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by KrankyKrab
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs munching on Shells?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Crabs munching on Shells?

Hahaha ok- good to know I’m not nuts! Maybe they are too lazy to climb down to the cuttle and egg shells....


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by KrankyKrab
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs munching on Shells?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Crabs munching on Shells?

So am I going crazy? I KNOW I inspected all my shells before prepping for their little shell shop. I was cleaning when I noticed a jagged shell. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191024/f630bbb7d6e6d302633dd81a47f28840.jpg I can’t BELIEVE I didn’t see that.... so it’s removed. This morning I notice...
by KrankyKrab
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Aggression vs Mating
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Aggression vs Mating

I can’t figure out how to get a video clip up....but any way to distinguish between aggression vs mating or playing?

Still haven’t confirmed my girl is a girl but I think either she is hooching around or she is a he and wants my fellas shell?


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by KrankyKrab
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Condensation

Condensation is based heavily on the difference between the room temp and the tank temp. It's a dew point, and it's where the RH reaches 100%. That's generally the point where you could potentially end up with explosive mold growth, and flooding and/or oversaturated substrate. Being watchful of how...
by KrankyKrab
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Condensation

It's just due to the lack of airflow underneath. I wouldn't worry too much, and it could easily be fixed by running a airline underneath to push out the vapour and replace it with 'dry' air if it is that much of an issue. Otherwise, it looks fine to me, and just to monitor closely. Sent from my SM-...
by KrankyKrab
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Condensation

So most of the crababies have been introduced to the new 65g. They LOVE it. But instead of a slight fog like I have gotten in the 20g, now it’s full blown condensation. Out of curiosity I looked under the false bottom and see accumulation. The drops aren’t touching but not sure if having it is norma...
by KrankyKrab
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Temperature
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Tank Temperature

>>>>>awkward silence<<<<<

[emoji15] I must have read that sheet a dozen times [emoji15]

I did NOT see that, I swear!! Lol




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by KrankyKrab
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Temperature
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Tank Temperature

CrabbyLover77 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:33 pm
When you commented about a "cooked crab" I was going to comment about getting out the butter, but you beat me to it LOL.[emoji38]

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by KrankyKrab
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Temperature
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Tank Temperature

Best I can put it, for PPs you want temperature to be about 70F. For exotics, I personally think that you want a min of 75F, and the average temp in your tanks are somewhere around 75F to 85F for all crabs. 80F being a good min to strive for, but crabs do tolerate cooler temperatures without much i...
by KrankyKrab
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Temperature
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Tank Temperature

Thanks so much! Theres a lighting guide which mentions heat, but nothing specifically about temperature, it's just kinda scattered about in different places. It gets talked about a lot from everything I've read so far. For a long time I wasn't sure about the upper range that's safe. I actually unpl...
by KrankyKrab
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Temperature
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Tank Temperature

Imo, any thing in the high 80F, to low 90F for long periods of time. The good thing is sand is a natural insulator so will naturally stay cool if crabs want to escape the heat. I wouldnt worry too much, 82F is fine. :) (Most tend to keep there crabs around 80F, +/- 5ish degrees) Sent from my SM-G93...
by KrankyKrab
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Temperature
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Tank Temperature

Agreed! I searched and couldn’t get much info directly related... thats why I label my question topics with specific descriptions [emoji1360]




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by KrankyKrab
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Temperature
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Tank Temperature

So how warm is too warm? In each smaller cage, the crababies always huddle on the UTH side so I know 75 or so isn’t warm enough (although acceptable)for them or they wouldn’t stay near that wall. Now that I’m putting my 65 through a test run, the temp is 82 after 24 hrs and that feels real warm to m...
by KrankyKrab
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab is digging up molters
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Crab is digging up molters

I personally wouldn’t keep 3 in a 10g. They may have been best buds from day one, but as they grow their space becomes limited.


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by KrankyKrab
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Help new crab!
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Help new crab!

Hello I just purchased a purple pincher crab can I just use sand or do I need to get the substrate too? I’m pretty sure substrate is the name of anything you use: sand or sand with eco earth ect... My substrate consists of sand with Ecoearth 5:1 ratio. (I also have a bit of moss, oyster shells and ...