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by PinchersAndShells
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Elvis (finally) changed shells!
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Elvis (finally) changed shells!

Ecuadorians really are stubborn! I believe she was in her previous one for 2 years. I was shocked when my mom sent me this picture showing she finally switched! Aaaand it wasn’t any of the new shells I bought for her. I think a purple pincher was in this one at some point. Oh well, I’m glad she’s ha...
by PinchersAndShells
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New crab owner substrate question: adding salt instead of saltwater?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: New crab owner substrate question: adding salt instead of saltwater?

I wouldn’t, someone did this a few years ago and it actually burned the crabbies because you can’t really make sure you get the proper dilution of substrate + water to salt. I would say you can maybe leave the lid off for a few days (if you can wait) so it dries back up and you can mist with saltwat...
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Shells in bowl vs scattered
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Shells in bowl vs scattered

It’s your choice really! I keep mine in a bin for the most part to keep them from being buried in the sand. I do have some on the substrate though.
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring

Huh, I didn’t know that. Strange!
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring

They both produce purified water, but utilize different routes to get there! Here’s a more in-depth description if you’re curious:
https://bestpurification.com/is-reverse ... distilled/
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

Darn! I checked out some of the online Canadian reptile suppliers and these are the links to their thermostats:
https://allreptiles.ca/supplies.html (click filter and thermostats)
https://shop.cornelsworld.com/product-c ... erby=price
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?
Replies: 46
Views: 1710

Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Based on observation I’d say about 80% of the time hermit crabs will attack other crabs when something is off care-wise. I’d guess that when he was being shipped he wasn’t offered many (if any) food options. Once he molts I’m sure things will be fine. :) EDIT: Fruits contain sugars, which can give h...
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Seeking recommendations: thermostat/heat regulator

I really enjoy this one on Amazon! It’s pretty cheap for a digital thermostat which is great! I have an insulated Ultratherm UTH hooked up to the thermostat and have it set to 84 degrees. It turns the heat mat off when it hits 84 degrees F and turns on when it drops to 82 degrees F. Without it my ta...
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Tap Water vs. Distilled vs. Spring

I just want to back up that you should be treating bottled water, with the exception of distilled water. It’s pure H2O with all the nutrients removed. I prefer to use Prime and tap water because it’s less expensive in the long run.
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hamster wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: Hamster wheels

I use command hooks to hang mine upside down like this: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190831/7249c6e064cf4ae7b691d098082fd5db.jpg I’m not too concerned about the metal because most of it is coated in paint, and I’m not directly spraying the wheel with water. Metal itself isn’t harmful to the cr...
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and other questions
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Prime and other questions

Mine would swim more often when I had the water dishes up against the side of the glass with the Ultratherm on it. I had to move the bowls back away from the heater due to ease of access. When I upgrade I’ll definitely be decorating so I can put them where they can be heated, and eventually I plan o...
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 5 water change Update
Replies: 21
Views: 1327

Re: I have Strawberry Zoea! Day 5 water change Update

Drat, fingers crossed for next year!
by PinchersAndShells
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Tiny Tiny Mites
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Tiny Tiny Mites

They’re food mites, pretty harmless but can gross us (the humans) out. They naturally live in homes so it’s likely they’ll come back after getting rid of them. EDIT: They like the crab tank because it’s humid and warm. I find adding springtails and/or isopods helps keep their numbers at bay by creat...
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee grounds / tea leaves
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Coffee grounds / tea leaves

I’ve heard of people offering used coffee grounds, it’s safe. As for tea, I’ve heard of people offering green tea brewed and dry. Not sure on the other ones though.
by PinchersAndShells
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Nutrition
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Nutrition

While I personally can’t speak for poop, snake shed is made up of keratin, a structural protein, it’s also in our fingernails and hair.