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by wodesorel
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Chopped or whole?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Chopped or whole?

I leave them whole, they drag them off to slowly snack on.
by wodesorel
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not Molting?
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Not Molting?

I had one wait 10 months before going down to molt for the first time. Most crabs want to right away, but some do their own thing and wait longer than what we think is okay!
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab pushes its long shell against the aquarium wall
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Crab pushes its long shell against the aquarium wall

They often do that move when they come to a barrier, in an effort to climb over it. The glass sides can really confuse them. If you can, maybe try covering that side temporarily and see if it stops?
by wodesorel
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Substrate
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Substrate

50 lbs of sand works out to around 5 gallons once moistened and fluffed, and one brick of EE fills around 1 gallon when expanded. It's not that bad to figure out how much you'll need, once you figure out how high you want to fill the tank. Tip - expand the EE and use it to mix the dry sand, and then...
by wodesorel
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Too large iPower Heater?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Too large iPower Heater?

If you're in the upper Nothern hemisphere, you'll need that extra oomph when winter hits in a few months!
by wodesorel
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and Instant Ocean ratios?
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Prime and Instant Ocean ratios?

Hi - not to hijack your thread but I am also using Prime for the first time. I have a 72oz/2.13L (little more than half a US gallon). Its a harder plastic water bottle made in the USA , I don't trust the soft plastic gallon containers (I can taste the plastic when I've had to use them). I filled wi...
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cork round
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Cork round

They do love cork though! I can't even recognize the piece I put in for mine a few months ago because they've been eating it down.
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 1 large or 2 medium tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 1 large or 2 medium tanks

One tank is always easier to take care of over the long run. Half the work, and less electricity to heat.
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Need a home within 1 month(London, UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Need a home within 1 month(London, UK)

Chris1234 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Can anyone help me with this? I don't have much time and will otherwise try to take them with me to the U.S.
I've pmed you with contact info for someone!
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell condition
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Shell condition

The marks on the Tapestry are from concretions that form on the shell while the snail is alive. When the shell is polished, the white calcium growths will keep filling any chips or gaps in the shell.
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Gaps in exoskeleton??
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Gaps in exoskeleton??

The exo over the gills looks very abnormal. I'm hoping it's just not hardened all the way yet. It's not missing, if it was youd be seeing the gill structures instead. For some reason it's not as dark as the surrounding exo. That can happen in their joints post molt, and I'm thinking that what you're...
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Help Cuddles had eggs in sand
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Help Cuddles had eggs in sand

The eggs my females have smeared have always been premature. Putting them straight in water showed deformed babies without fully developed bodies. Captivity screws them up when it comes to reproducing.

The other crabs (and mom) will normally clean up any left in the tank.
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Questions for those who use UVB (or know about it)
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Questions for those who use UVB (or know about it)

Okay awesome! Thanks so much you've been super helpful! How do you know when bulbs aren't producing UVB anymore? You can't, unless you have an expensive (around $225) meter to check for UVB output. That's why the bulbs need replaced on a set schedule for safety, as testing has shown 6 months to be ...
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Questions for those who use UVB (or know about it)
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Questions for those who use UVB (or know about it)

Yes and yes! I originally bought the zoomed set for my turtles, had problems with the bulbs not producing UVB, and then invested in the Arcadia bulbs during that same store's Black Friday sale.
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Questions for those who use UVB (or know about it)
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Questions for those who use UVB (or know about it)

For the price, Arcadia bulbs work better since they are proven to last a full year. The other brands are supposed to, but most reptile keepers recommend replacing every 6 months. The T5 bulbs are interchangeable when you have the matching fixture. The Arcadia are a little stronger, so a 6% would be ...