hermit crab breeding, infertile eggs

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hermit crab breeding, infertile eggs

Post by purplepincher » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 am

mostly if they do breed it is infertile, right? so i could get infertile eggs at some point?
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Re: hermit crab breeding?

Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:03 pm

purplepincher wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 am
mostly if they do breed it is infertile, right? so i could get infertile eggs at some point?
No, not really. Its more that getting them to breed is the easy part. Making sure the crabs place the eggs in the SW pool - not on land or freshwater! - and subsequently, raising the young is the tricky part.
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Re: hermit crab breeding, infertile eggs

Post by odelayheehoo » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:24 am

There are very common times when a pair of crabs decide to breed, but the keeper is unable to care for the eggs to raise them to hatch.
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