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??? About Straws??

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by jeswwjd23, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. jeswwjd23

    jeswwjd23 (Small Crab)

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    i would like to get a Straw. do they require any extra heat or care?? someone please help. i think they are soo beautiful and want to get one. but have heard they need extra care and don't know what type of extra's!! i like to be prepared with knowledge first before i get something
     
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    not recommended for newcomers.....alot of experienced people have trouble (like myself) dealing with this sensative species- they do require a top salt water (brand) and temps/humidity at 80/80
    Lots of info around on Straws a few threads here at this site
     
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    wickedannabella (Micro Crab)

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    They also require color enhancing food and a friend recommended olive oil to aid in their molting process.

    They are a touchy species, but I do love them dearly. If you can keep their tank 80/80, then keep your fingers crossed when they molt. Be prepared tho...chances are they will die. I had three molt but only one successful. One I believe WOULD have made it but she was attacked. Looking back now, I would do things differently.
     
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    nancy "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I think it's worth the effort but everything must remain consistant. They don't like to be handled. They require alot of salt in their diet and they do seem to die for no reason. I think I will keep trying to understand them, though. As long as they end up in petstores and I hope you're with me Wick.
     
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    wickedannabella (Micro Crab)

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    I just bought two more over the weekend...of COURSE I'm with you!!!
     
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    Im with ya'll too I just got another :)
     
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    wickedannabella (Micro Crab)

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    Are there pics???? Or did I see them already. Dang it's tough to get old.
     
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