Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variabilis

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Re: Zoea

Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:36 am

[As requested, kuza's straw attempt conversation has been moved into his topic here: viewtopic.php?f=67&t=94071 ]
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Re: Zoea

Post by kuza » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:11 pm

Thanks wode! Little issue though, my other tread put another post to the first post which changed the thread title and moved my original post down a few. It might be confusing :)

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Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:15 pm

Had to move a post back from Curlz, but fixed. (I hope.)
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Re: Zoea

Post by kuza » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:25 pm

yup, that worked, thanks :)

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Re: Zoea

Post by kuza » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:49 pm

oh my goodness, he is a real cutie!

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Re: Zoea

Post by hermilove » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:53 pm

Wow! He's adorable :D I'm glad they're doing so well Nat!!
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Re: Zoea

Post by wodesorel » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:56 pm

Are they modding their shells at this early of an age?? :shock:
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Re: Zoea

Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:58 pm

Yes, mainly the pheasant shells that are easier to break (thinner & light weight) :)
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Re: Zoea

Post by fraksocks » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:00 am

I've been wanting ask this in one of the breeding threads and it seemed like you kind of answered a little bit about it in kuza's thread the other day: now that there have been some successful captive breeding attempts what do we know about the different growth rates of different species of hermit crabs? I think you said that PPs and coconut crabs take the longest to go from first hatched to land. Do they take longer to get bigger too (ie occupying a certain average shell opening size by a specified time in development given similar conditions, such as X number of days after becoming "full terrestrial" crabs)? Sorry I don't remember all of the species names for each type of crab so using common names along with the species names would help me.

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Re: Zoea

Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:04 am

OMG, they have grown! :shock:
Looking at the size of these guys I have a few shells I just like, finally I can put it into use! :)
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Re: Zoea

Post by snickersnflip » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:21 am

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Oh! oh! oh! oh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh! My! GOOOODNEEEESSSS!!! they are soooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! i love little micro tiny baby hermies! :crabbigsmile: they are still so tiny but, man, they grow quick!
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Re: Zoea

Post by Happy Crabber » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:18 am

Soooo cute! Way too cute!! I can't take it!!! Congrats! How many do you have in shells now?


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Re: Zoea

Post by Petlover » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:32 am

The little itty bitty hermie in the palm tree just made my day!!! That little guy is soooooooo precious. It's unbelievable how fast these little guys seem to grow!


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