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by wodesorel
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate temperature?
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Substrate temperature?

A few degrees of change isn't going to make a huge impact. When you get up to around a 10 degree difference then it gets iffy, as I have found that mine do choose where to molt based on temps and I personally do everything possible to prevent wild swings.
by wodesorel
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cholla Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Cholla Conundrum

They are so uniform that it's interesting! I would guess fruiting bodies of a fungus? They also look like insect poop of some sort, but I'd think you'd notice whatever was doing it if it was.

(Also, really nice macro skills!)
by wodesorel
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab. Help!!
Replies: 47
Views: 856

Re: Naked crab. Help!!

Yeah, it'll be fine with just water, or soap and water. In an emergency I use the ones I have in the cupboard for leftovers.
by wodesorel
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab. Help!!
Replies: 47
Views: 856

Re: Naked crab. Help!!

He needs isolated. Rinse him and a few shells off with dechlorinaged water and put them into a small container, like a tupperware or clean margarine tub.
by wodesorel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my hermit dead
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Is my hermit dead

You're seeing shed exo laying against the bottom of the whole, so he's molted and is now regaining strength and slowly eating his old skin. They do go into a kind of stupor/sleep while molting and may not move much or at all for long stretches. It conserves energy as they harden back up, because the...
by wodesorel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Winter emergency
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Winter emergency

I would leave them all in there then! There will be so much more stress from moving them around, then a little low humidity will cause overnight.
by wodesorel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is lichen safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Is lichen safe?

Unless you are an expert in identifying lichens, I wouldn't recommend it. Some are poisonous, and no one here will be able to help you figure out what is edible and what is toxic. Mosses found outside should be safe, but they will absorb any chemicals or toxins they have been exposed to - including ...
by wodesorel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Winter emergency
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Winter emergency

They should be okay to stick together if you're worried about a power failure and it getting too cold. Individual cups would be safer, just because they can get scared and panic, and hurt each other by accident. Honestly, if you have any fears of loosing power and the temperature in the house droppi...
by wodesorel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Insulating Heaters
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Insulating Heaters

Ultratherm and Fluker can for sure be safely insulated. I'm not sure about others, but if they are laminated with clear plastic and very flat they will probably be safe - they'll come with instructions (you can even usually find PDFs on the manufacturers website) that will tell you for sure.
by wodesorel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Ant overload!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Ant overload!!!

Okay guys. Thanks! The link provided above, isn’t bringing me anywhere, it’s saying 404 page error or something like that. But I’ll do some searching on google and see what sites and articles I can find providing info about ants and how to keep them away from my little hermits! I’m so happy I decid...
by wodesorel
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Ant overload!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Ant overload!!!

This is from an ant keeping forum on how to keep them in, but would also work for keeping them out - while also being harmless to hermits. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/antfarm/the-beginner-s-guide-to-ant-keeping-t13211.html https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191215/d57f8430ff15c52ece0c0de1641a0f6...
by wodesorel
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my hermit dead
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Is my hermit dead

It's normal for them to go through periods where they don't move when molting. I think he's fine! He shouldn't come up for a while though - I wouldn't start to expect him until sometime in February, and he could go longer than that.
by wodesorel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Fiddler Crab caught in fishing line
Replies: 17
Views: 469

Re: Fiddler Crab caught in fishing line

@CrabbyLover77 Does your vet take in arthropods? If I tried taking a fiddler crab to any of the vets near me I’d probably get turned out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Having a good relationship with your vet helps! Most have zero training on exotics, and while some won't see them because they...
by wodesorel
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs haven’t molted in6 months!
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Crabs haven’t molted in6 months!

It's a little unusual for new crabs to not molt in that period of time. Crabs that are the right size for a 10 gallon should also be molting every month or two, so I'm a little concerned about how big yours are? They will put off molting of they don't feel safe enough - they have to be underground a...
by wodesorel
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Fiddler Crab caught in fishing line
Replies: 17
Views: 469

Re: Fiddler Crab caught in fishing line

Either way, it sounds like might loose the limb. That shouldn't harm him, they're very well adapted to losing their claws. If it does occur, the opposite claw will become the large one on his next molt. I'm not sure I would try to remove it, just because they are extremely hard to handle and you don...