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by gunstreet.girl
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: High pitched chirping while buried
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: High pitched chirping while buried

Hi there! When you say you separated the crabs “into their own spaces,” do you mean that you moved one of the crabs into a separate tank, or did you just separate them and then leave them in the same tank? If the latter, are they both underground and one is chirping? Or is one above ground and the o...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

Hi folks! Does anyone have a thermostat/regulator they absolutely love and would like to recommend? My house is old and lovely and drafty and an all-around pain in the *** to keep consistently heated, and after 3 winters here and a lifetime more to look forward to, i’m done with the thrice daily pee...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting crab in 3" EE with possible mites?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Molting crab in 3" EE with possible mites?

From reading, the crabs aren't really safe safe (post-PPS) until after a successful first molt. I've worried about everything from this guy not getting proper care/nutrients to survive the first molt and so on. I believe he is an E based on memory here (why didn't I take a few pics of him? lol). Wi...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting crab in 3" EE with possible mites?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Molting crab in 3" EE with possible mites?

Hi there! It sounds like you’re doing all the right things for your crabs, the first moult in your care can be pretty unnerving! You’re not the only one to panic. I wouldn’t be worried about the little guy moulting in shallow sub since you have him alone in the temp tank, and from what I gather once...
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Molting in EE Only

And it looks like I spoke too soon, little crab is buried again 😞. I should've moved him over before work. What are the odds that he's just buried himself again and I could simply dig for him? If he has actually started molting, which I doubt, would that happen so quickly once they're down? I would...
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Molting in EE Only

Is there an issue with warming the substrate as well as the air? I've got an UTH coming, but I just realized that it's going to cover the entire back of my tank, substrate and all, as it's an 11x17. Should I not use it and try for a 6" tall one? I wouldn’t recommend covering the entire back of the ...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Molting in EE Only

How careful do I need to be when it comes to the freeze-dried food? For example this Flukers product looks like it's only crickets, nothing added, but they were gut loaded with a calcium food beforehand. Is that still safe to use? https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/food/flukers-freeze-dried-crickets-...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Molting in EE Only

Thank you, and I agree! I'm definitely going to upgrade them into a larger setup when I move in a couple of weeks. Which reminds me of one other thing: I ordered an Ultratherm UTH for the tank, I'm assuming I can just use tape to attach it to the tank? Yep, just duct tape it on the side, and you ca...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Molting in EE Only

Sounds like a good plan. 10G is really small for 5 crabs, even as a temporary solution. Good luck with your new little buddies!
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Molting in EE Only

Thank you for such a great answer! To be honest he could be just digging down to destress, that's a valid point. I'm not sure. As to the protein: I'm looking into giving them crickets and mealworms, but I'm not sure if I can give them freeze-dried or not. I believe Flukers sells them freeze-dried. ...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Molting in EE Only

First off, is there anything specific that’s leading you to believe that the crab is moulting, rather than just digging down to de-stress or explore? It’s very common for crabs to tunnel immediately after being introduced to a new home in order to de-stress, so your little guy may just be doing that...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Picky crabs
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Picky crabs

I’m starting to get a little concerned about the eating habits of my crabs (I have 5 PP). They don’t seem to eat anything I give them, except popcorn. And then they only ate a little bit. I literally have 40 different kinds of organic foods for them that I’ve bought off of the different recommended...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Popcorn fanatics!
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Popcorn fanatics!

Mine are also popcorn fanatics - every few months or so I air pop a batch, grind it roughly in the food processor, and then divide out cup-sized amounts and mix those each up with different amendments (e.g., one batch gets mixed with kelp powder, bee pollen, coconut, powdered cuttlebone, and ground ...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Fellow gardening nerds: on marigolds, echinacea, and other flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Fellow gardening nerds: on marigolds, echinacea, and other flowers

I used to dry and sell actual marigold flowers and everyone loved the mix for their hermits. It was a top seller for years and I never had a complaint. I would suggest shredding the blooms before drying as the cores retain moisture and take forever to dry, leading to mold if not left on long enough...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Fellow gardening nerds: on marigolds, echinacea, and other flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Fellow gardening nerds: on marigolds, echinacea, and other flowers

Hi folks! It’s that time of year when I start dehydrating some of the hermies’ summer garden favourites so they’ll have access during the (looooooong Canadian) winter.. Today’s herb, flower, foliage day, and I have all the usual suspects going: borage (flowers), calendula (flowers), basil (leaves, s...