Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:33 am

Monster has dragged that whole prawn tail off somewhere.


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:38 am

Renroc wrote:Monster has dragged that whole prawn tail off somewhere.


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He's living up to his name!! :hlol:
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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:43 pm

Got a good look at Monster's underside this morning when SHE was trying to climb the front glass of the tank.. She is the biggest of the juveniles. You don't grow if you don't eat. BUT I still can't find that prawn tail. Fortunately it was only shell not meat (well maybe scraps of meat)
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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:43 am

LOL! Funny! Are you going to keep her name Monster?
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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:52 pm

Can't see any reason to change the name.
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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:02 pm

Renroc wrote:Can't see any reason to change the name.
She has outgrown the huge shell she picked in February and ignored the 15-18mm shells. I’ve added som 18-20mm but the shell she is checking out quite seriously is 28mm Image

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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:42 am

You are doing such a great job that they are growing! Keep up the great work!!!


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:44 am

GotButterflies wrote:You are doing such a great job that they are growing! Keep up the great work!!!


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Thanks. I may be down to just 3 survivors now. Haven’t seen the other 3 for ages (months) now Image


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:58 pm

That must show how inaccurate it must be to estimate a crab’s age
3 Clypeatus
Goodbye my little E. See you soon.
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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 am

You never know - they could be coming up and going back down! Either way - 3 is better than most people!!! :clap: You are doing great!!
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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by mlakers » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:43 pm

So big!!

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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:19 pm

Confirmed only 3 survivors. They were all up so I shifted them to the iso tank I’d set up for my 2 new males (now in main adult tank) and emptied the juvenile tank. All I found was 4 little shells one little bit of toe and one bigger exe limb that can only have come from my adults before I moved them out. Image


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 pm

Pretty sure Monster is female and V is male but couldn’t get Dotti to come out far enough.


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by Renroc » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:23 pm

The 4 empty shells goes with the 8 (I thought) I put in from transition tank. So out of thousands of zoea, hundreds of megalopa, dozens of first crabs I’ve ended up with 3 nearly 2 years on.


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Re: Aussie Breeding Success Dec 2016/Jan2017

Post by naalide » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:07 am

You are doing great! *Fingers crossed* for the older breeding's and every new try.

Well, let's hope in a few years Monster will breed, too! :luck::
5 Indos, 4 Violas, 1 Rugs, 1 E, 5 adult PPs and about 22 breeding's of PPs!
Some other breeding's also, which species is yet not confirmed.
Feel free to visit Danys ?-Coenobita-breeding-thread (since page 12 year 2018)

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