John Alpaugh

  • John Alpaugh‘s profile was updated 2 years, 11 months ago

  • John Alpaugh replied to the topic Sweet Gum Tree in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 3 years ago

    They are safe. The seed balls or land mines I called them. Hated the tree, grew up with one. You can get the balls green or brown. There is no anti vermin protection after they are brown of course. It is a repellent not to eat the seed. Everything eats the seed. I never have put green sweet gum balls in, but the brown ones and leaves. It’s a good…[Read more]

  • John Alpaugh replied to the topic Sweet Gum Tree in the forum Chewin’ the Choya 3 years ago

    Be sure of the type you have. Some make good chewing. Medicine like you say, mixed with other roots. Can’t be harmful to crabbies. Again just be sure that’s the type you have to make sure your sure not me sure. I grew up with one in my yard. Hated it. Animals ate the seeds out of the land mines or seed balls. The leaves are shiny and harmless.…[Read more]

  • I think we all did what you did. “mixed it till it looks good….” I never really measured. Anne gave me a recipe. I will tell her about the post.

  • Nobody understands your question. Really I don’t think most of us measured. Right now I use 100% sand and always will especially with beach sand. But otherwise it’s always been like you said, “I mix it till it looks good……” I think Anne gave me a recipe. I forget and will ask.

  • Sounds good, Max. Like Stacy said it takes a few days to eat it all up and get hard. If everything is safe on the surface I put the “pinky” on or next to the exo and water. If it’s not safe – not safe is any environment that stresses the crab and can’t rest. Use simple isolation ideas like a bottle. The little ones are fast and molt often on the…[Read more]

  • I wish my crew was a little more clever right now. I have two that just molted and can go about anywhere. Even straight up the side of your arm. I have fresh red oak they climb to the top to get the sugar water – sap just not sticky.

    I didn’t pose them, they don’t fight. They don’t turn around until they run out of material. Not a dominan…[Read more]

  • It’s important for there to be oxygen in the water. Aerators are ok to use. Some members posted they play in the bubbles. They are not required. I don’t run any right now, but I think they’re cool to watch and listen to.

  • You go girl. Get em. No more decapod abuse. That doesn’t mince words. It’s great we can get water treatment so easily now for pets. If I had to, bottled water would not break me for the tat. No excuse for poor care now.

  • I’m sure your friends will start to get along. Usually one ends up on the higher perch no one gets pinched. I like the small ones easy to tame and so curious while active. A new shell made him/her comfy right away. This one is not small it is sooo tiny. Very cute.

    Will probably molt frequently, but so small it will go quickly too. Out of the…[Read more]

  • I used to spend summers to study them outside. We had them inside to for the winter season. Back then I would bathe them monthly to get out all kinds of parasites from natural sand we used. They would wash out of there shells in larger numbers than I would ever expect. I still give them a monthly bath at home now when I have natural sand. It gets…[Read more]

  • Stacy, Torian, HCA and BugBoy are all correct. They are poison to animals, specifically mammals even fatal. Tulpalin, the fatal toxin, primarily found in the bulb does not bother decapods. Do not use the following as a rule but a common sense approach instead of science, bees would avoid and not pollinate them if they were poison to our hermies.

  • Torian and BugBoy are both correct. They are poison to animals, specifically mammals even fatal. Tulpalin, the fatal toxin, primarily found in the bulb does not bother decapods. Do not use the following as a rule but a common sense approach instead of science, bees would avoid and not pollinate them if they were poison to our hermies.

  • I have only seen this in the wild and not uncommon. A year has passed now, did Riker pass or make it? It looks like the wounds are dry and closed. In the wild it is attributed to parasites. A particular fly but I can’t prove it with a picture.

  • Best LHC video I’ve seen. Only saw it recently when my daughter sent it to me. There isn’t much out there that I’ve found video wise (in the wild). I am surprised because there seems to be a huge interest. When I started caring for them, pet stores would ask me what I was talking about.

  • They get bored. They like to play. They get depressed. They get lonely. The sure can get mad. They know my voice and smell. They are happy to see me.

    Maybe I am the one with OCD. BUT what I say is true. I will swear to it all the way to the mental health center.

  • Plants and Flowers. “Crab friendly” is a must when considering house plants. My crabbies shouldn’t eat that? No reason to have it then. I crabify everything now.

    Re-Post this if you’re willing. The Facebook “lurkers” know not what they miss.

  • I can get you photographs of many – most maybe all of the species you request. They, of course would not be my photos. Just the same I would make sure they are public domain or get written permission. Do you want me to do this?

    Me, I would much prefer to get member photos but this of course may not be feasible. I have relatives all over the world…[Read more]

  • My desire is to succeed at this at home. PP’s are considered to be one of the toughest broods. This gives me a greater margin of error. They live through temp. & humidity ranges. There are different mating “rituals”. Some species are fast while others take hours. A danger to the crab from drying. I myself will not post anything more about this…[Read more]

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