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by kornchaser
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Cutting a screen lid?
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Cutting a screen lid?

I have EE in my tank and an under tank heater from pet smart under it and if the holes in the lid are covered I have 99% humidity just from the wetness of my Eco Earth and the heater. Beware though, the high humidity will break a digital hygrometer but not a dial one. Hermie mommy of 10 PP babies: O...
by kornchaser
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: dropped onto concrete and broken shell
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: dropped onto concrete and broken shell

Also crabs need salt water. I don't think you knew what you were getting into when buying a crab. They need 1.) A salt water dish and fresh water dish (dechlorinated and with sw use instant ocean. And sponges actually just cause bacteria to grow faster in an already misty tank. My advice is to take ...
by kornchaser
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 40 Gallon Tall Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: 40 Gallon Tall Upgrade

You can usually tell like straws I believe look like bright strawberries and violas* look violet and purple Pinchers have a big purple claw. Looks like an E to me though. But one of my PP is dark purple all over so like my saying goes "ya never know". But in this case it deff looks like an E :) Herm...
by kornchaser
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Frustrated :(
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Frustrated :(

Sorry for your loss, I've lost some crabbies to PPS. Squirt lost all his limbs, Willow Rosenburg just passed away recently from postponed PPS because I never got her isolated to molt just found her one day huddled up and limbs scattered. She died a few days later. My regards. Hermie mommy of 10 PP b...
by kornchaser
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

I would think that the fact that one crab molted in the moss pit, and the big guy Hasn't molted in nearly 2 years might give you pause and wonder why. But whatever works for you. It just always makes ME wonder how 99.9% of us use the uth on the side and have successful underground molts. I wish you...
by kornchaser
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

Just wanted to share: i used to have the UTH hit 3 inches below the line of substrate. In a week i dug my finger down to toss the sand a bit and it broke into a powdery crumble. The powder dry sand was also extra hot, over 90F when my tank was under 82F. Perhaps it might help to check the temp of t...
by kornchaser
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

I just couldn't see moving the uth to the side of the tank causing the temperature to drop. The substrate had previously been absorbing a large portion of that heat. Once it was moved to the side, it would only make sense that the temperature increase. I believe another factor must have contributed...
by kornchaser
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

Both were reading accurately. It was just a bad idea to put them on the side and stress out my molting crabs. Tried it twice now with the same results. I'll stick to keeping them on the bottom. It works well with me and it's what my family and me has read is best for my crabs. Hermie mommy of 10 PP ...
by kornchaser
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

Wow that's not going to work, my tanks dropped to 60° and 11% Thanks for almost killing my crabs I hope they're still alive in the morning. I fixed the heaters and put them UNDERNEATH where they're supposed to go been doing that for over a year without any trouble. Sorry by that information is wrong...
by kornchaser
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

What's he tryna do?

Ugh the nearest Petco here is either 2 hours west or 2 hours east. Edit: So I can wait for one to come up in auction or spend $90 on a 40g tank or $115 on a 40g mesh top terrarium. Even if petsmart does price matching, I don't have the $$. My grandpa is going to find me one at auction. Hermie mommy ...
by kornchaser
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

Well I'm keeping my 20g for the smaller crabs as a main tank once I get my 40g and using my 10g as an ISO. I forgot to factor that in last night, I was so tired omg. So here's what I figure: 3 large, 2 med-smalls, 1 teenie in my 40g. Then 4 micro-teenies in my 20g. Sorry for the confusion. Hermie mo...
by kornchaser
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My babies!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: My babies!!

It's a plastic mushroom trunk I believe, I got it from Pet Smart.


Hermie mommy of 10 PP babies: Octavius Flemming, Poseidon, Bruiser, Junior, Matty Pumpkin, Turbo, Kaylee Frye, Pepper, Flower and Adrian Shephard.
by kornchaser
Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

I checked out the link and I don't have jumbos, here's what I have: 3 larges 1 medium 1 small-medium 5 teenie-micros I adjusted the heating matts and still looking into an affordable and bigger tank. But how big is big enough. According to the chart I need about 30g for all my crabs together because...
by kornchaser
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: What's he tryna do?

Wow I didn't know 10" of sub was necessary. Would 2 jumbos and one almost jumbo be okay in a 50 gallon? I have ten crabs could they all fit in a 75g? Now I'm worried. Hermie mommy of 10 PP babies: Octavius Flemming, Poseidon, Bruiser, Junior, Matty Pumpkin, Turbo, Kaylee Frye, Pepper, Flower and Adr...
by kornchaser
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What's he tryna do?
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

What's he tryna do?

Keeping the tank warm isn't as much of a worry as keeping the sub warm for molters since I have styrofoam keeping in the heat. Plus I'd rather keep the uth underneath because of the vast changes in temperature from winter to summer here and I don't want the tank to get too hot or the sticky on the u...