Operation Adoption

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YYWW
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by YYWW » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:18 pm

I dont think its much of a deal. Sand they can handle. You can try to gently sprinkle the sand if you're afraid of collapsing a cave, so that you lessen the impact of adding sand. But i think crabs are great diggers, and have protective mobile homes, so they can take cover once you make yourself present.


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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Ryry » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:03 pm

Well he was in a grab-able place when I got home so I scooped 4 crabs out- one is still hiding. And I've added 2-3 inches of sub. I'm hoping I'm doing enough prep work for my indo and viola. I want to give the best conditions I can.
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by YYWW » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:57 am

I'm suuure they'll appreciate it!!


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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Ryry » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:13 pm

I know I keep talking about this but I'm just so pumped!! Tomorrow I will be picking up my two newest members and doing a quick tank redo before I add them in (I have a decorating problem). So expect some pictures tomorrow!
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Crabinski » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:58 pm

I like your hanging moss pit but can't quite tell what it is you've used. The only second level I have now is the shell shop shelf, a clear plastic weave suction cup soap dish, so a hanging moss pit would be a great addition to the grapevine branch, plastic vines and crocheted climbing wall!
PPs are Big Enzo, Charles Paris and Mr Pinch
On the Big Beach in the Sky: Murray, Gino, Oscar, Gordon, Ignatz, Harry and King Felix the Pale
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Ryry » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:17 pm

I have two moss pits that are hanging shower caddys. Both were from Walmart. The big one in the back has purple aquarium plants hanging. They had little stone bases and I cut them off, and then stuck them through the little holes so that they hang all pretty
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Ryry » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:23 pm

Two new crabs!! And the pools are finally open! So excited! I'll get new crab pics soon- they are very shy!
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Brittanybaby22 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:32 pm

Cute hermit crabs congrats on the new additions to your hermit crab family

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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Ryry » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:50 pm

Thanks! Everyone is in all kinds of an uproar! The two bigger crabs have been quite crazy displays of grump towards each other, but nothing too bad. I hope things settle soon!
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by moonbeam » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:10 pm

Love your redo!! Congrats on your new crabbies!


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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Crabinski » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Tank looks gorgeous! I especially like the use of craft plastic gridding to help access the pools -- great idea :clap: . Are your new guys PPs, too?
PPs are Big Enzo, Charles Paris and Mr Pinch
On the Big Beach in the Sky: Murray, Gino, Oscar, Gordon, Ignatz, Harry and King Felix the Pale
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Ryry » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:23 am

Yes! A small and a medium guy. I'm not sure how much good food they were getting at their last home. Her supplies she gave me had a lot of commercial crab food and products, but then she had some food from THCP. So I know they had a mix of stuff. Though I have no idea if she ever really gave them fresh foods. They went nuts for the plum and blueberries last night. I want to get some fresh seafood soon. I'm thinking shrimp, or maybe something stinkier? Lol. I'm happy the tank is pretty much on hold for updates right now- lol.
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by YYWW » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:37 am

Congrats! Wishing you good molts!


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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by Ryry » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:57 am

Oh thanks! I have one down right now, he's in for a surprise when he comes up to a whole new tank and friends! I need more shell space!!
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Re: Operation Adoption

Post by megmaholm » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:57 pm

Where did you get the suction cups that the dark colored vine is going through? I have a thick rope I want to put in for my guys and can't figure out how to do it.
Crabbing since July 2014! 75 gallon with 12 Purple Pinchers.

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