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by aprilmay
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molter Death Rate
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Molter Death Rate

i see. not PPS, not food. perfect tank condition.
how about the netting above the drainage layer. could crab get caught in them when they dig down? reading the molting care sheet, it says they tend to dig all the way down to the bottom...
by aprilmay
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molter Death Rate
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Molter Death Rate

so sorry to hear your molting trouble. I've always loved your tank setup! I'm new to crabbing so i won't be able to share any experience. But i would love to learn since if a great tank like yours can't keep them happy then it is something we should all learn from. are the PPs you lost old timers or...
by aprilmay
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My tank, some crab pics, bonus cats and lizard!
Replies: 33
Views: 3781

Re: My tank, some crab pics, bonus cats and lizard!

@aprilmay They do use the arched one in the front! I have a viola who frequents it every evening. :) That's great to know! I have a long Cholla runs half the tank length and it is pretty exposed. I've always wondered whether i should put some fake plant on top to give it some cover. but then it mak...
by aprilmay
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My tank, some crab pics, bonus cats and lizard!
Replies: 33
Views: 3781

Re: My tank, some crab pics, bonus cats and lizard!

so puuurrretty! Love all the wood structure! Do your crabs ever climb the arched wood piece in the front? i wonder if they will be afraid of it being too exposed? also which of your four moss pits do they prefer? the front left corner one? noticed you added two cocohut next to the pools. do you find...
by aprilmay
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 46459

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

I just want to say Thank you for taking the time to share all this with us! Your Awesome! :D You're welcome. Thanks for following! I'd say I speak for many when I share with you, believe it or not, I feel the emotions also. You are such a good writer, when you have moments of deep emotion, like the...
by aprilmay
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Orchid Flowers? Also ALT VarietyDiet
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Orchid Flowers? Also ALT VarietyDiet

Looked like someone did feed orchid flower 10+ years ago and their crab loved it...
http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... id#p398395

i'm going to give it a try tonight...
by aprilmay
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 46459

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

What you are trying to do is very very hard! there are so little data out there. You still have 4 survivors! that's like a miracle already! don't beat yourself up! The best we could all hope get out of this trial is more data for the future trials. It is okay! think how far they've come from being d...
by aprilmay
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2134
Views: 134142

Re: What are your crabs up to?

mid last week i noticed water level of both my pools dropped by an inch! i was puzzled! how did the evaporation turned so rapid? it hasn't been that warm lately either. Both my pools are square glass jars so leaking is unlikely. when i took the pools out for water change yesterday i noticed there we...
by aprilmay
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2017~
Replies: 145
Views: 1445

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Friday a co-worker had crayfish for lunch, and i took a piece from her thrown away pile. Watermelon had a feast! :) When i saw him started dragging the crayfish i thought he wanted to drag it to a hidden place to eat. but turned out he just wanted to get to the meaty parts inside the shell. https://...
by aprilmay
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: Frustrated

Welcome to HCA! I'm making some comments in line below. but you might want to fill in this template so the experts can help you with more focused suggestions based on your setup. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=46102 I'm still very new. I have 3 small crabbies in a 15...
by aprilmay
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Airplant (Tillandsia) and Crabitat
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Airplant (Tillandsia) and Crabitat

I'm rotating my airplants in and out of crabitat to see which ones are left alone. maybe this will be useful to others. Will come back and update as i learn more. So far per mjjluver: Tillandsia Velutina -- devoured T. Pseudobaileyi - okay My experiment, i mostly pick the big ones in my collection s...
by aprilmay
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2134
Views: 134142

Re: What are your crabs up to?

lol I have a crab that does this too. Sometimes he somehow manages to make it on top of the wheel for a few triumphant seconds defore being flung off :hlol: hahaha, exactly! they are such expert climbers! it looks like they totally love a challenge, any hard to climb surface will pique their intere...
by aprilmay
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank size
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Tank size

a crab comes out of a molt will be very sandy, so he will track sand everywhere: water pool, food dish. that's how we found out when our first crab came up after a 5 weeks molt. but it will only work if you have only one molter in the tank.
by aprilmay
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2134
Views: 134142

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Hilarious!! :hlol: Silly crab!! I know! Right? i'm just glad the wheel are getting good use finally! Watermelon occasionally does walk inside of the wheel the normal way. but maybe because he is so small, the wheel often stays still until he climbs to the highest point then it would do this really ...
by aprilmay
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Scrundles & Spikes
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Scrundles & Spikes

sooooo cute!