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Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:36 pm
by SoulLonely
Adorable and very exciting!

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:43 pm
by Careyenz
Great pictures! Their life cycle just amazes me!

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:03 am
by naalide
And a new video, showing my tanks and bottles. Underlined it in German an English. ;)
Not very spectacular, but you can see the different movements of the water in bottles and kreisel-tanks.

I just did a basic cleaning with one of the bottles (the right one) and found still 231 lining larvae in it.
Now I have to clean the other one,...

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:30 am
by kuza
love the make shift K-tanks! Question; where do you warm up your water for the change times?

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:12 am
by naalide
Currently no were, because we have hot summer temperatures in Germany about 28-30°C (82-86°F) or even more.
Last time (in November it was very cold!) I used a big bucket with a normal aquarium-heater.

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:33 am
by MarieHeim926
I thought hermit crabs couldn't have babies without being near the ocean.?

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:43 am
by naalide
They have an ocean!
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OK, a very, very, very small ocean. With some little waves against a minor cliff. ;)
It's a 15g basin, which I build 1 1/2 years ago. Since that time, one of my Ruggies and two PPs used this 'ocean' to release their babies. :)

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:45 am
by KittyKatt
naalide wrote:They have an ocean!
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OK, a very, very, very small ocean. With some little waves against a minor cliff. ;)
It's a 15g basin, which I build 1 1/2 years ago. Since that time, one of my Ruggies and two PPs used this 'ocean' to release their babies. :)
I love this!

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Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:43 pm
by kuza
MarieHeim926 wrote:I thought hermit crabs couldn't have babies without being near the ocean.?

And mine drops her eggs in my tiny 4x4x4 inch water dish with bubbler. And always gets the right one (salt). They are pretty smart :)

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:51 am
by naalide
Morning!

Today I have tow pictures made with my digicam. hey are not very sharp, but you can see the original colour of the larvae. :)

Some larvae in one of the big Kreisel-Tanks:
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One larva in the other big Kreisel-Tanks. In this water are Nannochloropsis (that's the green colour).
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Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:51 pm
by SoulLonely
sooooooo cute!

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:57 pm
by aussieJJDude
Nice, super cute - overload!

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:22 am
by naalide
Update:
I have lost some larvae during the last days. But still 550-600 are left. :)
Most of them are stage Z3, some had just become Z4.

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:37 am
by aussieJJDude
Sorry to hear about the losses! :) But wow, you got a few left.. :P

Re: Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:46 am
by naalide
Today I caught all larvae in the small Kreisel-tanks, becouse I had to do a thorough clean-up.
Every larva was counted and I made group photos of the larvae of each tank.

76 larvae from Kreisel-tank 1:
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84 larvae from Kreisel-tank 2:
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177 larvae from Kreisel-tank 3:
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101 larvae from Kreisel-tank 4:
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Altogether with 76 larvae in the bigger Kreisel-tank, there should be exactly 514 larvae at stage z4 left. :)