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by wodesorel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How to boil moldy wood...
Replies: 5
Views: 304

How to boil moldy wood...

Get grandma's stock pot. Say a little prayer of appology to her, and then swear your husband to secrecy to never ever tell your mother what you're doing with the inhereted cookware. Add 2 gallons of water Add 2 pounds of kosher salt Boil for 15 minutes And then boil for 15 minutes And then boil for ...
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ms. Rug, back from molting, and a beachy tank rescape
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Ms. Rug, back from molting, and a beachy tank rescape

I celebrate her emergence like a holiday. [emoji23] It's too quiet when she's down! Got so sick of the tank being so messy that I tore it down, cleaned it, and redecorated while I was waiting for her to come back up. I love how it turned out! The battery LED lights run on a 6 hour timer every night,...
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Sudden Extreme Humidity Loss While I'm Away From Home

I wouldn't freak out over a few low days, it happens in the wild. Your contractors are likely drying out the air in the house to get the basement as dry as possible as quickly as possible to combat mold growth. If the house is too dry, the tank will leak humidity, like a drying sponge. It'll be an u...
by wodesorel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Molting Questions

They don't grow with every moult, and they don't grow noticeably larger at every moult. On the other hand, I've had crabs double and triple in size in a single moult! I don't do anything special post moulting, but if you're concerned you can always try calorie boosting foods like honey, peanut butte...
by wodesorel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Quality tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Water Quality tester.

Ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are the big three to know because they can cause gill damage. The other parameters aren't as important for land animals as they can adapt to a range of variables. I'm trying to remember what the differences are between the salt and fresh tests. Some are interchangeable...
by wodesorel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Coral Has Eggs
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: Coral Has Eggs

The photos you've posted of them previously are both of purple pinchers. I would suggest reading Mary's pinned posts and her videos on youtube. Right now, the best suggestions of raising them involve a lot of work. PPs also have extended larvael forms, so it takes longer to get them to land.
by wodesorel
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Burnt crab?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Burnt crab?

It would have to be very hot to cause a problem for them. Have you tried touching that spot to see if it's uncomfortable?
by wodesorel
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Molding please help
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Molding please help

I agree. There are three surefire ways to deal with mold. 1.) Wait it out. Eventually the mold eats away what it can eat and fizzles out. (Not healthy for us humans!) Takes a long time though. 2.) Salt. Making sure items are saturared in salt will inhibit mold growth. I like to boil what can be boil...
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning outside of tank ........ Recomendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Cleaning outside of tank ........ Recomendations?

I use white vinegar inside of my enclosures, and windex on the outside - sprayed on the paper towel away from the tank.

If there's any kind if buildup then I break out the razorblade! It's faster, and when used with water or vinegar there's no risk of scratching.
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: JoeHermits' guide for shell-less crabs
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: JoeHermits' guide for shell-less crabs

I've had to direct a couple of people to that guide, and had to search a bit for it. Now it will be nice and easy to find if I need it. Thanks everyone!! [emoji4][emoji4] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk All guides from everywhere on the forum are pinned in the Caresheets and Faqs section.
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Popcorn?
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: fruit flavored popcorn?

Make popcorn using an air pop method, or on the stove with a crab safe oil. Dust with a crab safe food powder. I used to make a coconut popcorn for my store that people raved about. Organic popcorn popped in (lots of) organic coconut oil so it came out kind of moist. Tossed with organic coconut suga...
by wodesorel
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Cross-species breeding?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Cross-species breeding?

We don't know for sure yet, but probably no. Many of these species have been separated for millions of years, so it is very unlikely. In the Pacific, multiple species exist together and are not noted to interbreed, so that's another sign it is not possible. It would take a full chromosomal study and...
by wodesorel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Common Spicebush
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Common Spicebush

Blanching the leaves would make them look better and keep longer, but just freezing is okay if you don't mind them getting a little blackened like they would during a frost.
by wodesorel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: JoeHermits' guide for shell-less crabs
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: JoeHermits' guide for shell-less crabs

I had pinned it before moving it and that left it unstickied. In the right place, but floating free!
by wodesorel
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I replace my substrate?
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Should I replace my substrate?

The substrate itself should be fine! Rewet it and mix it well ahead of time.

However, if there is any chance contamination got into the tank - cleaning supplies, aerosols, etc. It never hurts to start fresh.