Hi @ all,
@kuza: I don't know if they will have a chance in the wild. At the moment they are my first try to breed them. We will see what will happen. First of all I will take care of them and try to give them a long lasting life in captivity.
@littleraindrop87: after 19-20 days the first larvae changed to glaucothoe. On day 25 the first ones showed interest to shells. On day 32 the first ones keep on their shells.
On day 41 the first little land hermit left the water. One day later the first one walked over the sand in the tank. From day 50 were sure that none of them turns back to water, they stayed on land. Preparing for their first molting ever.
The dates are nearly the same as Renae Brodie got in her studies about C. compressus (ecuadorian).
@JamesR: the complete documentation can be found here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bxr0FH ... aUJ2cmhQQQ
Oh, I really don't know the english or american names of my live plants. I only can give you the latin names.
The live plants will be changed sometimes, because my hermits messed them up. And I have to take small ones, because the terrarium is not high enough for big plants. It's 23.6 inch. And 5.9 - 7.8 inch of it are ground.
Normally I use:
Dracaena (different variants)
Bromeliaceae (different variants)
Grass (like Cyperus zumula)
some times I try: Orchidaceae. But it is too hot and high humidity for them.
@ Skymall007: yes, please ask and let me know. It would be very interesting for us, too.