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by Crabber85
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How to prepare things for the crabitat
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: How to prepare things for the crabitat

If your worried about sterility issues you can spray the wood down with some dechlorinated salt water and you can boil the net for five minutes or so on high and you should be good to go. I have done the whole baking the wood in the oven in the past to sterilize it but that was only because the wood...
by Crabber85
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shelless molt?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Shelless molt?

Yeah the depth of the substrate that our hermitcrabs require actually acts a cap trapping any odors so a crab who has burrowed down and passed wont make an odor on the surface. I have to agree with KellyCrabbieLove on the odds of survival for a shelless crab. To answer your substrate question that d...
by Crabber85
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Upgraded my male halfmoon betta's aquarium.
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Upgraded my male halfmoon betta's aquarium.

I've got two male betta's one is a blue crown tail named Forsyth and Neptune who is a blue half moon. Forsyth cost me about seven dollars and Neptune was fourteen dollars because he is a moon tail variant and very beautiful. :D Anyway I got Neptune back in June or so and have had him in a 1.5 gallon...
by Crabber85
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Betta fish has small bump on right side
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: Betta fish has small bump on right side

I've kept betta's on and off over the last twenty years and I agree with wodesorel the inbreeding has gotten really bad so the genetic stock thats available in most cases is severely depleted. I've owned males and females, had a sorority 20gallon tank back around 2012 with five female veil tails and...
by Crabber85
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Archives: Clicks N Chirps
Topic: Second Big Crash in Videogame industry is coming.
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Second Big Crash in Videogame industry is coming.

Yeah the Sims franchise has been in trouble for a while now they've had two back to back botched releases, net code issues as well as a slew of other coding problems, EA got into the habit of rushing their games to beat their competitors new releases and it has done nothing but bite them in the tush...
by Crabber85
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PPS survivability
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: PPS survivability

@landlubber, thanks and yeah it's not fun watching a whole tank being wiped out in front of you and not having any control over the situation thats a real bummer.

I'm sorry you suffered a similar experience I know its no fun.
by Crabber85
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Long time lurker, New member! Storage containers, anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Long time lurker, New member! Storage containers, anyone

@Lelu, it's cool I just thought I'd shed a little light on the topic, I've been crabbing since 92' and made my fair share of noob mistakes and what I would consider to be personal blunders and I feel that if I can impart some crabby knowledge and save others from sharing in my headaches then why not...
by Crabber85
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PPS survivability
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: PPS survivability

My last post never actually went live I think my internet cut off as I was in the process of submitting. :dunno: Anyway, I completely agree that there are way too many unknown variables to know one way or the other for sure but of what little we do know when hermitcrabs are taken from bad/horrible/d...
by Crabber85
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: How much?
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: How much?

I've always done a smaller pool or bowl for the salt water and a larger one for the fresh and the simple answer is because the salt water evaporates at a rate double that of the fresh water its cost effective in my case to have it in a smaller container thereby wasting less of it to evaporation. I h...
by Crabber85
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PPS survivability
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: PPS survivability

@wodesorel, I've always had better odds doing the four week isolation period versus just dumping the newly purchased hermits into the perfect conditions though that may be because I've only ever been able to source hermitcrabs from pet stores and gift shops which have had their crabs in pretty deplo...
by Crabber85
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Normal digger?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Normal digger?

Yeah I can understand the frustration over not getting to see your crabs it's something we have all gone through but after you've had them for a while they may become more comfortable with being out on the surface and less prone to hiding underground but that will take a little time. :crabbigsmile:
by Crabber85
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PPS survivability
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: PPS survivability

It used to be that we assumed that any crabs suffering from PPS would be completely over it once they completed their first molt with us but sadly we've learned this just isn't true PPS effects the crabs way beyond their first molt with us it actually takes three or four molts for a lot of the physi...
by Crabber85
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Normal digger?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Normal digger?

Some hermitcrabs love the surface life and some like the underground better so its completely normal for a crab to do a lot of tunneling and digging and they will use empty spare shells to reinforce molt pockets and tunnel walls making them more secure and less apt to collapse which may be why your ...
by Crabber85
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: pete moss?
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: pete moss?

@wodesorel, interesting info on the peat moss I've always been under the impression that peat moss wasn't safe but never could find out why guess it was just one of those internet rumors thats been circulating for so long that it became false fact.lol Sphagnum moss is by far my favorite moss type to...
by Crabber85
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Winter Heating
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Winter Heating

Making sure that the tank is well insulated will go a long way in helping it stay warmer, you can cover any place on the back and sides where there is not a uth pad with tin foil and then tape some styrofoam over the tin foil this will serve as a dual insulating barrier and will also help to reflect...