Artificial incubation and development temperatures

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Artificial incubation and development temperatures

Post by wodesorel » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:41 am

Came across this paper and wanted to share! The authors wanted to check temperature effects on growth rates of hermit eggs, so they set them up for artificial incubation - in other words, removed from mom. They got several species straight through to hatching! It's a treasure trove of info for anyone trying to breed.

Thermal adaptations of embryos of six terrestrial hermit crab species
Katsuyuki Hamasaki1,*, Takahiro Matsuda1, Ken Takano1, Mio Sugizaki1, Yu Murakami1, Shigeki Dan2, Shuichi Kitada

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Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:52 am

Thats honestly sweet! Amazing read!

edit: also want to include a reference in case for whatever reason, the link becomes defunct.... :/

Hamasaki, Katsuyuki, Takahiro Matsuda, Ken Takano, Mio Sugizaki, Yu Murakami, Shigeki Dan, and Shuichi Kitada. "Thermal adaptations of embryos of six terrestrial hermit crab species." Aquatic Biology 25 (2016): 83-96.

DOI: 10.3354/ab00663



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Re: Artificial incubation and development temperatures

Post by JoeHermits » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:43 pm

This is cool, although I’m not sure if artificial incubation is practical for the home breeder. But, hey, you never know.

I wonder if we could try it with smeared eggs.


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Post by mlakers » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:48 am

This is excellent. Thank you!

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