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by daws409
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Starfish
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Starfish

Starfish are often preserved in alcohol. I'd refrain from using it. But can't you get natural starfish? Like from a hermie food shop... You can get sand dollars and sea urchins. Edit: I was the one who suggested starfish in their other post for extra calcium source. It's on the safe food list if it...
by daws409
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: tank decor
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: tank decor

Thanks! That's the most recent tank, a 125G with 40B topper. I also have two more - a 120G Bamboo tank with extra 60-75G topper space, and a 29G... Plants aren't real lol. Most are from hobby lobby. The limbs/branches are real tho! I have mopani, grape wood, dog wood, oak, and some cholla. Sent fro...
by daws409
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: This monster....
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: This monster....

I too am very sorry for your loss. The only time this happens is usually because insuffient diet and/or shell fights.

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by daws409
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: This monster....
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: This monster....

Unfortunately no... You need multiple sources amd a good variety so they don't get tired of the same thing offered over and over again. Protein examples: nuts (peanuts, pecan, almonds, walnuts, etc...), Mealworms, Bloodworms, crickets, grasshoppers, shrimp/krill, lobster, etc.. Calcium examples: egg...
by daws409
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat Story: I've learned a lot...
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: Crabitat Story: I've learned a lot...

Nice improvement! I'm sure many have a story similar to yours...

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by daws409
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Vertical or Horizontal?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Vertical or Horizontal?

Both are important! Horizontal space is beneficial for molting and vertical space is used for climbing/exercise. If you're worried about space, try secend levels such as baskets or shower caddies for shell shops, moss pits, and such... For exersice, I highly recommend a modified hamster wheel. Sent ...
by daws409
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Custom Upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 4407

Re: Large Tank Build from Scratch

I was told off a few years back for the hamster wheel and ball lol so i avoid them now. Nothing wrong with a hamster wheel if it's the proper one and modified correctly. Most everyone here highly recommends them! Here's a few shots of mine... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171118/d188fdc1028d60...
by daws409
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My 4 year old crab smells but won't come out of her shell
Replies: 22
Views: 2243

Re: My 4 year old crab smells but won't come out of her shel

I tried clicking on image. I don't know how. I'm sorry. This describes how to upload pics: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=805025#p805025 Honestly tho the easiest way would be to download the tapatalk app on a smarphone or tablet amd search for this forum. Once found, you...
by daws409
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo shoot!
Replies: 68
Views: 13524

Re: Photo shoot!

Thanks!

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by daws409
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: tank decor
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: tank decor

Fanatic wrote:Where in the store do you find those plants? I am looking for plants like those, might just need some!


Fanatic
In my store, they're found in the floral section by the vines and such. They're not kept with the flowers. Hope that makes sense!

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by daws409
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo shoot!
Replies: 68
Views: 13524

Re: Photo shoot!

Daws, have you ever been pinched by anyone recently? If not recently, have you been while they were large? Fanatic I've been crabbing for almost 7 yrs and so far I haven't been pinched by any of them (knock on wood lol). Keep in mind I've only had these bigger/jumbo guys since late March early Apri...
by daws409
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Second Floors?
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Second Floors?

Cardboard will disintegrate and eventually fall apart with high humidity... What are you using/needing the second level for?? You can use shower caddies (all shapes and sizes), seagrass baskets, or even InterDesign drawers (similar to drawers for fridge). Some have even used desk organizers. Sent fr...
by daws409
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: tank decor
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: tank decor

Wow daws, beautiful setup! Are those plants real? Thanks! That's the most recent tank, a 125G with 40B topper. I also have two more - a 120G Bamboo tank with extra 60-75G topper space, and a 29G... Plants aren't real lol. Most are from hobby lobby. The limbs/branches are real tho! I have mopani, gr...
by daws409
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this coloring normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: Is this coloring normal?

They need at least a 40 Breeder tank, 10 gallons per crab as far as space goes, tons of substrate (10 inch the bare minimum regardless of size), and also lots and lots of protein... Most are active day & night, they are extremely fast, and unlike PP's, they don't like to be overcrowded. These guys a...
by daws409
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Getting glass bottom off
Replies: 14
Views: 3793

Re: Getting glass bottom off

^^ Exactly! I used clear duct tape to secure mine to the main tank.

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