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by Renroc
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

https://vimeo.com/151992919 absolutely interested in shells. 7 transferred to another jar to try and reduce competition


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by Renroc
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

https://vimeo.com/151960225 day 6 and one lot are still going strong. Slow motion video clip. The other jar have not fared so well. I added a bio filter to that one. Many got sucked into the very fine soft foam. I gently removed them and the filter. Most if not all are now sinking straight to the b...
by Renroc
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

Well the numbers are dropping drastically. Not many dead bodies or skins so maybe they are eating already OR the debris is being broken up by the bubbles. I tried a bio filter in one jar. It filters out stuff and aerates the air and keeps the circulation happening. BUT even though the foam is so sof...
by Renroc
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

The zoea survived another day and I have just done a water change for jar 1 (the original tat pool water mixed with fresh... I tipped this into a glass bowl and used an eye dropper to get out all the swimmers. This took about 2 hours. They were put into totally fresh ocean water collected today. But...
by Renroc
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

Yaay some time between midnight wed 13th and 0630 on Thur 14th the zoea began to shed their skins. This means they are now Stage 2 or is that megalopa? What ever it is at least it means they are developing so conditions continue to be good for them in my makeshift set up.
by Renroc
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

Hi there Aussie JJ, My tat hasn't changed much since the photos you would have seen on The Australian Hermit Crab facebook pages. Will take some photos of it tomorrow. The flyscreen was just a wild thought I too was unsure about the wire. I think I will just buy some more jars and airstones and keep...
by Renroc
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

OK looking at ways to divide my zoea up so they dont eat each other. Wondering if cylinders of flyscreen mesh with aluminium bonsai wire threaded through the base to make it stiff and a little heavier would work in the jars.

Comments please on if this is a good or bad idea and why?
by Renroc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

1300 hrs on Wed 13th January I took out about 300ml and replaced with fresh ocean water. All seem to be going along well. BUT still no noticable changes to their look.
by Renroc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

I remember Nat saying the really *fun* started when they turning into megalopa. (Where they turned into little cannibals). The thing that piped my interest in the mangrove seed pod! (You have one!?) I thought they were illegal to *keep/own/purchase* in Australia? (Been looking for one in the last 6...
by Renroc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

https://vimeo.com/151572391 I used the slow -mo option on the phone for this. Taken at 0800 on Wed 13th January. This makes it at least day 3. I can't see any changes in them. Might need to get a magnifying glass. But it seems they are still alive.


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by Renroc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Babies in my salt water
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Babies in my salt water

Thanks have started a new thread.


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by Renroc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

Not sure if today is Day 3 or 4. That depends on which of 2 crabs actually deposited the eggs.


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by Renroc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

https://vimeo.com/151509929 the jar with larvae in it


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by Renroc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Re: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

OK my home made kreisel set up is running. Seems to be doing OK. I have 2 large jars in a foam esky with a heater in it. Airstones in both jars. I transfered the water from the tat pool and added some fresh. Then tried with a 5mm tube to syphon off excess. That had a stocking over the end and was to...
by Renroc
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6584

Aussie Zoea - raising attempt 2016

Hello people, I am starting this thread to track my steps and attempts at raising some crab babies. WHY? Well when I added some fresh ocean water to my pool last night Sunday 10th Jan 2016 I noticed one of my crabs sitting on top of the water on a plant. When I added new water the crab climbed up an...