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75 BEAUTIFUL gallons-----lots o pics :)

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by HERMEZ, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. HERMEZ

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    THANK YOU HUBBY  :kissflowers: I could NOT have done it without you--very long day indeed  :tongue3: gosh my feet are throbbing  :inv:

    I have tweeked it since but this is the basics........I CANNOT DO ANOTHER TANK - I mean I cannot go bigger OK -- DO NOT ENABLE ME.....thank you as Jay London would say  :petals:

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a296/vicfish/75g034.jpg
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  2. crabcrazy

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    WOW
    That is such a great tank!!!!!  You have inspired me to go work on mine!!  to bad I only have a 10 gallon :steamed:
    Anyway, Great tank! :banana:
     
  3. vckums

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    Awwww!! Love it! Why no bigger? They do make bigger tanks ya know *runs and hides from Herm-EZ*
     
  4. *looks at pictures*  :hail:
    Gorgeous tank! I love that large plant in the center-gives it just the right touch. lol
    You've got some beautiful crabbies btw.  ;)
     
  5. kathleen

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    Great looking tank!  Those big ones are a lot of work, but worth it when you are done.  I love the last photo, of the big crab.
     
  6. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Wow Herm-EZ, awesome as always!

    Yeah Vicki, they make tanks that are 100 gallons or more, right?  I think a big ole tank like that would be cool for Herm-EZ, don't you?  I'll bet she could decorate the hell out of one of those.  Let's see if we can find her a good deal on one...
     
  7. vckums

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    oohhh you are fanning the flames LOL  :pffftt:
     
  8. HERMEZ

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    oh reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaallly now--WELL Chris I mean Chrispy--  if I go bigger then you HAVE to buy the 75 OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  :troll:

    Thanks guys
     
  9. vckums

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    LOL she got ya Chrispy!!!!!  :inc:
     
  10. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Yeah Vicki, I'm fanning the flames that YOU started, roflmao

    Ok, so I got to this late and you are right Vicki, she GOT me good.  It's ok, I can take it though; I can appreciate good banter.  But Herm-EZ, you are EVIL, but it was still a good come back :bow:

    And for BOTH Herm-EZ and Vicki, have you noticed my signature now?  I made a change just for you both!
     
  11. HERMEZ

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    YEAH CHRISPY!!!!!!  :hareiam:
     
  12. vckums

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  13. Jedi_sena

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    Gosh that is puuuurdy!  I love your crab in the last shot!  He is so dark!  Is he a Ruggie?  They have nice shells too.  Your sand is such a pretty light color.  Is that playsand?  Mine is so much darker--browns and grays.
     
  14. HERMEZ

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    Thanks that is my Violas crab which I thought was a Cavipe...I just found out-- the substrates are crushed coral--then reg ole joe playsand  then playsand mixed with EE.

    Ya never know what color sand you get--mine vary too. I get it at Lowes
     
  15. Jedi_sena

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    [move]that is my Violas crab [/move]
    What is that?  Wow am I out of the loop, or what?!?
     
  16. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Yeah Herm-EZ, what the heck is that?  I've never heard of a Violas crab; what's the scientific name of that?  Vicki had mentioned to me the other day something about Cavipes being purchased lately actually being Violas and that they aren't supposed to be sold in the states?  Please guys, tell us more about them and the whole story?
     
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    I cant get to the link right now BUT the Cavipes look more Indo--with orange outer antenna and no red inner antenna--light patch near the opening of the claw. Mine are Violascens.....red innter antenna and different BP--I dont think they are illegal to get just that in some countries they may be extinct like the Straw--but are still available in other countries. Its info is by a man in Japan....Tony Coenobita but I cant find his site--its at home.
    I really went over the info he provided and you can see the difference but again its all confusing as they are similar. I still might be slightly confused LOL--I want more and now Cavipes--I guess its all a dream. I hope to heck nothing happens to the 2 I have.
    Goarthur just posted at HCA (sorry Vic--you know I love you) pictures and we believe he has the "true" Cavipe.....
     
  18. HERMEZ

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    ok here is the article I copied from HCA and the links that Tony posted in EnglishHere's a copy of my post on LHC. Basically, I think that all this time, we've been misidentifying C. violascens as C. cavipes.

    From studying Tony's Coenobita website, I've been questioning cav IDs.

    Here's his page on violascens:
    http://www.tonycoenobita.com/species_violascens_ch2.htm

    Note that these are all large crabs, so their structure and colors are more mature than smaller ones. The red antennae are very apparent, and the back left leg has the "cav"/indo structure. The eyes are dark and mysterious. While the main body is deep purple/blue in color, the lower extremities still show orange gradient, and the claw shows the same stripe.

    In fact, running the site through babelfish translate shows the following text: "The deep purple land hermit crabyoung bodybody color mostly will be an orange yellow,but along with the growth,on the body the color then can gradually substitute by the dark blue,only remains in the chestfoot or the chelafoot terminal as soon as wipes orange yellow, but the adult body color end will transfer dark blue orthe purpleblack"

    And there's pictures at the bottom showing our traditional orange/yellow "cavs".



    Now, the cavipes page shows quite a different picture:
    http://www.tonycoenobita.com/species_cavipes_ch2.htm

    These still have the bp stripe, and the leg has the twist, but with a more exaggerated feature. However, the antennae are clearly more like Indo antennae, with large orange bases, but the feelers are not red.

    I've seen pictures of some people having these more dark-brown tinted Indos (rather than the more traditional purple), and it seems that those indos might actually be real cavipes. Though the eyes are definitely dark and square like the caves we know.

    In fact, the babelfish translate shows this sentence: "Can mistake in foreign very many peoplethe deep purple landhermit crab for the concave full land hermit crab,but actually so long as has a look its first antenna whether assumes red then may know,the concave full land hermit crab first antenna is not assumes red"

    He is clearly addressing here the fact that foreign people (namely us) have been mistaking the violascens for the cavipes, and reiterates that if the antenna is red, then it's a violascens, not a cavipes.

    I'll also point out these pictures from Japan in hermitcrabparadise that show a violascens sealed in its shell that definitely looks like our cavs:
    http://www.hermitcrabparadise.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=26&pos=3


    http://www.tonycoenobita.com/species_eng.htm

    http://www.tonycoenobita.com/species_analysis_eng.htm

    Let me know what you guys think too
     
  19. Jedi_sena

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    thanks for the links!  that is fascinating.  I had to take a closer look at my new PP because he is so dark.  But no, his antenae aren't orange.  He is unusually beautiful for a PP, but still a PP.
     
  20. that's really interesting...it makes me wonder if my "cav" is really not.  He looks just like the viola.  Once he resurfaces I'll have to check him out for sure!
     

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