Amazing discovery!

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Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:04 pm

Ok so I just got home from work and as usual I peek in on my clan as I normally do and I see my biggest crab titan who I've had over 2 years hanging more then halfway out of his shell, I found this odd as he has been very shy all this time so I get in for a closer look to discover that he is a she and has tons of eggs! That said as excited as I am to see that my conditions are good that they are mating im saddened by the fact that those eggs wont make it :(... is there anything special I should do for her? Does a egg nursing crab need any special nutrition?
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by YYWW » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:36 pm

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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:55 am

Thank you is there anything different I should do for a nursing mother?
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by CallaLily » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:22 am

I would say just the usual stuff. Keep conditions right and offer a good variety of foods, especially protein and calcium. A very bittersweet thing when you find eggs/babies and know you can't raise them. :grouphug:

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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:11 pm

Thanks cala it does bother me tho if I could raise those eggs id probably need like 30 tats lol... trust me I always give my clan the best of everything and the fact they are mating shows me im doing a good job!
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by Skymall007 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:33 pm

Congrats! It is a huge deal and compliment to you that this has occurred. You should be very proud of yourself. :banana:
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:52 am

Yeah.in all my years crabbing this is a 1st.
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by wodesorel » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:38 pm

Congrats! It's a huge accomplishment, even if there isn't anything that can be done.
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:33 am

What will she do with the eggs since theres no ocean for her to go to?
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by CallaLily » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:48 am

She should drop them in the saltwater dish but don't be surprised if she drops them in the freshwater or on the substrate.

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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:34 am

Ok ill have to keep a eye on the dishes then.... probably wont notice them on the sub and the isopods will probably eat them.
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:08 am

Well dont know where she dropped them but the eggs are gone.
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by Hermit-Yote » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:09 am

I'm curious, what conditions do there need to be for the eggs to hatch? Is it possible to do in captivity?
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by CallaLily » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:37 am

Hermit-Yote wrote:I'm curious, what conditions do there need to be for the eggs to hatch? Is it possible to do in captivity?
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Re: Amazing discovery!

Post by fluffycalico » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:31 pm

As of right now it hasn't been done.
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