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by VickieG
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Hermit Crab in Lancaster, Pa Needs Home
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Hermit Crab in Lancaster, Pa Needs Home

I'd like to know that also. After she accepted my adoption offer, she never returned my emails for making pick up arrangements. My best guess is that the crab didn't make it.

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by VickieG
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Hermit Crab Killing Fields

Thank you, I didn't know that about aloe. I was under the complete opposite impression. Fortunately, they never bothered the succulents except for hiding behind them or throwing them from the planter. Perhaps it is true that they know better than we do what they can safely eat. I certainly won't be ...
by VickieG
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Hermit Crab Killing Fields

Sorry I haven't responded, it's been a busy month. First, I have the plants all over the tank. Some are in glass containers suction cupped to the sides, up above the water. Others are in planters around the tank. One is on a second level, one is on a platform over the water, and some are positioned ...
by VickieG
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Killing Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Hermit Crab Killing Fields

How do I keep my crabs from killing their plants? In the last 6 months they've eaten an entire fern, a sorrel plant (the only one they were supposed to eat!) and a dracaena. They killed a beautiful bromelied by first snapping off the upper 2/3rds and finally by digging the rest out of the planter. T...
by VickieG
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Cholla Conundrum

Ok...kids are at the movies and I grabbed the microscope. Btw, it's really REALLY HARD to take a pic from the microscope without an attachment. It's the best I could do. The pics are all using a 10x lens. I'm leaning towards insect case. The 1st 2 are close ups of the outside. The next is a pic of t...
by VickieG
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Merry Crabmas from Sandy Claws (with others)
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Merry Crabmas from Sandy Claws (with others)

This is Rita. She's my feisty girl. She lost her big claw a few weeks after I adopted her, most likely in a shell fight. I take her out once every week or two to make sure she's still ok. Nothing slows her down! While I had her out, I thought I'd send a pic to the family I adopted her from and she o...
by VickieG
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Cholla Conundrum

This is what she told me when I asked: It's probably fine, but I couldn't figure out what it is. I bought a box of remnants. I do remember that the Etsy seller knew they were going to be used for hermit crabs so she hand picked longer pieces from her remnants for me, and I think she has hermies hers...
by VickieG
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Cholla Conundrum

I put everything away this morning so I can wrap presents. I'll have to take a closer look later and see if I can't figure it out or post some other pics. I'm also going to contact the lady who gave them to me to see ifshe can't shed some light on the issue. Oh, and that's my Samsung Note 10+, I can...
by VickieG
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Cholla Conundrum

Someone gave me a bunch of cholla last week and I noticed these black bumps on one of them. Has anyone ever seen this? Are they a fungus or perhaps plant spores? They pop right off if I use a fingernail, but I don't want to add a problem into my tank... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191220/afca...
by VickieG
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rearranged the Crabitat
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: Rearranged the Crabitat

Oh. Well. That answered my question. With a name like aussieJJdude you're probably not in Sweden or India, huh?

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by VickieG
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rearranged the Crabitat
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: Rearranged the Crabitat

Those dishes are actually paint palettes and can be found at any art supply store and on Amazon in both plastic and ceramic. They're pretty inexpensive and I can't imagine shipping would be much, but I don't know where "overseas" is. I actually use mine for painting though, but it was less than $5 a...
by VickieG
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How Does Everyone Clean Their Food/Water Dishes? + Is Cloudy Water Normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: How Does Everyone Clean Their Food/Water Dishes? + Is Cloudy Water Normal?

There's no need to make extra work for yourself. Boiling the stones is a deep-clean thing imo. If they're a little slimy, I'll put them in a dish with water (you can add a drop of soap or vinegar, just rinse WELL) give them a good shake/swish and rinse them under clean water, but not more than once ...
by VickieG
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Stuck leg!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Stuck leg!!!

If she hasn't managed to cut herself out and is still stuck tomorrow, I'd take a pair of small wire cutters and clip the section of cholla away CAREFULLY. It doesn't look like too big of a peice, it shouldn't be too difficult to do and safer than trying to force her limb out. Sent from my SM-N975U u...
by VickieG
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Learning as I go new owner
Replies: 36
Views: 1379

Re: Learning as I go new owner

You could also ask your students to help forage for their food. I don't know how it would work with your curriculum but you could possibly recruit the science teachers to assist with a mini- lesson on identifying a few edible plants in your area, so long as they gather from areas that don't use pest...
by VickieG
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Acorn
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Happy Acorn

I used to work and was very physically active but 21 yrs ago I had surgery that left me disabled. I've managed to come up with ways to keep busy that don't interfere too much with my pain. I don't know how I'd find the time if I still worked. This quilt was way above my level of expertise, but I had...