Baby hermit crabs

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Baby hermit crabs

Post by Joshua183 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:34 am

Hello everybody.

When the babies hatch put how many will their be because online it said the mother can lay 800-50,000 eggs and i dont want thousands of hermit crans in my tank. My best guess is 5-20 hermit crabs will survive

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Re: Baby hermit crabs

Post by naalide » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:46 am

Don't worry. Even with best condition and thousands of larvae only a few hundred will reach the stage of megalopa. And then they will eat each other, till there are some left.
So, you are very lucky, if you even have some at the end, in shells and then at land.
5 Indos, 4 Violas, 1 Rugs, 1 E, 5 adult PPs and about 22 breeding's of PPs!
Some other breeding's also, which species is yet not confirmed.
Feel free to visit Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread (since page 12 year 2018)


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Re: Baby hermit crabs

Post by Joshua183 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:22 am

naalide wrote:Don't worry. Even with best condition and thousands of larvae only a few hundred will reach the stage of megalopa. And then they will eat each other, till there are some left.
So, you are very lucky, if you even have some at the end, in shells and then at land.
Oh ok thank you

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Re: Baby hermit crabs

Post by Renroc » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 am

Joshua183 wrote:
naalide wrote:Don't worry. Even with best condition and thousands of larvae only a few hundred will reach the stage of megalopa. And then they will eat each other, till there are some left.
So, you are very lucky, if you even have some at the end, in shells and then at land.
Oh ok thank you
I had thousands of zoea and ended up with 3 nearly 2 year olds. I got 26 to land and a dozen to transition tat and about 8 into the big tank


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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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