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by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

Did you get a new crab lately? It may have had like shrimp eggs on its shell. No, not at all. All the hermit crabs in that crabitat is hermit crabs that have lived here for between one and almost three years, and all of them have molted a couple of times or more. And there where more than thousands...
by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

Aw that's so cool! :D Unfortunately, I don't think they have much of a chance. :( Here is a link to more info about the life cycle of a baby crabby: https://www.hermitcrabpatch.com/Hermit-Crab-Life-Cycle-a/152.htm Awesome pics! :) No, they certainly didn't, because now most of them have died. :( I ...
by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

Are you guys sure that they actually eat anything the first stages of their life? Or do they "eat" sunlight? Because these little guys are very drawn to light. ^^
by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

You should at least give them a chance! Most of the lab studies never bothered following through with raising them, so there's still a shot. They'll need aerated marine water and a very fine food to eat. (Phytoplankton would probably be correct, but I'm sure you could at least attempt it with comme...
by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

You can make them survive. It is possible. All you have to is have patience. And many tanks for the process. Talk t sue about this one she can probally help you on this one. I think those are crabbie babies. Cngrads best of luck to you. Well, okay, I know it is possible to raise some of the babies ...
by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

Oh my god...they certainly look like photos of larval hermit crabs I've seen before!! I thought so too! First I thought it was some sort of bugs, since I have harmless bugs now and then, and there are a SWARM of thousands of these little animals in the salt water bowl. I took a little plastic jar a...
by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

That would be epic if they were crabby babies! That's a major science break through! Me, I'm not sure what those are. Kinda hard to see in the picture. As far as I've read there are some that has had hermit crab babies hatch, but they haven't been able to make them survive. :/ And I don't know what...
by SojMad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!
Replies: 115
Views: 42406

Is this what I think it is?!?! Edit: Yep, babies!

I just found them in the saltwater bowl, and I gave the hermit crabs new water early this morning. :shock: :shock: :shock: These tiny little creatures looks just like mysis shrimps or something like that. Is it really possible that it could be hermit crab babies?? :shock: :shock: http://uploads.ifok...
by SojMad
Sat May 07, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Mixing Species- Safe or Not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3854

I have four species together - three indos, three ruggies, one PP and one E - in my large crabitat, without any bigger problems. Sadly, my E accidentally killed one previous ruggie when she dug around and found the little newly molted ruggie. By some reason, my E decided that the ruggies shell was d...
by SojMad
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 7820

Those are definitely not silverfish. I would be interested in a source for the silverfish in a symbiotic relationship with crabs-info as well. There are insects and most notably mites who will hitch rides on other invertebrates, but as far as I know, silverfish are not one of them. Booklice usually...
by SojMad
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 7820

"My" bugs bounce around like this, though they aren't that dark (but I guess that there are thousands of species of springtails. :wink: ), and they are in the same size. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBIZdCOPMB8
by SojMad
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 7820

If you recently got an order from LHC then that is probably your main source of the silverfish. They are commonly found on the crabs, but will usually disperse once they find food. They use the crab as a way to travel and find food. The crab looks for the food, the mites get off, if the crab can't ...
by SojMad
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 7820

Mike120 wrote:Those are silverfish, totally harmless. And even helpful with cleaning up uneaten food.
Thank you very much. :) Is it common that they can be found on the hermit crabs and in their shell?
by SojMad
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 7820

Bugs!

Hello! Does anyone know what kind of bugs this is? http://uploads.ifokus.se/uploads/e20/e20ce4a2cc9a03e2b0d890c4bace562f/p3150059.jpg http://uploads.ifokus.se/uploads/e31/e3169594ef134cba35db5f17882ee59e/p3150063.jpg I found them a couple of hours ago in both of the water dishes in both of my crabit...
by SojMad
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt never goes bad, right?
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

samurai_crab wrote:The entire container is one solid rock of salt now and I have to scrape at it to make a new gallon.
My Oceanic also got solid rock hard one night, so now I have to hit the bag against something hard to make it usable to measure and pour into the water. ^^