Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Rocky » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:57 pm

Oh lord, can you imagine how confusing the terminology would get if (IF) we could cross breed?
"what you do have?" "one violaberry, two indorians, and a few struggies" "oh neat, I can only find purpudorians and rindos where I live"
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Happy Crabber » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:23 pm

Rocky-
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:33 am

@kuza: yes that's right! I can take DNA of my adults and of the breedings. And than they can compare the DNAs :)

thx :)

@JamesR: the plants are in the soil in which I bought them. I buy plants, put them in a separate terrarium or on my windowsill. I water them a few weeks, to get the fertilizer and other toxins out of the soil.
Then I put the plants into the terrariums. But I leave them in their pots. (That's why the do not last very long ;) )
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by hermieandbruce » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:06 pm

Up until about 4 hours ago I thought this was impossible because I had read many many blogs that said it was, but since I found this page and a few others of babies that didn't quite make it I'm suddenly very jealous and wishing I had baby hermit crabs lol. I love your crabs and your crabitat set up is amazing! :-) I hope to have babies hermit crabs someday hopefully in the near future! :-)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by wodesorel » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:51 pm

RockyGurly wrote:Oh lord, can you imagine how confusing the terminology would get if (IF) we could cross breed?
"what you do have?" "one violaberry, two indorians, and a few struggies" "oh neat, I can only find purpudorians and rindos where I live"
:hlol: How did I miss this post?!?!?! :hlol:
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Rocky » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:43 pm

wodesorel wrote: :hlol: How did I miss this post?!?!?! :hlol:
You must be too busy with your strupudindos :P
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by crabbycolony » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:43 pm

The tanks are amazing and the hermit crabs are soooo cute! THANK YOU for showing me connecting tanks is possible!!! I often wish i could think of a way to make connected tanks much like hamster cages but always came to the conclusion that they would get stuck or the tube would break. But you have figured it out!
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:05 pm

thank you :)

We have got a company who build up terrarium (called glazier?). We told them what we need. Special dimensions. And that we need to connect two terrarium with an acrylic tunnel.
He cut a rectangular hole in the side wall. Only while building up a terrarium the glazier can cut the glass. When it is ready, the glass can break. Very risky.
We put in a natural cork back wall over the rectangular holes, within the holes we cut a circle to put the tunnel through. So that the tunnel fits stable enough and can not slip out.

Hope you can imagin what I mean.
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by crabbycolony » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:32 am

I want to move to germany now! :lol: I wish there was a store like that near me! I would have some happy hermits :crabbigsmile:
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Scarlz » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:02 pm

I am so incredibly jealous! It looks fantastic!


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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Ambria » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:15 am

WOW....absolutely amazing tanks! I love the connecting tunnel too....what a great idea :-) And those tiny babies....so adorable. Even the adults are gorgeous....great job!!!!!!!
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by DweamGoiL » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:12 am

Your crabitats are amazing! We are all very jealous here in NYC ;) The babies were toooo darling
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by kip.rogers357 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:54 pm

Wonderful thread Curlz! Those are some pretty amazing crabitats!
Any updates?
By the way, what do you feed your baby crabs? Is there diet any different than the adult crabs?
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:09 pm

thank you :)

There are no updates in my terrariums. I only change some living plants sometimes. They are a real wreckin' crew! :)
The breedings are too tiny to destroy the living plants, not yet ;)

Updates @ breedings?
The breedings are doing well. Some of them just changed to other bigger houses. They are growing and doing all things the adult ones do ;)

Some pictures form september:
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newest pictures (from october):
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Since they came out of the water to stay on land I feed them like my adult ones. Only difference was that the breedings get more of the frozen Krill (the got frozen krill in the breeding water tank - and the Kreiseltank before)
They get fresh fruits like banana, persimmon, papaya, pineapple, apple, strawberry and much more. The get fresh fish, frozen fish, king prawns. Red mosquito larvae, mealworms, shrimps. Some sorts of nuts and some sorts of pellets (for example pellets for young iguanas, for LHCs, crabs & shrimps) etc.
And they get eggshell, sepia and chalk.
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by cjmiller » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:14 pm

:shock:

I think I just died.

THEY ARE SO CUTE!!!! AWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!
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