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by crabby33
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Cork round
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Cork round

Last night I thought about those toxic corner half pine logs and I realized I could break apart a cork round I already had and make it similar to those to fit in the corner of my tank as a hiding spot for my crabs.
by crabby33
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Soon to be new crab owner
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Soon to be new crab owner

Motorcrab, I agree that Cypress is in the pine family. But Taxodium spp. is not an evergreen. My mom has them and they drop their leaves every year. It’s a deciduous conifer. I just double checked the safe and unsafe list. It’s on neither one of them. It’s not on CSJ’s safe and unsafe list either.
by crabby33
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Sand or EE substrate?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Sand or EE substrate?

I use play sand and Eco Earth. I just recently switched from a Fluker’s Beach Sand and EE mix, to just play sand and EE this week.
by crabby33
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Transitioning

I just ordered another 19 lbs of play sand after realizing that the sand that came in was enough to cover the bottom of the tank, but not enough for the crabs to dig down to molt. For the 5:1, do I need just one brick of EE or 1/2? Update: I just ordered the Eco Earth. It will be delivered tomorrow....
by crabby33
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Transitioning

Motorcrab, my tank is 20 Gallons. I’m suspecting I might end up needing another bag but I want to wait until I have it in there to see how much sub it gives me.
by crabby33
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Transitioning

The sand is going to be delivered tomorrow. EE is next on the list. I am glad you agree with my decision to avoid the aquarium sands and get play sand. I understand it’s a lot cheaper to buy from a hardware store but I don’t drive and there is no one available to take me at the place where I live. T...
by crabby33
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Transitioning
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Transitioning

I have gone from using play sand, EE and “live sand” to Fluker’s Beach Sand and Hermit Soil, now I am finally changing to regular play sand. I finally decided to break down and buy play sand and just avoid the aquarium sands and the sands marketed towards reptiles such as the Exo Terra Riverbed Sand...
by crabby33
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Fresh Oak branches

GB, they do not spray for mosquitos in my area as far as I know. The oak trees in my yard are also never sprayed. I live in Texas. If freezing doesn’t work, what do you recommend?


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by crabby33
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Fresh Oak branches

It has not molded.


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by crabby33
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Habitat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Habitat Questions

You can cook it. That’s what I prefer to do. I currently don’t have a moss pit in my tank for you to view but I would like to do that.


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by crabby33
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Habitat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Habitat Questions

A 10 Gallon tank will work but a lot of people mix in play sand because they find it holds the shape better. You’ll need about 6” of substrate. You will need three extra shells for the other crab. Not enough shells can lead to shell fights that can result in death. Crabs LOVE moss pits! Yes, you sho...
by crabby33
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Fresh Oak branches

That’s exactly what I do with my branches. I put it in the freezer for a few hours to make sure it doesn’t have pests in it.


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by crabby33
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Fresh Oak branches

When I forage for branches, I prefer ones that have lichens growing on them. I am trying to aim for a more natural look to my tank.


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by crabby33
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fresh Oak branches
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Fresh Oak branches

My area recently had very severe thunderstorms but it also tore up the oak trees in the back yard, so there were broken branches EVERYWHERE! I went out and found a good sized oak branch to put in my tank but I always make sure to freeze any branches or bark pieces I put in the tank for my crabs. Don...
by crabby33
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Good Pellets?
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Good Pellets?

I never provide my crabs with commercial food and prefer to give them a natural diet instead. I believe utilizing the safe food list is a good way to find out what they really like and what they don’t. Like, I know my crabs love oak branches with lichens on it. It gives them a tannin source and it e...