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by megmaholm
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How do i keep everything warm in the tank
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: How do i keep everything warm in the tank

I'd seal the tank up as best you can with just a small opening for airflow, and do a heavy misting to help temporarily. Do you have a moss pit? That can help some.
by megmaholm
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Second levels?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Second levels?

Nets are good, shower caddies or plastic containers from dollar stores work great too. Some people use coated wire shelves (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000TQGTA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1454607846&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=white+kitchen+corner+shelf&dpPl=1&dpID=41sV%2BKfH%2BKL&ref=plSrch) as well ...
by megmaholm
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Wish me luck...

My smaller tank, the 40B, is way overdue to have more sand added and have the decor/shells cleaned. I've been procrastinating since I'm pregnant and sick and have no energy, BUT I'm going for it as soon as my husband gets home and can lift the bag of sand for me, haha. Probably won't do a lot of rea...
by megmaholm
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Cholla wood molding?
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Cholla wood molding?

It definitely won't hurt anything to try. You can also spray the mold with saltwater to treat it if/when it pops up.
by megmaholm
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: going to a bigger tank
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: going to a bigger tank

Check eBay, I've seen pieces of cholla all different sizes for sale there. :)

Branches from outside are okay to put in as long as they haven't been sprayed with pesticides or anything and are on the safe list.
by megmaholm
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How do i keep everything warm in the tank
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: How do i keep everything warm in the tank

If your apartment temp is 79 your tank should be well above 60, so that's weird. Are you sure your thermometer is reading correctly? Do you have another one you could try out just to check?

Glad your crabs are doing well, 2 years so far for Dwebble isn't bad at all! :)
by megmaholm
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: 20 gal pic
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: 20 gal pic

Looks good! I love dollar stores. I have the exact same containers for my shell shops.
by megmaholm
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Upgrading from 29 to 40, and science knowledge failing me
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Upgrading from 29 to 40, and science knowledge failing m

Make sure the UTH can be safely covered with Styrofoam before you go that route. As far as I know none of the pet store ones can be.
by megmaholm
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Can't keep my crabitat warm OR moist?!
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Can't keep my crabitat warm OR moist?!

What's your humidity and temperature reading? If your only heat source is the heat pad, it probably just isn't enough for the 20 gallon. And just to check, you have it on the side of the tank and not actually under the tank, right? I think you need another heat pad - when you're getting one from the...
by megmaholm
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How long are crabs safe out of habitat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Re: How long are crabs safe out of habitat?

I have a few more outgoing crabs that I bring out to show people, but even then they aren't out more than a couple minutes. I handle them for quick pictures and/or to measure them, and to move them if they're in my way during a tank rearrange. I've never really seen the point of handling them extens...
by megmaholm
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mice
Replies: 340
Views: 3546

Re: Mice

I'm sorry Cheeseburger isn't doing well :( It's so hard to watch them go downhill - my rats are over 2 years old now and starting to really show their age. It's rough.

All your new girls are so adorable. I think Seren is my favorite - she just looks so scruffy and snuggly.
by megmaholm
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab is on the roof of my crabitat upside down!
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Crab is on the roof of my crabitat upside down!

Mine like to gracefully leap from the lid into the water dishes. :lol:

When I first started crabbing, I would always pry them off the lid because I would worry. Now my theory is if they got themselves up there, they can get themselves down one way or another.
by megmaholm
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Ugh.... foster cat is fine, but our cat isn't. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Ugh.... foster cat is fine, but our cat isn't. :(

Aww, what a sweet looking girl. I love older kitties/pets in general. It sounds like she had a rough start and is doing pretty well, all things considered!
by megmaholm
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Ugh.... foster cat is fine, but our cat isn't. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Ugh.... foster cat is fine, but our cat isn't. :(

Fingers crossed the steroids help, and I hope your animals stay healthy for a long while! :) I think you deserve a break.