electric blue lobster/crayfish carrying eggs

Markray

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Jan 23, 2018
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Hi my Bec seems to still be having eggs 4 months now. She just has not stopped hatching eggs. She hides about 6 weeks then comes out an babies follow. Up ft litter 3 or more.
 

Markray

Feeder Fish
Jan 23, 2018
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Hi my Bec seems to still be having eggs 4 months now. She just has not stopped hatching eggs. She hides about 6 weeks then comes out an babies follow. Up to litter 3 or more.
 

icptoke3

Black Skirt Tetra
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Apr 28, 2018
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That picture is definitely not an electric blue crayfish. I'm breeding them now and mine are very bright solid blues. But when it comes to the babies. If there's nobody to mate with its probably a marmakrab and you will be overrun eventually. But once the babies start to crawl around the tail you can kinda shake them off mom
 

Jbrown2421

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Sep 3, 2018
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That picture is definitely not an electric blue crayfish. I'm breeding them now and mine are very bright solid blues. But when it comes to the babies. If there's nobody to mate with its probably a marmakrab and you will be overrun eventually. But once the babies start to crawl around the tail you can kinda shake them off mom
Hey I was wondering about shaking babies off, have you done it before? My females eggs hatched 4 days ago and they care around under the females tail. someone advised me to shake them off but I tried and no babies let go I’m not sure what I can do. I even brushed my finger against the babies and still nothing
 

icptoke3

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Apr 28, 2018
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Maybe they're not ready to let go yet. Give em a couple more days. Do you see any free crawling yet? Or still holding onto mama. Eventually she will try n shake them free herself too
 

Jbrown2421

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Sep 3, 2018
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True thank you, I’ve seen a few here and there crawling around the underside of the moms tail slowly but haven’t seen any leave her yet
 

icptoke3

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Apr 28, 2018
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Yea, they all develop at different rates being so many of them. I wait until I see a few on the other side of the tank before I try to mess with the mama. But she will reach a point where shes had enough of them hanging onto her. If you see her laying on her side shaking her tail, that's the time to lend her a hand. It could be as easy as picking her up out of the water to get them to let go. I'm currently waiting on one myself right now. I try to let it happen naturally for the most part as to not stress her out. But you do want to remove her from the baby tank as soon as you can
 
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