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by CrabberWill
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: new crab digging hole, but not buried
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: new crab digging hole, but not buried

My crabs happen to be those who like to dig just for the sake of digging. Conditions are ideal, but they'll go down, tunnel around for a couple of hours, and then come right back up. In the process, of course, the displaced substrate ends up burying spare shells, food dishes, etc., and I end up with...
by CrabberWill
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting? Destressing? Isolation? Oh my!
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Molting? Destressing? Isolation? Oh my!

I only use the HCA as a source of information....I decided there are many sources out there, and by only using one consistently, I avoided the conflicting advice out there. I've ended up doing that without really realizing that I was doing it. When I was first starting out and doing my initial batc...
by CrabberWill
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Success!

If you were around for my first posts here last month, you might remember that on August 18th, I got a second crab as a pal for my first, who had been a loner for better than a year and a half. On August 24th, the new guy buried himself for his first molt under my care. Last night (September 22 as I...
by CrabberWill
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?

Please don't move the tank with any buried crabs. You can collapse tunnels and caves and they can suffocate. I have no plans to move the enclosure, partly because it's in a good spot already and partly because of the reason that you specified. This is that particular crab's first molt under my care...
by CrabberWill
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Creepy crabs......
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Creepy crabs......

It's like their all conspiring in a crab cult......
It's quite possible. Check your back yard for Cthulhu, just in case.
by CrabberWill
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 286

New Ultratherm--Potential Placement Issue?

I live in an area where a heat source for my crabitat isn't particularly necessary during the summer, but with autumn fast approaching and the nights and early mornings getting colder by the week, I've ordered an Ultratherm that's set to arrive within the next few days. Between the way that my crabs...
by CrabberWill
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What is your crabs favorite food?
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: What is your crabs favorite food?

If you decide to offer popcorn, just be sure that it's absolutely plain--no butter, salt, etc. Organic, as always, is preferable, but it's most important that you don't offer something like microwave popcorn or leftovers that you bring home from the movie theater. I have an air popper that I use whe...
by CrabberWill
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What is your crabs favorite food?
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: What is your crabs favorite food?

Popcorn is a perennial favorite among mine, though that's an occasional treat that I offer maybe twice a month or so, tops. Hard-boiled egg was a massive hit the last time that I offered it, but that doesn't really qualify for a long shelf life. As far as that goes, the dried papaya that I recently ...
by CrabberWill
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Why Didn't I Think of This Sooner?
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Why Didn't I Think of This Sooner?

I'd been meaning to get a few extra shells for my crabs. In terms of numbers, I had enough in the 'tat to meet the suggested minimum per crab, but there were a couple that no one ever seemed to touch, and my new guy is small enough that while I had shells that were adequate for him, it was worth get...
by CrabberWill
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New Roomie for Longtime Loner: What to Watch For
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: New Roomie for Longtime Loner: What to Watch For

It's been a few days since I introduced the newbie, and I wanted to give a quick update. As far as I can tell, Johnny is acclimating remarkably well. He changed shells within twenty-four hours of being added to the crabitat, and he seems content with his choice. He's a very inquisitive little crab; ...
by CrabberWill
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New Roomie for Longtime Loner: What to Watch For
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: New Roomie for Longtime Loner: What to Watch For

Thanks for the welcome! I didn't think to dip Buster as well before introducing the new guy, nor did I bathe Johnny in the existing water pool. What I did was the following: I put a couple of inches of water from the gallon jug in which I make all of their freshwater into a container outside the cra...
by CrabberWill
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New Roomie for Longtime Loner: What to Watch For
Replies: 3
Views: 266

New Roomie for Longtime Loner: What to Watch For

Hello, everyone. I've been an HCA reader for more than a year and a half now, and I decided to take the plunge tonight and join the club in order to run this past you. Since my question pertains to behavior that I should watch out for, this seemed the appropriate forum in which to post it. There's s...