Search found 155 matches

by gunstreet.girl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1274

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Until you can either set your crabs up in the environment necessary for their survival or re-home them to a suitable environment, there are things you can provide for them which don’t require money. Do you have trees around your home (that aren’t sprayed for mosquitos, etc)? Check the safe foods lis...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1274

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Alright, so the general consensus after reading through a number of care sheets online seems to be: - minimum 20G for single crab, 30G for a pair - substrate (minimums, as wode stated these dudes seem to be big tunnelers and more depth = better): sand (or mix of sand and ee) 6 inches deep, with 3-6 ...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 1274

Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

As curlysister suggested, if you fill out the emergency care form we can try to help you research appropriate care and identify what in your set-up might be causing the issues your crab is experiencing. I know next to nothing about hallowe’en crabs but searching around through various forums, the co...
by gunstreet.girl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Worried that crabs might be attacking each other under substrate

Thanks! I'm going to try to come up with an efficient feeding system because I've had trouble varying their diet. The have access to cuttlebone 24/7, but I've had trouble finding sources of protein ( I've been giving them bloodworms) I've also wondered about honey, is any honey ok? Or are there typ...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: Recommend things to me

These are all great suggestions thank you!! Plexiglass & sealing the edges with tape for a Exxo Terra tank (that is the kind I meant) is an interesting idea, I might try that. How often do you have to replace the tape? I wonder if sone type of waterproof tape would work and be safe enough. I love t...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: Recommend things to me

When you say reptile tanks with the doors on the front, I assume you’re referring to Exo Terra tanks (or similar)? If so, many of us use them successfully (in fact, both my base tank and topper are Exo Terras). To allow for deeper sub, cut a piece of plexi to the desired size and place it along the ...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs aren't digging
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Crabs aren't digging

Quikrete all purpose sand is coarse sand for use in landscaping and other applications. I would not personally view it as an appropriate sand for use with animals. Play sand is a fine sand, as are specialty sands marketed for terrarium substrate use.
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Net + UTH?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Net + UTH?

As HG noted, the UTH goes on the outside of the tank. With the UTH on the outside, you can absolutely have netting and other items on the same wall on the inside of the tank. I have the following on the same wall as my 2 UTHs: fishing net, plastic terrarium plants, moss pit, shell shop, large climbi...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Question about humidity.
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Question about humidity.

The general wisdom is that humidity can not be too high, only too low.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

wodesorel wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:59 am
FYI, hermits won't use either type pictured.
Understood, but worth checking in the event they have other types with preferred shells.
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Dollaramma (Toronto)
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Dollaramma (Toronto)

Thanks for the heads-up! I’ll have to check the dollaramas in Ottawa/Hull.
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..

Aww everything looks beautiful! It's so funny how the crabs know exactly what to do with the wheel. Most of my crabs take days to investigate new tank decor, but not the wheel! You’re very kind - I’d given up years ago on the tank looking beautiful as my big guys trash it within minutes of rearrang...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 702

Re: Molting in EE Only

I feel very lucky to have seen parts of Canada that many Canadians have not. I was on Baffin Island in Nunavut for only a couple of months, but spent a year in the Yukon, and almost 5 years in NWT. As well as 5 years in Northern Manitoba, and 5 years in Northern Alberta. I was working as an RN, and...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Finally jumped on the exercise wheel bandwagon..

Installed this morning and figured it would take a few days for the crabs to build up the courage to explore The New Thing, but I turned my back for 5 minutes to find a piece of wood to ease their access, and returned to this. The little dude’s been going for hours, with no sign of stopping. I since...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 702

Re: Molting in EE Only

I lived in the Northwest Territories for a while, as well as the Yukon - I have gone for a walk at -40C because it felt so much warmer than the -50C weather we had been having! LOL! I hear you. I’ve not personally lived in the far north (though i’ve always wanted to visit), but my sister-in-law liv...