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by GotButterflies
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Food
Topic: shrimp? crickets?
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: shrimp? crickets?

Agreed~ I do raw shrimp a lot. Like soilentgringa says, “No one cooks for them in the wild. “


However- I never feed live crickets ~ and I raise them from my frog and turtle, so they are assessable to me on a regular basis.


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by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Crabitat

Beautiful set up! A couple of things: Substrate should be 6 inches or 3 times the height of your largest crab (whichever is deeper). It should also be mixed with dechlorinated marine saltwater or dechlorinated freshwater to make the substrate sandcastle consistency. The freshwater and marine saltwat...
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Jumbos
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Jumbos

Well, if conditions are optimal, all of them should make it :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Under-tank Heater
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Under-tank Heater

Please note for anyone reading this thread that you should never place the heater on the bottom of your tank. They should only go on the back or on the side.

I personally recommend packaging tape, duct tape or reflectix tape. :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabs
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: New crabs

Cute crabbies. ;) For a mesh lid you would want to put press n seal or plastic wrap on the mesh lid first not a towel. A towel would absorb the moisture. How much substrate do you have? The deeper the substrate is, the more it helps with humidity. Substrate should be 6 inches or 3 times the height o...
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Untouched food? Hairs in water?
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Untouched food? Hairs in water?

They typically do have a burst and then die off.
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat Update!
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Crabitat Update!

That looks nice! :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat 2.0 (from a 20 gal to a 50 gal)
Replies: 24
Views: 814

Re: Crabitat 2.0 (from a 20 gal to a 50 gal)

That is beautiful!!! You did a great job!!! They have so much to explore that it might take them some time to find the wheel :) Give it time!! :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: I guess its offical... an upgrade?
Replies: 99
Views: 5045

Re: I guess its offical... an upgrade?

I was absent from here for about a month so that gave you plenty of time! :) LOL! You did an excellent job!!!! I have a beautiful piece of live rock that I have had for a couple of years. Then, I purchased some algae (chaeto) for my babies and it lots of stuff came in on that. I even had some anenom...
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: safe/unsafe woods?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: safe/unsafe woods?

Wood should be free from pesticides, fertilizers and you would also want to make sure that wherever you live doesn't spray for mosquitoes via plane or truck :)
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Enrichment Toy?
Replies: 25
Views: 851

Re: Enrichment Toy?

Oh my goodness!! I absolutely loved the second video!!! Awesome idea!! Great job!!! I still haven't hooked up my video cameras!!!!
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fight Aftermath
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Fight Aftermath

Okay...so a few things come to mind. First of all. It is recommended that jumbos be in tanks 75 gallons or bigger. I just wanted to mention that. I know you have been on the HCA a long time - Is your crab indeed a jumbo? Do you have enough shells, and are they the correct type of shells? Is is possi...
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Jumpy crab?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Jumpy crab?

Yes, this is the right place for your post :) Hermit crabs are prey animals, so it is natural for them to be afraid. Providing several places for them to hide, as mentioned above, is definitely a way for them to feel more secure in their environment. I personally don't handle mine, and I only reach ...
by GotButterflies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is this safe for hermit crabs?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Is this safe for hermit crabs?

You're very welcome. I also live in Florida. Although we have high humidity, I recommend 80 or higher for active crabs.