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by PinchersAndShells
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Food
Topic: How much calcium is recommended?
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: How much calcium is recommended?

Like the above, I also have a cuttlebone in the tank at all times, I’ll also offer things such as eggshells, cicada shells, oyster shells, etc. on occasion.
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Hermit crab eating pumice?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Hermit crab eating pumice?

I would say it’s probably fine, pumice is a volcanic rock that’s created from the rapid cooling of lava. I’m guessing it’s safe especially since it’s been in there for such a long time and no negative effects have shown up yet.
by PinchersAndShells
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Peanut butter issues
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Peanut butter issues

My organic peanut butter is naturally pretty runny, I’ve never been too concerned about it considering I’ve also given then honey, olive oil, and raw egg. As for thickening it up, if you're worried, you could try adding cornstarch or experiment and see if it thickens any if you add dry peanut butter...
by PinchersAndShells
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update

I also have to go in person. It wouldn’t take my social security number for some reason.
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update

Ah, so much work. I got my guys on Amazon. Wonder why they're not cracking down on them. @_@ Though it sounds like if the breeder was licensed to ship to all states then I'm fine. But I think I'll apply just in case. Once my account gets approved I have to apply for all 23 species I own.... thankfu...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long

A good idea may be to go ahead and get the Ultratherm (especially since you’ll probably need it in Winter), and get a thermostat to hook it up to. Thermostats help by turning the heat mat on when it’s too cold, and turn it off when it’s too hot. The one I use is from Amazon and is for germinating se...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Thermometer Hygrometer Question
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Thermometer Hygrometer Question

I personally use this thermometer/hygrometer from ReptileBasics - it holds up really well and I don’t have to have the digital readout in the tank, which is great for aesthetics. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Do I need to soften "hard" foods?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Do I need to soften "hard" foods?

I’m a vegetarian - so I usually just give the crabs the beans I soften for myself. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank Build Diary
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Tank Build Diary

Hi! I have a 37 gallon tank for my adult crabs, the tank measures 30” long by 12.5” deep by 24” tall. I use the 23” by 11” Ultratherm from ReptileBasics to heat the crabitat, and it works very well! (Sometimes too well, so now its on a thermostat.) I have 12” of substrate in the tank so I don’t have...
by PinchersAndShells
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Owning Isopods - US Legality Update
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Owning Isopods - US Legality Update

Hello everyone! If you know anything about me, I’m also active in the isopod hobby as well as the hermit crab hobby. There’s a change in legality as far as owning, selling, and trading isopods goes so I thought it would be a good idea to share a breakdown video here. It’s 20-ish minutes but it’s ver...
by PinchersAndShells
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: CrAbByLaNd The first theme park for crabs!
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: CrAbByLaNd The first theme park for crabs!

Motörcrab wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:27 pm
Xeno and I have been tossing around the idea of trying to sell some of the easier things we make. Cubes, Acurite holders, decorated terracotta pots, hemp and jute ropes.
OMG, please?? I really want a cube.
by PinchersAndShells
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Bacteria bloom
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Bacteria bloom

If you mix your substrate with salt water initially it will help prevent mold. :)
by PinchersAndShells
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Changing sub
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Changing sub

I don’t change mine, I try to stir it if I catch a timeframe where everyone’s up. Only time I’ve changed it recently is when I had a bacterial bloom within the past two years.
by PinchersAndShells
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Preservatives & what to watch out for?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

Steer clear of copper sulfate, ethoxyquin, and BHT for sure!