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by PinchersAndShells
Wed May 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Red Eyes
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Red Eyes

My crab Dusty does! I’ve heard from CSJ that it’s a recessive gene.Image
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by PinchersAndShells
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 50 gallon build
Replies: 42
Views: 1705

Re: 50 gallon build

avamin2005 wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:09 pm
ahh, good idea! I have some small fake plant things, just pop them in there. Also, how would you suggest cleaning them? Can't exactly boil or bake plastic like shells and wood :(
Hot water and vinegar if you want, just make sure to rinse all the vinegar off when you’re done.
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 50 gallon build
Replies: 42
Views: 1705

Re: 50 gallon build

I don’t keep any aquariums yet, I’ve thought about setting up a planted tank for a betta fish but I don’t think I’ll be pursuing it for a bit longer. That looks great! I’ll have to save it to one of my Amazon lists.
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Lighting

I don’t think silicone would be durable enough to hold up the fixture, is there any way you can tie it to the fixed piece of glass? Rimless glass tanks seem like a challenge in some areas.
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 50 gallon build
Replies: 42
Views: 1705

Re: 50 gallon build

I always planned on adding some of the smaller fake aquarium plants to my pools when I upgrade my tank and get bigger pools. As of right now they wouldn’t fit but I’ve wanted to do that for awhile!
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Lighting

You are wanting to put it under the glass, like inside the tank? Yeah, UVB doesn’t penetrate glass so adding it would be pretty much a regular lamp if you put it on top of the lid. We don’t really know if UVB has any affect on hermit crabs, but if someone wants to add it then it doesn’t seem to do ...
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Lighting

I would maybe look into adding corner guards, not sure how wide the fixture is but you may be able to drill or melt holes in the corner guards and tie the fixture to it with zip ties.
by PinchersAndShells
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Those are sooo cool! I think my favorite you called ‘little sea?’ Those are so so pretty! Would those be considered ‘crab safe?’ Sorry, I know you’re getting a lot of those ?s! If/when you get to the point of being able to breed/sell/share, you’ll have an awesome selection to choose from. [emoji39]...
by PinchersAndShells
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Are all of these species crab safe? I'm looking at getting some once I can set up my 55g! Sent from my SM-G920R4 using Tapatalk Not all of them are best suited for the crab tank. Species like Porcellio hoffmannseggi are more favorable of dry conditions with lots of air flow. I think the best for cr...
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting emergency
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Molting emergency

Based on the current information I wouldn’t be too concerned, however I wanted to ask, how do you know the crab is molting in that particular spot? When they dig down they tunnel all over the place before molting. Filling out the emergency template would help us get an idea of what your tank conditi...
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What to add In A Crab Tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: What to add In A Crab Tank?

I like looking at the fish and reptile sections for nice pieces of wood for climbing, there’s also places you can buy wood online like NEHERP and Josh’s frogs. Plastic plants are great! I find they hold up much longer than silk plants. You can also buy shower caddies to create second levels for the ...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Adding Isopods to Main Tank
Replies: 49
Views: 4896

Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

I regret adding rollie pollies to my tank. I literally put 2 in my 70 gallon tank which is like a natural terrarium and I now have hundreds in there now all over the place. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do but my crabs seem annoyed now. I wish I hadn't done it I try and see them as tiny h...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Commercial Freeze Dried Foods?
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Commercial Freeze Dried Foods?

Mine really seem to like the Zilla vegetable mix! You can serve dry or mix it with water.
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?

I use the Pure Bites treats for my crabs too. I have chicken and lamb for them. I stick them in the food processor to beat them up a bit and make them easier to fit in their dishes. [emoji16] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191209/fbc9f68b6b39a77e48a13c74ba0ac943.jpg Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Ant overload!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Ant overload!!!

I usually bake the wood at a very low temperature (as low as I can get the oven) for 30 minutes to an hour and sit next to the stove to keep an eye on it. If you did a higher heat setting, it would definitely take less time! I just prefer to play it safe and wait. EDIT: For future reference, if you ...