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Yea seeing the underside is the problem. Next time I have some blue crabs in for supper I will defiantly check that out. I did notice a molt this morning turned upside down let me check out the picture.

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Well I went ahead an ordered some more to replace the ones that passed. They arrived today the order was for 4 he sent 6, and one looked to have egg sac. They were all alive so I put everything back as I received it till I can get home and get them in the tank.

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Mud Crabs Have Arrived --- Rhithropanopeus harrisii

Very nice. How many will that be in this tank?

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I'm not sure to be honest. I didn't really keep up with it.

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Female with what I assume are eggs.





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Eggs

Came home to the crabs out and about. The one with eggs was right next to the glass. So I got some more pictures of the crab with eggs. Able to get pretty close up with micrco usb camera.






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Wow. There must be hundreds of eggs. Nice detail of eggs in third picture.
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Yea I used a light to get a better picture.

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Mud Crabs Have Arrived ,Rropanopeus harrisii, Now with Eggs

Wowwwww nice. That's really neat looking. I REALLY hope you get babies.

When they hatch, do you have anything to feed them?

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I was going to try my shrimplet food from Jake aka somewhatshocked.

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great photo! thanks for the egg pics for the mud crabs. this is the first time I've seen a pregnant crab. very neat!
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I was going to try my shrimplet food from Jake aka somewhatshocked.
I love Jakes foods. Haven't tried his baby food yet tho! I haven't had babies to try it out on. I have some waiting though.

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Yea luckily she was backed up against the glass which is the perfect spot for the micro usb camera.

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You can try shrimplet food but they eggs hatch into larvae. I believe they will need something else. Live food.
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You can try shrimplet food but they eggs hatch into larvae. I believe they will need something else. Live food.
I agree.
Most crab babies typically hatching in brackish/salt fare well on artemia when they hatch. Larvae is free-swimming and prefers pelagic live food.

If these guys do it like, say brackish Sesarmas, then the female lets the eggs go free with the waterflow prior to hatching.

Are you going to give the eggs/larvae any salt, or keep them in fresh?

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