Draco up from his molt!

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Draco up from his molt!

Post by Drakezilla » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:25 am

After 13 weeks under...

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My beautiful boy is now a little monster! He's now comfortably reached tennis ball size. As far as his molts go it was really short, he's under sometimes for up to 4-5 months! Do you think he'll go back after he eats a bit or he's done? He looks super healthy and his coloration is exactly what I hoped for! What do you guys think? He wasn't really worn down before he went under, just a bit sluggish. I REALLY missed my little Drakezilla, so I hope he's done! What do you guys think? Do they still need chill time after a molt? I ask cause I wanted to let him out a little for better pictures.

More importantly, I plan to transfer him to his new 60gallon when he's ready! I just don't want to stress him.

ETA: Don't worry! The white on him is sand. Image

ETA; more pics!


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Post by hermieluv1 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:51 am

Wow, he is HUGE! And so gorgeous!

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Draco up from his molt!

Post by Drakezilla » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:45 am

Thank you SO much! His super diet is really paying off!

He did startle me being so big coming up after me taking care of an empty tank for 3 months!

He might look big, but he's a total sweetheart!
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Post by hermitcrab24 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:06 pm

Drakezilla wrote:He might look big, but he's a total sweetheart! Image
Most larger crabs are gentle giants :)

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Re: Draco up from his molt!

Post by Crabinski » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:08 pm

That is one big, handsome crab! Congrats on whatever you're feeding him to allow him to thrive so well.
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Draco up from his molt!

Post by Drakezilla » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:55 am

Awe, thanks! He gets a mix of dehydrated/fresh, all natural food plus calcium from cuttlebones and spirulina powder. I worked super hard to get lots of nice color in him!
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Post by Drakezilla » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:56 am

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Post by YYWW » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:15 pm

Great job! That is 2 months worth waiting for! How long have you had him?


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Post by Drakezilla » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:45 pm

Thanks! I thought so too! he's been with me about 12-13 years? I've honestly lost track! I'd say 14 max.
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Post by Amiller2850 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:30 pm

Wow! My sons just got their first crabs in early October. They have 8 total. They dream of keeping them for 30 years! Congrats!

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Post by YYWW » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:58 pm

OMG 14 years is crazy long! Great job!!!!!!!!!!


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Draco up from his molt!

Post by Drakezilla » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:51 am

Amiller2850 wrote:Wow! My sons just got their first crabs in early October. They have 8 total. They dream of keeping them for 30 years! Congrats!
I have him and 4 other smalls that I adopted in December. I dream of them all being with me for 30 years! Him especially. I'm pretty attached. Image may your son's crabs be blessed with the same tenacity that's kept mine going!!

YYWW wrote:OMG 14 years is crazy long! Great job!!!!!!!!!!


Crabbers unite!!!
You're telling me! He's been with me through so much! The learning curve has been huge!! But he's pretty forgiving all things considered! He's my baby. Image now that I can say I know what I'm doing, he's totally spoiled rotten! I hope he's with me another 14 for sure! ImageImage
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Post by kadynadair16 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:47 pm

How much is spirulina powder?? Where can I get some??

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Draco up from his molt!

Post by Drakezilla » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:48 am

kadynadair16 wrote:How much is spirulina powder?? Where can I get some??
Spirulina powder is, I think, part of the reason he's such a dark color this time. It's the highest known concentration of beta carotene. ( which is odd cause it's a fine dark green powder! ) you can get it at a natural foods store as a vitamin supplement or online on Amazon. Image I've seen it go from $8 and up, but one bottle should last you forever!
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Post by kadynadair16 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:07 pm

Thanks so much!!

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