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looking to adopt a female PP.

Discussion in 'Adopt A Hermie - Save A Life, Adopt A Hermit Crab.' started by hermiefun, Sep 24, 2006.

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  1. hermiefun

    hermiefun "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Hello all I have 5 male PP's and i am looking for 1 or more female PP's. And any information anyone one has on breeding PP's i would be very greatfull to anyone that could help me. Thank You
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Hermit crabs will not breed in captivity. sorry...
     
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    ThreeDaisy (Micro Crab)

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    From what I understand There are no known cases of Hermit crabs breeding in captivity. Sorry. It would be so cool though. :)
     
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    reader101 Banned

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    I recently read where a webmaster and her husband witnessed breeding in their tank, in a water dish. No pictures, but will be interesting to read about results. (Can anyone replicate an ocean in their tank?)
     
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    YES breeding is happening in captivity - well its being worked on--there are marvelous pics at thecrabbagepatch.com---Tammy has a batch now that is about a month old--she is documenting everything in hopes to be sucessful. Her attempts are to be commended. If we can stop harvesting then it would be wonderful.
     
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    I guess you're looking at different information, as the Florida Marine Research states that there are no records ever of hermies breeding, let alone hatching and surviving in captivity. I feel no guilt whatsoever over "adopting" hermies that might likely die in someone else's hands. I feel that even if it were possible to breed in captivity (considering the survival rate and years it takes to even become a micro), it would not only be outrageously expensive to buy a "high-bred", but would take the natural characteristics out of the hermie, as well as result in less homes for those already captured. Unfortunately, the trade is here to stay.
    I would sure love to see pictures of the hermit crabs reportedly mating in the tank, while two people apparently observed! That alone would make history.
     
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    No records yet, doesn't mean it can't ever happen. Just hasn't right now.

    Have you signed up as an adopter at The Crab Street Journal? They have a really extensive adoption center.
     
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