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by mlakers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Guys I just realized something
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Guys I just realized something

Worst case, I isolate females from the captive breeding program and introduce them to a new/different male than the one that sired them.
by mlakers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Guys I just realized something
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Guys I just realized something

Yup. Can't speak for others but it's definitely on my radar. It's one of the reasons I share info and am working hard to help those who have a viable shot at breeding get some to land, too.
by mlakers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 27
Views: 1486

Re: Breeding and Adopting Out

This is the exact post I used as reference when I built my Kreisel. It really does work, but make sure the mesh is taut when it’s being epoxied in place or it’ll turn into a pocket. This design is more or less what I did that worked so well for me. I did it the first year in a 20 gallon breeder, wi...
by mlakers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding and Adopting Out
Replies: 27
Views: 1486

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: 674

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: 18
Views: 775

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: 721

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: 721

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: 721

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: 278

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: 721

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: 252

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: 801

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: 35410

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: 801

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 ...