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by thermidor
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Sad crab - even sadder crabber
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Sad crab - even sadder crabber

Took about eight months before my crabs would not hide or run every single time they caught sight of me. Takes TIME, lots of it.
by thermidor
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Flaxseed question!
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Flaxseed question!

Yes and the more oil in the seed the faster it goes rancid so flax is probably better kept in the frig.
by thermidor
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Toothless is up!
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Toothless is up!

Do ALL husbands do that?
by thermidor
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Fresh new Molt
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Fresh new Molt

Is that the exo or the pale new crab? I am dying to have one molt by the glass like that, so I can cover it and make a peeking window. It would be fascinating to observe the entire process.
by thermidor
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cutest. Pic. Ever.
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Cutest. Pic. Ever.

That's funny! Now I can picture him reciting Shakespeare from his "balcony" post.
by thermidor
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cutest. Pic. Ever.
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Cutest. Pic. Ever.

My male strawberry popped out of the hide to try to get the attention of the girl (lower left) who remained entirely unimpressed. Now he just needs to do this: :banana:

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55 ... ropped.jpg
by thermidor
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The New Tank + Some Crab Pictures! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1495

Re: The New Tank + Some Crab Pictures! :)

My straws are just like yours; one went right into a beautiful shell, the other stays in a too-small, chipped and beat up shell (and, he recently molted for 10 weeks so I thought he would change, but no). He has the most gorgeous choices but prefers to slum it!
by thermidor
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Lowering Tempterature but keeping Humidity
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Lowering Tempterature but keeping Humidity

I have the same problem in Socal; it is already in the 90's outside and we turn the AC up (warmer) in the day when we are away usually to 80 degrees. So, it would get too hot in the tat with the UTH on, edging to the 90's. I finally bit the bullet and bought a Zilla thermostat ($35 I think). That wa...
by thermidor
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 40 Gal. pics and crabbies ( lots of photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: 40 Gal. pics and crabbies ( lots of photos)

Do they voluntarily go in the pools and walk around under there? Have been wondering if that is something I should offer.
by thermidor
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Still Safe to Use?
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Still Safe to Use?

You will get a rancid smell from anything with oil in it (like seeds) if they are bad. (smells like cooking oil gone bad)
by thermidor
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Is burlap and popsicle sticks safe?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Is burlap and popsicle sticks safe?

I'm thinking you could first (or after you build it) soak the burlap ribbon in salt water. Everything that comes from overseas in a container gets "nuked" with insecticides before it comes onshore, so better safe than sorry. ( I know this because I am a bird toy buyer and this is the case with them ...
by thermidor
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Exo Terra
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Exo Terra

Get the big one! Cost not that much more and lots more space; the 36 x18" is 40 gals. I think. A lot of people are critical of exo's because the doors in front don't allow you as deep of sub but I have mine up to the doors which is 7" and then I put a plexi divider in the middle of the tank to allow...
by thermidor
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My New 50 gallon Setup
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Re: My New 50 gallon Setup

Yes the eternal problem. I keep a microfiber cloth by the tank and wipe it twice a day. Once a week I use diluted vinegar to make sure no lime scale builds up. Most of the time you can get this controlled eventually; but then if the humidity or temp in your house changes (open a window, etc ), here ...
by thermidor
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabby party!
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Crabby party!

My male strawberry considers anything, including other crabs, as a way to boost himself to the top of the cage. So he more or less mows over them. I am waiting for one of them to reach up and pinch him on the belly! As they should.
by thermidor
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Food
Topic: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2015~
Replies: 117
Views: 879

Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

OK the pinkie mouse is disgusting. But...if someone creative figured how to freeze dry them and grind into powder I'm game! Imagine; "tonight we are serving carrots with a dusting of mouse". I recently got the Repashy Beach Buffet that you can make into a gel. This is going first, last night I actua...