Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:16 am

There were 3 out this afternoon. I took these shots on my phone.

This is the biggest baby. Now 19mths old. My thumb just near it to show scale.
Image19mths old. by renroc57, on Flickr

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Another baby.
Image19mths old. by renroc57, on Flickr

The 3rd is still in a very small shell. Doesn't seem to want to change although there are heaps to choose from. There are 3 or 4 in this sort of shell. The mesh is 1cm square gutter guard so you can tell how small this one is.
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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 piratetoothgir » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:55 am

Aww, such cute little guys!
That’s awesome, Renroc! :)


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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:15 pm

Thanks for the update Sue! They are so adorable!! This is by far one of my favorite threads! :cloud9:
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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:59 pm

Beautiful update! Glad to hear they are all doing well.

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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:40 pm

The little one in the striped shell changed last night into a babylonian. Well I think it was that one but I can't remember if it was zigzag (named for shell) or some other one in a striped shell that is in the photo.
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.
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Post by Kermie16 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Wow!!! You have truly done an amazing job raising these babies!!! Thank you so much for keeping us updated throughout the journey! ^_^


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:45 pm

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Number One has absolutely done a moult. Look how well it’s filling that huge shell now. Also note hairy legs and sharp black toes.


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Same crab in same shell in July (6 months later) looking like it almost needs a bigger shell. I added a couple today.
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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:08 am

Wow! What a growth spurt! Great job!!


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:59 pm

OMG I’ve just put some 17mm opening shells in for my BABIES


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:15 am

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V checking the worm castings out.

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Monster in the calcium pit

Imagecalcium for the babies via ground cuttle bone, blue swimmer crab shell and egg shell.


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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:41 am

So cute!!! :cloud9:
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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:36 am

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Dotti enjoying some prawn shell. Not babies any more at 21months. Time has flown by. I’m going to get a large male shortly. Discovered for certain Mango is female a week or so back. Think I lost my male last season so will get another and hopefully get some more babies.


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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:54 am

Good luck with the new male! Will be exciting if some new larvae develops!

And awesome pic, my do these guys grow ever so quickly!
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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:44 am

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Dotti and Monster feasting on prawn shell


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:28 am

So sorry that you lost your male! Love the pictures!! They've gotten so big...yet they are still so small! :cloud9:

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