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by jadewolf
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: National Geographic - Male Hermit Crabs Evolved Longer Genitalia
Replies: 2
Views: 235

National Geographic - Male Hermit Crabs Evolved Longer Genitalia

So, spotted an interesting article this week... https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/01/hermit-crab-penises-evolved-to-protect-shells/ A fascinating article (the actual research paper is linked in the article as well... free to download as pdf), but.. I have questions. I have never observ...
by jadewolf
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Weird Mouth Goop?
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Weird Mouth Goop?

Didn't catch them in the act, but there was what might have been guarding behavior that morning.

I dunno. I'm so stumped by what he's doing here. He seems fine, hasn't done it since and is behaving normally... but... ????
by jadewolf
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Menagerie
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: The Menagerie

All of your crabs are adorable [emoji3] I also love the tank decorations - how big is your tank? Sorry for the late reply! It's a 65gal. My little slice of crab paradise. ;) And thank you all! I love my little colony of critters. They're such lovely, fun little crabs. :D I take most of my photos wi...
by jadewolf
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Coconut Crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: Coconut Crabs

He's a beautiful crab, that's for sure! But I'm pretty sure they're not legal as pets. From what the zookeepers told me, Kenny was confiscated from someone trying to get him into the country (whether for food or for a pet, they didn't know) and then given into the care of the SD Zoo afterwards. I lo...
by jadewolf
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit Crabs in Fiji
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Re: Hermit Crabs in Fiji

Thanks again, y'all! Sorry it took me so long to reply. Life's been busy. :)

My next trip is to Roatán, Honduras next month and I hope to come back with a ton of wild PP pictures this time!
by jadewolf
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Weird Mouth Goop?
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Weird Mouth Goop?

Okay, what on earth is Drake doing here? https://youtu.be/5-YB4PECcA0 It almost looks like he's spitting something up, balling it up, and then wiping it off his mouthparts with his claws. He gets his little grooming legs involved a little, too. It's not bubbling, it's not foam. I've seen crabs foam ...
by jadewolf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Coconut Crabs
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Coconut Crabs

So, in digging for research papers on coconut crabs a while back, I stumbled across this interesting document and figured I'd share it here. http://titag.org/2016/2016papers/walkercoconutcrab.pdf Produced by the San Diego Zoo, it outlines all the details of how they care for Kenny, their coconut cra...
by jadewolf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Menagerie
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: The Menagerie

Thank you! :D

I happened to stumble across a shipment of Es at Petco at just the right time when I had space in the big tank. It's interesting to see how different they are from the PPs. I just wish I got to see them more often! They're SO shy!
by jadewolf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit Crabs in Fiji
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Re: Hermit Crabs in Fiji

It was! :D Fiji was beautiful! I cannot tell you how tempted I was to try and sneak a couple Ruggies home in my pockets. ;) They were such sweet-tempered little critters! If I ever go back, I'm equally tempted to bring a sack of nice shells for them. Tapestry turbans are native to the region (I saw ...
by jadewolf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Menagerie
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: The Menagerie

Thank you! :D I love my little critter crew. The PPs are all pretty easy to tell apart. Either by coloration & size or by personality. Personality-wise, they're all very distinctive. So it's fairly easy to tell them all apart just by their behavior. And except for the two tiny girls and Drake & Jule...
by jadewolf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit Crabs in Fiji
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Hermit Crabs in Fiji

So, last October I spent a week on a dive trip in Fiji. My guest bure lawn was crawling with crabs! Mostly ruggies, but there were also some land crab burrows and plenty of ghost and shore crabs too. Took a ton of photos. Probably the only weirdo at the resort who was constantly staring at the groun...
by jadewolf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Menagerie
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

The Menagerie

Since I'm home sick, figured I'd post some photos of my crew. https://68.media.tumblr.com/5f20e259a2632f96806e9c5ae2d9685f/tumblr_p2d1o0u6qG1ucwgwpo1_1280.jpg Drake, my very suave male. Only male in the tank, lucky boy. He's the boldest of the crabs and will take food from my fingers. He's a very hu...
by jadewolf
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Does music effect hermits?
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: Does music effect hermits?

I thought about using Everglades background sound in the same room as my crabs, any thoughts? I actually do play an Everglades soundscape every night (mostly for me, because I'm homesick for Florida and the city noises of LA keep me awake if I don't drown them out). The crabs are in the bedroom wit...
by jadewolf
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Nursing Ill Crab
Replies: 14
Views: 1392

Re: Nursing Ill Crab

Sadly, he passed today. I did all I could and he tried his best too, but he just couldn't pull through. This morning, he dragged himself into the little dish of saltwater I had set next to him, then he just lost all strength. At some point he dropped his little pincer and then by evening when I chec...
by jadewolf
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Nursing Ill Crab
Replies: 14
Views: 1392

Re: Nursing Ill Crab

Good news! He seems to be doing a little better today! He ate a fair amount of honey last night and this morning he's actually moving around for the first time since I brought him home. Checked on him a few minutes ago and he had made his way to one of the water dishes. I'm hoping that he's finally ...