Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Jun 14, 2010 14:55:35 GMT -5
If you have a reasonably active or friendly crab, there is a really easy way to tell if they are male or female.
Girl crabs have little genital holes called gonopores on the back pair of walking legs (close to the shell). The boys don't have them as that is where they deposit their spermataphore during mating.
Now, this may sound all scientific and confusing, but actually it's very simple.
If you have an active crab that likes to come way out of it's shell when you pick it up, (or stretch up the glass of your tank) take a look at their underside. If you look close to where their body is going into the shell and you can see two symmetrical dots...you have a girl.
If they are absent, it's a boy. It's as simple as that.
Post by arkansascrabber on Aug 25, 2012 3:26:26 GMT -5
yea,ive been watching ladybug is a girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,wont have to change her name now,she was one of the found molters,and the small molter i knew about is actually a compressus in the turbo shell mom named her millie
c. variabilis x4: Ginger, Mango, Fudge and Caramel Ginger has been with me since November 2011. Mango, since August 2013 Fudge and Caramel were adopted in about November 2015 from a local crabber along with Ziggy who was the mother of my first lot of babies but died about a week later. + about a 13 baby crabs as at 26 Dec 2016 (DOH 4th December)
Post by Ookami-Meggle on Oct 26, 2012 19:13:07 GMT -5
All of mine other than some of the newbies are comfortable enough that they will stretch out enough for me to see their genopores or lack there of. I have plenty of good pictures in my one journal post.
-O.M. Turtle: Reddy Snails: Too many to count. Crabs: Caligula, Constantine, Berry, Lullaby, Rant, Mr. Q(aka Qwilleran), Capt. Peacock, Suri, Luce, Napoleon, Bonaparte, Rococo, Ducky( AKA Link), Cat, Lister, Rimmer, Milo, Marina, St. Nicholas, Cleggy, Henrietta Ed, Nora
Post by thepurringcrab on Feb 8, 2013 17:37:16 GMT -5
I know my Hermit crab Moon Pie (RIP) was a male because I looked after he died I know my Hermit crabs Tater Tot and Snow Cone are female. When Tater Tot was changing into different shells I seen she was holding a bunch of eggs! And I held Snow Cone an inch away from the Cholla log in the pet store and when she reached out to grab the log I checked and seen she was a female. I haven't checked the rest of my crabbies yet because they are new and I don't want to bother them too much yet.
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