Can someone help me ID these lads?

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Can someone help me ID these lads?

Post by Persea » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:50 pm

After watching one of my crabs crawl around, I figured out she's a PP. The other two crabs, though, dug down and haven't shown up topside since I got them! I have a few photos of them from day 1, but I can't tell what species they are for sure. This is all I have, but hopefully someone might be able to help?

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This is Cytosine. Because of his big eyes and really big pincher, plus the fact that he's bigger than both the other crabs, I thought he might be an Indo? Or maybe just a big PP! I didn't get a photo of him retracted, though.

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And this is Guanine. He's....I have no idea. The only thing I can make out is that his eyes are red and kinda weird at the back? I might just have an unlucky angle. I didn't get a photo of him retracted either...

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Re: Can someone help me ID these lads?

Post by soilentgringa » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:58 pm

They're PP's.

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Re: Can someone help me ID these lads?

Post by Persea » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:11 am

Awesome, thank you!


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Post by Natejaeg » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:17 pm

Guanine might be an E. I cant really tell but they will have the stripes on their sides and different eye shape than PP

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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:15 pm

Natejaeg wrote:Guanine might be an E. I cant really tell but they will have the stripes on their sides and different eye shape than PP

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No, they are definitely both pps.
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Post by CallaLily » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:57 pm

For sure both PPs. :)

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Post by Jellybean! » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:03 pm

Agreed both are PP's!

Sometimes PP's can have larger/smaller eyes of diff. colors like black or brown. The red you were seeing might be cause it was in water in that pic.
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