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SPECIES ID CHART

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by HERMEZ, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. HERMEZ

    HERMEZ Moderator

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    PP's aka Purple Claw

    PP's generally have purple BP's as shown
    [PP-BP]
    [PP-BP]


    They come in a variety of colors such as these few examples
    from light pink
    [PP-pink]

    to tans and browns
    [PP-brown]

    to dark maroon--nearly black
    [PP-dark]

    to a beautiful purple and anything in between
    [PP-purple]


    PP's have light colored eye stalks with comma shaped eyes as shown here
    [PP-Eye]

    [PP-Eye]


    Ruggies//Rugs

    Ruggies have a bumpy BP with a light streak in the middle most times
    [Ruggie-BP]


    They also have neat stitch marks on their BP
    [Ruggie-BP]


    They posess a sword like back leg
    [Ruggie-backleg]


    They also have most times black smudges on the underside of their eye stalks
    [Ruggie-eyestalk]


    Ruggies have orange outer antenna
    [Ruggie-antenna]

    Strawberry//Straws

    Straws have red eye stalks and red/orangey inner and outer antenna
    [Straw-antenna]

    They have bumpy BP's with white dots and often are light colored especially in juvenile crabs-they also posess white stitch marks
    [Straw-BP]

    They have gorgeous hematite eyes that are oblong in shape
    [Straw-Eyes]

    Indo's

    Indo's have long tubular eye stalks with round eyes
    [Indo-Eyes]

    They have thick outer antenna that are orange
    [Indo-antenna]


    Their BP is overly large and usually lilac in color
    [Indo-BP]


    Violas

    Violas usually have red eyestalks and are so red that they can look black
    [Viola-Eyes]

    see here also black eye stalk but observe the antenna. In the next pic
    the antenna inside is red and the outer is "usually" orange in color and thick
    [Viola-Eyes]

    They are orangey when young gradually turning to a very dark purpley black see the next two photos
    [Viola-Coloring]
    [Viola-coloring]

    The lower portion of the BP is usually dark--the younger crabs have light coloring to the BP but the dark portion remains
    [Viola-BP]

    Cavipes//Cavs

    The Cavipes eye stalks are dark but when younger can be light on top-dark on the bottom
    [Cavipe-Eyes]

    Their BP has no stitch marks and has a light portion also with light colored bumps
    [Cavipe-BP]

    Their coloring is usally a rich brown to brownish-black
    [Cavipe-coloring]

    E's//Ecuadorians

    E's have candy corn shaped eyes
    [Ecuadorian-Eyes]

    They have 2 hash marks on their shield
    [Ecuadorian-shield]

    They have a smooth BP with no bumps generally brown to green maybe bluish
    [Ecuadorian-BP]

    They have no smudges under their eyes if so they are very slight and smaller than Rugs
    [Ecuadorian-Eyes]
     
  2. HERMEZ

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    I came up with this chart to help people ID their crabs--hope it helps  :vinkko:
     
  3. vckums

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    This is SWEET!!  :thanks:
     
  4. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Of course it helps!!!  PERFECT for newbies! :thanks:


    (Of course, it also helps me decide which of HermChickie's crabs I am going to steal first!) :rubhands:
     
  5. veltish

    veltish Guest

    OMG i love this! it IS great for newbies.. it would have really helped when i was fist starting. great job herm!!!!!
     
  6. HERMEZ

    HERMEZ Moderator

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    Thanks  :cowboy_grin: - is it confusing at all, is my wording ok? I was bleary eyed when I was done......I have way too many crab pics to go thru  :tongue3:
     
  7. kathleen

    kathleen Guest

    Wow, that is a great chart.  You must have put a lot of work into that.  Thank you for doing that and sharing it with the rest of us.
     
  8. justanoob

    justanoob Guest

    Very nice job, you did a awesome job girl. :pinkhat:
     
  9. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    OF COURSE your wording is okay!  You ARE the crab queen, and you know it!  AWESOME job, Girlfriend!
     
  10. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    vicki had IM'd me last night to ask about how to make this WONDERFUL tool that Herm created.  well, over on the right hand side now under the Caresheet area, there is now a new icon that links directly to the document that Herm created.  all i did was copy and paste all of it into a Word doc and pasted in the pics and upload it to the site.

    congrats Herm, that was a great job and really nice work.
     
  11. Joey Oh

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    Wow Herm!  That is perfect!  I'm not new... but the info still helped me out on the species I don't own yet!

    Thanks for all that hard work!

    Thanks Chrispy for making the 'hard' copy!

    You gals RULE!
     
  12. vckums

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    yes they do rule! I tried for about 20 minutes last night to figure out t he coding and couldnt. Thank goodness Chrispy is a puter goddess... :giverose:
     
  13. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Very nice!  :thanks: for taking the time to make this! 
     
  14. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    oh stop vicki, you're making me blush.  some day i'll talk you through some of the coding stuff that i know.  i've also spent a small fortune in books about html and css coding so what i don't know off hand i can look up.  actually though, all i did was copy the first bit of coding, pasted it at the bottom and changed the file names for the doc and the pic.  that's why i said i needed the Easy button from Staples.
     
  15. Thanks so much for having the id chart, it helped me to make sure of the species of my babies :p So thanks again! I think these are great pictures for anyone who doesn't know too much about crabs to learn what to look for, for different speices.
     
  16. Crabby1

    Crabby1 "Third Molt, A Success"

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    I just thought maybe you could add the fact/pic that Cavs have bright orange/red long inner antenna....otherwise, that's the best chart I've seen!!!
     
  17. HERMEZ

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    They don't have red inner antenna that is the Viola only--  :cowboy_wink:  It was long confused for quite some time.

    and thanks for the compliment! :thanks:
     
  18. Crabby1

    Crabby1 "Third Molt, A Success"

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    huh????   so my cav isn't a cav?
    I'm so confused!  Here are some pics.

    [img=300x225]http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/hopefulmomof3/Vader002.jpg[/img]
    [img=300x225]http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/hopefulmomof3/crabbies2-07024.jpg[/img]

    [img=300x225]http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/hopefulmomof3/Vader004.jpg[/img]
    [img=300x225]http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/hopefulmomof3/Vader006.jpg[/img]
     
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    You have a beautiful Viola!  :petals:
     
  20. Crabby1

    Crabby1 "Third Molt, A Success"

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    okee dokee!!  thanks!
     

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