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by DiTo
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Natural Fiber Sisal Rope
Replies: 18
Views: 2022

Re: Natural Fiber Sisal Rope

Sisal is a product of the agave plant and as such, is a natural fiber. However many natural fibers are coated with insecticides or anti-fungal agents, because they are shipped a long way, generally from warmer climes, where things like, say, dermestid beetles can be problematic. I'd recommend a qui...
by DiTo
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Natural Fiber Sisal Rope
Replies: 18
Views: 2022

Natural Fiber Sisal Rope

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170112/56e398ea6dc5c5a6016bc2028e99c001.jpg Picked this up. Asked around on FB too but I want to be sure. It's been boiled soaked and rinsed several times and will continue to do so tonight. It smells just like I'm used to rope smelling but I'm not really sure if ...
by DiTo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Random questions

Thanks, yeah I guess the steel cut oats question was kinda dumb. Just noticed I had them and was wondering. Appreciate all the input


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by DiTo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Warming substrate water
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Warming substrate water

Just to help with the temp. My UTH doesn't seem to be hearing that well. I had changed out all the sub the other day and it just seemed really cold. Wanted to increase the level anyway and figured heating it up a bit first would help.


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by DiTo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Warming substrate water
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Warming substrate water

I'll keep that in mind for future substrate addition. How diluted would you recommend?


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by DiTo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Worm castings
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Worm castings

My cousin raises his own nightcrawler worms for fishing. If I were to get worm castings off of him what should I look for and/or ask him about? Do I need to do anything other than just take from his worm tub and place with my Crabs? What about storing them? Can I stick a container of them in the fre...
by DiTo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Random questions

1. food such as quinoa beans or oats. should they be prepared in any way or is dry, right out of the packaging ok?

2. are steel cut oats ok?

3. chicken, beef, fish and other safe meats: cooked, raw, both? (i know they should be unseasoned)
by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Warming substrate water
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Warming substrate water

I went ahead and warmed up some SW and added some more substrate. Mostly EE but i added a bit of play sand as well. Substrate level is up to about 5 inches. Should be good for these two as I've always had it at 3 in the past and never had any problems. Here is a couple of pics of them hiding from th...
by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Warming substrate water
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Warming substrate water

I always thought I had to use freshwater for sub? I just added ee and mixed up the compacted sub a few days ago and I made fresh warm fw to mix it up Sent from my C5215 using Tapatalk I've always used sw when soaking my sub. To keep the tank mold free. I also always misted with salt water whenever ...
by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Member. Three year Crab owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: New Member. Three year Crab owner.

aussieJJDude wrote:haha, thought someone else already confirmed. Yes they are, your correct. :D
Thank you.


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by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Warming substrate water
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Warming substrate water

I'm going to add some additional substrate and was wondering if there is any reason I wouldn't want to heat my salt water up a bit before mixing it with my sand.


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by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Member. Three year Crab owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: New Member. Three year Crab owner.

Just to be sure. For anyone who looked at my link and pictures. Am I correct that my two are PP's? Or are better pictures needed to be sure?


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by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Glass Moss Pit
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Glass Moss Pit

aussieJJDude wrote:Best bet would be to use aquarium safe silicon (aka: silicone that says on the package that its safe for aquariums.) Hot glue will deteriorate over time in high humidity - but, it is crab safe.
thanks!
by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: What's your favorite Books?
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Re: What's your favorite Books?

DiTo, have you read Tolkien's Santa Clause story that he wrote for his kids? It's delightful. Also, Beowulf (the crazy-old anglo-Saxon poem) was influential upon Tolkien's writing (as I'm sure you know, he was a scholar of anglo-saxon)... anyhow, he has a very enjoyable essay, entitled Beowulf & Th...
by DiTo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Kind of excited to see the upcoming Superman v.s. Batman movie.
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Kind of excited to see the upcoming Superman v.s. Batman

I'm also a really big batman fan. I was apprehensive of Afleck as the bat back when it was announced but I ended up being impressed with his Bruce Wayne/Batman. The costume was sick and he worked really well as an older more experienced and pissed off Batman. I loved the Costume. sort of a mix betwe...