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by mlakers
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 44204

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

Not out of season for Caribbean crabs. Mine have been pretty consistent mating on or around the July /August full moon. Here they are "migrating" yesterday. All is quiet in the tat today.

https://youtu.be/WsxDOer5NUg
by mlakers
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 44204

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

Not sure if I should start a new thread or not, but as of today I'm waiting on four females with eggs to drop any time now and I plan to give rearing them another go. I've been gearing up for this ever since last summer's failed attempt--I've been selling crab dishes and dehydrated foods to help fun...
by mlakers
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 14933

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

Yay!! Thanks so much for the extensive recap. Studying all the different attempts and techniques is what I feel sure will finally get us there. :D
by mlakers
Thu May 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 14933

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

Oh, wow!! That's fantastic!!
by mlakers
Sat May 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Scavenging food method
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

Re: Scavenging food method

Oops! @hermiesgaurdian I lost track of the threads (happens to me a lot, I fear). :P It depends on how specialized you want the dishes to be. If you just want simple, small, and round (with no glaze), I can produce those for $4 each. And if they are small enough, they'll fit in a small flat-rate box...
by mlakers
Fri May 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Scavenging food method
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

Re: Scavenging food method

Actually I don't anymore. Lol. I read that it may be slippery for them so I switched to small terra cotta saucers. I wish I could find smaller than 4". I use 2 now, for the foraging effect. And a shell for either peanut butter or honey. Not trying to push anything here, @StellaCrab, but I'm a potte...
by mlakers
Thu May 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Class Pet
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: New Class Pet

@captainb if you will message me your school address, I will send a care package for your students and their crabs. When is your last day of school before summer break?
by mlakers
Thu May 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 14933

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

I love when they get that humped back. That's at least stage three, if I remember correctly. (Which would be for PPs, though, and Perlatus has one fewer larval stage...so ignore me.) At any rate, good job! Have you noticed a large number of sheds in the water on particular days? Don't let the heavy ...
by mlakers
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 14933

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

I had some issues with brine shrimp as well. They ate them, but they were messy and I never did figure out how to hatch them separately--at least not often enough to feed them newly hatched brine shrimp every day. Still, I'm excited for you! This is new territory all the way around, and you might ju...
by mlakers
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More insane colors
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: More insane colors

So cool! I love these random things they do. Mysterious little buggers.
by mlakers
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: More crabs down
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: More crabs down

This time of year has always been a pretty consistent "EVERYBODY MOLT!!" time of year in my tanks. (There is so much digging going on behind me right now--noisy li'l diggers!) A few of the crabs don't seem to adapt to this cycle (the smaller ones who molt more often and faster, and this one bigger o...
by mlakers
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 14933

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

Oh, also, I believe most people doing this have found that a slightly warmer water temperature actually encourages them to move through the stages more quickly with no ill effects. There is some disagreement on the temperature issue, I know, so it's ultimately up to you, but I am planning to make 78...
by mlakers
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Questions On Larvae Tank
Replies: 54
Views: 14933

Re: Questions On Larvae Tank

Yes! Everything @GotButterflies says is consistent with what I did. I was able to get a few (three-ish?) to megalopa stage, but none took shells. However mine were PPs and they do go through one more larval stage than strawberries, so that should shorten your length of time pre-megalopa, which will ...
by mlakers
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Catappa leaves
Replies: 15
Views: 3692

Re: Catappa leaves

My PPs go nuts for them, too, devouring the whole leaf in just a few days, and I keep a TON of other leaf litter in there. Something about these really appeal to mine.
by mlakers
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Springtime! (Picture heavy)
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

Re: Springtime! (Picture heavy)

Mine LOVE violets. I pick a bunch every spring and dry them to serve the rest of the year. (It always looks like SO MUCH...and then they shrivel down to nearly nothing.) The leaves are edible, too, but mine don't go quite as crazy for them.