Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Rawrgeous » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:47 am

Renroc wrote:https://vimeo.com/195537862

Lots of movement and trying to get rear ends into shells 9am wed 14th December

Happy belated birthday! So amazing to see those little guys checking out shells! Truly fascinating.

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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:33 pm

Thursday 15th December 2016 Day 12
0830 this morning when I checked water quality it was so close to normal that I left it to give the brine shrimp a little more time. I could however, see some that had already hatched.
Jar 1 there was very little evidence of life at all so either most crabs are in shells as would be expected or have died and vanished.
Jar 2 Clearly a couple in shells and some seriously trying out shells and moving them around etc. Also, saw some that looked like they were fighting (trying to eat) each other but may have been shell fights.

Thursday (Day 12) Update. I left the water change till 12 midday. Had put brine shrimp eggs in yesterday and they have hatched. So water I syphon off now will go into a new jar and be kept warm so the rest can hatch or grow. Not much sign of life in Jar 1 but they should be in shells by now. No bodies either so that's a good sign. Jar 2 has heaps of activity and some in shells. Wish I could get a photo but they are just so tiny the camera can't focus on them even with my macro lens (due to the thick glass of the jar I think and also the movement of the water.
All in all things are progressing as expected.

Transition tank is stable at 29c and 95% humidity. BUT the water in those pools is 30c which is about 4 degrees too warm. Have taken the insulation off to see if that drops the water temp. Also removed the 7w mat and just have a 16w (but it doesn't feel as warm as the 7W one)
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:33 pm

Super exciting ~ I don't think I'd do anything but sit and watch them!!


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:45 pm

GotButterflies wrote:Super exciting ~ I don't think I'd do anything but sit and watch them!!


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I'd love to do that but I have to get salt water for them and food for myself and generally other stuff around the house. :hlol:
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by ErikRasmussen » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:05 pm

can they move or re position the shells when they are that small?


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Just Jay » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:36 am

looooooving these updates!
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:59 am

ErikRasmussen wrote:can they move or re position the shells when they are that small?

Sure can and the shells are tiny... ie the ones you pick out of bird shell grit.
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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:12 am

https://vimeo.com/195775889
They are trying to get out but need clothes on first Image


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Kermie16 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:37 am

Wow!! That is like the neatest thing!! So tiny and cute !!!


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:52 am

https://vimeo.com/195803389
Use the white shell as focus. The pink one behind it and the pink one pointing toward it both have mega in them. Midnight on Day 12.


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by kieagcarm » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:59 am

Renroc wrote:https://vimeo.com/195803389
Use the white shell as focus. The pink one behind it and the pink one pointing toward it both have mega in them. Midnight on Day 12.


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Ooh my goodness you can totally see they are crababies now

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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:00 am

Not quite yet. They still have to make it to land and do a final moult to be


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Just Jay » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:33 am

That is so amazing to see them in little tiny shells! And so so cute!

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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:05 pm

Very cool! I truly appreciate you sharing this experience with us! Great job!!


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Re: Aussie Breeding attempt #2 Dec 2016

Post by Renroc » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:55 pm

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Getting ready just in case. Shell shop for the transition tat


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