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 Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium

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PostSubject: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 12:01 am

So I have finally decided to buy geosesarma sp. after much internal debate and I have spent all day preparing a place for them to live. The pictures I'm posting now are just a glimpse of what the final paludarium will look like.

And it will house:

*Picture borrowed from Oliver Mengedoht*
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 12:29 am

Sweet man looks good now to pick the fish for it and are you planning to go to aj tomorrow ?
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 8:08 am

Nice slate work there. Good job.

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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 8:35 am

Love the bright red eyes and the fadded purple claws.

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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 3:28 pm

So all in all I will have 10 of these guys, 2 males and 8 females. One of the females is already gravid so I may have a hatch soon too! Hopefully I'll have the tank finished today and that way I can make sure all of my machinery works and what not. Thanks for all the compliments everyone. I have pictures for a DIY article if anyone wants me to write one up. thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 5:46 pm

If you search this title on google we are already #1

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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 6:07 pm

Too bad my wall collapsed, I suppose I built the upper part of the wall too heavy. Oh well I'm rebuilding it now lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/11/2011, 10:10 pm

Here is my second attempt at the tank, notice how the wall is much smaller this time. I need to clean the tank a little bit but I feel okay about the tank for now. I am getting the crabs tomorrow so it has to work. I still need to add a background. I usually spray paint the back black but I wanted to try something new and I haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do yet. Tomorrow once I get the crabs and clean up the tank, I will post a much better pic and I'll include all of the equipment, flora, etc. I will probably do a DIY write up as well if anyone is interested! Let me know what you think, no matter how you feel.
New Scape
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/12/2011, 3:27 pm

I got my crabs today! So excited, they all arrived alive and are currently getting to know the tank/relaxing after their trip from California. Here is the tank running:

A couple Geosesarma Sp. "Bicolor" (1 M/1 F)

Me trying to get my little camera to zoom in on them
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/12/2011, 9:25 pm

Looks really nice man I like your crabs and im glad to fogger is working ok , by the way did you need me to bring my fogger over for your toads ?
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/12/2011, 11:46 pm

No I guess I bought one lol I just now finished setting that thing up and I am gonna have to do more work on it tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/13/2011, 11:23 am

You going to be posting some pics of your toads ehh ehhh I NEED to seem them asap lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/13/2011, 8:45 pm

Well I had to rescape the toad tank today because the substrate I used ended up causing a giant mess and now the filter died. Just can't get this tank right I swear lol. The crabs are doing good though, watching them own some crickets is awesome and the toads do a darn good job at that as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/17/2011, 8:42 pm

Here are some pics of the crabs:
My grumpy female (who is very quick by the way)->

Bubbly Male (He was literally blowing bubbles while I was taking pictures)->

The other male:
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/17/2011, 10:08 pm

Dang looking good my man they are really awesome looking , keep it up and get my some babies : )
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/18/2011, 9:39 am

crazy eyes is what i would call him lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/18/2011, 9:53 am

Man that tank is sweet. Those eyes are kinda creepy lol but i love the look of those crabs
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/29/2011, 1:46 am

I am really interested in owning a few of these little guys. Can you tell me how to get in contact with the folk in Cali that you got your crabs from? I would also like the step by step on your setup. I don't think I would make anything this large but it would help with making even a small version. Thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/29/2011, 11:34 am

try aquabid that is where he got them from and from what he told me I think he bought the dude out of stock haha
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/29/2011, 6:36 pm

i seen some on ebay, 5 for $100. was thinking about buying them. would you wanna buy a couple from me if i bought them

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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   7/30/2011, 1:50 pm

Very nice looking crabs thanks for sharring
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PostSubject: Re: Geosesarma sp. "Vampire Crab" Paludarium   8/1/2011, 12:50 pm

wow those are really neat.
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