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by gunstreet.girl
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Old member, new crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Old member, new crabs

I'm definitely going to look for one online, could probably figure out how to make one myself too. Thats a great thing to have to track everyones growth coming in and as time goes on. a lot easier than eyeballing it for new shells too I'd think. Those charts are excellent for gauging the overall si...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: !!! Molter came up today after NEW was crab added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!

I only have a few minutes so apologies if any of this sounds curt - not my intention, just want to respond quickly now to a few items and will respond in greater detail tomorrow. - Crabtain looks pale and based on your description of his behaviour is likely preparing to moult. As you’ve already sepa...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: !!! Molter came up today after NEW crab was added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: !!! Molter came up today after NEW was crab added 24 hrs ago is my crab safe?!! Did he finish molt?!

Hi there! Looks like you’ve done a great job in getting everything set up for your little dudes. I’m wondering if there’s a specific reason you think the captain went down to moult vs just burrowing to rest/de-stress? It sounds like there’s been a fair bit of upheaval and a number of moves in the sh...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cholla wood moldy
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Cholla wood moldy

I would also like to mention that isopods don't eat mold, but springtails do :) Good note GotButterflies, I should have qualified my statement: isopods eat the decaying organic matter on which mold also feeds. So the competition for food source via the introduction of isopods is what leads to less ...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cholla wood moldy
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Cholla wood moldy

Hey all! I got some cholla wood from cholla queen on Etsy and I soaked them and let them dry out as much a possible. I will say that I was pretty eager to get them in my tank and didn’t let it dry ALL the way out and now it’s molded 😔 any way to avoid that for the future? I am soaking it again and ...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

I'm in Canada too! I understand your pain of finding suppliers. Wait until you start looking for steps... I use Inkbird itc-308,at $50. That one has the greatest range for temperature, and you can set what you want your heating temp to be at. If you look on their website too, they have a variety of...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab Found His Way to Netting
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Crab Found His Way to Netting

Hermit crabs are natural climbers - they love climbing. They’re tree climbers in the wild. Do you have any structures in your tank (fish netting, wood, cholla, cork, vines, etc.) that they can climb? If not, I would highly recommend getting some - you can buy these items, or you can find branches fr...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

Darn! I checked out some of the online Canadian reptile suppliers and these are the links to their thermostats: https://allreptiles.ca/supplies.html (click filter and thermostats) https://shop.cornelsworld.com/product-category/thermostats/?orderby=price Thank you, you’re kind to have gone to the tr...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

Thanks for the recommendation, Pinchers and Shells! (I just took a look and was amazed to see it’s 3x the price on Canadian Amazon.. wowzers, you all are lucky 🙂)
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Delivery from giant land!
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Delivery from giant land!

I’m jealous. Large cholla pieces like that are really hard for me to find, for some reason Same here. The longest pieces I’d been able to find before now were around 12-14”. But then the company from whom I order all my Rhac (and some crab) supplies started carrying Galapagos brand products, includ...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Using Only EcoEarth
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Using Only EcoEarth

I’ve used 100% EE for the ~10 years I’ve kept crabs. Never had any issues.


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by gunstreet.girl
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Thermometer Hygrometer Question
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Thermometer Hygrometer Question

I use the ExoTerra digital combo thermometer/hygrometer. It has a remote sensor that hangs in the tank with the display placed on the outside of the tank. I’ve had the same one for... 6?... years with no issues, and have only had to replace the batteries once in that time. Can be operated in C or F....
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Delivery from giant land!
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Delivery from giant land!

Exciting weekend plans (not pictured: the hamster wheel which arrived broken and will be replaced). The 2 pieces of cholla are 3ft+ long, for reference. I have a date with the saw tomorrow! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/1b1b6e3fefca281de7a919eb3fdd8987.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapat...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 703

Re: Molting in EE Only

RAHermits wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:30 am
I've got a good feeling this guy is gone. There were zero signs of life from him at all.
I’m sorry to hear it.
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting in EE Only
Replies: 31
Views: 703

Re: Molting in EE Only

curlysister wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Hehehe, you guys are so cute, talking about 50s being cold.
This. Makes me chortle every time..