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by leah610
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: How to keep crabs warm w/o electricity??
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

How to keep crabs warm w/o electricity??

Hello everyone- having quite a crisis with being able to provide heat to my main tank (29 gal) and an ISO tank (15 gal) due to a loss of electricity from Hurricane Irma. My house has absolutely no power and is currently running on a generator but we're running out of fuel and there's absolutely no g...
by leah610
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs seem depressed??
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Crabs seem depressed??

If I'm misreading this please let me know, but if you have a proper amount of substrate you don't need to ISO your molters, it's an old practice that isn't used any more. Well, the sub in the current tank is 5.5'' and I've already had one fatality when my last crab tried to molt, so I'm a bit nervo...
by leah610
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs seem depressed??
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Crabs seem depressed??

Thanks for the reply! I actually put a heat lamp on the side of the tank just now. I use the lamp to maintain my empty 29gal, but I'll see if bumping up the temp a few degrees helps. As for the chirping, that's an every night thing! It's pretty loud and frequent. I used to worry that it was a cry fo...
by leah610
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs seem depressed??
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Crabs seem depressed??

No, I don't think they've molted before in the time I've had them. My humidity/temp gauge is calibrated, too. I think the light tends to dry out the substrate, but I make sure to mist and wet as needed to keep the humidity where it needs to be..I'm wondering if they're just trying to destress, but I...
by leah610
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs seem depressed??
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Crabs seem depressed??

They are PPs for sure! Both crabs are a mix of orange and purple, and both of their big claws have that distinctive purple tint.
by leah610
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crabs seem depressed??
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Crabs seem depressed??

Hello everyone! After lurking on this website since I started crabbing, I finally decided to make an account. :lol: So here’s the situation- sorry if it's a bit lengthy! I own two PPs, Mona and Cherry. They are about small to medium sized, and they are currently living in a temporary 20gal tank. (I’...