Curlz

Curlz (Melanie) may be the most prolific breeder to date with 21 attempts!

It appears at this time her blog is completely gone. How devastating 🙁

You can view it if you use the Way Back Machine.

Here is an excerpt from her blog that will show a bit of a timeline of her work:

My offspring

All land hermit crabs that you can buy are wild-caught!

One more reason to try everything to breed these beautiful animals.

After we provided our terrariums with the pool, we got this chance! Because from this point on they released their eggs in the seawater pool quite often.
Our offspring projects started …
Note: I use the term “offspring” and that means offspring in captivity. The eggs were produced by my hermit crabs, which have lived with me for a long time.

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Project No. 1 – 3 “The failed attempts”
When the first larvae came, we had little information about the rearing. Nevertheless, we dared to do it experimentally.

With every failure we learned something new. The disappointment, however, became immeasurableFortunately, I found help in the IfmN forum . There I got the tip to try it with a growing top. Some breeders have already had success with complicated marine animals.
There were also many other very helpful tips about the care and nutrition of crab larvae. And I learned a lot about sea water and cleaning breeding tanks …
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Project No. 4 “The First Success” C. violascens

Thanks to the help of experienced breeders of marine animals and the IfmN forum , it actually succeeded in the fourth attempt! ðŸ™‚
It looks like the world’s first land hermit crabs bred. Definitely the first C. violascens offspring worldwide.
You can find the documentation here:

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Project No. 11 “The Second Success” C. violascens

After a long dry spell and six more unsuccessful attempts, it was the second time! ðŸ™‚

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Project No. 16 “The Third Success” C. violascens
After further failures it was now possible for the third time 🙂

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Project no. 17 a “The fourth success” C.  purpureus
A fourth offspring was successful. For the first time a different species: C. purpureus

  • The fourth offspring (documentation still in progress)

Note: in experiment 17-19 I had 5 different larvae litters.

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Project No. 18 “The fifth success” C. violascens
A fifth offspring was successful. And for the fourth time it is C. violascens .

  • The fifth offspring (documentation still in progress)

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Project No. 20 “The sixth success” C. clypeatus
A sixth offspring succeeded. Three C. clypeatus did it.

  • The sixth offspring (documentation still in progress)

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* not yet completed * Project No. 21 “
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OthersReport from the Caridina 4/12  world premiere! Caridina
report from the terraristic 1/14 land hermit crabs – no cuddly toys

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You can find more about reproduction, larval development and rearing in the Land Hermit Crab forum. in the category “Reproduction and breeding of terrestrial hermit crabs”

Visit her blog for all details and photos:

Captive Hermit Crab Breeder Curlz