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by Renroc
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 68078

Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Today is Day 6 and there are absolutely shed skins in the water today. They are curled up in little balls so it is easy to pick them out as different from the zoea11. Water wasn't as murky this morning so I only did a change at 2100 tonight. Things seem to be progressing steadily.
by Renroc
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 68078

Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

OK we are up to day 5 today. Water was very cloudy this morning so I did a change then and another this afternoon. I suspect that means they are now at Stage 2. :clap: The next few days will be interesting as they will be starting to eat and will munch on each other in preference to most other food....
by Renroc
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 68078

Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Ok We are at the end of Day 4 on lot one and Day 3 for lot 2. Lot 1 seem to have a heap of debris in the water and I've had to do 2 water changes this afternoon and tonight. I am pretty certain they have got to Stage 2. Going to need to get some more salt water tomorrow. Have a Kreisel in the making...
by Renroc
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 68078

Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Water changes done 2 times today. 2 batches of crabs in different jars. Acquired some 150mm poly pipe and a small fish tank. A friend is going to get the pipe to fit into the tank and cut a rectangle in the top. YES I am doing a home made Kriesel tank. Going to use the riser from garden irrigation s...
by Renroc
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 68078

Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Monday 5th December Day 2 Weather It is going to be a really hot day again. What has happened? Checked at 0730 and all seems good except the water is only at 24c so maybe the heater isn’t working. The light is on though so there is no way to test it. Took out some water and added some hot water to b...
by Renroc
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 68078

Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

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by Renroc
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017
Replies: 544
Views: 68078

Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Well folks. In January I went into meltdown (almost) trying to get totally unexpected zoea to land. I actually managed to get 6 to land but they failed to survive their last moult. I am being given another chance now. I checked on my crabs just before going to bed last night (Sat 3rd Dec 2016) and n...
by Renroc
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variabilis
Replies: 517
Views: 103304

Re: Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variab

Hi I was just wondering what the temperature and humidity was in your crabitat when your crabs displayed breeding behaviour. Also I was wondering how many crabs you had in your crabitat at the time they were breeding, also how many males and how many females did you have in the tank when they were ...
by Renroc
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Have had crabs for a week, 2 haven't eaten
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Have had crabs for a week, 2 haven't eaten

Flinching when you walk past is a reflex survival reaction. Don't walk past too much and let them be as much as you can. I'd even suggest putting a blanket right over the tank to give them some dark calm time with no external stimuli. Carer for 4 Aussie crabs. They need a day/night light cycle, so ...
by Renroc
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Have had crabs for a week, 2 haven't eaten
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Have had crabs for a week, 2 haven't eaten

Flinching when you walk past is a reflex survival reaction. Don't walk past too much and let them be as much as you can. I'd even suggest putting a blanket right over the tank to give them some dark calm time with no external stimuli.


Carer for 4 Aussie crabs.
by Renroc
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab going to surface molt?
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Is my crab going to surface molt?

If your sub is deep enough and the crab is able to dig they are unlikely to surface molt. If the crab has come from horrible conditions it is likely that it is simply chilling and destressing. Provide deep pools of salt and fresh water and good food with lots of calcium and protein and your crab sho...
by Renroc
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Whitest PP I have ever seen! Not sure why...
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: Whitest PP I have ever seen! Not sure why...

Wodesorel your comment is interesting however I've found the opposite. When I first got a UVB tube my crabs sat right up at the top of the tank as close as they could get for about 4 weeks. They absolutely got darker in colour. Now though they don't bother about it. Yes I have replaced the tube coz ...
by Renroc
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pale greyish exoskeleton
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: Pale greyish exoskeleton

You mentioned a cage?? Do you actually mean a wire enclosure or do you have a glass tank with a glass lid?


Still in denial I've managed to pull this off.
by Renroc
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab Molting? Need help plsssss
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Crab Molting? Need help plsssss

Crabs often dig for no reason other than fun. You need to give them sand that's used in kids sandpits mixed with Eco earth. The ratio is 5 parts sand to 1 part Eco earth. Make it nice and deep and they will love it. If you do this mix you won't have to change it ever. Unless you get a flood or other...
by Renroc
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: changed substrate now molting?
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: changed substrate now molting?

Totally normal. He is probably enjoying digging at last. He may not be molting. Keep putting food out and check it. He may well be coming up at night.


Still in denial I've managed to pull this off.