Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variabilis

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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:27 am

Wow, another batch! They breeding like rabbits!! :lol:
And such a cute crabby too, I would totally never leave their tank, babies are too cute!
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:37 pm

@Aussie! That is one thing they do not do; they do not breed like rabbits or rats!
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Post by CallaLily » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:20 pm

Awww, super cute. They look like they're growing well. :)

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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:23 pm

Nat_addicted to HC's wrote:@Aussie! That is one thing they do not do; they do not breed like rabbits or rats!
OK then....
Rabbits breed like hermit crab :P

J/K, it great to see that your "breeding program" is still going well!
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Post by MrSoulSong » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:46 pm

I've just went back through and read all 485 posts, and I am still in absolute amazement at the whole process, and at the effort you put in! I think the results far outweigh any costs here, be it time or money. But really, I'm at a loss for words!!

FANTASTIC job Nat!! :) :) :)

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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:54 pm

Thank you MrSoulSong :) It has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life to date :D
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Post by tk421 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:53 am

Nat_addicted to HC's wrote:This batch of babies is 1yo today! 16 in total have reached 1 year. This seasons babies are doing well & i look forward to what the future holds!! :) pic is of this seasons babies, date of hatch 19/10/13
What a wonderful achievement! Congrats!!
Would love to see more piccies of them! (And group piccies too! The one you did of them in the ceramic dish all together was great!


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Post by tk421 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:55 am

Nat_addicted to HC's wrote:When I have attempted to sex them they have proven to be very pinchy & quickly abandoned their shell to streak away leaving me completely freaking out.
Woah, what?! You'll be holding onto their shells and then they'll let go and run away...naked?! Silly crabbies! I didn't realise they did that! (At any age!)

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Post by Skymall007 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:57 pm

Overwhelmed by cuteness. Congrats!!! I am about to read from start to finish this whole thread.
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Post by Jayden7699 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:30 am

I just went through and read this entire 33 page thread.... such an amazing story! you've made history :))) :cheer: :clap:
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Post by YYWW » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:14 am

I love all these breeding threads. I fantasize about breeding, just so i can have nano crabs!


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Post by soilentgringa » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:16 pm

I wonder if there is a recent update on all the lil bebe crobs???

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Post by kornchaser » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:00 am

Update on the crabbies? Took me three days to finish this thread and there's no updates this year??


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Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:23 pm

I pretty sure Nat isn't in the best condition right now hence no updates... Even her online store has closed too. :( I am sure once she gets better she will come back and post some adorable pics for us to drool over.
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Post by kornchaser » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:35 am

aussieJJDude wrote:I pretty sure Nat isn't in the best condition right now hence no updates... Even her online store has closed too. :( I am sure once she gets better she will come back and post some adorable pics for us to drool over.
I didn't know anything was wrong, I haven't read any other threads of hers. What's going on?


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