Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

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Post by naalide » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:06 am

I'm sorry, I've been away for too long. And many things have changed since that time.
No change: I still have my crabs! And there are still 25 of the breeding alive! :)

Unfortunately my account at photobucked does not exist any more, so most of my pictures here are gone.
My blog site is deleted to.
But I made a new site, where you still can find a description of my breeding from 2015 in English: http://landeinsiedlerkrebse.info/node/43
The other pages are in German.

Last year I had no larvae. But I'm looking forward to report this year, if something is happening. :)
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:00 am

Shame to see that blog go, I loved seeing the builds and whatnot... it was amazing how you put that together. But im glad the link is for us english speaking folk so all crabbing communities -english mostly.. - can benefit. Extremely thoughtful to do so.

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:06 am

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!!
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Post by naalide » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:25 am

@aussieJJDude: I will use some parts of the blog in this new website. The old blog was hacked and the software I used not save enough. :(
The new website is a kind of general guide about land living hermit crabs in German, because there was non till now. I'm just working on some text and pictures of my crabitat. Maybe I translate this text later in English, too. :) But for most parts of the guide there are already equal or even better websites in English.

@GotButterflies: You're welcome! :)

As a kind of satisfaction for my long absences I show you some pictures of my little ones. :D

Last years birthday party:
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A day later:
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This is from last year, too. They are very shy!
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Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:29 pm

Haha, i love those pics!
I don't mind if the blog comes back in german ir otherwise, I'm just here for the pics - and google translate helps too ;).

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Post by LadyJinglyJones » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:49 pm

Ahhhhhh! :love10:

Adorable birthday photos!

Google translate is surprisingly good for biology topics, so long as it doesn't have to contend with idioms/slang.

Thanks for the new pictures!.... I had read your old posts with pleasure. :)
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Post by Orin » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:50 am

naalide wrote:
As a king of satisfaction for my long absences I show you some pictures of my little ones. :D

Last years birthday party:
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Do dried mealworms make up a large part of the food you offer them?

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Post by naalide » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:02 pm

Sorry, about the very late answer! :(
During the last month I transferred the German Forum about hermits to my webspace and just finished the Domain- and bordtransfer.
And I have new larvae since a month!!! :D Another reason, why I don't have much time for forums.
Orin wrote:Do dried mealworms make up a large part of the food you offer them?
Dried mealworms as food are a exception. I feed them with fruits and fish and only sometimes dried food.

OK, back to the larvae:
Since 14. August I have larvae again, not sure which species, most likely PP.
The first megalopa developt on 5. of September.
Till now 214 magalopas!

Like three years ago I feed the megalopas with crab-pellets and living artemia. I caught the bigger artemia in my tanks and transferred them to the tank, where the megalopas are living now.
Because megalopas like to eat each other, I tried to give them other Food to hunt.

Last time most people disbelieved, they would hunt a grown artemia. But today I made a photo spread about such a hunt.
Look at this:
dailymotion-video: Megalopa attacks artemia!
A few minutes later two megalopas started eating the artemia.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:01 pm

That's awesome to hear. I would assume if all species can hunt artemia, or if its only the species equip to handle it.

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Post by naalide » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:29 pm

I guess that may be the reason, why last time so many survived the megalopa-stage.
Even if some hunt artemia, they don't hunt other megalopa or much less.

Fingers still crossed for this breeding-try. :)
5 Indos, 4 Violas, 1 Rugs, 1 E, 5 adult PPs and about 22 breeding's of PPs!
Some other breeding's also, which species is yet not confirmed.
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Post by naalide » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:17 am

About 600 megalopas separated. First of them are interested in shells. :clap:

And today... new larvae! About 2000 or more. I guess Violas this time. We'll see, hopefully. :)
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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:11 am

How exciting!! Do you have any pictures to share?

Edit: Congratulations!
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Post by naalide » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:27 am

Pictures,... OK, here are some pictures, facts and numbers.

2018/08/15 (day 2) 'some' larvae:
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Since my last successful try in 2015 I don't use clear saltwater. As in pisciculture I use green-water (saltwater an many nannochloropsis salina). Feeding only fresh artemia. Artemia are allowed to crow up.

2018/08/26 (day 13) larvae in green-water:
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2018/08/26 (day 13) setup:
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Five tanks (vases in which the water circles perfectly).

2018/08/31 (day 18) grown larvae (z3 and z4 phase) in green-water:
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2018/08/31 (day 18) setup :
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2018/09/08 (day 26) many megalopas:
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2018/09/08 (day 26) megalopas in transition tank:
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2018/09/08 (day 26) megalopas in transition tank:
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2018/09/16 (day 34) now three transition tanks and only one vase:
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2018/09/16 (day 34/1) Good morning in my crabitat:
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After that I cleaned two vase and now the are circling around. ;)

Since I had not much time I cleaned the vases only once a week. I counted the larvae while cleaning.
Later on, since the first megalopa, I cleaned and counted each day. Here are the results:

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Post by naalide » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:04 am

Just a few minutes ago I saw a shell walking!

That marked one has eyes and legs. :smt041
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Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 am

Congrats on the successful shell dweller! Great pics btw, this is extremely fascinating.

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