I am going to re arrange my tank and I usually try to give my crabs a feast of a bunch of stuff..... any ideas? My Teeny Pinky Likes to sit in the food dish half the night so it better be something she likes! lol
Each crab is different, and only you know what they like, but when I do a feast I usually go with lots of fresh foods in one dish and lots of dry in another and they can just pig out on what they want. I like to go outside and get earthworms or rolly pollies or some kind of fresh meat we are having for dinner, then I raid the fridge and give them little bits of every fresh vegie & fruit I have in there. Mine also like it when I go to the beach and bring back goodies. Good post, I think a feast planned frequently is good as I'm sure during different seasons in the wild they run into lots of goodies and pig out.....watch them for a week or so after a feast and see if you get a bunch that molt.
It's ok to want it nice, but the more you disturb the tank the less activity and more stress on the crabs. I would try to do minimal straightening up and only do a big one once in a while.....mine love worms alive or sometimes I dry them in the sun. Today it's garden snails (not slugs) rolly pollies and a worm that the grandkids found.
Garden snails? Alive or dead? Can they have english ivy? What about willow branches? I could like create climbing vines allover the tank.... with the leave on so it will be a great snack and a great climbing place...
Ivy I think is on the no list, not sure about willow, you would have to check list, we don't have willow down here, but I believe I've heard of others feeding it. As long as you have plenty of other foods in I would say add the willow and see what they do. I googled Ivy, it has to many warnings for me to want to even try it.
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Apr 13, 2013 14:13:10 GMT -5
I've never heard of snail slime being toxic; that's a new one to me for sure,hh
As for the ivy & willow, like @qdinky said, you can try the willow. Ivy is listed as a no-no. I tried some once last summer (it grows rampant on the tree in my front yard) and they climbed all over it but never even nibbled a single piece. I may try it again just because it stays "fresh" in there for so long and is strong enough to withstand the crabtastrophes mine dish out, lmso
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