they like. I may even consider mixing in ground flax seed and chia seed.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

Okay, I’ll try offering banana, apple and orange.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

I think that might be my issue. Is that I’m only offering them one thing and they want more variety. As soon I start offering more variety, they will start eating more.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Preservatives & what to watch out for?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

I avoid anything with the word “meal” in the ingredients list. Fish meal, soy meal, etc.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

I currently don’t have anyone underground at the moment. I only have two crabs. I apologize for the confusion. I think this is what I’m going to try:

Blackberry
Strawberry
Asparagus
Broccoli
Blood worms
Shrimp
Crushed Oyster Shell
Egg yolk
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

I do give them shrimp and blood worms. That’s what they’re eating right now.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Crabs only wanting protein?

Xeno, to answer your question, no, I’m not giving them other things in addition to the fruit. Maybe I need to try giving them fruit, vegetables, protein, calcium and fats in their food bowl. Then let them seek out what they need at the moment.
by crabby33
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Crabs only wanting protein?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Crabs only wanting protein?

Right now, my crabs are only wanting proteins and nothing else. I’ve tried feeding them a mix of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries but the crabs weren’t interested. But when I switched it back to bloodworms and shrimp, they started eating. I’m suspecting they may be pre-molt.
by crabby33
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Is 45 shells enough shells?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Is 45 shells enough shells?

Xeno, with my crabs, turbos are just the opposite! They won’t wear turbos but Apple murex shells get taken right away.
by crabby33
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Is 45 shells enough shells?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Is 45 shells enough shells?

I only have two crabs in a 20 Gallon tank. Is 45 shells enough shells for both crabs? I’m thinking 5 per crab. They’re a mixture of Apple murex (a very popular shell with my crabs at the moment), magpies, turbos (NOT a popular shell with my crabs), fox shells, whale eyes and bursa.
by crabby33
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Where to get shells?
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Where to get shells?

Oliviet #1, my crabs really LOVE murex shells so much they don’t want to wear turbos. I’ve tried offering turbos but both of my girls will just shell shop but as soon as I put apple murex in, they will try them on for a little bit but then change back to their old shells. I’ve found it is very impor...
by crabby33
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell selection
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Shell selection

Mine are particularly picky. They will not wear turbos, but will wear Apple murex shells. I put in turbos, no interest. But, take those out and put in Apple murex, and BAM! They check them out. After wearing the new shells, though, the crabs go back to their old shells. Mine also will reject shells ...
by crabby33
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Crabs are really weird
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Crabs are really weird

My crabs absolutely HATE turbos but LOVE murex shells! I try switching the murex shells out with turbos, no interest. I put the murex shells back in, and I get shell changes. I believe my crabs may be getting ready to molt because they will stay in their original shells for several days, switch into...
by crabby33
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Substrate

Mine is a 5:1 ratio. I bought 20 lbs of play sand off of Amazon (I know, expensive. But I don’t drive and I’m in a 3rd floor apartment) and then bought a brick of EE. I mixed in the EE and it gave me about 3” of sub. I then bought another 13 lbs of play sand. Which brought it up to 4”. I am planning...
by crabby33
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cork round
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Cork round

I was saying that because people over at the Crab Street Journal have said that. They seem to think the log hides are harmful when put into a closed off space or that the crabs will eat the wood and get sick and die. But that’s if you put wood, bark and needles straight from the tree into the tank a...