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Post by p2gg86 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi all,

Just wanted to share what I have to start crabbing soon upgrade 10 gallon to 29 gallon. ImageImage

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Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:17 pm

Looks great beginning setup! Loads of room, looks like it has fairly deep substrate across. I'm sure they will be happy in the 29g upgrade.

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Post by p2gg86 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:29 am

I found the one i was talking about the burrowing! He is still burrowing yet at a place where we all can see him haha. So that I know they all alive and having fun Image

Last photo is their food. Are those good selections? ImageImageImage

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Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:37 am

Are those pictures of the 10G or the 29G?
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Post by p2gg86 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm

They are still in the 10g since they are burrowing still. Unless any suggestions for moving them?


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Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:39 pm

p2gg86 wrote:They are still in the 10g since they are burrowing still. Unless any suggestions for moving them?


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No. I would just be careful from experience that if you keep an E, you need to be careful of them digging crabs up. My E is very small though, so if he did dig someone up, he most likely could not eat them. My E never dug someone up though.
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Post by p2gg86 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:28 pm

Void this Message!!!!
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Post by p2gg86 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:30 pm

I made a mistake there so please void the other message.

Is it meaning that if a big enough E dig up someone they might eat it? Hopefully not!
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p2gg86 wrote:They are still in the 10g since they are burrowing still. Unless any suggestions for moving them?


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No. I would just be careful from experience that if you keep an E, you need to be careful of them digging crabs up. My E is very small though, so if he did dig someone up, he most likely could not eat them. My E never dug someone up though.
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Post by Rawrgeous » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:53 am

When crabs are molting the emit a smell that smells "delicious" to other crabs because the exo contains vital nutrients. Since crabs are scavengers, and thus opportunistic feeders if they come across a molting crab they most certainly will take advantage. Crabs are their most vulnerable when they are soft from a molt, and they are not above cannibalism. Deep substrate helps mask this smell, and also is how they stay safe while molting in the wild, by digging down. Size would not matter because they are literally defenseless when they are soft- large or small.

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