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by wodesorel
Sun May 09, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Which tank size would you go for?
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

Go with larger now so you won't have to later! The big guy could use the extra space, and they'll all be happier together anyway. They may be cozy in the 30 gallon tank now, but remember that one day they'll be as big as your new guy! Seriously, it'll happen sooner than you think. I just had ANOTHER...
by wodesorel
Wed May 05, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: C. Compressus
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Look for crabs who remain calm and don't try to aggressively pinch you while being held. There are actually Es who won't?! All of mine chew on me whenever I pick them up! They're so tiny, it's more cute than painful. The last three I got where actually the ones that decided to take a pinch at me wh...
by wodesorel
Wed May 05, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: C. Compressus
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

I've got 7 tiny Es all together in their own species tank. I don't find that they fight at all! Instead, they all group together and just stare out into space like a bunch of Children of the Corn. They're kinda skittish towards us humans (they ignore the cats completely), and they are FAST, but they...
by wodesorel
Tue May 04, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2010~
Replies: 193
Views: 896

Oh my gosh, bloodworms! I got a big tub of Hikari bloodworms for my geriatric betta who can't eat pellets anymore, and thought I would share some with my crabs. Huge pile gone in less than half an hour! I refilled the dish so that the others could get some, and by the time I got done with my shower ...
by wodesorel
Mon May 03, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Aussie salt water myth?
Replies: 160
Views: 30675

What you were told is how they have been kept for a long time, unlike other vendors the 'crazy crab' people say you can have your pet for many years with the right care. so they obviously do not treat the species as disposable like many vendors in the US do. This is a direct quote about aussie care...
by wodesorel
Mon May 03, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is quarantine necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

I've started to quarantine new crabs for two reasons - mites and fighting. If the new crab has been alone there isn't much risk of him having something, but he should still be observed carefully for a few days by you (who knows about crabs) for mites just to be on the safe side. The other reason I q...
by wodesorel
Sun May 02, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Aussie salt water myth?
Replies: 160
Views: 30675

In fact, information from early trials by vendors of these crabs indicates fairly clearly that continuous availability of salt water can be disastrous in captivity. Where are you getting this information from? I would question any information given by a large-scale hermit crab distributer. After al...
by wodesorel
Sun May 02, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Aussie salt water myth?
Replies: 160
Views: 30675

I think we are getting off topic a bit, the issue is should they have constant salt water or not correct? I find where they are collected from and the other information very interesting but lets try to answer the first question. But having constant access to the ocean IS part of the topic. If they ...
by wodesorel
Sun May 02, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Aussie salt water myth?
Replies: 160
Views: 30675

Although if you wanted an official government say (and also proving that there is only one legal collector so it has to be the same one mentioned above): http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/38184/20090806-0000/www.environment.gov.au/coasts/fisheries/nt/aquarium/pubs/attachment2.pdf Page 13 Hermit crabs co...
by wodesorel
Sun May 02, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Aussie salt water myth?
Replies: 160
Views: 30675

Ask them if the crabs are found on the beach. I believer the Government paper is wrong.. Not that our government has ever been wrong before.. The proposal was written by the gentleman who is the only legal exporter in Australia. He wrote where he would be collecting the crabs so he could obtain the...
by wodesorel
Sun May 02, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Aussie salt water myth?
Replies: 160
Views: 30675

I've sent an e-mail to the company in Perth asking them to clarify why the crabs can't have access to salt water. The company actually recommends to give the crabs only fresh water to drink and then bathe them in salt water once every two weeks so that they can get some salt into their system. That ...
by wodesorel
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: my crabitat build photo journal!!
Replies: 249
Views: 71562

EE may soak up too much water, but with the sand you could end up with quicksand. I've flooded out my all-sand tanks before, and haven't even known it! What happens is that the top of the sand stays dry, while the water all pools to the bottom. Tap the top of the sand and watch the liquefaction in a...
by wodesorel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eco Earth V's Sand
Replies: 49
Views: 20015

I also let my crabs have the choice of molting in straight EE if they would like to. The ones who have never had dull shells or any problems molting and I've never had any deaths. Some crabs have even gone back to it for their second (and third) molts.
by wodesorel
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: my crabitat build photo journal!!
Replies: 249
Views: 71562

Just wow! It's looking spectacular already! Thank you for the pictures!!
by wodesorel
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: my crabitat build photo journal!!
Replies: 249
Views: 71562

EEEE! So nice!!!!

Can I make a photo request? What does the cocopeat glue mixture look like up close? Is it drying smooth enough that the crabs will have a hard time picking it apart?