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by LandFishh
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles

What I would do is use something natural that is pesticide free and also on the safe foods list. You can either find it outside or buy online. We made a nice 2nd level out of a piece of ZooMeds cork background and Flukers bamboo tension rods. I would not put any types of sealant on any wood inside ...
by LandFishh
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs Not Moving
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Crabs Not Moving

Since you have no gauges how do you know the humidity? Do you spray the tank occasionally? You should not have a heat lamp on overnight, get a UTH to put on the side. Heat lamps will burn up your humidity unless you spray it enough.
by LandFishh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles

Sure thing! Should be done by the end of the week.
by LandFishh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles

Ok. I think we're going to try boiled linseed oil to coat the wood. I'm hoping it doesn't attract mold, or at least doesn't grow as much mold as bare wood would. I think we'll also put it some springtails, just to try to prevent any mold caused by decomposing food that I fail to spot clean. Thanks s...
by LandFishh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Slate that Carol used for Jonathan, Details? What is this Process?

I bet she got the crab when hermit crab data was at it's lowest, so 15-25 years later, she decided nobody could tell her how to take care of a hermit crab better than her. I mean whatever works! 🤷‍♂️
by LandFishh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Tunnel collapses
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Tunnel collapses

As long as you can form a tunnel by sticking your finger in it, you should be ok.
by LandFishh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles

Whoops! I completely forgot to paste the link! 🤦‍♂️ This is what I bought, and I forgot to mention we made a second piece of identical wood, so I can easily start over. I just read over the manual again (for the billionth time) and actually read a sentence saying "NOT RECOMMENDED for projects that w...
by LandFishh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Wooden 2nd Level Struggles

So I'm still turning a 36 gallon aquarium into a crabitat. I'm pretty close to finishing, however I'm trying to put in a large second level, which is a large piece of wood. I'm just wanting to confirm that the two part epoxy coat that I'm using is safe, and I also want to know what kind of wood coat...
by LandFishh
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Buried
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Buried

Hermit crabs are nocturnal. For the first week or so, you may not see them. Keep replacing the food, as they will come up at night and eat very small amounts. You most likely won't see them eat either. They do, however, come out in the day to climb and explore. Hermit crabs also react positively to ...
by LandFishh
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Crayfish...
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Crayfish...

Wow! What great colors. Thats also such a large space! I'm assuming she's pretty high maintenance considering how often you change the decorations. How often does she molt? I know that crayfish tend to change color more than most crustaceans.
by LandFishh
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: 3 crabs down under
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: 3 crabs down under

To get a sense of how long they'll be under, you have to consider the following things. How big they are If they've lost any limbs Low tempatures A bigger crab generally takes longer to molt, though it varies a lot sometimes. If they've lost limbs, it will definitely take longer, as they are growing...
by LandFishh
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Glue safe for use make water pools.
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Glue safe for use make water pools.

If you're looking for a water-safe glue option, silicone/aquarium glue works just fine. If you use it, you MUST wait for it to fully cure, 24 hours minimum. Most of us just use plastic kitchen containers with craft mesh attached for them to climb out. Make sure they have a good and clear way to clim...
by LandFishh
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Store-bought driftwood
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Store-bought driftwood

No problem. Just remember that this place will give you all the info you need. If it ever doesn't you can just ask. Its older than me! :lol:
by LandFishh
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Store-bought driftwood
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Store-bought driftwood

Oh. We use marine salt called instant ocean and mix it with distilled water. It's the closest we can get to saltwater, and is probably better than collecting water from most North American beaches, as some have weird chemicals. This site will tell you all you need to know. Read the care guides!
by LandFishh
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Store-bought driftwood
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Store-bought driftwood

To sterilize wood, I soak it in marine salt water then bake it in the oven at 275° F for (at least) one hour. This gets any toxins out of it and saltwater prevents mold. Good luck with your new crabbies and welcome to the HCA. :D