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kms
1 hour ago, Crabclaw said:

Maybe they don’t have them there bc they’re illegal...? They seem to be quite popular everywhere else!

I seen them a few year back, all I see now are miniature crabs.

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jayc
1 hour ago, Rare Aqua said:

The only LEGAL crustacean import for Australia are Brine shrimp, Australia is extremely strict with their biosecurity so i would definitely not attempt to smuggle them into the country as if you're caught the fines are massive and you may face jail penalties as an exotics import/exporter

Agreed, don't import into Australia.

But thankfully KMS is from Hong Kong. HK doesn't care about biosecurity like we do.

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sdlTBfanUK
6 hours ago, jayc said:

Agreed, don't import into Australia.

But thankfully KMS is from Hong Kong. HK doesn't care about biosecurity like we do.

Also the attempted smuggled creatures of any kind will face being destroyed!

Simon

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Grubs

@Rare Aqua  It would be great to see a photo or two of your A. lacustris and how you keep them.

 

I've seen them in rivers near Melbourne but only ever one or two individuals.  They are quite cryptic and not as "outgoing" as A. laevis.  Do the males die off each year or can you stretch them into a second year in captivity?

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Crabclaw

Dang ur lucky, I've never seen them wild before. Probably lucky I haven't though, cuz I'd be so tempted to set up a tank and bring them home 😂

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kms

I'm really happy, finally a local shop in Hong Kong had some of these crabs, not to sure which variation of the spider crabs,, but they advertised them as miniature spider crabs (Limnopilos naiyanetri) , I was going to bring them back from Taiwan if I find any, but no need now, got them for about GBP 13.50 for 10 crabs, I will pick up another 30 crabs in the next few day.

 

The first photo is the crabs in the bag, I won't get home till tmr, the second photo is taken at the shop.

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sdlTBfanUK

Had a quick look in my new invertebrates book and think they are Limnopilos naiganetri! If so it says temperature 24 to 28, Ph 7.5 - 8.5. They should be given driftwood and floating plants. It also says that although they carry eggs, raising the young has not been done in captivity (book produced 2015). This youtube video says she has had breeding though????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPOIq4AsZCE

I had thought about getting some in the past but as she says they are a bit like spiders so that put me off................

Hope everything else is going well still!

Simon  

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Crabclaw

CUTE!

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    • Crabclaw
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Had a quick look in my new invertebrates book and think they are Limnopilos naiganetri! If so it says temperature 24 to 28, Ph 7.5 - 8.5. They should be given driftwood and floating plants. It also says that although they carry eggs, raising the young has not been done in captivity (book produced 2015). This youtube video says she has had breeding though???? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPOIq4AsZCE I had thought about getting some in the past but as she says they are a bit like spiders so that put me off................ Hope everything else is going well still! Simon  
    • kms
      I'm really happy, finally a local shop in Hong Kong had some of these crabs, not to sure which variation of the spider crabs,, but they advertised them as miniature spider crabs (Limnopilos naiyanetri) , I was going to bring them back from Taiwan if I find any, but no need now, got them for about GBP 13.50 for 10 crabs, I will pick up another 30 crabs in the next few day.   The first photo is the crabs in the bag, I won't get home till tmr, the second photo is taken at the shop.
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      You can do large water changes, I do it every 6 months to reset the minerals in the water, but you cannot just dump the new water back into the tank. It needs to be fed in slowly. I drip in the new water after adjusting it to match previous parameters.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Shrimp don't need much of a water change as they are low bioload! I have 30L and only do 2L per week so as with JayC cut back on the water change amount, even .5 litre would be ok! Large water changes tend to trigger moulting so they may be moulting too often? They may drop the eggs if they aren't fertilised and therefore unwanted! Have you seen any that look to be able yet? Simon
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