Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variabilis

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Post by Careyenz » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:34 pm

Despite their canibalistic tendencies, they are totally adorable! I would so love to have little babies someday!


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Post by SoulLonely » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:34 pm

What a cutie! Thank you for sharing the update with us :)
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:54 pm

I will post comparison pics when I get a chance so you can all see the size differences.

***** Further News!! I will start a new thread when I get a chance, Larvae deposited in the shell shop 12.30pm today, we watched her deposit them, I suspected she was gravid. I have hand hatched just like the successful time, only a small cluster was deposited at this stage perhaps 50 live zoea, I think we disturbed when we were watching. keeping an eye on her like a hawk from a distance atm. Larvae are in my improvised Kreisels (jar).
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Post by kuza » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:25 am

My straw deposited a twice the last time as well, maybe 16 hours apart, that's why I didn't catch the second drop very quickly. Good luck!!

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Post by Careyenz » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:36 am

Nat_addicted to HC's wrote:I will post comparison pics when I get a chance so you can all see the size differences.

***** Further News!! I will start a new thread when I get a chance, Larvae deposited in the shell shop 12.30pm today, we watched her deposit them, I suspected she was gravid. I have hand hatched just like the successful time, only a small cluster was deposited at this stage perhaps 50 live zoea, I think we disturbed when we were watching. keeping an eye on her like a hawk from a distance atm. Larvae are in my improvised Kreisels (jar).
So excited! I can't wait for the updates! Good luck!!


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Post by wodesorel » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:38 am

Congrats! :wootjump:

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Post by SoulLonely » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:21 pm

Congrats!!! :D
PP- Currie (boy), Turnip (boy), Maddie (boy), Pineapple (girl), Scaredy (boy), Tremble (girl), Bitty Bite (girl), Frisky (unknown), Chloe (male), Big&Beautiful (female), unnamed (male), 3 unnamed (unknown)
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Post by Curlz » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:06 am

*awwww* Awesome @ picture :) I am in love *sigh*

And I cross my fingers for your breeding project :)
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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:12 am

Awww, That so sad that they eat each other... and kinda gross! It like the hunger games but crabby style! (can't wait for the second one to coe out in aus!) :) Haha, I have got open arms and willing to take a few (no matter what cost!!!)
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Nat_addicted to HC's wrote:I will post comparison pics when I get a chance so you can all see the size differences.
Rocky wrote:I can't believe how cute and sweet they are! :heart: :cheer:
It's not just the shells! Their bodies have such a crazy size difference. Shows what we know about putting an age to crabs. You wouldn't be able to get side-by-sides would you?
Ok so I finally saw a little one out at the same time as one of the larger ones so I have done a quick comparison photo shoot :)
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I was pinched several times in the span of a few minutes :oops:
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Post by CrabbyMom33 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Wow! It's amazing that their sizes are so different, even that small. This certainly tells us that size is not always a direct comparison to age.
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Post by wodesorel » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:11 pm

Are these both from the same batch? I thought you had put the first and second successful broods together, but now I can't remember!!

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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:24 pm

Same batch. 1 successful batch last season, my 2nd attempt.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:55 am

Wow, they soo different! But still huggable (once you get over the pinches) Hmm, does the pinches even hurt????
I just got a micro girl from the store today (Candii) and she looks the same size as the larger one! :shock:
Love the last pic, they look like they doing synchronized swimming! :hlol:
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Post by hermilove » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:25 am

Wow this is great! I'm glad they are all doing so well :D They are adorable. :hearts:
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