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  • #3475
    John Alpaugh
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    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 tree young. The root is useful. By the time it’s making balls your not digging it up to make tea and chewing meds. They like the bark.

    #3474
    John Alpaugh
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    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. Impossible to rake. Anyway no poisons to the one above.

    #3428
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #3427
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #3084
    John Alpaugh
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    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 surface. I just don’t want my big ones to steal the exo. for themselves.

    #3075
    John Alpaugh
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    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 dominance thing at all, couple of busy little crabs. I hope people see to post here. They do entertain.

    #3074
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #3041
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #3040
    John Alpaugh
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    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 “blue” on the surface sometimes because they are just ready. Be prepared for it if your new at it. Watching them grow up is much of the fun for me. Many, many passed through my hand and never had one this small. Very cool.

    #2899
    John Alpaugh
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    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 boiled after 6 mos. of use. Sadly my experience is once they get bitten, it is too late. My large ones even had problems with mosquitos when they could get at the soft spots. Ants were the worst.

    I just discovered the pet store next to me has flying insect larvae in the crab tank. They too will get bathed if I purchase there. Pass the word for those who buy “new” Thanks for adopting. It’s the best!!

    #2868
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #2858
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #2857
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #2856
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

    #2855
    John Alpaugh
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    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.

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