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by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!
Replies: 36
Views: 1286

Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

How did Xenocrab do the leaf pot? Do you have an etsy store ? Or a way to order online? I wish I could, but I know that I will not be able to go to Crab Con. We have an Etsy store partially set up. The basics are done but nothing listed. After Crab Con we are planning to list what we didn't sell at...
by Motörcrab
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Crabitat Poll

What size tank do you have?
Two 29's, 55, 65, 75

How many crabs are in it?
40ish total crabs

What size are they?
Raspberry to baseball size

What species are they?
30ish Purple Pinches, 5 Strawberries, 4 Ecuadorians
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Hello! New crabber
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Hello! New crabber

Welcome to the HCA! Here is a basic guide Fleabag made for how to set up the UTH and insulating. There are a few different options for insulation too. Reflectix it the easiest option. It's similar to an aluminum bubble wrap.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=119297
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Very New Crabber
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Very New Crabber

Welcome to the HCA. Joe covered all the bases with substrate and number of crabs. I want to refer you to our caresheets. They are a great "crash course" for tons of general hermit crab information! http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=120 Also the link in my signature has a ton...
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Strawberry dropped her eggs in sand, Can they be saved?

Here's the thread from when my straws had zoea last year. I made makeshift set up I put together in a hurry. It was a 10 gallon aquarium with several inches of dechlorinated fresh water and a heater. The zoea were siphoned into glass canning jars with air stones and control valves. The zoea managed...
by Motörcrab
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Welcome COENOBITA CURIOSITIES (T-SHIRTS)
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Welcome COENOBITA CURIOSITIES (T-SHIRTS)

Due to Covid-19 concerns and everyone's well being To help prevent the spread we will not order or ship them until this pandemic is under control. We will continue taking orders until we reach our minimum order quantity between 25-30 shirts. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Stay safe!
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: $1/gallon sale at Petco
Replies: 30
Views: 962

Re: $1/gallon sale at Petco

wodesorel wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:10 pm
The measurements make it a standard 40 gallon.
I don't know why those online calculators are always off! Unless I just always seem to find the bad ones. You are the queen when it comes to judging tank sizes from pictures without and dimensions! 8)
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: $1/gallon sale at Petco
Replies: 30
Views: 962

Re: $1/gallon sale at Petco

Using a tank calculator that comes out to to 47.6 gallons. I actually prefer the extra width rather than length for decorating. Our 65 is similar in size, only taller. It is always a pain to clean tanks, but if it comes with the stand and the lid you save yourself around $200! I like to sketch my ta...
by Motörcrab
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Flood??
Replies: 36
Views: 704

Re: Flood??

Awesome! I'm glad our advice help you and your crabs. Keeping hermit crabs is a lot to figure out at first to get their basic needs in order. Then it's a completely different set of rules if there is an issue. I still always try to read up and refresh myself with our care guides every few months. Ju...
by Motörcrab
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finally Upgraded! (55gal)
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Finally Upgraded! (55gal)

Awesome! Egg crate is a game changer with crabitats! It gives you so many options.
by Motörcrab
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who Doesn't Like Baby Pictures?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Who Doesn't Like Baby Pictures?

Where do you get that blue climbing mesh stuff on the side of your tank? What’s it called so I can google it and thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It's called crafting mesh or plastic canvas. It's found in arts and craft stores, sometimes at Wal Mart too. I did a good bit of searching onli...
by Motörcrab
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Calibrating a hygrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Calibrating a hygrometer

I would probably just keep it. If you are trying to keep 80% humidity you just need to remember to add 5 for 85%. If it drops below 80% you know your humidity is low. For a while I was paranoid with humidity after a Zoo Med gauge stopped working. Our substrate got too dry and I dried out a molting c...
by Motörcrab
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Calibrating a hygrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Calibrating a hygrometer

I use Ultratherms from Reptile Basics. They have the best prices that I have found. https://www.reptilebasics.com/ultratherm-heat-pads This is the thermostat we use on all five of our tanks. We have been using these for probably two years with no issues. https://www.amazon.com/iPower-40-108-Degrees-...
by Motörcrab
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Calibrating a hygrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Calibrating a hygrometer

Once you get to the 24 hour point I would just figure out the difference between the two readings and adjust your humidity from there. Kim it sounds like you will need to figure out the humidity variance on your gauge then the difference on your fogger and adjust to your gauge. I would still be very...
by Motörcrab
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Calibrating a hygrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Calibrating a hygrometer

I believe the 5-6 hours is a minimum time to properly calibrate. Waiting longer shouldn't change anything. Be sure the sealed area isn't too big for the amount of moist salt you are using. Try and make the sealed area as small as possible. If you can't do that add more salt for the sealed area to ma...