Pictures of my crabitats (Successful Viola Breeding)

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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by SoulLonely » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:15 pm

how cute! since they are growing, they must have molted some already? This is so exciting!!!
PP- Currie (boy), Turnip (boy), Maddie (boy), Pineapple (girl), Scaredy (boy), Tremble (girl), Bitty Bite (girl), Frisky (unknown), Chloe (male), Big&Beautiful (female), unnamed (male), 3 unnamed (unknown)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by patchouliii » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:20 pm

Amaaaazin Curlz!! You should be a proud momma! :hearts:
I'm curious since you did a close up on the substrate, what do you use. The grain seems to be more rounded and bigger. And do you use the same in you "adult" tank? Congratz on the progress! :clap:
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:44 pm

@SoulLonely:
they have molted and metamorphose to a land hermit crab from day 53. They came on land on day 42.
Since that day, they have molted serveral times. I can't tell you how often. Now they 8 month old.

@patchoulii:
This is aquarium gravel (from a german company). The german grain size is 0,1-0,9 mm. (sorry I don't know the american name of it). And I put in some seashell grit.
And yes, I am using this aquarium gravel in my bigger tank, too. Near the water I put in some coral fragments. In my seawater pool they have got coral sand (living sand)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:43 am

OMG, what cuties! (How Much???? :P)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:20 am

:)

at the moment there are still 13 breedings alive. Unfortunately they are buried or hidden everywhere. It is still hard to find them :)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by SoulLonely » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:38 pm

Curlz wrote::)

at the moment there are still 13 breedings alive. Unfortunately they are buried or hidden everywhere. It is still hard to find them :)

that's sooo exciting!!
PP- Currie (boy), Turnip (boy), Maddie (boy), Pineapple (girl), Scaredy (boy), Tremble (girl), Bitty Bite (girl), Frisky (unknown), Chloe (male), Big&Beautiful (female), unnamed (male), 3 unnamed (unknown)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:14 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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The access to our german bulletin board is not working, if you are not a member. So I took all "baby" picture 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.

my breeding - pictures


Some more old and new things can be found here: in my picture-book



And again, excuse my grammar and spelling ;)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Reggie2269 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:23 pm

:lol: Those tanks are awesome! I am just beginning my journey into taking care of these amazing little creatures...I had two when I was younger, but they got out and died and I have been wanting to take care of them again as an adult and learn more about them, It is so cool you have babies too!
I would love to keep in touch with you in case of questions I may have!

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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:45 am

Good to see that you came to the right place Reggie!
(and welcome!)
any updates? Love to hear about the lil guys!
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:58 am

hi at all,

hm I am wondering about 'my' last posting!? I do not remember to quote my own posting! :shock: Without any other comment. :?:
I thought I have changed the picasa link in the original posting, because the link did no work. Maybe something went wrong. Sorry about that.

(I keep this photo book up to date)


@aussieJJDude: they are fine. Thanks ;)

They do all the things the adults do. No special news at the moment ;)
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by wyldaeval » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:52 pm

Hi, Curlz! I'm in awe of your crabitat and the babies. I'd wondered if it would be possible to connect my tanks with a tube such as they have for rodents. You've got a magnificent set-up!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I especially like the baby crab videos. :happy1: :clap: :clap: :clap: So fun to watch them get around! :love7:
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Post by Curlz » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:14 am

Hi there :)
Thank you.

It is possible to connect two tanks with a tunnel for rodents. If it is big enough. Mine is 20 cm ø.
But the Problem is to cut out the holes for the tunnels in each tank

My tanks were build by an specialist.
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by sandra03 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:17 pm

I used to have hamsters and we had set up multiple cages with connecting tubes to give them lots of space etc, and it was fun to watch them running through the tubes. but as they grew bigger they would sometimes get stuck in the tubes if they met each other coming from opposite directions, neither was smart enough to back up and let the other pass, they always tried to shove their way through. they always managed since rodents can flatten themselves to fit through tiny spaces, but I'm wondering, do your crabs ever get hung up on each other in the tubes? do you ever have to pull them out to prevent a fight?
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by Curlz » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:40 pm

sandra03 wrote: but I'm wondering, do your crabs ever get hung up on each other in the tubes?
The tube diameter is 20 cm / 7.87 inches. The lenght of each tunnel side is 40 cm / ~ 14 inches. They have to grow up a lot to get stuck in my tube ;)
sandra03 wrote: do you ever have to pull them out to prevent a fight?
to pull them out is no problem. Because of its size. And my crabs do not fight very often. I only saw something like a fight, while a ruggie girl had eggs and the boys besieged her :)


You can see the tube on the first side of this thread. There are pictures of the tube / connection tunnel. Here they are:

you can see the tube on the right side of the first terrarium:
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tube on the left side of the second terrarium:
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the connection tube itself
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Re: Pictures of my crabitats and my land hermit crabs

Post by sandra03 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:53 am

yeah it's always hard to judge the size of something in a photo. so they can pass each other side by side without issues? that's really cool
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