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by wodesorel
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: New Home made fountain *new pics*
Replies: 27
Views: 5118

When working with water, always check to make sure it's just a bit off of level. I have a horrible time judging pitch by eye, but they make very nice little levels that will squeeze into tight places! http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ61bay/R-100353828/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051...
by wodesorel
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Longevity, part 2 (long lifespans anecdotes...)
Replies: 19
Views: 10544

Someone just posted this on craiglist: http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/for/1621011187.html "My 17-year old hermit crab recently died and I have many supplies. New gravel, 3 types of food, shells, coral, and choya wood. Also, care manuals, if needed (and tips on how to keep a hermit crab for many ye...
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Any places to get plexi-glass "seconds"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Any places to get plexi-glass "seconds"?

I'm still planning the monster display-case conversion! I'm trying to come up with a cost effective way of sealing everything up. After working with plexi for the 15G, I'm thinking that if I just line all the wood with plexi and seal the joints with silicone it would work great. I'm just wondering i...
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabbies?
Replies: 22
Views: 3132

Hey Wodesorel, I went to the butcher at a local grocery store and the shrimp they have...they are previously frozen and frozen in a brine. I didnt go for it because I wasnt sure if that brine was made with iodized salt or not. I managed to find some fresh shrimp without additives at my local grocer...
by wodesorel
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabbies?
Replies: 22
Views: 3132

Chicken liver thats a good idea freezing it and then shaving off as you need it...whats the recommended daily portion? I put maybe 3/4 teaspoon in every few days, and when I had 10 crabs up and running around it would disappear by morning. There seriously wasn't even any residue left in the shell.
by wodesorel
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Longevity, part 2 (long lifespans anecdotes...)
Replies: 19
Views: 10544

Here's another story on Carol that was from 2008:

http://lubbockonline.com/stories/072508 ... 8524.shtml
by wodesorel
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabbies?
Replies: 22
Views: 3132

For protein, mine go nuts for raw chicken liver and raw shrimp. The liver I just roll up in plastic wrap and freeze, then I can shave off what I need as I need it. (If I give them modest amounts they'll lick the dish clean overnight. :) ) The shrimp I cut into meal-size pieces and froze. If you're g...
by wodesorel
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How many crabbies?
Replies: 22
Views: 3132

I've pretty much made mine a staple for my land hermit crabs, though I am fortunate I can get them relatively cheap here in LA (for about $99 each). I crack mine using the guide and then shatter it further - I then give pieces to eat (both the meat and the shell as the fibers also have nutritional ...
by wodesorel
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: oo, got a question about Indo coloring!!
Replies: 38
Views: 14592

its 365 days tropical here with sun and high humidity all year round. only rains more during monsoon seasons but thats it. no change in weather. :P Oh summer, how I miss thee.... *Looks out window to see...* Well, I can't see anything. The eight foot long icicles are blocking the view of two and a ...
by wodesorel
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: change my substrate...to what?
Replies: 20
Views: 3381

Live sand is scooped straight off the ocean floor - with bacteria, crustaceans, and all types of micro-organisms included. It's used to seed marine fish tanks will everything necessary to make them a complete and healthy environment By not using the sand in an ocean replica, it kills off everything ...
by wodesorel
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: How to quiet a submersible filter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

I just gave up trying to get them quiet and have just been using them. Hasn't seemed to make any difference since I see the crabs at the water bowls all the time. The filter's position in the water did seem to have some impact on how noisy it was. Also, the longer they run the less they seem to vibr...
by wodesorel
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: change my substrate...to what?
Replies: 20
Views: 3381

I started off using straight playsand and have switched to a playsand and Eco Earth mixture. I'm debating about what to do the next time I do a deep clean, since I've found benefit and downside to both. Straight playsand: Pro: 1. Smells fresh 2. Easy to spot clean leftover food and poo 3. Easy to sp...
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Water
Topic: checking in: pool time/ thinking out loud
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

baby-snakes wrote:I might even reinforce this tank again with more silicon, just to be safe! but it seems alright for now.
Just remember that fresh silicone will not stick to old silicone!
by wodesorel
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: Water
Topic: checking in: pool time/ thinking out loud
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

I had thought about doing built-in pools, but part of what I enjoy about crab keeping is being able to redecorate. I've had the pools located all over the tank, so I just couldn't bring myself to stick them in one place permanently. I also keep experimenting with different pools because I just haven...
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: How to quiet a submersible filter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

I know they aren't supposed to vibrate, but the two I had do. I even took them apart and cleaned them, thinking something was stuck inside, but there was nothing. I don't have the money to buy new filters, and just thought if I could get these two working properly that it would be nice for the crabs...