Zoea *successful captive breeding & rearing of C. variabilis

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Re: Zoea

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:53 am

How can you not get attached????
I would keep them all for myself if so raise into land stage! They are awesome :D
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Re: Zoea

Post by Careyenz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:45 am

Oh my gosh, so cute!! How many do you think are left? It's amazing to see them in shells. So sweet! I'm hoping they pull through for you! Incredible pictures!


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Re: Zoea

Post by sandra03 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:29 am

cute! I hope some make it. seems like they're doing better than the first batch for sure
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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:09 pm

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The transition tank, now to wait for temp & humidity to get back up.

I have no idea how many exactly are in shells, looks like I will have to pick them out at night with the torch as during the day its hard to spot any activity except the megalopa that have not moved into a shell, I have no idea of a total count at this stage other than its more than 30..... sorry guys
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Re: Zoea

Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:10 pm

some little crabbies are climbing up the air stones so I think its time to move them :crabbigsmile:
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Re: Zoea

Post by Careyenz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:48 pm

Wow, I am so excited! Can't wait for more updates!


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Re: Zoea

Post by Happy Crabber » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:04 pm

That is so amazing! I didn't expect them to be so transparent! You are doing such a great job!!


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Re: Zoea

Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:07 am

OK, You need photos of them in the trans tank :D
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Re: Zoea

Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:40 am

Just now I moved 21 (lost count, was supposed to be 20) to the transition tank, they are in shells & very active & well fed, 1 streaked for a moment in the transport container (blue coffee jar lid, very technical gear in use here), I picked them up by the shell with plastic tweezers. They will continue to be fed the betta crumbs. They can climb the plastic log no worries, one has in the 10 minutes its been in there managed to climb to the surface of the water. I took pics of them in the said transport container lol & in the salt water pools, I will post for you all tomorrow :) Im going to be fighting the urge to spy on them during the night! There are still at least 20 in the jars, some in shells & only a few out.


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Re: Zoea

Post by Careyenz » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:04 am

WOW! I cannot wait to hear more! Baby Aussies in shells!


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Re: Zoea

Post by sandra03 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:35 am

awesome! :D
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Re: Zoea

Post by Bridgitmac80 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:21 pm

Go babies go!!! This is so amazing!
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Re: Zoea

Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:14 pm

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in transit between Kreisel and transition tank
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In the transition tank
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Re: Zoea

Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:18 pm

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Re: Zoea

Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:50 pm

Natalie van Amstel

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