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by Kydra
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

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

Thank you all for the help. I'm going to take a look tomorrow at Petco. In reality I could go 40G, but I'm not sure. I just want to get everything 'right' and be done with upgrades lol. I do know with the 10G and 20G the mesh lid was pretty much the same price as the tank with the dollar sale which ...
by Kydra
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

New Tank Purchase? Lid?? (substrate issues)

So I had posted that was planning on upgrading from my 20L soon enough. Just saw Petco is doing the dollar a gallon/tank sales now. I have my 20L on a dresser and looking at the dimensions a 40G would be too wide whereas a 55G for $20 more would actually fit. I've already upgraded now 3 times since ...
by Kydra
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Two crabs dead in their pool with no shell!
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Two crabs dead in their pool with no shell!

I would like to see the template filled out as well just to see if there's anything that could have caused it that may have been fixable. I'm so sorry though. You said you had 3 for about a year so the other is still doing well or no? As noted, maybe it was some bacteria or pathogen that was around ...
by Kydra
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Should I dig up my molter just in case?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Should I dig up my molter just in case?

That's kinda scary. I have a few buried now. I know (hope) the one that's been down a while is just molting, but yeah, I have no "windows" and def could understand your concern! Can't wait to either upgrade or just change my substrate around March or so if the crabs cooperate. Will def be adding mor...
by Kydra
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting + Bacterial Bloom behavior question.
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Molting + Bacterial Bloom behavior question.

The EE once moist will suck and hold a lot of water. If using mostly EE you need to get it wet then squeeze out a lot of the extra water. Just a thought, your 3:1 ratio may be a little too much EE to your substrate. Since EE will breakdown over time that can be one issue you are having. Especially ...
by Kydra
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting + Bacterial Bloom behavior question.
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Molting + Bacterial Bloom behavior question.

Just curious. How did that one do that dug in the bloom? Not sure if you remember the thread I had posted... initially with a picture that caught my attention. At that point, it was either Kraken or Hydra (one of my two originals) that had begun digging. Once I received advice here to dig and smell...
by Kydra
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting + Bacterial Bloom behavior question.
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Molting + Bacterial Bloom behavior question.

So I was just pondering the thought of my last bacterial blooms prior to realizing my sandcastle consistency was way outta whack lol. Not sure how this would be answered, but seems like hermit crabs are sensitive to smells and so on. So why not surface molt over digging in rotten egg substrate? If t...
by Kydra
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Had to dug up suspected molter due to bacterial bloom, very weak crab.
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Had to dug up suspected molter due to bacterial bloom, very weak crab.

The downside of the bottle method is that it's hard to get them the darkness they need in order to finish molting properly. It's also not foolproof either, and crabs have gotten inside to attack molters. Interesting. Thanks for the heads up as this would have been my go to. Typically we'd reccomend...
by Kydra
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Had to dug up suspected molter due to bacterial bloom, very weak crab.
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Had to dug up suspected molter due to bacterial bloom, very weak crab.

I realize this is 5 days or so later, but from my reading here and so many suggestions... if this were to happen to anyone; I'd recommend the soda bottle cut with the crab isolated in main tank where another crab would be unable to interfere further. I'm surprised that nobody here recommended this i...
by Kydra
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Eating shells?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Eating shells?

I was actually going to make a post here RE cuttlebone. I added it in when I had 'adopted' my new tiny E. I ended up interrupting a molter that was just about finished (bacterial bloom issues a few ago). Anyway, the one interrupted immediately went for the cuttlebone and did for hours every night fo...
by Kydra
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New and excited owner
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: New and excited owner

You need to get a Wyze cam so you can watch them at night! This for sure!! They can seem difficult as 'pets' being nocturnal and all, but the best thing I've done was buy a Wyze cam off Amazon. I'll be watching TV or whatever in the living room and able to watch them (they're pretty funny tbh) from...
by Kydra
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Salt Water Question
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Salt Water Question

I had purchased two boardwalk crabs (both PPs) and after reading here I got the largest plastic tank I could find as a temp solution until I was home. Only had freshwater for a while. Had a small UTH on the side and all EE mixed with Aquafina... as soon as I added a bowl of instant ocean, the one cr...
by Kydra
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help with reducing clutter?
Replies: 25
Views: 938

Re: Help with reducing clutter?

Alot of people use shell shops. At one point I tried it but on the ground. I tried having only one level of shells. The only thing they used it for was to walk through to get to the other side. When I finally just scattered the shells on the ground there was more interest. But then the shells get d...
by Kydra
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help with reducing clutter?
Replies: 25
Views: 938

Re: Help with reducing clutter?

Thanks! Any concerns considering I'd be basically stacking the shells up in a container for them to crawl to and change with various sizes? Had an unexpected new addition, size of a penny, and a larger one that I had previously adopted. Thought he was much smaller based on shell size, but the poor t...
by Kydra
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help with reducing clutter?
Replies: 25
Views: 938

Re: Help with reducing clutter?

Thanks for the tips. I have so much "stuff" laying around that I'm not using and have tried a second level, but the reality is the substrate is half the tank and that spiderwood I found has worked out pretty well as they all climb around on it and have a few tunnels under to the other side of it the...