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by Renroc
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Large shell... small crab.
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Large shell... small crab.

Be prepared for the crab to go down for a molt. One of my babies (yes captive bred baby) did that at 18mths of age... Changed out of an 8mm shell into a 15mm.... I thought he would give it up quickly but nope... Then he vanished for a couple of weeks and came back heaps bigger and filling that shell...
by Renroc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Strange behaviour

Haircut done. I'm no stylist though so I hope it doesn't mind :lol: . :-)
by Renroc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Strange behaviour

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/858b2baf5e957141e978b36b36cbd5f5.jpg . Some dieback as predicted but I suspect that may be due to being close to the heat mat. The hair grass is now in the fresh pool too and it is looking a bit brown. That could be from it’s time in the salt though. Sent f...
by Renroc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Strange behaviour

Dunno about your crabs but tank looks great! I need to add some green like that. Just reading here I’m not expecting plants to work but yours look like they are. I have pothos but haven’t added it yet. Thought it might be bad for them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks for the compliment. T...
by Renroc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Strange behaviour

The new vine does sort of make it more leafy and protected feeling.


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by Renroc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Strange behaviour

Yep it’s really weird coz I’ve never seen him behave like this. Hanging all day at the front of the tat with his face pressed up to the glass (almost) only change I’ve made is add an overhead vine. So perhaps he feels more protected now and is willing to hang out in the “open” Sent from my iPhone us...
by Renroc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Strange behaviour

My crab Mango (male varibilis) who I’ve had for 6 years has been behaving rather oddly. For 2 weeks he hardly moved or ate. Then he started eating heaps and moving around. He has been leaving a shell drag trail all this time and the last few days he has been digging out hollows all over the place bu...
by Renroc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Hi everyone!

I believe Taptalk only stores pictures for three years then deletes them. For pictures to stay you need to upload them to an online storage site. That might be so but the videos vanished about 12mths after posted. When I last looked the photos were still there. I don't have an online storage site t...
by Renroc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Hi everyone!

jrleath wrote:

I would’ve liked to seen and studies all that. I hope I can breed and land some one day.


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Sorry I hit the wrong button. If you search for Aussie breeding attempt in the breeding forum you will see my posts.


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by Renroc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Hi everyone!

I find tap a talk good for uploading photos but all my videos of my breeding processes vanished. They were uploaded from tap a talk too. No one seems to know what happened to them.
by Renroc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

Having the right habitat to encourage breeding isn't all that difficult and now that many more people are keeping crabs in good conditions we are seeing a lot more with eggs. It is the stages after they are deposited in the salt water that cause the difficulties. Anything we do needs to mimic the oc...
by Renroc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hermit Crab Age
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Hermit Crab Age

My two crabs hatched on 4th December 2016 and are totally different in size. They have had the same conditions and access to the same food and shell choices their entire lives so size doesn't really give an indication of age other than bigger is usually older BUT having said that bigger is NOT older...
by Renroc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Asking for help, how to properly cycle water tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: Asking for help, how to properly cycle water tanks

Salt mix usually buffers to around 8.2, to better match sea water. If you have any shells or coral in the pool, that will up the pH as well. I've got a bit of rock in there but its not marine rock. I'll test again in a week or so and see what's happening. Thanks for the advice. I have been quite su...
by Renroc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Water
Topic: What salt solution is available in Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: What salt solution is available in Australia

I believe Renroc used red sea, but then again she might source marine salt water from local beaches, which ive heard of many aussie crabbers do with careful screening and UV filtration. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk I haven't acutally used Red Sea Salt. BUT yes I did use ocean sourced water ...
by Renroc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Water
Topic: What salt solution is available in Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: What salt solution is available in Australia

I've been able to get Ocean Pure and Red Sea Salt quite easily. The latest stuff I have is Tropic Marin which has German and English on the box.