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by newbiecrab
Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: substrate water
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: substrate water

Yes, it's a fair bit of trouble. Seems like municipalities (including mine) use chloramine and not chlorine, which takes forever to evaporate https://aquanswers.com/how-long-does-it-take-for-chlorine-to-evaporate-from-tap-water-entirely/ I initially thought chloramine would be neutralized with conta...
by newbiecrab
Thu May 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: substrate water
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: substrate water

Yes, I have DC water for everything (fresh and salt water, mist), just not in the substrate. Alright, I'll change the substrate.

Thanks!
by newbiecrab
Thu May 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: substrate water
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: substrate water

Thanks. That's exactly what we did. The only thing is that we did not DC the water to moisten the substrate. Should we restart or is it too late?
DC water has been used to keep humidity up and in the bowls though.
by newbiecrab
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: substrate water
Replies: 7
Views: 274

substrate water

Hello, When we improved our substrate (going from one inch dry coconut to six inch combo of moist sand and coconut 5/1 parts), we put in regular tap water to moisten the substrate. This was done yesterday. Should we redo the substrate, or it's too late and not worth it? I am thinking the chloramine ...
by newbiecrab
Thu May 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Isolation

Thank you you for the bottle cap advice. The crab appears fine and is moving around within the bottle. I will (or my daughter!) go through the care sheets.

It is a quite small crab, so the only thing missing is how long should it stay in ISO.
by newbiecrab
Wed May 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Isolation

My 17yo teen daughter purchased two crabs not really knowing what she was getting into. I would say they were purchased about 9 months ago. She panicked today because she taught one was dead. After stumbling to this site (this is totally new to me also; great info and people btw), turns out it was s...