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Old 11-17-2004, 10:15 AM   #11
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If it has black-tippd ponchers it is most likely a stone crab. Take it out. Bring it to the LFS and give ti tto them or trade them for a few reef hermits. Sevise, smash it with a stick...are you crazy? We are in the hobby of keeping life, not taking it.
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Old 11-17-2004, 11:32 AM   #12
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Ya, and good luck with this if you have any amount of rock. Those suckers don't come all the way in the open much and when they do, they are lightning fast.
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:21 AM   #13
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I saw him in one of my caves with his claw-o-death sticking out waiting for something to pass by. I lured him out with some shrimp then got him. Its a quicker death than if I had thrown him in with my Mantis. I'm planning on stocking my tank with smaller fish and by the looks of him he could of easily made lunch out of some of them.

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wow. good job.

do you hire your crab hunting skills out? I have about 40 you could take care of for me!

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Old 12-02-2004, 08:03 AM   #15
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Wow! 8O

RocketSeason - you got that many in only a 37g? They came in on your 40lbs of rock???
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It was a joke. I had a TON when the rock arrived. I think I am down to about 6 after removing probibly a dozen of them.
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Old 12-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #17
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I tried the bottle trap method last night! I caught 3 snails, and a pepp. shrimp.....No crab yet!!!
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The only large hitchhiker I have left is a crab. Coloring is a sandish tan with a very rough texture. His claws are the same as the carapice. I've only seem him pick at the LR so I'll leave him for now.
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I found 1 crab after being set up for over a year. Never saw him until I swapped tanks. I have no idea where he came from as I started with 3 small pieces of LR that I inspected several times. I see him fairly often now, but so far he's always picking at bare rock so he gets to stay.
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I tried the bottle trap last night. caught one crab.

not to shabby!!!

revhtree, did you burry the opening in the sand a bit to give the crab a little place to walk up to the opening?
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