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by wodesorel
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Review My Crabitat
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Review My Crabitat

I guess we will agree to disagree on both points. Crabs don’t need stress coat and they drink spring water in the wild. Putting chemicals in their water is not necessarily a good thing. There is no legal meaning to the term spring water, and most companies who sell water labelled as such are simply...
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures For Instagram
Replies: 35
Views: 5989

Re: Pictures For Instagram

GotButterflies wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:21 pm
I'm happy to help with this AussieJJ! It's up to you :)
I think I can only add you through Facebook? I don't even remember how JJ and I got access together, but the dashboard is saying it's controlled by the FB business platform.
by wodesorel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Happy 4th of July!
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Happy 4th of July!

I have some nice images of my crabs. Do you have to have an IG to share them to the HCA IG? Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk Nope! There is a thread around here to post photos you don't mind us using. I think it is here in pictures. Or you can email me or JJ directly if you don't have a way to ...
by wodesorel
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner - Tank Smells
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: New Crab Owner - Tank Smells

Crab tanks do have their own special bouquet! New tanks especially go through a break-in period where bacteria and mould have to sort themselves out. Allowing for some air flow really helps. Organic material like the cholla and cork can be boiled in heavily salted water, which will inhibit mould gro...
by wodesorel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New Adoptee help with illness or ID
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: New Adoptee help with illness or ID

He's a little pale pinkish even for a small crab, but I wouldn't worry if he's moving around and acting okay. His moult could have been disturbed too quickly, it takes a little while to fully harden and darken after. One 'off' moult is also not too unusual, I've had crabs suddenly become some bizarr...
by wodesorel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Happy 4th of July!
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Happy 4th of July!

GotButterflies wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:13 am
I love it!! Can you post that on our IG page? Happy 4th of July to you as well!!! :)

EDIT: LOOK AT THOSE EYELASHES!!!!!!! :love10:
The other holiday pics were mine. I feel like I'm taking over official hca stuff at this point. 😳
by wodesorel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Happy 4th of July!
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Happy 4th of July!

Took a few crabs to get the shot! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200704/65210c6b426ff2b690bf0922e09dda6c.jpg Nope. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200704/a8c8ad0cc1a93409c9d03854b7d3b8d7.jpg Nuh-uh. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200704/a7009c4abb474dbfb76e066f6b5aa9f4.jpg No way! https:/...
by wodesorel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Is Flukers color enhancers safe
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Is Flukers color enhancers safe

Table salt refers to salt with iodine added. Humans need that extra iodine to stay healthy, since we no longer all live by the ocean and eat a ton of seafood. Kosher salt is nothing but pure mined salt, no additives Sea salt is dried sea water BUT it's not a complete mixture of all the salts and ele...
by wodesorel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Is Chrystal Geyser Natural Spring Water Safe? Report Included!
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Is Chrystal Geyser Natural Spring Water Safe? Report Included!

Any bottled water is safe so long as it's been dechlorinated.

The test they use picks up chlorine at or above 4mg/l - which is the maximum safe level for all tap water. They don't say whether they do or don't chlorinate, so it's safer to dechlor just to be safe.
by wodesorel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Powdered Gecko Diet?
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Powdered Gecko Diet?

I've fed Repashy gecko diets almost exclusively to my rugosus for nearly 4 years. However, it's the only brand I trust for my actual geckos, because of all the research and feedback Alan Repashy has done over the years. I personally would not use this one, without more information about it.
by wodesorel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab has begun attacking other crab to take shell
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Crab has begun attacking other crab to take shell

Try reboiling the turbo shells you do have for a couple of minutes, and then dipping the shells in saltwater when they cool, before putting them back. This can trick them into thinking the shells are new, and the saltwater attracts them to go shopping. Might work!
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt Water Pools
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Salt Water Pools

HermieCrabs wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Ah, okay, thank you! So I'd need both products.
Or you can use whatever you're using to treat your freshwater on both, and just get the salt.
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt Water Pools
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Salt Water Pools

I was also wanting to switch to Instant Ocean... is it better to get the large box pictured above? I also saw this version and wondered about it. https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean-Marine-Conditioner-Aquariums/dp/B002XT4UGQ/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=instant%2Bocean&qid=1593463602&sr=8-7&th=1 T...
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Typical Frequency of Saltwater Refill?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Typical Frequency of Saltwater Refill?

That is a ton of water that spilled! Have you checked your tank to make sure it isn't flooded at the bottom? I'm concerned you'll either have standing water now, or that your tank is going to be super dry going foward without that extra water daily. Also, salt doesn't evaporate - it just keeps build...
by wodesorel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Hikari Crab Cuisine?
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Hikari Crab Cuisine?

I like to make the comparison to humans. Our blood is iron-based - we need iron in our diets or we become anaemic and die. However, a fairly major cause of poisoning and death in little kids is an overdose of iron from eating too many vitamins and supplements. (Like, they steal the bottle and have t...