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Gonopores-Male or Female Crab?

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by vckums, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. cococrisp

    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Ok. Great That's an awesome story. Go post in in the dream thread. We should stay more on topic here.:eek:
     
  2. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    No, that wasn't my story; it was a story from the dream thread from another user. It's the dream that I was talking about about being able to talk to your hermies. :eek: You're right, we should stay more on topic!
     
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    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Is that the top or bottom of a hermie, I cant tell lol
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    It's the bottom. :)
     
  5. CoolDoggy10

    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    I just give up on teelling which is a guy or girl. Everytime I check its a girl. I think I looking somewhere else.
     
  6. Poppy

    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Oh, I was looking on top lol
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    You're probably looking at the gill things. They are bigger than gonopores and located underneath them. Both male and female have them. I used to do the same thing, but then I realized. Gonopores are like tiny dots and the gills are bigger.
     
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    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    Okay I'll be right back
     
  9. Poppy

    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I'll look when I go home and post a picture if its a female or male :p
     
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    Thanks for the pic!
     
  11. MoribundMaverick

    MoribundMaverick (Small Crab)

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    I just checked my crabs for the first time... turns out "Lady" is a boy, as is "Jerzy." "Goliath," however, is a beautiful girl.
    Oops!
    Guess I caused a lot of gender confusion. :p
     
  12. OneOnion

    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Hehe. Its funny that you name your hermit crabs and you dont know what gender they are so you name them the wrong gender.:p Are you gonna change their names?
     
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    MoribundMaverick (Small Crab)

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    No, lol. I don't think so... too confusing.
    I name my crabs based on what their shell looks like when I get them. Lady came in a purple shell, so he looked like a girl.
    Jerzy came in one of those tan turbo shell things, so he looked like a girl.
    And Goliath had a massive black shell, so she looked like a boy... lol. :rolleyes:
    Oh well, I don't think they realize what I'm calling them, anyways. :p
     
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    MoribundMaverick (Small Crab)

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    I tend to do that a lot, though... I've had a stray cat that I took in a few years ago. It was a full grown cat so I figured I'd be able to tell if it was a boy, and it didn't seem to be so. Named her Lucy... a month or so ago I saw "her" spray the side of my house. Turns out HE'D had a previous home where he'd been neutered! I did change his name... to Luke. lol.
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Lol. Funny story.:)

    My hermit crabs' names are like neither bouy or girl names like 'Storm' and Clinger' but one of my hermit crabs' name is Buster so that might be sort of a guyish name but I can't tell his/her gender because he hates being on my hand.:p
     
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    Haha! :D
    Sherbert (girl) and Crusty (boy) could be for any gender. But, thankfully, I checked before I named Lou-Lou, my little girl.
     
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    trixie554 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Wow!!! thank you so much!!! i saw a similar picture on another website but it was much more confusing. :)My little hermit crab is a boy!!!:)
     
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    emmygirl12 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I just found out Nymphadora is a girl. (phew!)
    The way I did it was I put her favorite climby stick thing against the glass and since she likes to hang from it I saw the gonopores.
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    How did he get the pic???
     
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    are they always so large? i have mostly little ones, so i'm not so sure what they are... but it appears "Bernie" is a girl >.> "Katrinka" i think is a dude (who gave me a nice pinch in the process of finding out) and quite frankly i don't know WHAT Todd is...
     

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