Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Trenac » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:41 pm

Awesome tanks! Really like the connecting tunnel. The skeleton is a nice touch. Your tanks are so clean & organized.
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Post by RedbirdFL » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:23 pm

Wow, your tanks are amazing!! And your crabs are very pretty!
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Striker0086 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:27 pm

You did an awesome job on the tanks. And your idea to make a theme specifically for each tank is ingenious! I love the whole idea of one tank being just 'beach' and you really pulled them together well.

I think Wodesorel's crabs saw your tank and that's why they made the run for it. :wink: lol

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Rocky » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:06 pm

Eeeee! Look at those little claws! And those EYES! I am absolutely in love with your babies! And I thought my viola babies were small! (I was so wrong!)
I love your tanks :) I'll be keeping the connecting tube in mind for when I have my own place one day ;) I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea!
Your big violas are beautiful :) no wonder they made such pretty babies! :D
Thank you for all the info you've contributed! We make a big, big deal of hermit crab babies. Yours are amazing :D in 5-10 years when my violas are all grown up I'll probably try to copy your setup and have my own babies! But for now, I don't have enough money. Or space :P
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Bridgitmac80 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:22 pm

AMAZING TANKS! And so in love with those cuties of yours!

LOVE LOVE LOVE that tunnel idea......now I have even more ideas of things to do when I upgrade WOW! :)
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Post by Skymall007 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:17 am

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!!!!! I am so excited to read it! I am about to start now :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
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Post by Curlz » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:55 am

thank you all :)

I have edit my links above. Because, the access to our german bulletin board is not working if you are not a member. In my breeding document you'll find the first pictures of the first hermits left the water to stay on land.

I took all "baby" pictures and videos (from my german bulletin board thread) and put them into an folder on my picture-book. I have tried to upload them sorted by stage of development. From leaving the water and climb to land, till today. Last picture was taken some days ago.

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by SoulLonely » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:27 am

wow, that is so amazing! thank you for taking the time to post all of the information! :D The tiny babies are soooo adorable :) And I love how you attached two tanks together with a tube!
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Post by Happy Crabber » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:34 am

These are incredible pics! Thanks so much for posting. I cannot believe how cute and tiny those crabs are.
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Striker0086 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:54 pm

The baby crabs are so tiny, it completely blows my mind away! I wonder what they will look like when their colors start to come in.

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by emberfusion » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:04 pm

Curlz wrote:last but not least, the breedings.

My collage. All 15 breedings. Pictures taken in April 2012.
I don't like to take them up, for taking pictures. But I try to document their grows. All of them are sitting on a 5 x 5 quad paper at this stage. To show how small they are.

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Are some of these still alive?

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by kuza » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:05 pm

I believe they all are.

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by wodesorel » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:41 pm

Wow!!! It'll be interesting to see if they are violas (which I agree seems most likely with that striped claw :) ). I wonder if possibly they could be hybrids as well. It will be so exciting to see what happens as they grow! :)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:05 pm

:) :oops:

Unfortunately they are so tiny, even in this small talk it is hard to find them. It's like a spot the hermit game.

And, like the big ones, they changes shells. They are molting, hiding and so on. We think there are still min. 10 alive.
All noticed things points to viola. I don't believe in a hybrid theory.... as long as a conspecific is available there is no need for nature to take another sort. (But this is only my opinion!)

oh I am excited too. I try to take pictures constantly. But I will not take them up too often.
In their first days I can't take the tiny shells up. Too small for my fingers ;o)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Crabbielover1031 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:46 pm

your crab are truly gorgeous!!!! the picture of Mrs.Z and the babies is adorable!!
I have 8 crabs available for adoption, please PM me if interested.

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