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by jadewolf
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cross Country Move
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Cross Country Move

Well, we survived the journey! Between myself, the dog, and the crabs... surprisingly, the crabs handled the journey better than the rest of us. The dog had a meltdown, got sick, and threw up all over my Jeep. I was in pain from six long days on the road. But the crabs? They seemed to handle it fine...
by jadewolf
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cross Country Move
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Cross Country Move

Hey, thank you!! I ended up moving the big girl to a holding tank while I was on my trip, just to discourage any molting. She did fine in there. I dug today to break down the tank. Found three crabs, all buried deep but not molting. One was done, with no sign of any leftover exo. Two were probably f...
by jadewolf
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cross Country Move
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Cross Country Move

So, I'm trying to work out the best way to handle my cross country move (California > Florida). Making all the arrangements for a move like this is stressful enough on its own, but nothing is more stressful to me than trying to figure out the best way to move the crabs. So, I have seven crabs (1 jus...
by jadewolf
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: National Geographic - Male Hermit Crabs Evolved Longer Genitalia
Replies: 2
Views: 347

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: 436

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: 1728

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: 2397

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: 3099

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: 436

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: 2397

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: 1728

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: 3099

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: 1728

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: 3099

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: 1728

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...