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  1. crabalicious

    crabalicious "Preparing For First Molt"

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    I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the right place......

    Does anyone know how to make your own coco huts? I figured you just split a coconut and thoroughly scrape the meat clean. Is there anything more to it?
     
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    Jessafall "Preparing For First Molt"

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    yep last time a make coco huts, i took a screwdriver and hammer and wacked away then once i got throught i drained the cocomilk out. then took a flathead screwdriver and hammer and cracked it half way, they don't always crack the way you want. sometimes crack uneven, then i took scrapped all the meat out. put the coconut meat in a bag and froze it *to later use for hermies* then took heavy sand paper and sanded the edges so they weren't sharp
     
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    crabalicious "Preparing For First Molt"

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    So once they are scraped clean of the flesh you don't have any problems with mildew, smell, etc?
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    it ALOT easier to buy one from a shell store or pet store.
    im tellin u it took me about 5 hour to scrap the meat out!!
     
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    crabalicious "Preparing For First Molt"

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    I'm going to take your advice. That's a bit much work for something they sell dirt cheap. Thanks!
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I always wanted a coconut because every single part of it you can use for your hermies. The husk as a hut, and meat, milk, and oil as food. This is a really helpful thread! :)
     
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    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    I did this *just* last weekend and I found it really easy after googling the appropriate way to open one. I washed the outside and scrubbed it a bit before hand. So far...no mold and the hermies love it.
     
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    YouveGotCrabs (Micro Crab)

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    I bought a compressed coco fiber hanging plant basket liner from Walmart (garden department) for about $3 and cut a doorway. The crabs love hiding under it, and it's sturdy enough to support them when they climb on it. Not quite the same thing as a coconut shell hut, but it was cheap and easy.
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    My hubby made several huts for me. He used a dremel to cut out a doorway after all the meat was chipped away. I then boiled it for just a few minutes in salt water. After it cools, you can put it in the tank.
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    After you scrape the coconut out, you should use a knife to cut a small door in the opening of one side.
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    I really need to get a coco hut. . .
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    I wish I had a coco hut. . . After thinking about what Laughs O Lot said, I realize that you really can use all parts of the coconut. That's why I want to get one and try it out!!!
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Laughs O Lot, have you ever tried to make a coco hut???
     
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    crabalicious "Preparing For First Molt"

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    thats a great idea youvegotcrabs, cuz those are big enough for the large crabs to fit into.
     
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