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by CrabHappens
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 30
Views: 1995

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

This design is more or less what I did that worked so well for me. I did it the first year in a 20 gallon breeder, with two water bottles side-by-side, then the next year made one in a ten-gallon tank to try and find ways to simplify the process for others. Three things I would suggest/caution you ...
by CrabHappens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Teeny shells
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Teeny shells

Done, done, and I bought a magnifying glass for the visually impaired (myself). Also, I have been gathering the materials for a diy kreisal. This seems like the most difficult part of preparation.
by CrabHappens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Teeny shells
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Teeny shells

And oh my dear, picking through these is going to be fun but I have a friend that loves this kind of thing and has hawk's eyes so hopefully that will help.
by CrabHappens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Teeny shells
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Teeny shells

Thank you!! Yes I have found some shells for when they're a couple months onto land, but I hadn't been able to find those really ridiculously tiny shells. The whelk shells look perfect!

I'll keep everyone updated if we have any luck this year. :)
by CrabHappens
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Teeny shells
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Teeny shells

Thanks everyone! I'm trying to get out to a craft store, it's all the way across town but I have a dollar store I'm going to check today!
by CrabHappens
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Teeny shells
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Teeny shells

So I apologize if this has already been addressed in a thread, I'm having trouble finding the answer. I'm noticing a lot of guarding behaviors already and I got eggs twice last year. Although I don't think I'm at all ready right now, I'd like to start collecting what I can. I have Coenobita clypeatu...
by CrabHappens
Fri May 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Why Won't They Molt
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Why Won't They Molt

Agreed. Only thing I would do differently is not let it fall under 70° Fahrenheit. Many of the places the crabs are native it is between 72-89° ( this is not at all an exact quote I just remember years ago when I got mine I did a lot of research on their native habitats) all throughout the year. I w...
by CrabHappens
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: ISO tank humidity and heat?
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: ISO tank humidity and heat?

Under the tank heater, placed on the side of the tank above the substrate! Plexiglass or saran wrap on top holds in heat and humidity. Depening on the size of your tank, and how much it needs heated, I would recommend an Ultratherm, or Flukers, heating pad from reptilebasics.com or beanfarm.com. I b...
by CrabHappens
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Water

Well then one drop should be good!

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by CrabHappens
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Water

What dechlorinator are you using? Seachem Prime, which is what it recommended by many here, is two drops per gallon. And you put the lid back on and shake it up really well. At least, that is what I do.

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by CrabHappens
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Crab eating plastic!

@Wode.. I am sorry. Poor baby. They deserve so much better, but you were probably one of the best people she could have gone to. Thank you for being so caring.

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by CrabHappens
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Crab eating plastic!

@Wodesorel- is Moya your Ruggie?

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by CrabHappens
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Do Hermit Crabs Actually Sleep?
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: Do Hermit Crabs Actually Sleep?

This might answer some questions? https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2004/07 ... -catch-nap

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by CrabHappens
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Crab eating plastic!

Oh no, I had it happen once three years ago and removed all of the plastic immediately, and just a few months ago I put in some plastic plants, all hard plastic so it would be harder for them to eat. I have not had an problems this time, yet. Do they get leaf litter? And yes, that little corner of y...
by CrabHappens
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Crab eating plastic!

May be that the safest thing to do is remove the plant. Crabs are weird so I can't say I know why he is doing it, but I have had the same things happen and my crabs diet definitely meets the nutritional requirements lol.

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