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by rml6f4
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Purple Pincher Eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Purple Pincher Eggs

Well I think they did end up being fertile judging by the color but unfortunately she ended up dropping them in the sand tonight. I tried hatching them in saltwater but didn’t get so much as a twitch out of the babies.

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by rml6f4
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Purple Pincher Eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Purple Pincher Eggs

Hello everyone! I’m very excited to say that after a two year gap from trying to raise Strawberry zoea I now have a Purple Pincher with eggs! I thought I would share some pictures because I love looking at the egg pictures on here to compare maturation timeframes. Do these look fertile to you all? J...
by rml6f4
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Local Adopters
Topic: MO, KS, OK, AR Adopters
Replies: 7
Views: 20171

Re: MO, KS, OK, AR Adopters

EAST-CENTRAL MISSOURI Hello, I live in East-Central Missouri (along I-44) and travel to Washington and St. Louis, Missouri regularly. I have a 90 gallon tank with around 7 crabs, including Purple Pinchers, Ecuadorians, and a Strawberry Crab. I have had hermit crabs since 2014 and even went as far a...
by rml6f4
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Egg! What Now?
Replies: 65
Views: 15121

Re: Egg! What Now?

That is genius. And I’m all about cheaper options. Thank you!
by rml6f4
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Egg! What Now?
Replies: 65
Views: 15121

Re: Egg! What Now?

Sorry about the bad luck with the eggs. Can I ask you where you got your Kreisel tube from? I was interested in building one but wasn’t sure where to find the tube.
by rml6f4
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!
Replies: 212
Views: 39196

Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Congrats on the eggs! Seems like it’s the season for them right now!
by rml6f4
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Egg! What Now?
Replies: 65
Views: 15121

Re: Egg! What Now?

Any egg updates yet?
by rml6f4
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Egg! What Now?
Replies: 65
Views: 15121

Re: Egg! What Now?

I can give my take on a few of these. 1 & 2) Everyone suggested to keep my chemical usage low, so I just tried to use a few drops per jar. However, I did experiment with a few additional drops of ammo lock a couple times and it didn’t seem to have any negative effects. 50% water changes twice a day ...
by rml6f4
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 16884

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

I’ve been reading this thread for tips for my first batch of zoea. Are you going to raise this batch? I’ll wish the both of us luck! I’m considering it. I have a job that requires traveling a couple days a week sometimes, so it would be tough. Hopefully my details are helpful. Obviously I wasn’t su...
by rml6f4
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 16884

Questions On Larvae Tank

Just kidding. We have a third batch of eggs.

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by rml6f4
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 16884

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

Sorry to revive this thread, but it definitely seems like my male straws are trying to breed with my female again. Poor thing escaped her original entanglement and is currently hiding herself in a corner with the boys trying to get to her. I don’t think she’s ready for another round of babies. Me ei...
by rml6f4
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 16884

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

Thank you for the info! I made a kriesel...I'm probably going to attempt using that. I'm still not sure. We will see if I even get the chance. I put a topper on my 100 gallon tank, so due to the change in scenery they might not even breed this year. Who knows. You did such a great job!! I hope that...
by rml6f4
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 16884

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

Sure I can share! (Edit: Sorry this turned into a book... got a bit out of hand) March 26-27: Breeding followed by guarding April 26: Eggs dropped May 17: First megalopa ~May 26: Interest in shells. Also mama crab dropped a second batch of babies that I didn’t catch in time. Probably in my top 5 wor...
by rml6f4
Thu May 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 16884

Questions On Larvae Tank

Well bad news. I had to leave for a 2.5 day trip for work. Before I left I moved the final surviving megalopa to a transition tank. He seemed active in there and was trying on shells when I left. When I came back he was out of the pool without a shell and dead. It really looked like a crab though! T...
by rml6f4
Sat May 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 16884

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

GotButterflies wrote:Sounds to me like you need to cancel your plans!!! ;)

Edit: I mean...come on...where are your priorities? LOL!!! You have a crabbing community to support here!!!
Haha somehow I feel like my boss wouldn’t understand “My crab is pregnant and I need be the surrogate for the next month.”