Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Just Jay » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:13 pm

Omg! Just to think they will be that tiny! I am so excited!

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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:15 am

They are even tinier now Just Jay


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Just Jay » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:10 pm

Renroc wrote:They are even tinier now Just Jay Image


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Ahhhhh! That is so crazy! I guess the glass wpuld magnify them. Id be so scared to loose the babies in a tank haha.

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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by hprmom » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:12 pm

I look forward to this thread every day. Great job on the documentation! You make it look possible (if not easy, lol).


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:06 pm

https://vimeo.com/196017583
First one making a break for air at 0830 on day 14


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by PinchersAndShells » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:40 pm

Aww! Let us know if he gets above water!
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Kermie16 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:15 pm

Wow!! Go little guy!! Did he make it?


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:34 am

The one climbing up the stick was transfered to the transition tank pool at 0745 on Day 14... When I got home again at 1300 it was nowhere to be seen so hopefully it has dug down for final moult. Apparently this takes about 24hrs.
SO SUnday morning Ill be searching the sand for a moving shell. BUT typically it was almost the same colour as the sand.

I am sooo tired I can hardly function. Mega in the two jars are much the same as the last couple of days. A few are climbing the sticks but don't have shells yet. Silly children.
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Kermie16 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:03 am

Exciting!!!


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:16 am

This is just....well....AWESOME!!!!!!! [WHITE MEDIUM STAR]️ Congratulations on such a fantastic job!!


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by PinchersAndShells » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:30 am

Hopefully he makes it through the final molt and we can all get to see the crababy!
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:23 pm

Nothing more to report this morning. Both jars have mega eating and checking out shells. #2 has a couple in shells but they are getting used to the new feel. Mega in trans tat has not reappeared.
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:32 pm

Mega #2 is now in transition tank. https://vimeo.com/196121517ImageImage



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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Kermie16 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:19 am

Oh my goodness!!! Major congratulations!!!! He looks TINY Can u explain what is in a transition tank? I'm learning as you go on your journey:)


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:09 am

Kermie16 wrote:Oh my goodness!!! Major congratulations!!!!Image He looks TINYImage Can u explain what is in a transition tank? I'm learning as you go on your journey:)


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Eggs hatch as soon as they hit salt water. They go through a number of stages zoea 1, zoea 2, megalopa and then they take shells then they have a final moult on land. This is what the transition tank is. The mega with shells on are taken from the jars to the pool in the transition tank. This has a ramp out to the damp sand. They are supposed to go up the ramp and then bury in the sand for their final moult which will turn them into crabs. This is where I lost my last lot in January.
Crazy crab lady with 3 babies raised in captivity. One female on male and one unknown. Also 4 adults. 2 males 1 female and 1 unknown.
Hoping for more babies this season.

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