Aussie Zoea 2021

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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:53 pm

Still alive this morning. Moving around the sand.


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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:15 pm

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First meal on land is some scrambled egg.


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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by crabbycasey » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:23 pm

Hang in there lil fella! Enjoy your eggs


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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:12 pm

Nutmeg is MIA snce 10am Monday 5th. Hopefully it is a molt and it will all end well.
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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:47 am

Nutmeg came up on Friday after a 5 day moult. Doing well so far and tonight went for a swim in the fresh water.
This morning I woke up to more zoea in my salt pool. So it starts all over again. about 450-500 was the count as I transfered from the tat pool to the jars for raising.
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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by crabbycasey » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:21 pm

So exciting!!


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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:01 pm

Well yesterday 14th April I had some more zoea in my salt pool so I transfered them to the raising set up.There were between 4 and 5 hundred. Today I've been gifted with yet more. This time about 300 so I suspect it is the same female just depositing the remainder of her eggs.
Off I go again on the raising process. Nutmeg is however going strong in the transition tank.
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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:06 pm

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Day 31 and Nutmeg is having a dip in the fresh water.


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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:42 pm

Renroc wrote:Image
Day 31 and Nutmeg is having a dip in the fresh water.


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Absolutely adorable!
Is Nutmeg officially a baby hermit now?
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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:31 pm

Yep Nutmeg is officially a baby hermit. Has been since about 3rd April.
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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:34 pm

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Nutmeg looking very pretty in pink.


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Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:38 pm

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The new lots of zoea. One lot are a day ahead of the other and have morphed to zoea 2.


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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:41 pm

Renroc wrote:Yep Nutmeg is officially a baby hermit. Has been since about 3rd April.
Congrats! Good luck with the new batch too. Image

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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by RiNiKy506 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:58 am

So exciting! Congratulations! Nutmeg is soo precious! I hope they are the offspring of the captive bred, just because that would be so cool to have the second generation captive bred babies. We are rooting for you and all of those precious babies! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, I love watching them change and grow. They are really just such amazing little guys and then everything they go through makes them such little miracles, I can’t get enough of seeing them grow.


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Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Post by Renroc » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:37 am

Pretty sure the father is a captive bred but the females are all rehomed from people who couldn't keep them any more.
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