Enrichment Toy?

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Re: Enrichment Toy?

Post by Overmountain1 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:21 pm

Great idea! Can’t wait to see the results of the experiment, and especially more long term/ do they improve with time or whatnot? Do they use them more with time? That kind of stuff. But I’m a geek for scientific data too, so I can’t help myself! Lol
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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:25 am

I caught one of my purples picking at a cube! I saw another crab picking at the other cube but the angle on the cam wasn't good enough to get it. I got a video I will need to upload tomorrow. He was holding the cube similar to how they would inspect a shell. Then he reaches in and picks at the popcorn. Roll, pick, roll, pick. I guess I have my first successful experiment! As a bonus someone was swimming too!Image

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Post by purplepincher » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:51 am

you could put in some peanut butter instead of popcorn. my crabs love it! just make sure it is all-natural.
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:01 am

purplepincher wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:51 am
you could put in some peanut butter instead of popcorn. my crabs love it! just make sure it is all-natural.
Not just all natural but organic. There's a difference.
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Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:17 pm

Wow so they liked it. I wonder if you could make different sizes or shapes to manipulate.

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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:53 pm

Here are two videos I got of the one guy playing with the cube!

This is a wide shot of him finding the cube and playing with it.
https://youtu.be/8EK3JxhiV2o

This is a more centered shot of him.
https://youtu.be/XOVm49tCMvE

I'm sure the possibilities are endless on how you want to make these.



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Post by Overmountain1 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:27 pm

Awesome- thanks for being our... guru on crafty things? Lol that’s really cool though- he seemed to be enjoying it- or at least the popcorn inside!


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Enrichment Toy?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:49 pm

Aww! You’ve got swimmers too! Lol!
First one wouldn’t load, not sure if it’s just me.
Edit: The first one worked now, so cool watching him figure it out! They really are so smart! Your isopods kind of glow in the camera, they’re kind of cool to watch too! Lol!


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Re: Enrichment Toy?

Post by Claudia » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:06 pm

That is really cool. Did any sand get inside as it rolled around?

I admit the bugs in the background were distracting. I kept thinking, "are those bugs in the tank?" (mine has no bugs)

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Post by Motörcrab » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:37 am

Yea, it gets sand in it but I brush it off with an old toothbrush. I don't know if they enjoy picking foods out of these, but they do it.

Those are Isopods you are seeing crawling around. They are supposed to help clean up poop and foods the crabs scatter in the tank. I heard crabs will eat them too. I have yet to see any of my guys pay any attention to them.
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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:27 pm

Oh my goodness!! I absolutely loved the second video!!! Awesome idea!! Great job!!! I still haven't hooked up my video cameras!!!!
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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:59 am

So how do u put the popcorn in there? Do you snip some zip ties and then reziptie each time to open/close it?

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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:13 am

Cool, you found this post. I was going to link to the other topic.

Yea, I just clip two zip ties and shove the popcorn in.

I put a cube of popcorn in last night and this morning it was gone.

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Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:14 am

Motörcrab wrote:Cool, you found this post. I was going to link to the other topic.

Yea, I just clip two zip ties and shove the popcorn in.

I put a cube of popcorn in last night and this morning it was gone.

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Post by Motörcrab » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:16 pm

I finally managed to get some video of one of one of my guys having fun playing with the cube and pulling the popcorn out. Sorry the video's are only a minute. I kept them short to post them on Instagram. It took Diablo about 5 minutes to find the cube with popcorn and she picked at it for about an hour. Even drug the cube into the wheel for a to go snack!

Video #1
https://youtu.be/bNFbpk6VsmM

Video #2
https://youtu.be/8edRdZ6zZPM

Video #3
https://youtu.be/XfjSmdPoS2Y
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