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by Xenocrab
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Keeping heat during winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Keeping heat during winter?

I agree with Got butterflies!
by Xenocrab
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Side Mounted UTH with an insulation foam background?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Side Mounted UTH with an insulation foam background?

We have UTHs on the back and one side of all our tanks. It gets really cold during the winter months and the side heater really helps.
by Xenocrab
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: calcium supplement meant for humans?
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: calcium supplement meant for humans?

I'd say no. Too many unknown ingredients, plus added coloring. I know I wouldn't give that to any of my crabs.
by Xenocrab
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Food
Topic: 24/7 foods?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: 24/7 foods?

Eggshells and cuttlebone
by Xenocrab
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Review My Crabitat
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Review My Crabitat

Your water pools should be deep enough for him to fully submerge.
by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Test Run: Garlic?
Replies: 37
Views: 1396

Re: Test Run: Garlic?

I've only had hermit crabs for 20 years. They are not white shrimp. And I don't speak any other languages other than English. I only speak from experience. Right on Joe! I love all the references! Good job!

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Test Run: Garlic?
Replies: 37
Views: 1396

Re: Test Run: Garlic?

I wouldn't give it to my crabs. If I ever have any doubt at all, I refrain. I would never test on my crabs, or any animal. Image

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Crabitat! (Feedback please?)
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: New Crabitat! (Feedback please?)

Nice upgrade! Watch the netting on the back. Crabbies try to go thru the holes and could get stuck or tangled. Do you have any playsand mixed into your substrate?

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Attaching Plastic Egg Crate to Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Attaching Plastic Egg Crate to Tank

What size tank do you have? We use tension rods. I wrap them with hemp or jute rope so the crabbies can grip them. You can attach other climbing stuff to the egg crate too, like Cholla, fake plants and shelves. I recommend using a pair of sharp wore cutters for cutting it. Scissors are difficult and...
by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Replacing Substrate
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Replacing Substrate

I agree with Motorcrab. No need for a substrate change.

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shells
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Shells

Yes, Naples is good too! We have ordered many shells from them in the past

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shells
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Shells

The Shell Store, Ken Lipe! We have gotten a lot of shells from him. He's great! And the prices are reasonable.

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by Xenocrab
Thu May 21, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost my Hermit Crab Exoskelleton.
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Lost my Hermit Crab Exoskelleton.

Yes, my crabbies eat their exo after molting too.
by Xenocrab
Wed May 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: My first bacteria bloom
Replies: 57
Views: 1765

Re: My first bacteria bloom

I would say yes, all the sand needs replaced. It's bacteria. It grows and spreads. We scrubbed the tanks clean and scrubbed everything in them. Boiled, threw away, whatever we had to do. We treated it like an infectious disease. We didn't want to take any chances at all. Especially after losing 2 cr...
by Xenocrab
Wed May 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Bioactive crabitat dream
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Bioactive crabitat dream

15 cm doesn't sound deep enough. That's just under 6 inches. How many crabs and what sizes? I'd go with a minimum of 8 inches of substrate. Check out the care pages on here. There are links. We use UTHs from the Bean Farm and Reptile Basics on the back of our tanks, above the substrate