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Questions On Larvae Tank

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Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

PostAuthor: rml6f4 » Wed May 09, 2018 11:00 am

GotButterflies wrote:I’m sorry- I laughed so hard at your heart attack comment! you have to do what you feel comfortable with!


Haha these darn things give me daily heart attacks!

So I’m at day 12 and I’m seeing “wings” on some of them. Any idea what stage this might be? I didn’t see anything comparable in the other threads on here.
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Questions On Larvae Tank

PostAuthor: rml6f4 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:06 am

I had to go to work, but I counted at least three Megalopa this morning! Finally!
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Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Thu May 17, 2018 10:53 am

Woo hoo!!! Awesome!!! Sounds like you are doing great! :)


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Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

PostAuthor: mlakers » Thu May 17, 2018 11:30 am

Oh, wow!! That's fantastic!!
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Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

PostAuthor: Isastfu » Thu May 17, 2018 9:16 pm

Ahhhh I'm really hoping everything goes well. They're so cute!!


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Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Tue May 22, 2018 10:13 am

Any updates? Would love to see pictures!!! :banana:
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PostAuthor: rml6f4 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:23 am

GotButterflies wrote:Any updates? Would love to see pictures!!! :banana:


Once the first ones started changing to megalopa it was like a chain reaction. I only have two zoeae that aren’t megalopa now. But these things love attacking each other, so I’m down to just a few overall.

Good news is at least one megalopa has become very aware of its butt and started trying on some shells tonight (well, it put its head down in the shell with its rear sticking straight up out of it, but I guess that’s progress). Probably a sign that I need to stop slacking on the transition tank, just in case...

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Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Wed May 23, 2018 8:15 am

Oh my gosh!!! That is awesome!!! You are doing great!!! Looks like a little lobster!! :) Congratulations!!!!! :cloud9:
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