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by IsolatedShadow
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Human Heating Pad For Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Human Heating Pad For Tank

Im researching if its possible to use a human heating pad on a glass tank. Any ideas? not long term, I believe. Mainly because it can be a fire hazard if left on for long periods of time. Not to mention, they can't be insulated or anything for the same reason. But they can work short term i think. ...
by IsolatedShadow
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molt/Naked Crab
Replies: 27
Views: 1172

Re: Surface Molt/Naked Crab

jrleath wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:53 am
sorry to interupt and sound worse case but could the crab have been killed by the others pinching off its abdomen?
Maybe? I'm not sure, but either way a crab exo would be hollow too! If there's meat in the body then that could very will be a dead crab :(
by IsolatedShadow
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Ants in the tank with 3 underground
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Ants in the tank with 3 underground

Ok so everyone ended up fine but my molters leg didn’t seem to grow back normal :( one seems like the tip is grown in backwards and another has a curl on the end of it. She has been up eating and walking around so is it safe to add her back into the main tank or should I wait until she has another ...
by IsolatedShadow
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat Temp too low
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Crabitat Temp too low

I got my crabitat set up yesterday and am dealing with Temp issues. I keep my house 61°-65° in the winter and it's making it hard to keep my 10 gallon tank temp up. I have a fish tank top and tape over the feeding holes except a small hole in the back for air. I have an 8 watt uth(rated for 10-20 g...
by IsolatedShadow
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab. Help!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1280

Re: Naked crab. Help!!

I may be wrong and I'm a relative newbie to the crabbies but this one is bathing himself. Trying to get into a shell. Nibbling coconut and honey.. I think all of this is instinctive and apart from a, she'll he acting as he does, after a molt. Does that make sense? 🤔 I get what you mean. For now jus...
by IsolatedShadow
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab. Help!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1280

Re: Naked crab. Help!!

Further... SP is equadorian crab. (always been quite pale in colour). I've had him for 11 months. He's had two molts in this time. His most recent shell size is 5.25cms. He's always been an active crab. He doesn't seen unwell as such but maybe injured. This is what I think.. X Looks like you're doi...
by IsolatedShadow
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab. Help!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1280

Re: Naked crab. Help!!

Thanks for all your help, advice and support. Much appreciated.. I don't feel so alone with this... I have discovered, which I kinda suspected, that Sancho Panza'what he's called (don't ask! 😂). Anyway he's never been properly I. His shell since surfacing.. He's still coiled.. Must have just backed...
by IsolatedShadow
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab. Help!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1280

Re: Naked crab. Help!!

I wonder what keeps scaring him enough to make him come out of his shell. AussieJJ or wodesorel, would one of you know? Could the one crab be bothering him and he keeps giving his shell to the other? Usually when a crab leaves a shell its because of a shell jacking or he is too weak to carry the sh...
by IsolatedShadow
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Weird Spikey Mold
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Weird Spikey Mold

Hello all, this is less a call for help but more of a curiosity. Recently I added a seagrass hammock to the crabitat to give our crabs something new to climb on (a few of them had the habit of inverting themselves on the metal mesh roof of the tank and getting stuck there). It was a big hit, like a...
by IsolatedShadow
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab. Help!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1280

Re: Naked crab. Please HELP!

Update.....ANYONE ADVISE/OPINION?? When you think everything's under control....... Up pops crabbie 2 (I have 3) scares my previously NAKED crab.. Who ran out of his shell into his water. I settled everything down. And he chose another shell (back in solitary..) But he's out again!! Possible theory...
by IsolatedShadow
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: threw away exoskeleton
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: threw away exoskeleton

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by IsolatedShadow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is the substrate ratio okay?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Is the substrate ratio okay?

Depth is way more important than the ratio!! If it's a good height for them to molt safely, I would not worry about adding anything more to it. Since it does have more EE, just watch how much water and moisture you're adding to the tank, as EE gets oversaturated easily. That's pretty much the only ...
by IsolatedShadow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is the substrate ratio okay?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Is the substrate ratio okay?

My last post focusing on substrate was the worry of the weight in the 100 gal tank due to living in a trailer house. I ended up having to do a lot more EE than sand since it is much lighter. I have approximately 6 inches of sub all around. I used 2 bags of sand and the rest is EE, at least 4 bricks,...
by IsolatedShadow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which Substrate Is heavier: EE or playsand
Replies: 46
Views: 1508

Re: Which Substrate Is heavier: EE or playsand

That's awesome! How are the hermies enjoying their new home? I bet you'll have fun finding all kinds of extra goodies to put in there since there's so much room. [emoji16] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk They're really liking it! I think they're having fun exploring the tank. I know Dwe...
by IsolatedShadow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Which Substrate Is heavier: EE or playsand
Replies: 46
Views: 1508

Re: Which Substrate Is heavier: EE or playsand

Here's some pictures of the new tank! Its not much, but I'll be looking for more stuff to decorate with no doubt! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191015/9d241ccb60f255b607d4913ad0c13844.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191015/b5b2115eaee4dab852d0f0d09e6cda11.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn...