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Second level traction

Discussion in 'HCRU Crabitat's - Biography's Of Our Crabitats' started by tb1234, Nov 5, 2005.

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    tb1234 (Micro Crab)

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    What do you use on your second level so the crabs don't slip around? I'd ultimately like to use moss up there, but I think they'd still slip around some won't they?
     
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    happy_crabbies (Micro Crab)

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    I have used sand, EE and pebbles...I think the moss would be fine too... [​IMG]
     
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    You don't need anything under it?
     
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    happy_crabbies (Micro Crab)

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    My second level is made out of plexiglass and I used wine corks as a side, so what ever substrate I use is enclosed.
    Does that help any? Do you have a picture of your 2nd level? [​IMG]
     
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    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    KEWL!
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    You could also try cutting a piece of that plastic canvas to fit (the kind with all the little squares) available at craft stores and Wal-Mart. I would not recommend getting colored canvas though. I discovered that the color leaked into water when I was experimenting with a filtered basin idea a long time ago (I was going to use it as tractionon the bottom of the water pool). I'd think if the color could seep into the water, it probably isn't a great idea to use in the tank.
     
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    ooo I like the canvas idea. I have some somewhere too. LOL
    TY!!!!

    I like cork idea too. Where can I find a bunch of them?
     
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    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    If you were saying TY to me, tb, YW!!
     
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    Thanks for that link! Their shipping is outrageous!! [​IMG] Wonder if there's a local place I can find. LOL After all, I am in the 3rd largest producing state of wine. LOL
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    That's a bummer about the shipping. I ordered mine there, but it was more than a year ago-and I have noticed the site has changed...I'm sure they have upped their shipping charges too. And I bought-I think-1000 corks at once so the shipping wasn't as bad for the quantity.
     
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    So then its safe to buy the used corks? I assume the main usage is wine bottles.....and thats fruit. [​IMG]
     
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    hermit-crabs.com says cedar and pine annoys hermit crabs,so definately do not use any tree stuff from that! lol [​IMG] not sure if moss ( from a diff. kind of tree!) would make them slip around.... I dont think it would, maybe a litte unless the moss is stable w/ something.. they might throw the moss down! Well, Hope that helped [​IMG]
    -HR
     
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