Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variabilis

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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:18 am

Number 2 :)
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:32 am

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They are growing :) & shell shopping :)
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Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:35 am

Aww, glad to see that they still going well!
They look so cute :D
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Post by Bridgitmac80 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:20 am

YAY still going strong! Do know you know many you still have left?
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:33 am

Would be in the high 20's I presume. When I shift them to the growing tank I will get accurate numbers :) I count 22 out atm.
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Re: Zoea

Post by torito » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:41 am

It's very exciting! I haven't posted here before but have followed the thread with interest.

Is there still a lot of monitoring them or just regular upkeep now?
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Post by SoulLonely » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:09 pm

How exciting! :D
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:23 pm

torito wrote:It's very exciting! I haven't posted here before but have followed the thread with interest.

Is there still a lot of monitoring them or just regular upkeep now?
Hi! Both really, I'm keeping a close eye on them & the normal food, water changes.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:39 am

I am falling to pieces seeing these guys! I want one now :P
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Re: Zoea

Post by Happy Crabber » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:55 am

:banana: :banana: :banana: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

OMG!!!! So tiny! Yay yay yay!!
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:47 am

Happy Crabber wrote::banana: :banana: :banana: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

OMG!!!! So tiny! Yay yay yay!!
Thanks for the update!
No probs ;) they seem huge in their larger shells! They've molted a few times now & were in need of upsizing. Ive captured a vid of one changing shells, i've got to post it!
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Post by SoulLonely » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:45 pm

Oh my gosh!!!! Sooooo cute!
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Post by Rocky » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:08 pm

I knew you could do it! :D Congrats again :) They're lovely little guys, makes me jelly.
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Re: Zoea

Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:32 pm

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One of my pinchies xx

I will have a go at getting that clip of one changing shells up tonight :)
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