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by megmaholm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132510

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Wow, that is kind of freaky. I didn't get a chance to see very clearly the entire end of my crab, but I saw most of her. For these shells you have, I am quite interested. My crab that isn't molting has been trying on different shells, but still goes back to her old one. I want to get a better varie...
by megmaholm
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132510

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I've seen quite a few of my guys change shells, either because I'm lucky or they like to show off their naked bodies. :lol: I won't lie, their squishy butts freak me out. I had to handle/re-shell a naked, soft, freshly molted crab I saved from a petstore, and he scuttled around on my hand dragging h...
by megmaholm
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132510

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Ever since I got my 2 newest crabs, Mario & Yoshi, there has been SO much chirping in my tank. No fights at all, just chirpchirpchirp all the time. I can't fully blame them since I haven't confirmed they're the ones doing it, but it's sure a strange coincidence. Silly crabs. The troublemakers: http:...
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Soy/tofu?
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Soy/tofu?

Would the high salt content be bad for them? I'll grab some next time I go shopping and see what they think. Rotting fish, how delightful.
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132510

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I love the idea of starting this topic! It's a great place to share the excitement we have about our crabs! Last night and today, I caught my Ollie climbing on things! This is a big deal to me, because I have put so many things in my crabitat for my crabs to climb on, but I have never seen them cli...
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132510

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Same here - I'll drop tons of money on my pets/crabs without batting an eye, but I can barely justify spending more than $10 for a shirt for myself. :lol: I have so many dried foods for them, but I figure that's not a big deal since they don't eat much - so I spend a lot up front, but it lasts forev...
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132510

Re: What are your crabs up to?

That's good to know, thanks! I probably will insulate it since we keep our house pretty cool. It's such a pain to get into the tank when I have 2 heat bulbs and then a LED daylight bulb. I'd really like a glass lid at some point if the heat lamp isn't needed anymore. I'm great at spending money. :lol:
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2128
Views: 132510

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I ordered the 11 x 35. I thought about getting the 11 x 47 so it would cover almost the entire back of the tank, but decided against it.
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Soy/tofu?
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Soy/tofu?

Fish sauce? I'm assuming that's a sauce made of fish? :lol: I bet that smells delightful. Regular grocery stores have it?
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Questions

Sounds like a plan! Make sure you post pics of it once you have it all set up :)
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Soy/tofu?
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Soy/tofu?

Ooh, honey could work! I was also thinking of maybe making a chicken or beef broth and cooking it with that. It's not like I can taste test it myself and see what's good - I hate tofu. :lol:
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead thermostat?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Dead thermostat?!?

Are you able to go out and buy a cheap heat lamp and heat bulb? Or can you put a bottle or 2 of hot water in the tank and wrap the tank with a blanket to trap the heat in? Maybe a space heater you can aim at the tank?
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Questions

Ah, got it! That will certainly help. :) If you use the 26w plus the 8w, you may be able to get away with a lower wattage heat bulb, or eliminate it entirely.
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Questions

I don't see any reason not to keep any of them - they could be handy as a backup. The 1st one (UVB bulb) doesn't look like it heats, but it would be good for daytime viewing. If you're putting it on a screen lid, though, that will filter the UVB by about 50%. I don't know anything about the Ion bulb...
by megmaholm
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Tunnel Holes
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Tunnel Holes

I smooth my substrate pretty regularly since my guys seem to think they're part gopher and love destroying the tank ;) It's fine to do, just don't pack the sand down or anything.