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by megmaholm
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: UTH overlapping substrate
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: UTH overlapping substrate

Definitely! Mine can dig down on one end of the tank and pop up at the other - that's a 4 foot long journey. In my experience they never dig down and stay in one spot; they like to travel, even if it isn't super far.
by megmaholm
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: UTH overlapping substrate
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: UTH overlapping substrate

I wouldn't worry too much. My UTH in the 55 goes below the sub a little bit as well and dries it out, but I give it a heavy misting every few days and it keeps it moist enough. Assuming your substrate is deep enough, the crabs shouldn't be hanging out in the top couple of inches to molt. Are you sur...
by megmaholm
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Petco's sales tax policy
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: Petco's sales tax policy

Yep, my Petco does the same thing. Aggravating since I didn't know ahead of time when I bought my 40B, but I figured I still got a good deal on it.
by megmaholm
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Won't stick!
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Won't stick!

I'll second the aluminum tape. It's what's held up my Ultratherm on the 55 for over a year. Regular electrical tape doesn't stick very long or very well, in my experience.
by megmaholm
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mice
Replies: 340
Views: 3548

Re: Mice

I thought he'd actually gotten rid of them, then I found them in his underwear drawer a few weeks ago. Not where I would want to keep a prized childhood toy, but whatever. :lol: I don't think I was ever super attached to any particular toy. I was always more into books, since I'm a super nerd. Guess...
by megmaholm
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 55 gallon redo
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: 55 gallon redo

Looks good! I have that same hanging coconut and use it as a moss pit; the crabs love it.

Love the kitty helper! I can't mess around in either of my tanks without a couple cats supervising.
by megmaholm
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mice
Replies: 340
Views: 3548

Re: Mice

You can tell Mousey has been well-loved! I wish I still had some of my stuffed animals. My husband has 2 stuffed lambs (his "lambies") that he's had for 30+ years. I asked him if our son can play with them when he's born, and he looked absolutely horrified at the suggestion. :lol:
by megmaholm
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: HCP favorite food?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: HCP favorite food?

Mine have had pretty much everything they sell at one point or another. Really, the only things they DON'T like are the meal deal and chicken/turkey pot pie. The surf n turf protein mix is really popular, and I always have their mineral blend on hand as a supplement. The basic diet is good since it ...
by megmaholm
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: humidity problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: humidity problem?

Is your hygrometer calibrated? I'd double check that just to make sure your reading is accurate. Instructions are here: http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92540 Depending on where you live, this time of year it can be a struggle to maintain humidity since it's soooo dry in p...
by megmaholm
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lonely Crab?
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Lonely Crab?

It's hard to say what the problem could be. To me, a very active crab is a stressed crab - most of mine just hang out in one place all day and only leave to eat/drink and that's normal. As long as he's eating and such, I'd try not to worry and just keep an eye on him. It's always possible he's lonel...
by megmaholm
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Heating Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Heating Issues

People have good luck with Acurite digital thermometer/hygrometer combo that costs about $10 from Walmart or Amazon. Whatever you get, the hygrometer will need calibrated to make sure you're getting an accurate reading. Check our reptilebasics.com for Ultratherm sizes/prices. If you get one that cov...
by megmaholm
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Heating Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Heating Issues

If you want to get good heat, most pet store UTHs don't work. The recommended brand is Ultratherm, which can only be bought online, but they're relatively inexpensive and do a great job. They can also be safely insulated to boost temps more. You would want the biggest size that fits on the back of y...
by megmaholm
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mice
Replies: 340
Views: 3548

Re: Mice

I like the name Hazel :) Your pets always have such cool names! I suck at naming anything. :lol:
by megmaholm
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mice
Replies: 340
Views: 3548

Re: Mice

I'm still reading! I love your mouse pics. :) Your newest one is adorable.
by megmaholm
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Update on Wode's newest crabitat build
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: Update on Wode's newest crabitat build

Wow, that's hardcore! I'm impressed with your resourcefulness and creativity. I can't wait to see/hear more on your progress. :)