I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Post by GotButterflies » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:23 am

Hello everyone! I've been super busy...have had a total of 6 clutches this year.
Three of them were from my Purple Pincher tank and they were not laid in the pool. I found the clutches on the sand. Unfortunately there weren't any survivors out of one of them, and there were only a few out of the other two.
I ended up making a double kreisel. I ordered some really fine plastic mesh from amazon so the zoeae wouldn't fit through it. The down side is sometimes they get stuck and can't get away from it. I've had some losses that way.
I've only made it to megalopa stage again. They wouldn't take shells. The first time around after I texted Mary I figured out it was because I only had nerite shells in there. Now I have put a mixture in, of really tiny shells. It's really hard to see the megalopa with the kreisel due to keeping the water green with nannochloropsis. I've had less patience lately because I've been really sick. I have the transition tank set up, but just have been under the weather for a week now.
Have had my store on vacation for about that long too. Need to rest, catch up, and now Dorian! But...if I go according to hermit crab behavior, I think we will be fine. Just some wind and rain. I'm 30 miles from Daytona Beach. Hermits haven't taken the high ground in the tanks yet - they usually do when hurricane is near.
Truly blessed to have incredible creatures, wonderful friends and my amazing family in my life!! I'm very thankful & grateful for all of them! www.thehealthyhermit.com

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Post by PinchersAndShells » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:31 am

You’re such a trooper! I couldn’t imagine being sick and raising zoea. I’m praying for your safety during the Hurricane. Hopefully everything turns out fine!
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Post by GotButterflies » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:35 am

Thank you - it's been rough!
Truly blessed to have incredible creatures, wonderful friends and my amazing family in my life!! I'm very thankful & grateful for all of them! www.thehealthyhermit.com

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