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by SojMad
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

Because land hermit crabs are EVIL! They're going to take over the world if you did!! Haven't you ever seen "District 9"?!?!? :shock: :covereyes: :faint: Just kidding, of course. :lol: Bob's reasons are his own, and not my business. ;) Anyway, just a thought; a good source of tiny shells (for the h...
by SojMad
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

I've just got to say this thread has me super excited, I can't wait to read it each day. I really hope they make it or, even if they don't, that you keep trying different methods until it works! Good Luck! I'm so happy you all like to read about this! And I will never stop trying to raise any baby ...
by SojMad
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

Now the are more than a week old! :D
by SojMad
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

Woah! just saw this thread. Good job on making it this far! i usually just let them die because i don't have the confidence/time to raise them... :lol: , but good luck anyway. you might want to get a larger tank with a sponge filter or something started.... Thank you! Which of your species use to m...
by SojMad
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

Congrats! I enjoy reading your updates, your doing a wonderful job! :) Thanks! :crabbigsmile: I don't know if the mixed species couple's eggs were fertile or not, they were the ones that left the eggs all over the tank & not in the water. I didn't even know what they were at first until I started c...
by SojMad
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

No one knows for sure since no one has gone out and DNA tested suspicious looking hermit crabs where the ranges overlap. Going by visual ID alone leads us to believe it's a possibility with South Pacific species, but only the DNA can say for sure since hermits may have natural differences within th...
by SojMad
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

Mine almost always went at it on the edge of a water dish, like in your pictures. Exhibitionists, I guess. :oops: I had two different "couples" a few years ago and coincidentally, both involved C. rugosus, although one had a C. clypeatus mate. :roll: As I recall, both females laid copious amounts o...
by SojMad
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: species & molting time
Replies: 6
Views: 690

I have four species, and C. compressus are definitely the fastest molters. Last time my E molted I barely noticed she was gone, I just thought she was digging for fun. :P So it did NOT take long for her to molt that time, maybe two weeks or so maximum. And the time before that, it took about twenty ...
by SojMad
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Iso tank poll
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

I never move mine into ISO when they need to molt, they do their molting in the regular tank. The only times I put hermit crabs into ISO is when someone is sick, naked or new. All new hermit crabs are put in isolation so that they can have peace and quiet until they have molted for their first time....
by SojMad
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

how often do you change the water? What do you feed them? This is so interesting!! :D I change their water about every 3-4 hour, except when I'm asleep of course. But since I got the babies, I haven't had much sleep. :D Right now I feed them with phytoplankton, but I try to find Artemia somewhere. ...
by SojMad
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

:wav: Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Congrats & keep up the good work! Have you gotten any sleep? LOL, I don't think I would be able to... Thanks! :D Haha, no, not really. ^^ But I am going to sleep now, I HAVE to! I've been awake for more than 27 hours now, so I'm pretty tired - but I still have a hard ti...
by SojMad
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

I'm guessing that brine shrimp are the easiest to produce, and pack a nutrient punch, and will stay alive in sea water. Brine shrimp are in the middle of the fry food sizes, with rotifers (zooplankton) and infusoria being the smallest, then brine shrimp, then crushed fish flake. Live food will also...
by SojMad
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: ohhh waterfall!
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Re: ohhh waterfall!

I had a waterfall like a year and a half ago, but had to take it out after a short while. Since the crabs where climbing in it and all, they dragged a lot of substrate into the waterfall. It was both hard to keep clean, and the water pump didn't do so well with sand in it. ^^ But the hermit crabs su...
by SojMad
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

Here's a paper on how compressus larvae were raised in a lab. It details the different stages and the time-frame, so even though it's not the same species it should give you an idea of what to expect. (They took already egg-laden females from the wild though.) http://si-pddr.si.edu/dspace/bitstream...
by SojMad
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42454

The next hard part after just keeping them alive will be when they are ready for land and need tiny shells :D Yeah, that will probably be a problem. :shock: I have to find tiny shells, that's for sure. :) Does anyone know really HOW tiny they are when they walk up on land? This is the tiniest hermi...