Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variabilis

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Re: Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variab

Post by alk » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:45 am

Hi I was just wondering what the temperature and humidity was in your crabitat when your crabs displayed breeding behaviour. Also I was wondering how many crabs you had in your crabitat at the time they were breeding, also how many males and how many females did you have in the tank when they were breeding? Thanks Nat, like everyone else I'm inspired and want to give it a go too :)

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Post by Renroc » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:32 pm

alk wrote:Hi I was just wondering what the temperature and humidity was in your crabitat when your crabs displayed breeding behaviour. Also I was wondering how many crabs you had in your crabitat at the time they were breeding, also how many males and how many females did you have in the tank when they were breeding? Thanks Nat, like everyone else I'm inspired and want to give it a go too :)

Hi there, Not an answer from Natalie but I am another Aussie crabber. I had babies in Jan and managed to get 12 to land but they didn't survive their first moult. My tank sits at a pretty steady 28c with 80% humidity. I have 5 crabs in a 60x45x45cm tank. Don't know how many males and females but I do know I have at least 2 females and (obviously one of the others must be male) I didn't notice any breeding behaviour. Actually first sign I had was finding the zoea in the salt water pool. I have 2Litre pools of fresh and salt water both with airstones in them constantly. I use rainwater from our farm tank and natural ocean water I collect while scuba diving. I have had 2 of my crabs for 4 years (one female and one as yet unknown) and the other 3 were fairly new. It was one of the new crabs that deposited the eggs. BUT they had been in my care for about 4 months at the time. Hope this helps.
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Re: Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variab

Post by alk » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:34 am

Great! Thanks Renroc, will give it a go... fingers crossed!!


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Re: Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variab

Post by robinwhiskers » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:26 pm

Whoa, breeding in captivity, huh? That's pretty cool!
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Post by DarkDragon17 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:28 am

I know this is a really old forum lol, but did they survive? or did you lose them all.
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:10 am

Hi all!
Sorry I have been MIA for such a long time. I'm slowly sorting my life out & have thankfully gotten on top of my health woes.
I haven't checked all of the comments I need to reply to yet, but will definitely make sure that I pop in more regularly from now on.
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Post by wodesorel » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:19 am

Glad to hear that, Nat! You've been missed.

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