The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

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The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

Post by Drake X. Bit » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:37 am

I've been thinking for a little while about the possibility of breeding Saltwater Hermit Crabs with a Land Hermit Crab. I've personally done no research into the subject, nor own a Saltwater Crab, but I do own a Land Crab. Could such a feat be impossible. If we could somehow get a Land Crab to temporarily live in water to breed, or vice versa, could a living hybrid be born? Or would it be born an unholy amalgamate, living in a constant state of torture? Would they even make offspring, even less, breed together? This is a thread for discussing such a topic, or flaming me for being a dunce.

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Re: The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

Post by Rawrgeous » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:46 am

Breeding land crabs is very difficult to do anyhow, and has only been achieved in captivity (successfully) by a handful of people ever. I think the chances are very slim to none. Though it would probably be a pretty cool looking crab!

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Re: The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

Post by Renroc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:18 am

That would not be possible as they are 2 distinct species.


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Re: The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Renroc wrote:That would not be possible as they are 2 distinct species.
^^^ This. at most, genetic modification in the terms of transgenic manipulation - aka: transfer of genes between species....
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Re: The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

Post by shanedaman112 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04 pm

Awesome idea but like aussiejj said, you'd need to genetically modify the stem cell. Though they look and function similarly, the physiology of a land crab (especially hermit crab) and a marine crab are very different. A species is actually defined by the fact that any given individual of said species can't breed with anything other than their own species. it's kind of like a marine snail and a land snail, or dare I say like a human and a chimp. Still an awesome idea though. Reminds me of full metal alchemist a little (but less terrifying).
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Re: The Possibility of Breeding Land Crabs with Sea Crabs.

Post by Big Birgus » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:44 pm

A better question would be could you breed birgus latro with another land hermit crab...
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