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by casssch
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold on coco-hut
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Mold on coco-hut

It soaked in SW over night, and still molded. I have nothing else to use as a hide. And considering it's Jasmine using it, I'm pretty sure anything to replace it would have to be solid, nothing see through like a soda bottle bottom, because she is pretty shy. She will freeze and immediately hide if ...
by casssch
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold on coco-hut
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Mold on coco-hut

Well the coco-hut is moldy again. I think the only way to (hopefully) avoid it would be to remove the fibers off of it, but I'm not sure how I could remove the fibers. To top it off, Jasmine apparently likes to hide in it, either in her "hole" with her entire shell sticking out, or by hanging upside...
by casssch
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Not climbing?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Not climbing?

So cleaning the tat today (removing old food, changing water), I found proof they are climbing everywhere - crab poo EVERYWHERE! :lol: And lots of dirt in the water dishes. And considering I've only seen evidence of 2/4 crabs, they are messy little beasts. :crabbigsmile:
by casssch
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Jasmine and Teeny
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Jasmine and Teeny

I'm actually starting to wonder if it's a defense mechanism because I've yet to see any sign of him having his bp
by casssch
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Jasmine and Teeny
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Jasmine and Teeny

In the past couple days I've noticed Jasmine and Teeny both switched shells, but I was only able to see them in their new shells tonight. Tank view. Jasmine is in the striped turban (I think that's what it's called) on the right, and Teeny is in the white on on the left. That little leg is actually ...
by casssch
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Darkness?
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Darkness?

Well, the light in that room Idra motion sensored, so if I forget to turn it off the cats are turning it on all night long. My husband works nights and has been occasionally getting sent home early. It doesn't take much to be pre-emptive about it. I'm sure it also helps keep the temp in there.
by casssch
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Darkness?
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Darkness?

They've got fake plants, a cocohut, etc they can hide under/in. The room they're in is generally undisturbed during the day, but a bit more active around bedtime, so I've been covering the front with a blanket at night just because the light is typically on/off and really bright. I just wasn't sure ...
by casssch
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Darkness?
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Darkness?

Should I be trying to keep the crabitat dark while waiting for my crabs to destress and molt, or should I be letting them have normal day/night cycles? I'm pretty sure at least 2/4 have dug down, and one of them has changed shells.
by casssch
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Not climbing?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Not climbing?

Do all crabs enjoy climbing? I'm not sure if mine have gone up to the second levels or in the pools at all. Granted, I've only had them a few days. My main reason for being curious is I just got their shells. I put some on ground level, mainly the ones I think the two that are up would like. The oth...
by casssch
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Heating
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Heating

I had to get a 20 degree temp increase for my crabitat to hit 80. I have a 20g tall. I have a 6x23 ultratherm on the back above the substrate, foil over it, then black foam posterboard covered in foil over the entire back of the tank. On one side I have a small zoomed heater, not insulated (I'm not ...
by casssch
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shy
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Shy

That they are! Unintended second level! Lol
by casssch
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Shy
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Shy

I'll try to be mindful of my shadow. The top of the tank is only chest high to me, so my height is a disadvantage I think. :lol: I caught the one on top of the castle when I was changing out food. I hope she can get down if she got up. I can't figure out how she got up there to begin with.
by casssch
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Decorative rock
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Decorative rock

What happens if epoxy is exposed to high heat?
by casssch
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Decorative rock
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Decorative rock

They're just rocks labeled "river rock" I found at the dollar store
by casssch
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Decorative rock
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Decorative rock

What needs done to decorative rocks before adding to a crabitat? I was told to never boil rock. Just rinse them off?