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by curlysister
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: White, fuzzy, & cobweb-like mold? ?
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: White, fuzzy, & cobweb-like mold? ?

Sorry if my post wasn't clear! I meant that this situation is totally different from a bacterial bloom. Nothing to worry about!
by curlysister
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How do I move a molting crab to isolation without disturbing it?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: How do I move a molting crab to isolation without disturbing it?

Bahaha, the first Karate Kid, tho - not the remake! LOL!
by curlysister
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 5 water change Update
Replies: 21
Views: 866

Re: I have Strawberry Zoea!

Wow!! You two are awesome!
by curlysister
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: White, fuzzy, & cobweb-like mold? ?
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: White, fuzzy, & cobweb-like mold? ?

Agree with Joe. I often find little white fuzzy molding bits, which I presume are food that the crabs have dragged out of the bowl. Too small to notice when I take the food out, but I only notice once they start to mold. A bacterial bloom is something that happens under the substrate, and is a very ...
by curlysister
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab de-shelled multiple times. Dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: New crab de-shelled multiple times. Dead?

PurplePincher - a surface molt and a tunnel collapse are two very different scenarios. Scarletfire - it's hard to lose a crab. I had added a third crab at one point (Chaz of course), but the poor thing died within a couple of weeks. I am amazed at how some will pull through and thrive after being ke...
by curlysister
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How do I move a molting crab to isolation without disturbing it?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: How do I move a molting crab to isolation without disturbing it?

Well, I kind of got obsessed with the little critters late in life too. I am in my late 40s, and think I am likely old enough to be most of the people on this forum's mother! LOL! I live in an old farm house on the Canadian prairies. The weather ranges from -40C in winter to +40C in summer. We don't...
by curlysister
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Lighter weight shells
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Lighter weight shells

Unfortunately, I have not found any local stores to purchase shells. I'm about 3 hours from Winnnipeg, Brandon is my closest city an hour away. I have always ordered my shells online, and always from the US. When I vacation in the States, I have crab food and supplies and shells shipped to where I a...
by curlysister
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crabs and New Crab Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: New Crabs and New Crab Owner

Welcome to crabbing! They are interesting little creatures, that's for sure! To clarify, your heater is on the back or side of the tank? The care sheets are a great source of information about pretty much everything crab related! Feel free to ask any questions you might have, people on thie site are...
by curlysister
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Lighter weight shells
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Lighter weight shells

A crab goes naked because it is too weak to carry it's shell. So a lighter shell is better for a crab in a weakened state.
by curlysister
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Lighter weight shells
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Lighter weight shells

When my crabs were smaller, they really liked the Babylon shells (but I haven't found them large enough for my crabs now). They also used some that I think were called Tiger Moon? Now that he is big, Sonny prefers the polished or pearl Turbos, which are quite a bit lighter than the green Turbos. Che...
by curlysister
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How do I move a molting crab to isolation without disturbing it?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: How do I move a molting crab to isolation without disturbing it?

I would not do anything. It is very likely that she isn't in the same place as where she went down - they often move. As long as your substrate is deep enough (which it sounds like it is) and your tank isn't over crowded (which it sounds like it isn't), they will be fine. In the 9 years I have had m...
by curlysister
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab de-shelled multiple times. Dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: New crab de-shelled multiple times. Dead?

Your tank conditions look good. My only suggestion would be to ensure they have a source of calcium, and to offer protein more than once a week. It sounds to me like you are doing the right things for him. Honestly, the problem likely stems from his conditions prior to your getting him. Going naked ...
by curlysister
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab out of shell and pale!
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: Hermit crab out of shell and pale!

I am sorry to hear that he/she didn't make it.
by curlysister
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner, is my setup okay? Do I need anything else?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: New Crab Owner, is my setup okay? Do I need anything else?

You can cover the whole top with plastic wrap. It will hold in the humidity better. The crabs will get enough air exchange when you change out the food every couple of days. You can insulate part of the tank - depending on the brand of heater, some you can insulate over top and some you have to insu...
by curlysister
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Rearranging decor
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Rearranging decor

I believe Hermiesguardian's advice applies if there are any crabs under the substrate. If everybody is above ground, there would be no risk to them.