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    Any idea of average lifespan on these guys? I hope it's longer than the mantids ...
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    Mine are all red once past the baby stage or hardened in their molts. The actual Geosesarma sp. "blue" is an totally different species from a different location, these reds are from Sulawesi. The various species are not able to be kept together.

    Here's a photo gallery of a nice German fellow named Oliver who has most all the species, I'd like a few more types they seem pretty trouble free:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.panzerwelten.de/v/Geosesarma/&ei=A9KeTNAMkqidB93usLUN&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBYQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.panzerwelten.de/v/Geosesarma/%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3Ddyj%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-USfficial%26prmd%3Div


    People say the Geosesarma crabs live about 2-3 years and supposedly take a year to reach maturity not sure if that is included in the 2-3 years. I will certainly be finding out!

    Found another "death or molt this afternoon, a small male, I had just dumped a load of live isopods and giant springtails in the other day so hopefully it was just a growth molt and I have another mature male someplace.
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    I've actually caught one of the little guys tonight! About a 1/16" leg span:




    I'm going to buy one of those clear plastic dresser drawer shelves to store the individual containers of babies in. I probably can't ship them over winter even with a heat pack and overnight shipping (maybe I can) so likely I will be caring for the pups all winter.

    Now that the main tank is flooded there are more babies that I can see. Not sure how many, and if another female has pups well...
    But at least this way I can pull out a drawer, pop all the lids, drop in food and turkey baster in some more water and pop the lids back on in an efficient manner.

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    I decided to put the tiny guy back in the huge community tank where I caught it cos the big tank has all the food, moss, algae and substrate he needs to eat to get to grow up healthy compared to a sterile cup with moss. I will catch them later in spring unless things start to look crowded when they start growing out and new litters are born.

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    Awww its so cute!!!

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    They are cute but so fast you really can't believe it!

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