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by curlysister
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Scared
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Scared

If you can not maintain two tanks, you should not move any crabs over into another tank.
by curlysister
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Heat Problem

How big is your tank?
What are you using for a source of heat?
What do you have for a lid?
by curlysister
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab Buried but Visible: Cause for Concern?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Crab Buried but Visible: Cause for Concern?

Hahaha really Joe?? That's funny! Maybe if it happened a few times, I would be like 'meh, do whatever you want'. It has probably been years since mine made a window tho!
by curlysister
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Elm and Lilac Trees
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Elm and Lilac Trees

As long as they haven't had any pesticides etc, they are both good to go!
by curlysister
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Adopting 3 new crabbies!!
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Adopting 3 new crabbies!!

As for number of crabs/ size/ tank, be sure to read the care sheet:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92541

If they are all going into a new tank, and all have been above grouind, most people just give them a quick dip in the fresh water and away they go.
by curlysister
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Food
Topic: mixed opinions on foods?
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: mixed opinions on foods?

If I recall correctly, Motor has been giving it to his crabs for a long time! So I'd say it is safe! LOL!
by curlysister
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab Buried but Visible: Cause for Concern?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Crab Buried but Visible: Cause for Concern?

Crabs will sometimes do that, and give us a 'window' to see what they are doing. In the ten years I have had my crabs, it has only happened twice for me. Your instinct to cover the window so that he has darkness is correct. If he isn't molting and doesn't like your window covering, he will jsut move...
by curlysister
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cleaning Out the 125 Gallon
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Cleaning Out the 125 Gallon

Whew!! Okay, all is well in the world again.
Carry on.
by curlysister
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cleaning Out the 125 Gallon
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Cleaning Out the 125 Gallon

JeffCrab! You are doing a deep clean??!! I though you were one of the group of us who never changed our substrate??!!
You are abandoning us??!! Going over to the Dark Side of Deep Cleaning??!!
by curlysister
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Mother of 2!!
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: New Mother of 2!!

Welcome to crabbing! How many of the little goobers did you find? Sounds like you are off to a great start! Be sure that your sand/ coc fiber mix is moistened with dechlorinated water so that it is moist enough to hold shape but not so wet that water pools. Heat lights are notorious for zapping humi...
by curlysister
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What is Crusty doing?
Replies: 29
Views: 818

Re: What is Crusty doing?

Sub is not deep enough, which I just discovered through the this forum. I’ll be remedying that here soon. She’s also the only crab, so she was fairly safe in doing a surface molt. I’ll be buying a couple good UTH’s that are recommended in the forums. One on the side, one on the back. I may leave th...
by curlysister
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What is Crusty doing?
Replies: 29
Views: 818

Re: What is Crusty doing?

How deep is your substrate? What are you feeding her? If you had more than one crab, and one of them molts on the surface, you need to ensure that the molter is isolated from the other crab(s), because they are vulnerable when they have shed their exo and before they have hardened. So it's good that...
by curlysister
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab caretakers.
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: New Crab caretakers.

Just a caution about bacon....it has tons of additives and preservatives, which aren't great for crabs long term.
by curlysister
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is my tank set up ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Is my tank set up ok?

Sounds like you are off to a fabulous start! Substrate should be at least three times as deep as your largest crab, which it sounds like it is. Deeper is never a bad thing, and of course as crabs grow you will need to make it deeper. And of course as your crabs grow, you will need a bigger tank whic...
by curlysister
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Pre-Mixed Saltwater Solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Pre-Mixed Saltwater Solution?

I am not familiar with the Imagitarium Pacific Ocean Water, but found and answer from Wode, on a thread from 2016: The saltwater you're using is good! However, salt doesn't evaporate along with the water, it concentrates and eventually crystalizes out of the water. By adding more saltwater without r...