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by Nicole
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Archives: Links
Topic: Hermit crab migrations
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Hermit crab migrations

Pam, here is a site that can hopefully answer some of your questions about crab reproduction: http://www.hermitcrabpatch.com...Life-Cycle-a/152.htmCrabs must drink brackish water and/or salt water in addition to fresh water so that may have been the other behavior you witnessed at the pond.
by Nicole
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Crab went down!
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Crab went down!

Nope - she's doing what she needs to do! Mine often go up and down for weeks before settling underground for good. Never dig her up.
by Nicole
Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Archives: The isolation tank itself
Topic: ISO Substrate
Replies: 7
Views: 1788

ISO Substrate

You don't need to bake sand. If my sand dries out in between uses in the ISO tank, I just add spring water until it's moist again.
by Nicole
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Eucalyptus Leaves and Hibiscus Flowers
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

Eucalyptus Leaves and Hibiscus Flowers

Yes eucalyptus is unsafe for crab use.It has been used as tea tree oil to heal crab injuries in rare cases, but definitely don't feed it to them.
by Nicole
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Archives: Food and Water Info
Topic: Copper sulfate to kill water pests
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Copper sulfate to kill water pests

Thanks for sharing this JMT! And good to know this is why we don't feed it to our crabbies.
by Nicole
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: Air Circulation Techniques
Replies: 13
Views: 2614

Air Circulation Techniques

What kind of lid do you have? I use a screen lid and cover it with a double layer of taped-on Glad Press and Seal and leave a small square for air circulation. Never had a problem with mold by doing this. Don't crack your lid as crabs have been known to escape this way.
by Nicole
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Archives: Food and Water Info
Topic: ?eating a starfish?
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

?eating a starfish?

Starfish get squooshy and mold easily in the crabitat as well. I wouldn't use them. Unbleached sand dollars are great to use though.
by Nicole
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Old Member Looking Around
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Old Member Looking Around

Hi! Welcome back!
by Nicole
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: I hope I didnt mess up...:-(
Replies: 10
Views: 1566

I hope I didnt mess up...:-(

The bigger crabs get, the molts will take longer to complete and the 'quick molting' will be a thing of the past. Mine take an average of 5-6 weeks under now and they're golf ball-sized.Crabs normally don't fear other crabs due to size. I had a jumbo and I remember the baby crabs climbing on her. I ...
by Nicole
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Archives: Crabitat Info
Topic: Velcro to hold up second levels?
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Velcro to hold up second levels?

I used Velcro in my tank many years ago and it separated one day...my one crab Ocean got stuck on the glue that was on the backing and it was horrible getting her loose because she was moving around so much. I never recommend Velcro for that reason.
by Nicole
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: bay leaves & ants
Replies: 15
Views: 2636

bay leaves & ants

Bay leaves are a wonderful ant deterrent! I have them around my tank as well.
by Nicole
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Archives: Crab Behavior Info
Topic: An attempt at nontoxic, scent free environment for the crab.
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

An attempt at nontoxic, scent free environment for the crab.

Thank you for the link Keg! I will check it out, it seems to be blocked on my work computer.
by Nicole
Thu May 30, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Nervous about first molt
Replies: 14
Views: 2984

Nervous about first molt

Hi! First of all, your crabs do not need to be misted daily or at all so don't worry about that. With deep enough water dishes they will bathe themselves if they need it. How tight is your cage lid and what is it covered with? You should only have a small area for air circulation to keep the temp an...
by Nicole
Mon May 27, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Archives: Crab Behavior Info
Topic: An attempt at nontoxic, scent free environment for the crab.
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

An attempt at nontoxic, scent free environment for the crab.

I have always used Dawn dishwashing liquid (a few drops to about a gallon of water) to clean out my tank. You cannot smell it in the tank once it's rinsed away and I've used it for 10 years now with no crab deaths post-clean.
by Nicole
Mon May 27, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Forum game: Good idea, bad idea
Replies: 61
Views: 8948

Forum game: Good idea, bad idea

Bad idea: Going to the casino with that extra $50.