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by mlakers
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

wow, this is all so exciting!! i cant wait to find out how they do with the big crabs. how many crabs are spoken for so far? do you have many left? how old do hermit crabs have to be before they can reproduce? this idea of a captive breeding project is so exciting, thanks for all the work you've do...
by mlakers
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Changing gender?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Changing gender?

Mine have changed gender. I used to have about an equal number of males and females. Now I have one large male (who used to be female) and the rest are females (except for two recent fosters who haven't been with my colony very long). They are behaving much more like a harem--reminds me quite a bit ...
by mlakers
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

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by mlakers
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

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by mlakers
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

I'm starting to get ridiculously excited about the adoption weekend! :banana: And I'm already looking forward to that special feeling of pride and accomplishments when I get to see pictures of these babies living in their new forever homes. I've been working on making a bunch of tiny clay items for ...
by mlakers
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

Just wondering, what sizs tank are they in? My adult crabs are in a 120-tall, but the babies are currently all in a ten gallon. They would get lost in anything larger. As they grow I'll probably spread them over two tanks (or more, depending on how fast they grow), but for right now they seem to re...
by mlakers
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

Please when the time comes, I want to be in line for one of those sweet little babies too! (Or two.[emoji6]) Soooo happy for you to have so many adorable itty bitties!!!! I am planning an adoption weekend this summer in Lockport, N.Y., pick up only. It's going to be July 13th and 14th. There's a li...
by mlakers
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

You guys crack me up. :hlol: It is SO hard to keep track of them all. Started a new full count today and we're up to 195 as I tucked them all in tonight. Found them congregating in big groups, all snuggled together happily. They seem to be really companionable little creatures, thankfully. I have be...
by mlakers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

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Peek-a-boo! :laugh::
by mlakers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

They are doing GREAT! Growing so fast. I'll try to post a picture later today. :cloud9:
by mlakers
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51050959_10157015508209036_6844223225912623104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=32841829f8a09fa257ecceda5064bd80&oe=5CEE2269 On January 8th, I confirmed 204 survivors. Each count is an exhaustive process that takes days since some are alwa...
by mlakers
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

Did a land count yesterday and there are currently 215 moving around, eating, and climbing. There may be more underground finishing up molts, so I'll keep the empty tank warm for a few more days to see if more emerge. Here's a video from Facebook. https://m.facebook.com/mary.akers?fref=nf&ref=m_noti...
by mlakers
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

This is beyond exciting. I feel like I could DIE of happiness right now reading through this. :crabbigsmile: :crabbigsmile: :crabbigsmile: I'm so proud and just in awe and so happy! You are AMAZING and dedicated. Aww, thank you. Your posts in here and your amazing photos inspired me to try! And A B...
by mlakers
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47321061_10156884187514036_3696065000272560128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=24a7d77f03c4ffbf4b36bee48291703b&oe=5CA5C83F Here's one who came to land in a trochus shell, the crazy crablet! I have more still in the water (maybe 20-30? Ha...
by mlakers
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 489
Views: 40395

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

Just moved #150 in a shell over to the land tank. I don't have time for a bigger update, sorry, I'm barely keeping up, and there are more still in the water in shells. Will need to figure out a bigger baby tank very soon. Thanks for going along on this crazy ride.