Gender?

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Gender?

Post by SLEPTAS » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:25 pm

I wasnt sure where to put this but how do you know what gender your hermit crab is. I've seen picture showing the underbelly but I cant really tellImage

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Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:15 pm

Female, I tried to circle her gonopores so you could see.
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Re: Gender?

Post by SLEPTAS » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:18 pm

Whoops. I've been calling her a boy this whole time

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Re: Gender?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:20 pm

It’s ok, a lot of them go unchecked because a lot of people don’t like to handle their crabs. I was calling my original 4 boys and they were all girls except for one. Luckily, the one we named Bob was the male. Lol!


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Post by Princess R. » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:50 pm

:hlol:
I have 4 purple pinchers. Crush, Bubbles, Sheldon, Sandy, and little Angelo. And I love Jesus! He is the way, the truth and the life, and he knew what he was doing when he made hermit crabs!☺
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Post by soilentgringa » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:48 pm

It really doesn’t matter to me. They can change gender anyway. *shrug*


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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:43 pm

soilentgringa wrote:It really doesn’t matter to me. They can change gender anyway. *shrug*


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Re: Gender?

Post by wodesorel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 am

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:43 pm
No. Really?

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Scientific papers have documented a surprising amount of sexual fluctuation in hermits. Intersex crabs are common, and gonopores have been noted to appear and dissapear after molts.

The question then becomes are they actually changing their sex internally during molts to where it influences their reproduction, or is it just superficial external openings that can come and go.

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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:53 am

Huh. I was aware of parthenogenesis a gyandromorphs but I never knew some animals could change their existing sex! I just googled it, apparently clownfish do it too. Man it would be cool to know if the change was complete or only superficial

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Re: Gender?

Post by Princess R. » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:06 pm

That's really strange - I guess we all need to be prepared for some name changing. Maybe before you get a crab you should get a list of names to go with it - all starting with the same letter. Lol, I just figured out that my little Angelo is a girl, so now I may start calling her Angela!

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Re: Gender?

Post by Liam9653 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:37 am

SLEPTAS wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:25 pm
I wasnt sure where to put this but how do you know what gender your hermit crab is. I've seen picture showing the underbelly but I cant really tellImage
Cute individual :) What is age?

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