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by mlakers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

Well, it would be nice if the big chain pet stores would get on board, but I don't think that's very likely. And it's not just with hermit crabs that they are falling short, either. Pet stores are, first and foremost, for-profit businesses, and their bottom line LIKES buying hermit crabs in bulk for...
by mlakers
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank updates
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Tank updates

I'm rocking the "used reptile store" look here, as well. :hlol:
by mlakers
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendations from other groups?
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Recommendations from other groups?

Like Motorcrab, I pick and choose what sounds right to me and for my hermits. The basics in most groups don't differ all that much. If I dislike anything, it's the groups (and there are ones out there) that are 100% certain that everything they espouse is The Gospel of Hermit Crab Care and should ne...
by mlakers
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 2019 Breeding
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 2019 Breeding

I hope all goes well. Maybe your success with help others. There may come a day (soon I hope) when captive bred hermit crabs are the norm, and more happily kept as pets. Everytime someone has a thread about successful breeding I watch with fingers crossed! Sent from my cp3705AS using Tapatalk Me, t...
by mlakers
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 2019 Breeding
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 2019 Breeding

Thank you, Motorcrab! I like the sound of crab whisperer. :)
And I'm guessing you'll have even more success next time. :crabbigsmile:
by mlakers
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 2019 Breeding
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 2019 Breeding

I've moved 387 in shells (from this summer's first spawn) to land as of last night. There have already been some losses (my fault). I found three drowned in the freshwater today. It was a "pool" I used last year with no losses, but they were probably a few months older when I used it last year. I've...
by mlakers
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artificial incubation and development temperatures
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Artificial incubation and development temperatures

This is excellent. Thank you!
by mlakers
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 2019 Breeding
Replies: 5
Views: 611

2019 Breeding

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by mlakers
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Rochester, NY -Strawberries, Ruggies, PP's
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Rochester, NY -Strawberries, Ruggies, PP's

Hi, Shannon. I'm in Lockport and my daughter lives in downtown Rochester. I'm definitely interested but would have to seriously rethink some of my tank arrangements. I have a 120 tall and a 55 and I already have straws, Es, and PPs but have been interested in acquiring ruggies for a while. Just not ...
by mlakers
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!

This is Abby, being adorable.

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by mlakers
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!
Replies: 212
Views: 34471

Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Sheds!!! Yay! They're growing!! :cheer:
by mlakers
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: We Have Strawberry Eggs!!!!

I can't express how excited I am and honored to have Abby join our crabby household--either on a breeding loan, or in whatever way gets decided long term. She will be an honored member for as long as we have her and I can't wait to see what happens moving forward. Very hopeful to have the chance to ...
by mlakers
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: I guess its offical... an upgrade?
Replies: 114
Views: 8183

Re: I guess its offical... an upgrade?

Yes, please! Would LOVE an update. What you've done is just marvelous. :love4:
by mlakers
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 44624

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

Not at all, Sue (renroc), and how fascinating! It will also be interesting to compare how Aussies grow in comparison to PPs and Es. :)
by mlakers
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 44624

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

wow, this is all so exciting!! i cant wait to find out how they do with the big crabs. how many crabs are spoken for so far? do you have many left? how old do hermit crabs have to be before they can reproduce? this idea of a captive breeding project is so exciting, thanks for all the work you've do...