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by Crabber85
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Got a new yellowbellied slider.
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Got a new yellowbellied slider.

@Crabinski, thanks and I have missed this community. From the end of Feb up till July I had to walk over a mile one way to the nearest Dunkin Doughnuts to use the free wifi in order to get online because the people I was living with refused to get wifi in their house and would not let me tether to t...
by Crabber85
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Got a new yellowbellied slider.
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Got a new yellowbellied slider.

I would take some pics of Leo and upload them but I'm having to use the computers at the local library to get online with, my laptop went on the fritz and died back in Jan the power control circuit was fried and damaged the hard drive to the point of no return. I'm waiting for my disability to get s...
by Crabber85
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Got a new yellowbellied slider.
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Got a new yellowbellied slider.

Due to the apparent position of the cloaca I'm thinking I might have a female on my hands but I won't know for sure until the turtle reaches around two years old as he/she is just to small right now to be able to tell for sure. Males typically only reach six to nine inches in length while the female...
by Crabber85
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Got a new yellowbellied slider.
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Got a new yellowbellied slider.

I've got a male yellowbellied slider who was free because he was a rescuse. He is approximately four inches in length and is being temporarily housed in a large clear plastic tote. I'm assuming that it is male due to front claw and tail length as females have much shorter claws and tails. He has an ...
by Crabber85
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Oils
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Oils

I like to drizzle oils like coconut and krill on certain foods for my crabs because they need the oil for exoskeleton and overall health. A good healthy and varied diet that consists of foods that are loaded with naturally occurring oils should be enough but if you want to go the extra step then by ...
by Crabber85
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Using a desktop fountain...pros/cons?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: Using a desktop fountain...pros/cons?

The only real issue that I can see is that these desktop fountains typically use a very small and weak pump to pull the water up out of the reservoir which makes them very easy to burn out if any substrate gets dragged into them. The location of the pump inside these fountains typically leaves them ...
by Crabber85
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Calling crabber 85?
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Calling crabber 85?

Hey Laurie I'm still here my laptop died a couple of weeks ago and I just got my new tablet for Christmas and have literally just figured it out.[GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

I saw your PM and tried to respond to it but tapatalk would not let me.[ANGRY FACE]

Sent from my DX758Pro using Tapatalk
by Crabber85
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Advice needed: ReptileBasics Heater too hot?
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Advice needed: ReptileBasics Heater too hot?

@Lordhermitcrab, hermitcrabs do extend from their shells when they are trying to speed up the evaporation of their shell water they will use the smaller anchoring legs to fan the water while they are extended out of the shell and by virtue of increasing the rate of shell water evaporation they will ...
by Crabber85
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: betta fish rescue-ish
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: betta fish rescue-ish

I've got two males a blue crown tail and a blue half moon tail each of them are in their own aquariums complete with filtration, heaters, silk plants to hide or rest in so I couldn't imagine seeing one of them in a vodka bottle that would make me very upset. I've kept betta's since I was about ten y...
by Crabber85
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Clay
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Clay

I'm not going to say that clay is unsafe just that it is not ideal as a substrate because it does have issues that would prohibit hermitcrabs from being able to tunnel safely.

What were you planning on doing with the clay?
by Crabber85
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New Crabs Dug In, But Not Right Away??
Replies: 17
Views: 3196

Re: New Crabs Dug In, But Not Right Away??

Two weeks is just too soon to start worrying as they can be down for four weeks or more depending on a lot of different variables like the length of time since their last molt as the longer they postpone molting the more critical it becomes that they molt and this can cause their down time to be hig...
by Crabber85
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Aussies...
Replies: 22
Views: 282

Re: New Aussies...

@aussieJJDude, from my understanding all species of the family class Coenobitidae/Coenobitadae are capable of changing gender based on the population bias of females to males as this same characteristic is also seen in most other crustaceans. Just because it hasn't been seen yet in other land hermit...
by Crabber85
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Aussies...
Replies: 22
Views: 282

Re: New Aussies...

@cRABB3R&w[]FE, I was only able to find the article that I gave the link to earlier and the other was a copy of the same article on the Cambridge university website, I couldn't find anything else though. :(
by Crabber85
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Aussies...
Replies: 22
Views: 282

Re: New Aussies...

Hermitcrabs are actually capable of switching genders based on the number of males versus females if the female population for a given group becomes to low then some of the males will switch and vice versa which is kind of cool if you think about it. :D When a female changes to a male it is called "...
by Crabber85
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Organic/Inorganic foods? Whats what?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Organic/Inorganic foods? Whats what?!

I've never lost any crabs due to pesticide poisoning from the fruits and veggies I have offered mainly because I try to stick with the ones that are from reputable sources mostly local and items like citrus that come from out of the country I try to make sure the fruit has been rinsed well and then ...