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Post by Tazz9040 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:52 pm

Ok I'm new I have a pp and the two other ones look like pp but they are orange ..my question is I see a lot of ppl saying they have E crabs can someone explain please

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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:06 pm

When we refer to E's, we are referring to a different species. C. compressus, not C. Clypeatus (PPs). They do behave and look a little different from eachother, but basic care is ultimately the same.


It can be a little rare, but over the years I've seen PPs which orange areas and markings. If you want an ID to make sure, share a pic and we can determine the species for you. :)

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Post by HHIhermies1004 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:14 pm

Hello!! I also had trouble at first. My picture shows PP and E standing right next to each other the E is in the painted shell. Look at the beady eyes on the PP and longer eyes on the E that’s how I can tell. Image


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Post by Tazz9040 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:39 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:When we refer to E's, we are referring to a different species. C. compressus, not C. Clypeatus (PPs). They do behave and look a little different from eachother, but basic care is ultimately the same.


It can be a little rare, but over the years I've seen PPs which orange areas and markings. If you want an ID to make sure, share a pic and we can determine the species for you. :)

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Post by Tazz9040 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:16 am

Tazz9040 wrote:
aussieJJDude wrote:When we refer to E's, we are referring to a different species. C. compressus, not C. Clypeatus (PPs). They do behave and look a little different from eachother, but basic care is ultimately the same.


It can be a little rare, but over the years I've seen PPs which orange areas and markings. If you want an ID to make sure, share a pic and we can determine the species for you. :)

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Here is the tank done with just putting them back into it the side window has a lil sand on it still thought I'd show what I've done so far ...ImageImageImage

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Post by fandt94 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:44 pm

Very nice! I had that palm tree pool in my old tank but didn’t think it was deep enough for my bigger guy lol. Only question I have, and someone else might know better, but I thought I read that the ZooMed heaters cannot be insulated? I’d recommend a bigger UTH from the reptile store listed on this site...Vivarium Heating Mat.
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Post by Tazz9040 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:13 pm

The insulation is aluminum foil on the outside with aquarium background behind that it keeps tank between 75 to 78° and humidity is 78% ....

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:31 pm

I think fandt94 is correct about insulating the heater. Those are already insulated so it would be a fire hazard to insulate it.
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Post by HHIhermies1004 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:28 pm

nice set up so far!! just take the tin foil off and see if your heat will still hold around the 75* area that should be fine with PPs according to the care sheet posted by the HCA. Doing a great job!! love the lagoon. :)
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