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by gunstreet.girl
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 6 PPs OK in a 29 gallon?
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: 6 PPs OK in a 29 gallon?

Hmm.. I don't think I do, actually - I never think to take pictures of my crabitat, and only ever take pictures of the crabs themselves when they're doing weird stuff so I can show my husband if he's not around.. The mod to allow deeper substrate should be really easy to picture - you just saranwrap...
by gunstreet.girl
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Mold on New Mopani branch
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Mold on New Mopani branch

Isopods don't eat mold, but they do eat the same decaying organic matter that leads to mold. Essentially they are competing for the same food sources which helps to crowd mold out. Springtails do the same but are known to eat the actual mold spores as well. Huh, I had no idea! Thanks, Wode. I just ...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: E Progress Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: E Progress Pics

Too cute!!
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Mold on New Mopani branch
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Mold on New Mopani branch

Isopods are also excellent little mold eaters, if you were looking for an excuse to introduce a clean-up crew. I have *a lot* of wood (Mopani, grapevine, cholla, oak, maple) in my crabitat, a fair bit of which sits directly on the sub, and with a healthy colony of isopods I rarely spot any mold outs...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade mixes
Replies: 28
Views: 7233

Re: Homemade mixes

I also make my own food mixes to supplement fresh foods. It’s extra helpful for me because i’m vegan and my husband, while an omnivore, is averse to eating anything that lived in water so the crabs only get fresh seafood as a rare treat and having dried on hand makes me feel less like the crabs are ...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 6 PPs OK in a 29 gallon?
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: 6 PPs OK in a 29 gallon?

I'm contemplating a custom build right now. I've been researching building terrariums from scratch because I can't find anything that already exists that will meet my wants. I want a front opening doors like an Exo-terra but none of the models have enough room for deep substrate. If not probably so...
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jack's lost a claw!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Jack's lost a claw!!

While my colony goes crazy for eggshells (left in halves, not crushed) and cuttlebone, their absolute hands-down favourite seems to be crushed oyster shell (marketed for birds) which I sprinkle over the sub throughout the tank. They hoover that stuff up.
by gunstreet.girl
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: A Find At Work
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: A Find At Work

Dang... I left this post sliiiide. Well, good news is, I've learned how to crochet way before I even thought of crabs. Bad news is... is crochet thread safe? I have the white kind available but I know it's been bleached to get it that white and who knows what's in it otherwise. Also is there a way ...
by gunstreet.girl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What's the Longest Your Crabs Have Lived?
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: What's the Longest Your Crabs Have Lived?

My OG Hermie has been with me 8 years, and the woman from whom he was rescued indicated he lived with her (in absolutely horrifying conditions) for 10 years or longer. So, 18+ years in captivity for my gentle giant.
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Strong Magnets
Replies: 14
Views: 2327

Re: Strong Magnets

I did learn about magnaturals after posting my question. They seem well protected in hard plastic so no worries with crabs or rust for that matter. They aren't very strong however, holding up foam based products and aren't cheap. I guess my question was more about regular plastic coated magnets whi...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Improvements to my crabitat?
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Re: Improvements to my crabitat?

That's my hardest thing. Since all 7 hermitcrabs in there are Jumbos and 5 of them are Strawberrys they're heavier and its harder for them to climb. Most of my climbing things currently are pretty hard for them. Plus, if I add a shower caddy for shells, it might pop off since the crabs are heavier,...
by gunstreet.girl
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Isopod questions!
Replies: 20
Views: 2895

Re: Isopod questions!

Mine came from my backyard and they are thriving. I put in about thirty initially. Now I have hundreds. Ditto this. If you have a rock/brick pile, fence, stone walking path, etc., you can invariably find the little guys hiding underneath. If that fails, stick a couple stones or plant pots outdoor o...
by gunstreet.girl
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Isopods?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Isopods?

I've had a large crew of isopods living with my hermies for.. 2 years, I think? 2 1/2? Anyway, can't remember, but I would never go back to not having them. Like other posters have said, they keep my 65G clean, are super neat to watch, and breed like love-starved rabbits. I've experienced no negativ...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Ooh! What's this??
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Ooh! What's this??

I'm curious if they enjoyed the honey calcium? I've considered picking it up..but shipping and all, and I already have too much crab food...if they love it I could justify it though....right? o.o lol Mine loved it when I bought some a few years back, but like you, shipping is a concern (I'm in Cana...
by gunstreet.girl
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: My hermit crab is constantly watching me...
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: My hermit crab is constantly watching me...

[/quote] I think it's a US thing as someone I know who lives in the UK hasn't heard of them at all.[/quote]

We have them up here in Canada as well.