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Old 04-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #16
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what was the most difficult aspect of the wild caught specimen?
from all i saw.. it was the correct environment.. there is not much out there on where/how they should be housed..

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
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #17
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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?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #18
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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
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #19
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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
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http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/show...ire-crab-Setup
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #21
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What temps are we shooting for here?
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What temps are we shooting for here?
was going to try 70's.. from what i have seen room temp was typical
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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?
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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.

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #25
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These guys look so cool! Anyone have pictures of the habitats you've created for them?
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