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Gender?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:25 pm
by SLEPTAS
I wasnt sure where to put this but how do you know what gender your hermit crab is. I've seen picture showing the underbelly but I cant really tellImage

Re: Gender?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:15 pm
by RiNiKy506
Female, I tried to circle her gonopores so you could see.
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Re: Gender?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:18 pm
by SLEPTAS
Whoops. I've been calling her a boy this whole time

Re: Gender?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:20 pm
by RiNiKy506
It’s ok, a lot of them go unchecked because a lot of people don’t like to handle their crabs. I was calling my original 4 boys and they were all girls except for one. Luckily, the one we named Bob was the male. Lol!


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Re: Gender?

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:50 pm
by Princess R.
:hlol:

Re: Gender?

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:48 pm
by soilentgringa
It really doesn’t matter to me. They can change gender anyway. *shrug*


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Re: Gender?

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:43 pm
by ROSIEonFIRE
soilentgringa wrote:It really doesn’t matter to me. They can change gender anyway. *shrug*


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No. Really?

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Re: Gender?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 am
by wodesorel
ROSIEonFIRE wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:43 pm
No. Really?

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Scientific papers have documented a surprising amount of sexual fluctuation in hermits. Intersex crabs are common, and gonopores have been noted to appear and dissapear after molts.

The question then becomes are they actually changing their sex internally during molts to where it influences their reproduction, or is it just superficial external openings that can come and go.

Re: Gender?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:53 am
by ROSIEonFIRE
Huh. I was aware of parthenogenesis a gyandromorphs but I never knew some animals could change their existing sex! I just googled it, apparently clownfish do it too. Man it would be cool to know if the change was complete or only superficial

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Re: Gender?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:06 pm
by Princess R.
That's really strange - I guess we all need to be prepared for some name changing. Maybe before you get a crab you should get a list of names to go with it - all starting with the same letter. Lol, I just figured out that my little Angelo is a girl, so now I may start calling her Angela!

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Re: Gender?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:37 am
by Liam9653
SLEPTAS wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:25 pm
I wasnt sure where to put this but how do you know what gender your hermit crab is. I've seen picture showing the underbelly but I cant really tellImage
Cute individual :) What is age?