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by wodesorel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where can I find plastic egg crate?
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Where can I find plastic egg crate?

Lowes calls theirs louvered ceiling panels

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PLASKOLITE-Com ... ls/3280904

They'll either be with the florescent light strips, or in the back with the ceiling panels and insulation.

😂 Jinx
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where can I find plastic egg crate?
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Where can I find plastic egg crate?

I'm never sure where the egg crate nickname came from, but call it that in a hardware store and you will get the strangest looks!
by wodesorel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is a gradient temp a common practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Is a gradient temp a common practice?

I've never fussed, and my tanks do stay warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter. There is going to be some seasonal changes in the wild, and after researching it years ago I was comfortable with it happening in my tanks. If anything, they tend to eat like pigs over the winter so being a little...
by wodesorel
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Asking for help, how to properly cycle water tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Asking for help, how to properly cycle water tanks

The reason why it's not as simple as x+y=z when it comes to filtration is that there are so many factors. You're growing a bacteria colony and so much effects it. Water composition, minerals, pH, temperature, other bacteria, bacteria source and strains, food source, light, filter media, etc. There's...
by wodesorel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Safe silicone?
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Safe silicone?

The mold-free guarantee may be an issue. If it has any kind of mold inhibitors, it should not be used.
by wodesorel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab escaped, found empty shell...
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Crab escaped, found empty shell...

I'd let him do his own thing if he's mobile enough to get around. He's not out of the woods by any stretch, but it is a miracle that he's alive. Great catch. I can't believe you were able to find him!!!
by wodesorel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is the substrate ratio okay?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Is the substrate ratio okay?

Depth is way more important than the ratio!! If it's a good height for them to molt safely, I would not worry about adding anything more to it. Since it does have more EE, just watch how much water and moisture you're adding to the tank, as EE gets oversaturated easily. That's pretty much the only r...
by wodesorel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Crabs always Underground? (AGAIN)

Two to four months underground is completely normal for a molting crab. Because they all came home at the same time they are likely all on the same schedule, so will be down together at least the first few times they molt. It's boring as heck!
by wodesorel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Death Smell... now what?
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: Death Smell... now what?

Hidden food is a big possibility. Overheated resin ornamentation is another.

It could be something unrelated died in the walls, ceiling or floor. Had that happen to a friend once. It smelled all summer. 😣
by wodesorel
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Parakeet Help
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Parakeet Help

Please consider keeping his wings clipped! It sounds cruel, but having to chase him around the house if he ever escaped is worse. They can smack into windows and mirrors and kill themselves. We always have so many escaped birds reported to our shelter and to the local pet atore, because they are fas...
by wodesorel
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Is this normal?

If another crab was involved it would look like a murder scene with scattered limbs. They are not neat killers. It's common for them to drop limbs preceding death, unfortunately.

I'm so sorry he didn't make it.
by wodesorel
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Hide for a big boy?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Hide for a big boy?

I use a big cork round for my guys! It fits them nicely, but they are eating their way through it faster than I'd like for the price. I did have to saltwater boil the cork round climber I have in my other tank because of how much mold was growing on it, so it's something to watch for based on how yo...
by wodesorel
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)
Replies: 20
Views: 3313

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Shell Horizons is still around. I've ordered from there a few times over the years. https://www.shellhorizons.com/
by wodesorel
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!! Tiny gray bugs in tank after crab died
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: HELP!! Tiny gray bugs in tank after crab died

I'm having trouble making out what they are in the photo, but from what you're describing they sound like spring tails. These guys are common everywhere, and they like crabitats for the heat, humidity and food supply. They do eat dead things, but are harmless to the living. They're very beneficial i...
by wodesorel
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How do I keep crabs from getting stuck between PVC and glass?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: How do I keep crabs from getting stuck between PVC and glass?

I would! I've had crabs get jammed between objects before and ditch their shells. Always leave a big enough pass through so they can't do something stupid.