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by Big Birgus
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Birgus Latro for sale?
Replies: 44
Views: 15629

Re: Birgus Latro for sale?

I'm late to the party, but if you want to check international policies for trade in specific species you can go to the CITES website. CITES is the largest and most successful piece of international legislation regarding trade in exotic animals. There is a link to the CITES database where you can fi...
by Big Birgus
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Coconut Crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Re: Coconut Crabs

I would love to be able to see him in person.. need to get one as a pet lol
by Big Birgus
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Birgus Latro for sale?
Replies: 44
Views: 15629

Re: Birgus Latro for sale?

And their strength is really alarming... a full grown specimen has a pinchy strength of 3000 newtons (- that's nearly 675 lbs. of force) which is roughly comperable to a lion's bite. It's more powerful than a large shark's bite. For comparison, a dog's bite is roughly 325 lbs... so we're talking ab...
by Big Birgus
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Birgus Latro for sale?
Replies: 44
Views: 15629

Re: Birgus Latro for sale?

Wish more people cared about this topic
by Big Birgus
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: King crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: King crabs

LadyJinglyJones wrote:Yup! I'm just beginning to explore crab phylogeny (the ways they are thought to be related/decended) and it's pretty cool! If you are interested, I have a paper I don't mind summing up for ya in a PM. :)
Sure! That sounds pretty dope!
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: King crabs
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

King crabs

It is believed that true king crabs are descended from hermits by some people. I cannot now unsee the resemblance especially from the backside of a king crab to coconut crabs.
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: What crabs do I have?
Replies: 9
Views: 3435

Re: What crabs do I have?

Such deep soulful eyes!
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

A better question would be could you breed birgus latro with another land hermit crab...
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Please read I have possibly ordered C.Rubescens
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Please read I have possibly ordered C.Rubescens

Please keep us updated!
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Aegla
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Aegla

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Was wondering if anyone has any experience with these? Aegla are to squat lobsters as crayfish are to lobsters it seems like. Squat lobsters are actually closer to being crabs as well.
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Species?
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

Re: Species?

Do you have any more pics? They're quite cool!
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Tusk Hermit Crab
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Tusk Hermit Crab

shanedaman112 wrote:From what I know, they're rare and were thought to be extinct until fairly recently. That's probably why there aren't any videos out there. I could be wrong though. Anywho, They're awesome. Crustaceans are my favorite type of animal.
Yeah would be interesting to see a video
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Coconut Crabs
Replies: 35
Views: 12572

Re: Coconut Crabs

wolfnipplechips wrote:You can import them for food. I planned if I ever won a lottery and set up my dream crabitat (industrial sized greenhouse turned into half jungle half beach), I'd order a couple. :P They are so neat!
My plans as well!
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Removing Marine Hermit Crabs from Shells
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Removing Marine Hermit Crabs from Shells

For scientific study there is no reason to keep them alive - they aren't going to fuss with keeping them since they'll have to prove they were treated humanely the entire time and it falls intp a different and much more stringent category of oversight. The scientific community permits scientist to ...
by Big Birgus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: This little guy....
Replies: 9
Views: 2292

Re: This little guy....

I always wanted to come across one.