Baby hermit crabs or.. what??

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Post by soilentgringa » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:43 pm

LadyJinglyJones wrote:Just realized I forgot to actually link curlz's page...


http://curlz-crabs.blogspot.ca/?m=1
Curlz has a breeding thread here in the forum as well.



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Post by cHorse » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:59 am

Thanks guys!


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Post by Renroc » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:09 am

So sorry I've just seen this. My home town has just experienced the worst flood in 45 years. I'm with the emergency service here that deals with floods. We had 870 ish calls for help and 230 were flood rescues. Been a bit busy for the past 10 days or so


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Crazy crab lady with 3 babies raised in captivity. One female on male and one unknown. Also 4 adults. 2 males 1 female and 1 unknown.
Hoping for more babies this season.

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Post by Renroc » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:20 am

They certainly look like zoea to me. If you have a bubbler in your salt pool it is surprising how long they will live for in there. But certainly best to get them into raising set up sooner than later. It isn't hard. Just stressful and time consuming. Good luck with your next lot.


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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:53 am

Renroc wrote:So sorry I've just seen this. My home town has just experienced the worst flood in 45 years. I'm with the emergency service here that deals with floods. We had 870 ish calls for help and 230 were flood rescues. Been a bit busy for the past 10 days or so


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Post by Dragonfreak » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:35 am

daws409 wrote:Can't help. Just wanna say he's gorgeous!

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Totally agree... He's gorgeous!!


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Post by Renroc » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:45 pm

No lives lost which is good.


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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:07 pm

Renroc wrote:No lives lost which is good.


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That's great news! :)
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Post by mlakers » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:48 pm

This is consistent with their spawning schedule, too, as they usually spawn within a few days of the new moon, and March 28th was the new moon.


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Post by RebsCritters » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:47 pm

You said there's a noticable size difference between the crabs that may have mated? It's it possible to get a side-by-side comparison pic? It's difficult to compare from the individual photos, and I'm very curious as to the range of sizes that they'll readily mate with each other.
I had previously assumed they should be of similar size, but I've often wondered if it matters much as long as both are of sexual maturity. So any extra info you could provide might be useful.

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Post by LadyJinglyJones » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:15 am

^^ I know, right? I've wondered about this too.
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