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by Kydra
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Purchased substrate... that's already damp/wet.
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Purchased substrate... that's already damp/wet.

Wanted to get this done tomorrow morning, but my search results here are all over the place. My current substrate is maybe 3:1 with crabs already molted and I had mixed it all at one point which surely had crab waste in there. The top inch or so is fairly dry now with visible waste, and probably mor...
by Kydra
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Purchased substrate... that's already damp/wet.
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Purchased substrate... that's already damp/wet.

I'll have to check that site again for a closer store to upgrade as I delayed the Petco sale, though they'll have another as always soon enough. I'm not sure how I'd even go about baking 50lb bags of sand. Would like to start with dry add some saltwater, etc. Assuming just rainwater because being ou...
by Kydra
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Purchased substrate... that's already damp/wet.
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Purchased substrate... that's already damp/wet.

Posted in the chat, but figured I'd ask what to do with this. I went to Home Depot and Lowes all Premium Playsand was outside. It's been raining for days. All were at minimum damp. Still bought a few bags. Really want to change the substrate as I can with crabs up. Thoughts? Appreciate it. Know I've...
by Kydra
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)
Replies: 23
Views: 829

Re: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)

Yea! Having the cams is a great investment. Especially if you invest in the micro SD memory card so you can do time lapse videos! I love the fact that you can review footage then record certain times after the fact. I know I caught a bunch of silly stuff. Crabs falling from the sky, stealing food, ...
by Kydra
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)
Replies: 23
Views: 829

Re: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)

Yep. You had a shell jacket for sure. They can be so picky with shells. I'm glad you had a positive out come. The reason I brought up the mating is because that can look similar to a shell jacking as well. Appreciate it and will have to look into mating behavior. I do not know the sexes of them, bu...
by Kydra
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)
Replies: 23
Views: 829

Re: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)

And... the shelljacker moved into the new pear turbo after I left the room 😂🤣. Have about 20 different turbos around that size in there including another pearl turbo. Just wow. How he went right to that new shell after I cleaned and put 30 empty shells all over the tank. Spent about 10 minutes inspe...
by Kydra
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)
Replies: 23
Views: 829

Re: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)

So I just removed 27 extra shells... couldn't find the other and didn't want to dig all over. Added a murex and another pearl turbo, but took a picture of all 3 crabs and the 2 are matching, while the shelljacker is in the pearl turbo (believe that's what it is). Just found that interesting. Going t...
by Kydra
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)
Replies: 23
Views: 829

Re: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)

To me it sounds like an attempted shell jacking. By any chance do you know the sex of both crabs? This is unlikely, but I'll mention it. It's technically the wrong season for mating, but it is constant summer in our tanks. Mating usually takes place around the new moon. Then they carry the eggs unt...
by Kydra
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)
Replies: 23
Views: 829

Some kind of Aggression!? (pic)

So, I decided to check my wyze cam and I caught the tail end of... I have no idea. A slightly larger molter just came up sometime last night. Was working last night so didn't see much. Tonight I check the camera and post-molt crab was, what looked like to me, looking at maybe getting into a new shel...
by Kydra
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)

Ahhh... I'll post more in a few, but should have bought an aquarium while on sale. Was talking to the guy and we talked about how unsuccessful first molts can be so figured I had some more time I guess and decided to do a wait and see. Welp... molter that's been down for a while just came up last ni...
by Kydra
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)

Definitely check it out on the web when you can. I believe the only one is in Lancaster, PA. I think you're from NJ, so it would be quite a ride for you. They seem to have everything. Their website says the store is 88,000 sq ft. [emoji4] The reptile guy sounds pretty cool. I don't know of anyone l...
by Kydra
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)

I wouldn't have any issues using it. Just inspect the sub for any mold or anything funky to be safe. It's always dry when packaged so it should be good. We usually have a bag of EE just in case sometimes sitting around for months and never had a problem. Thank you! Looks good and dry as far as I ca...
by Kydra
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)

One more question that I wasn't sure about in the original post... I have 2 full bags of loose EE from a few months ago (maybe longer) never used and unopened. These are still all good, right?
by Kydra
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)

I'll have to search as I've never heard of "That Pet Place" to see if ones around sometime. I'm pretty much overstocked on everything at the moment except for some playsand (home depot a mile down the road next to Petco). I mentioned before in another thread that the 'reptile guy' at my local Petco ...
by Kydra
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)

If you're going to upgrade one last time, I'd just go for the 55 gal. For some reason I had a harder time finding a top for my 40 gal breeder (no center brace) than I did for my 55 gal. I used my 40 gal for my tortoise and fish too. I just keep moving all my pets around from one tank to the next lo...