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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot or color variation?
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Shell rot or color variation?

Ok thank you. Are my pictures good enough? I just took some more and can upload them if needed. Do you think the crab looks healthy? I do not see any limb deformation. I'm really chomping at the bit wanting to introduce the crabby to the crabitat. Ah woops. Forgot to say, yeah. Healthy crab (agree ...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: New crab owner

1. My pet store im hoping to get them from is at least an hour away from my home how can I safely travel with them after purchasing 2. What type of lid do I get to keep humidity in 3. Do I need specific lighting 4. I think I know what they eat but how often do I feed them 5. Should I have more than...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Could My Crabs Have Died Molting from Anaerobic Bacteria?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Could My Crabs Have Died Molting from Anaerobic Bacteria?

Agree with Curly, anaerobic bacteria usually releases high amounts of H2S, so you'll normally smell a rotten egg smell or sulphur smell if its an anaerobic bacterial bloom. :)

(Usually the sand will discolour as well, like Curly said)
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shell rot or color variation?
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Shell rot or color variation?

With crabs, usually poor diet tends to wash out colour rather than the opposite. Think similar to fish (if you're familiar with them), sick fish tend to be lighter in colouration. Shell rot is rather uncommon, and usually is coupled with deformed limbs so it can be rather straightforward to differen...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My hermit crab just died
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: My hermit crab just died

Im sorry you have to go through this. Let's see if we can help rectify this issue together! All about baby steps. ^_^ While handling of crabs is best avoided, sometimes we are left with no choice. Best advice I can give, use your gut instinct and try to minimise handling as much as possible. If you ...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Heat Problem

And, has gauge been calibrated?

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hide ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Hide ideas?

You can still use them, I forgot to add. But I simply prefer to use hides and decor the crabs can utilise to the fullest. These can be used as cute decor or climbing objects.

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Species?
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Species?

I agree with above, its an E to me. Reggie's tend to have slightly different shape (judging by pics I've seen on both species).

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: mixed opinions on foods?
Replies: 17
Views: 651

Re: mixed opinions on foods?

I've been feeding my crabs garlic since like 2012. I'm pretty sure its safe at this point, even if they don't eat it. Honestly, I agree with Wode. The term healing food is really overrated at this point in time, and paints a picture of a bandaid fix to any problem. (All foods in a way are healing fo...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hide ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Hide ideas?

Yes they can be used in the crabitat. The only issue you may come across is the openings typically are pretty small, so once the crabs grow past a medium, most aquarium decor openings will not allow the crabs to go through.

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat pad!
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Heat pad!

If unsure about insulating, contact the manufacturer and explain what you plan to do. They'll let you know if their product is suitable for that application.

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by aussieJJDude
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Pineapple plant
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Pineapple plant

Either way. I recommend pot for easy removal if the crabs go a little too ham on it. If you moistened the substrate with salt water, Id also pot it up as its likely not to like salt.
by aussieJJDude
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: New rescue goldfish
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: New rescue goldfish

Pretty hefty fish then! I love the single tailed goldies, but grow too big for me to feel happy to house one in my current sized aquas/pond.
by aussieJJDude
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Pineapple plant
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Pineapple plant

Either way should be fine. I usually recommend a good quarantine to ensure no pests, and it will also allow it to root away from the crabs.
by aussieJJDude
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: All of them?!
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: All of them?!

The dip at the start was unlikely to cause too much stress. I wouldn't worry too much about that. :) New crabs typically dig under and distress for a couple of weeks before coming back up, this is normal. If they also moult (does happen on occasion) best you can do is ensure they have good condition...