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They seem to be getting used to the tank. I've seen them out and about all day. They look funny scuttling sideways.

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They seem to be getting used to the tank. I've seen them out and about all day. They look funny scuttling sideways.
Then what's your excuse for not posting more pics! hahaha Glad they are doing well for ya. Seen any more molts yet?

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I have more pictures just haven't got around to uploading and posting. No more molts I was able to measure a few. They like to back up against the glass. So far none of the ones I have been able to measure is over and inch from leg to leg the.

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Awesome pics

Seen any fighting/congregating between the crabs?

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I have not seen any fighting. I was able to catch 3 out and about. I feed them using a glass dish, and they have no problem climbing in and taking food away with them or just eating there. There are 3 crabs in pictures 2-3.






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See just needed a bit of time to come out! So glad they are doing well for ya they seem like cool critters.

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Yea they are cool little guys. I have some more coming in today.

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Crabs arrived safely. He also sent extras. I have 6-7 more.

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Nice how many total is that now? Hopefully you can breed them. Wonder if they'd have to be bred in salt water though, I know they are in freshwater I just can't remember if they can breed in freshwater.

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I guess we will see. Even if they can breed in fw who knows what the young would require.

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Nice!! I'll be watching carefully to see if I could add some to my community tanks.

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Bad news when I got home I realized that I only had 3 alive crabs. Their were 4 that had died along the way.

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that's awful. Do you know why they died? Just shipping hardships?

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Not sure. I only took a cursory look at them when they arrived. I was at work at the time. So I am not sure exactly. I would have had them shipped later if I would have remembered about Monday being a holiday.

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Mud Crabs

Pics. Hanging out in the Moss. They like to take food and run away with it. I put in some of the heavier food that even my ghost shrimp can't lug away and lo and behold it was not in the feeding dish 5 mins later.




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