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|04-23-2013 10:01 AM|
|Tokemoke||These guys look so cool! Anyone have pictures of the habitats you've created for them?|
|04-21-2013 05:49 PM|
Its all about providing them caves
Temperature in the lower 70s
Light humidity, with a water feature.
I like to provide more dry area in the tank and more wet area.
I provide plenty of live food in the form of crickets and superworms.
I provide crab pellets and take them out of tank after 6-7 hours.
Substrate I use common cocofiber, they will burrow into it.
I just got a batch of 50 in, I had some dead on arrival as per usual, but once they chill out in the tank they will be fine. The real hope is to get a mix of male/female and harvest baby crabs. Right now I have red devils which are showing great red color and common yellow/purples.
They really do require dry and wet areas in the tank.
|04-16-2013 07:16 PM|
|Hobbes1911||hmmm. So is it the transit for shipping or what is the ultimate killer? And substrate wise, I was planning on having it moist but not water logged (since in a high humidity set-up, dry substrate is pretty much impossible to achieve) - thoughts?|
|04-16-2013 07:12 PM|
|04-16-2013 07:09 PM|
|Hobbes1911||What temps are we shooting for here?|
|04-16-2013 07:08 PM|
|04-16-2013 07:07 PM|
OOH.. another thing.. if you buy from LFS>. IF you see them.. my LFS had like 4 shipments come in and it was almost always 9-1 Male.. and female usually DOA
think it was a HEAT THING
|04-16-2013 07:05 PM|
i believe they will like the moist.. but not some much saturated..
i was looking for like a bowl that i can place in the substrate.. to see if the would actually like being in the water.. but i believe they are terrestrial then anything
|04-16-2013 07:01 PM|
|Hobbes1911||hmmm I was planning on using ABG substrate with 4" deep substrate. I hope they'll make it. What kind of water conditions should I be shooting for?|
|04-16-2013 06:50 PM|
they like to borrow in the substrate.. so i got some zoo med riversand to mix like a one to one ratio with cocofibers.. to at least 4".. and fill with water to about the 2" mark..
some others had water features.. some just moss.. i was going to use the mix and still have to stuff for when i am ready..
also.. i was going to enclose the top.. to keep in mositure
|04-16-2013 06:47 PM|
|Hobbes1911||what was the most difficult aspect of the wild caught specimen?|
|04-16-2013 06:27 PM|
i know of a couple of people that have captive breed.. but only BI COLOR.. one in ausitn (only have Long Term Captive now), one in wyoming.. and another guy.. i forget if he is in this forum or another..
i got more involved with my discus and did not pursue anymore.. but now i may to my local guy here and pick up a pair for my office
|04-16-2013 06:20 PM|
Originally Posted by Warlock View Post
|04-16-2013 06:06 PM|
Originally Posted by shrimpo View Post
try to get captive breed.. or Long term captive.. most that are sold.. are wild caught and can be a little temperamental and die.. just a little fyi
i know a group that bought some "WC".. and most of them all died .. maybe just a few are left..
they do like humid air.. so be ready for that
|04-16-2013 06:01 PM|
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