Yep priceless... every few minutes I go look at Ebb to make sure he really exists LOL. I think all crabbers at least on this site feel Bob has achieved Crab Herder celebrity status LOL. BTW he laughed at 'brunberry' and likes it hehe.
I boil the corn for dinner and after dinner if any are left i put it in the fridge and it becomes crab dinner. Ill put in the whole cob. By am the cob is corn less.. They love it. I even froze a few for winter time.. they are already cooked so i will just thaw them and put them in the tank.
I had intended to post these earlier but last week and this weekend have been rough . . . sick kids, van breaking down, sitter quitting (she lasted three days, said 4 kids was just too many!!) migraine, herniated disks acting up, then my great aunt being sick and getting called out of town to help her for a couple days . . . ANYWAY . . .
Sue picked me some absolutely gorgeous crabs and I am just thrilled with my new arrivals from Bob at ELHC. I got 6 Brunnies, 2 Jumbo E's, and 2 Chocolate Sunset Zebra Violas. I saw them on a thread Felix posted and just LOVED them! They are even better in person!! Unfortunately, FedEx was VERY rough with the box and it was pretty beat up when it arrived. It was tossed around so much that the plastic boxes inside actually cracked and the brunnies were running loose! As a result all but 2 have dug down and still not come back up . . . but hopefully they will chill out and be back soon. Drumroll please . . . Introducing my two jumbo E's. Super friendly and sweet. Are shell shopping but haven't switched around:
My darling brunnies . . .
And these tiny darlings which I am totally amazed and in love with! The pictures do not do them justice!! The coloration is just amazing and the oranges are so bright, the brown is so deep, it is just gorgeous. Their personality is so different from my other violas though -- they are very active and not at all shy! One is quite pinchy but not hard . . . almost like he's testing.
Worth the wait! I so hope things turn around and get better for you. At least you have goodies in the mail comming! You should get them monday im thinking. I put in some dry sea lettuce.. The crabs love it.. Let us know if you have named the crabs! I love to hear the names..
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Sept 2, 2010 21:55:00 GMT -5
OMG! I could just totally freak out over the fact that I only JUST discovered this thread since getting back online. Holy crap!
Sue you are so lucky and I do hope we can arrange that road trip in the near future. I can't wait to see the other pictures you mentioned. I also hope Bob is doing better.
The brunberries! Oh my gosh, that is totally amazing! I talked to Mel on yahoo about hers, but totally missed the thread here and hadn't seen any pictures! That is crazy cool!
I feel so blessed that Bob allowed us to post the very first pictures and info about them. We totally rock! HH
I love seeing pictures of Mini, ever since the first one Bob put on Ning for us. She is just so amazingly colored! It blows my mind!
Your experiences with the tiny pups must have been spectacular; I can't wait to see more pictures (oh wait, I already said that, huh?). Ahhhh! I can't believe I didn't see this till now! HHHH
Iwhlvr, your crabs look great too! You got some stunning photos there; how DO you guys do it?! That is absolutely HORRIFYING to hear about what FedEx did. (Booooo FedEx! You suck!) Did you report it to the company and Bob?
Everyone looks amazing; I'm so happy for you all! But.....I'm gonna move this thread to the new crabs board. I wish we could divide it up so we could show both the new crabs and have the "brunberries" announcement each posted separately. Hmmmmmmmm I'll move the thread tomorrow. Thanks, so much, everyone for sharing this with us.
≈19 clypeatus, 4 perlatus & 8 compressus in 4 tanks
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Oct 3, 2010 9:25:22 GMT -5
Yeah, while I think that the hybrids happened on accident (maybe? I forget, Sue will have to chime in), most people stillthink captive breeding is impossible. There have been some scientist who have been able to hatch the Zoa, but they do't survive long enough to grow up. I think it's because in the wild, the eggs are both laid, and spend the first few growth cycles in the sea, before coming ashore for their first molts and to take a shell. They need the nutrients found in the sea to grow up. I think Bob just figured out a way to recreate the ocean. Like I said, he's been working with hermies for almost as long as people have been keeping them as pets. He plans on publishing the work soon, but he was hospitalized earlier this year and that set him back a bit, I'm sure.
Spread the word "across the pond" that captive breeding has finally happened! Just remember SCP said it first! ;D
≈19 clypeatus, 4 perlatus & 8 compressus in 4 tanks
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