How Old Are Your Crabs?

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How Old Are Your Crabs?

Post by Crabinski » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:45 pm

Seeing the posts about Floridian Carol Ormes and her 37 year old PP Jonathan Livingston Crab has me wondering: how old are members' crabs?

I know that we can use size as a rough indicator of age but that doesn't necessarily correlate with how long we've had them. For instance, I've had PP Felix for over 6 years and he's still a "small to small-medium". Harry has been with me for 3+ years and is a solid "medium," definitely larger than Felix. Big Enzo has been here for only a few months and absolutely dwarfs the others. Granted, we really have no idea how old they are when we adopt them or buy them from a pet store so Harry could be older than Felix and Big Enzo a lot older than both of them :dunno: .

I'm curious to know how long you all have had your crabbies. Is anyone getting anywhere near 20 years or so?
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Re: How Old Are Your Crabs?

Post by wodesorel » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:24 am

My first crab is still with me, so Goji celebrated our Fifth anniversary on Sept. 6th. I have a few adoptees who have been in captivity for 8, 9 & 10 years.

The HCA gets several adoption requests every year of crabs who have been with their owners for 10 years or more. I think the longest has been 18 years. We had someone join once with a crab they had for 23. :)
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Re: How Old Are Your Crabs?

Post by Drakezilla » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:12 am

I've had mine since my last year of junior high on -- making it about twelve years? :crabbigsmile:
I'd guesstimate he's maybe fourteen at the absolute most. :cake:
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Re: How Old Are Your Crabs?

Post by Brittanybaby22 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:33 am

I had dwebble for five months going on six months he's a small purple pincher I got him on my birthday on may 27th

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Re: How Old Are Your Crabs?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:23 am

I started crabbing June 20th. 1 of my original 2 is still with me. My first 2 were E's which makes it impressive Houdini lived through my trial and error since he is an exotic. So a little over 4 months. The first 2 of my purple pinchers were purchased 2 days after I started and they are still with me. :) the other 24...lol are staggered and several are large and 2 maybe even jumbo. I really need to print that chart!
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Re: How Old Are Your Crabs?

Post by CallaLily » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:29 am

Cinnamon has been with me the longest, 6 years on Aug. 11. Elanor, Athelas, and Niphredil have also been with me for 6 years. I have an adoptee that I picked up in May that the previous owner says she had for 13 years. My original crab, Favre, passed away sometime the beginning of this year, so a few months shy of his 6 year anniversary. :(

I started crabbing a few days before I joined the HCA.

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