Review My Crabitat (Updated)

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Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by jhuntl24 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:37 pm

So I made a few changes after my initial post. I added deeper water dishes, I got Aqueon water conditioner, I got some organic carrots, green bell pepper, grape tomatoes, and non-organic strawberries, and I added a cholla log for extra climbing. What do you guys think?
Heres the link to my previous "Review my Crabitat" post: https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/p ... 6&t=123117

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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:53 pm

Looks great, but I wouldn’t feed nonorganic food. I don’t even eat nonorganic food because of all the herbicides and fungicides they use.
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by jhuntl24 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:00 am

HermitofHermitCrabs wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:53 pm
Looks great, but I wouldn’t feed nonorganic food. I don’t even eat nonorganic food because of all the herbicides and fungicides they use.
Thank you! I bought the veggies at Walmart and unfortunately, they don't have a big organic section so I opted for the only strawberries they had. I did wash them with water though so hopefully that got most of the pesticides off. :)

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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:35 am

Unfortunately, washing doesn’t get rid of most of the poisons and chemicals on nonorganic fruits and vegetables. Once I saw what was sprayed on them I quit eating them about 5 years ago.
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:19 am

Organic is ideal but not everyone has ready access to it. My own crabs have definitely not had an organic diet.


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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by curlysister » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:49 am

I feed mostly organic, but of course sometimes what you need/ want isn't available or is too expensive. So some non-organic is fine.
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:58 am

curlysister wrote:
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I feed mostly organic, but of course sometimes what you need/ want isn't available or is too expensive. So some non-organic is fine.
I had trouble affording organic and non-gmo goods until I stopped eating out.
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by PuddKitty » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:38 am

Looks Nice! 💖 What type of lighting do you use?
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by jhuntl24 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:47 am

PuddKitty wrote:
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Looks Nice! 💖 What type of lighting do you use?
The lighting is simply two LEDs attached to the lid.

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They came with the aquarium which was from Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Aqua-Culture ... g/35326017

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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Looks nice! Do your crabs have a way to get in and out of your pools?
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by PuddKitty » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:20 pm

jhuntl24 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:47 am
The lighting is simply two LEDs attached to the lid.

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They came with the aquarium which was from Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Aqua-Culture ... g/35326017
O okay thanks!
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by jhuntl24 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:05 pm

GotButterflies wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Looks nice! Do your crabs have a way to get in and out of your pools?
Great question! I have pebbles at the edge so the crab can get in and out without any issues!

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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:52 am

jhuntl24 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Great question! I have pebbles at the edge so the crab can get in and out without any issues!
Do the pebbles move though? If the pebbles move that might not be enough. It is possible for crabs to drown.
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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by jhuntl24 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:13 pm

GotButterflies wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:52 am
Do the pebbles move though? If the pebbles move that might not be enough. It is possible for crabs to drown.
I think the pebbles/rocks are packed in tightly enough to serve as a secure enough base for maneuver. :D

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Re: Review My Crabitat (Updated)

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:31 pm

You would be really sad if you found a drowned crab.

You can use craft mesh, and fish tank decor for them to get in and out of their pools with.
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