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by curlysister
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Where to get crab shells
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Where to get crab shells

I just wish the big shells weren't so expensive! LOL!
by curlysister
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Weird goo in food bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: Weird goo in food bowl

I agree it's just moldy slimy old food. Bleh. LOL. CrabbyLover gave some really good advice. Be sure to check out the care sheets. There is a ton of information in there, as well as the reasoning behind some of the suggestions. For example, Marine salt such as Instant Ocean has all the trace mineral...
by curlysister
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Crab keeps forcing another out of shells*
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Crab keeps forcing another out of shells*

Are you certain that he 'shed his exo'? Because that would be a surface molt, which is not a normal or good thing. What kind and how deep is your sub? What are your temp and humidity? What do you feed your crabs?
by curlysister
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Video cameras?
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Video cameras?

So how’s that working for you so far, curly? Well, I used it to watch through the kitchen window, so I knew when kitty came to eat on the deck. Then once I set the live trap, I could watch her go in and eat the food and leave, and the trap not close! So....I got another trap and set up the camera t...
by curlysister
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Need help ASAP understanding crab behavior

I was also wondering what your conditions are like, and how long the previous crabs have been 'gone molting'.

Harry - The HCA does NOT recommend separating crabs to molt. They can and should be left in the tank with the other crabs. If all conditions are proper, they can safely molt in there.
by curlysister
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: More crabs desired
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: More crabs desired

Here is the HCA guide as to how many crabs of what size will fit into a tank of different sizes.

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 26&t=92541
by curlysister
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Video cameras?
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Video cameras?

I just have the $20 one also. I have been using it to keep an eye on the stray cat on our property, which then moved into the crawl space under my husband's office. So that 's why I was wanting to be notified of movement, LOL.
by curlysister
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?

LOL, definitely a secret hand shake! My previous cat started plucking out his fur after I had to put him in a boarding kennel for 2 weeks. The at the age of 14, he started peeing on the floor if he didn't get what he wanted - like if we didn't let him out, or if his food dish was empty etc. We tried...
by curlysister
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Confused by this behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Confused by this behavior

Also, yes, it's fine for them to eat the EE.
by curlysister
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Video cameras?
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Video cameras?

I also got a Wyze cam recently. But I have used it more for keeping track of the stray cat at our property that we trapped and is now living in the crawl space of my husband's office. LOL.
Is there a way to set it so that you get an alert when there is movement in the tank?
by curlysister
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?

I am happy to see that there are so many of us in the 'problem cat owner club'!
by curlysister
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Is Dog or Cat Food Okay For Crabs?

Personally, I would not feed it to my crabs based on all the things that are added that I can not pronounce, LOL. I have also read that the way the laws are regarding pet food, not all the ingredients need to be declared on the bag. So there could be other things in the food that you don't even know...
by curlysister
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Feliway Plug-ins--Safe?

I don't know if there is an official yes or no. But I know I used them in the house, but not in the same room as the crabs, with no issues.
by curlysister
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Become a crab!
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: Become a crab!

Bahahaha! Love it!
by curlysister
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and Nervous Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: New and Nervous Owner

Welcome to crabbing! Be sure to read through the information in the care sheets. Tons of great info there. Heat lamps are notorious for zapping humidity. Personally, I have multiple UTH's (one on each side and two on the back of my 55 gallon). You can cover the lid with saran wrap to keep humidity i...