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by wodesorel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Should I cover Up Coral
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Should I cover Up Coral

They will take their time digging around, and she may just be exploring to where she wants to be able to comeback up. She knows what she's doing. 😊
by wodesorel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Local mosses?
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Local mosses?

As far as we know, all true mosses are safe. Chemical residue is an issue and mosses pick them up and hold on to them easily, which is a bummer.
by wodesorel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Had to dug up suspected molter due to bacterial bloom, very weak crab.
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: Had to dug up suspected molter due to bacterial bloom, very weak crab.

Yeah, I'd just be worried she's somewhere in the bad molting phase where she has already gone into a stupor. I'd get her someplace safe and secured, preferably under darkness. Always assume a crab found underground may shed at any moment! It's very normal for them to not be reactive for a week or tw...
by wodesorel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit Crab lost 2 legs
Replies: 58
Views: 1272

Re: Hermit Crab lost 2 legs

22pony22 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:07 pm
What are those 2 white dots under the legs (nearest to camera)?
Should be mouthparts.
by wodesorel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Possible tunnel collapse what do I do now?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Possible tunnel collapse what do I do now?

Generally, if you aren't seeing collapses, there hasn't been one. I've had my husband move tanks before without problems. Even transported tanks with molters in the car when adopting!
by wodesorel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How should I introduce a new crab?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: How should I introduce a new crab?

I dip in fresh, but I'll also isolate for a few days to let them change shells and bulk up on food in peace. It can help make intros go smoother if the new guy isn't raging for a new home and food!
by wodesorel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Broke down and pity purchased
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Broke down and pity purchased

Congrats on the little one! Certainly is a little cutie, and dont blame you for a pitty purchase! I may suggest something that you're against, but he could worj with your ruggie? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk Ms. Rug has been thriving, for 4 years this April. My first thought was to toss him...
by wodesorel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Potential lost crab out of tank
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Potential lost crab out of tank

Washer/Dryer are a common place to find them. They can also travel between stories (up and down) with ease.
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Eating shells?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Eating shells?

Sometimes there are simply shells that taste so good they can resist them. Usually it's the rarest or most expensive. 😖
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Help!!! Family is calling in exterminator Crab is down!
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Help!!! Family is calling in exterminator Crab is down!

The ideal situation is that you move him and his tank out of the house. If he's molting or it's not physically possibly, then sealing the tank up as completely as possible is the next best thing. A wet towel is a good idea, it creates a breathable seal. If you're having the house fogged though it wo...
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Dried Seaweed
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Dried Seaweed

Nori has been roasted, so it changes the nutrient profile a bit. The fish food can actually be the same thing, just packaged for fish. If you have any ethnic grocery stores nearby, try there for different seaweeds. I try to hit up a couple different places whenever we go to Cleveland because I adore...
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Broke down and pity purchased
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Broke down and pity purchased

Pretty sure it's been a good 5 years since the last time I pity purchased from PSP. For a while there when I started crabbing, I held them to that live animal guarantee and would get chains of free crabs trying to save them. It was so heartbreaking, but then a few would survive so I guess it was wor...
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Broke down and pity purchased
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Broke down and pity purchased

I was having a day, and when we stopped for crickets there was this little guy with every single leg snipped off sitting in the empty water dish, and I just couldn't leave him there. Well, I had to run to the store next door and my husband said he'd take him out to the car. I get done and hop in and...
by wodesorel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Flooding (outside the tank)
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Flooding (outside the tank)

I am so very sorry. We'll be thinking about you here and wishing for the best. I would go with the 10 gallon filled with a few inches of moss if you can. It's lightweight, cushioned, moist and easy to lug around. Anything more than a month though and they'll need a proper place to dig down for safet...