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 How to tell if boy or girl

i have 4 crabs but how do u tell if boy or girl



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07/16/09  05:54pm

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Tinetine
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  Message To: Sesecat   In reference to Message Id: 2040552


 How to tell if boy or girl

you cant tell unless their shell is off. then if the shell is off you would have to look up the anatomy of a female hermit crab.



07/17/09  02:38pm

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Whitestreeyoda
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2040907


 How to tell if boy or girl

If the shell is off or they are so far out of their shells you can see their abdomen, look for branchlike extensions on the side of the abdomen. That is a female because they keep their eggs there temporarily until they can deposit them. You shouldn’t worry about unexpected crabs if thats what you’re thinking. They don’t breed in captivity.



09/28/09  09:01pm

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Tori11
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  Message To: Whitestreeyoda   In reference to Message Id: 2077960


 How to tell if boy or girl

Actually it’s not too difficult to sex them as long as they cooperate. :) You just have to get them hanging out of their shell a bit.

This site has a handy guide on how to do it:
http://hermit-crabs.com/sexing.html



09/28/09  10:38pm


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