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by wodesorel
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: 29G Brackish
Replies: 236
Views: 52081

Re: Fiddler Crabs (9/10 - 29G tank is DONE! w/pics)

I had "help" cleaning everything up tonight:

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by wodesorel
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: 29G Brackish
Replies: 236
Views: 52081

Re: Got Fiddler Crabs - with pics! (7/12 Eggs!)

DONE! :D Ran into a few snags though.... The land area flooded sometime last night and I don't know how. Worried it may be wicking action that's pulling water up and into the sand. :shock: Emptied it and refilled it and we'll see what happens. The filter is shot... Bought a new one but realized walk...
by wodesorel
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunshine the Mangled [4/23 Back in main tat, w/ bad photo]
Replies: 134
Views: 30314

Re: 3 eaten, one left mangled in the PP tank. :( (Photos)

Any update? I hope she's doing well! I really think she was trying to dig as there's a little pile of fluffy dug sand, and she hasn't moved from the same spot for the last two days. She's still alive though, and her antenna start waving like crazy when I bother her. I blocked off the opening of the...
by wodesorel
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: shell shop and purple castle addition to tank :D
Replies: 12
Views: 3952

Re: shell shop and purple castle addition to tank :D

Jamescfjr wrote:Is hot glue safe? I hope so, because it would make my life one heck of a lot easier. XD
Yep, hot glue is safe! Some people have problems with it staying in place though because of the heat and humidity of the tank.
by wodesorel
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Antlers and Bones
Replies: 6
Views: 2416

Re: Antlers and Bones

Been wanting to try deer antler since I saw them for sale in the pet shop. :) They cost $10 for a small piece though, so I haven't been able to get one yet. I don't know of any hunters who I could get a piece from, and I've never found any shed antlers in the woods before. The ones that they sell ar...
by wodesorel
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: 29G Brackish
Replies: 236
Views: 52081

Re: Got Fiddler Crabs - with pics! (7/12 Eggs!)

Okay, filled with water!! It's a bit cloudy still but that should settle down overnight. The tank holds a perfect 15 gallons of water. (I was a bit shocked about that considering it's a 29 gallon!) http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k104/wodesorel/Fiddler%20Crabs/fidtankdone.jpg http://i86.photobucke...
by wodesorel
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: WARNING! All living things half or full pine log!
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

Re: WARNING! All living things half or full pine log!

With woods it's best to let it dry completely before adding it to the tank. In the moist environment of the hermit crab tank the wood will never dry out, which is why you get molt growing. :)
by wodesorel
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Strawberry question
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Strawberry question

Strawberries are found in the wild in the same areas as Indos and Ruggies, so they really shouldn't need anything more than those species. (And I do mean the same area - this paper talks about how all three are collected on the same island: http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10125...
by wodesorel
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Chirping
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Chirping

I only have one PP who is a chirper, and he does it anytime he gets startled. For a few weeks whenever I would walk past the tank he would start chirping away like a madman, and then one day he just stopped doing it.... weirdo crab. :lol:
by wodesorel
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: 29G Brackish
Replies: 236
Views: 52081

Re: Got Fiddler Crabs - with pics! (7/12 Eggs!)

The epoxy will be cured by Saturday, so the plan is to fill it then and move the fids. :D Here's all the parts in their places. I still need to add a 1/2 inch layer of sand to the bottom, but it needs to be rinsed out to get rid of the dust that'll cloud the water. And I need to fill the upper level...
by wodesorel
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Local Adopters
Topic: MI, OH, IL, IN Adopters
Replies: 19
Views: 45330

Re: MI, OH IL, IN Adopters

OHIO We are no longer available to permanently adopt. However, I am always available for hermit crab emergencies between Salem, OH and Boardman, OH and can meet on short notice. Even if we are not able to adopt permanently, I can help with finding a local adopter and offer temporary housing. We can...
by wodesorel
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunshine the Mangled [4/23 Back in main tat, w/ bad photo]
Replies: 134
Views: 30314

Re: 3 eaten, one left mangled in the PP tank. :( (Photos)

Well, two weeks in and I think she's either preparing to molt or is dying... She hasn't eaten in two and a half days, and she may be trying to dig a hole. She still had an enormous molt sac on her when I found her naked, so maybe she still had enough nutrients stores up that she only needed that ext...
by wodesorel
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Strawberry question
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Strawberry question

Sorry, no straws here. I've been too scared by all the stories. :(
by wodesorel
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: How much does it cost to build a tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: How much does it cost to build a tank?

For under $50? Plexiglass sheets are expensive for small pieces ($13 for a 12x20 inch piece). The aquarium silicone is $14 a tube around here. You may be able to use GE Silicone I - that's about $5 a tube. I'm not sure how much a large piece of glass runs, but I've heard that it can be expensive as ...
by wodesorel
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: 29G Brackish
Replies: 236
Views: 52081

Re: Got Fiddler Crabs - with pics! (7/12 Eggs!)

Okay, so the tank is upstairs and set up, minus the stuff inside. This is what the tank looked like when we bought it: http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k104/wodesorel/Display%20Case%20Crabitat/new29gallon.jpg After three coats of paint on the stand and the addition of some decorative trim, a trial ...