We Have Eggs!

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We Have Eggs!

Post by PinchersAndShells » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:54 pm

Sorry for my absence as of recent! I started college which is taking up a large chunk of my time. Sadly the crabs had to stay at home, and my mom is caring for them in the mean time.
When I came home to visit and do some maintenance on the tank, I was surprised! Someone dropped some eggs in the shell shop. Based on their color, they were nowhere near hatching but I was still shocked!
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Well the surprises couldn’t just stop there! Momo was hanging out of her shell on top of the cork round, and I got a glimpse of eggs! I picked her up to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating, and sure enough there were definitely a bunch of them! They even have eyes! Super close to hatching. I have the feeling they’ll drop this weekend.
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Sadly due to college I do not have the time (or funds) to attempt raising zoea, however I would really like to pursue it in the future. I just wanted to share this experience, I find it really special.


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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:41 pm

That's pretty sick! Awesome pics, love the last one, it's so clear.

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Post by wodesorel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:54 am

A bittersweet congrats!

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Post by PinchersAndShells » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Thank you both!
5 PPs + 1 E = Dusty, Edd, Momo, Merle, Dottie, & Elvis
3 Captive Bred Babies = Randy, Roxie, Marco
37 + 10 Gallon Crabitats | Crabbing Since 8.11.2015
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