ID This Crab

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by Shu, Sep 29, 2009.

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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to get several opinions before making a decision. Seeing as nobody here has ever done this I can understand the cynicism (please note sarcasm). Now, let's remain civil from hereon out, OK?
     
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  3. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    amen amcarrig. nicely said, and agreeing wholeheartedily. the thread did go off topic, but for the right reasons in regards to personal opinions and experiences. thats my .0217 cents canadian.
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hopefully pagojoe will chime in and be able to give the original poster a definite i.d.
     
  5. Screwtape

    Screwtape Tonozukai Fairy Wrasse

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    Perhaps a picture of the crab from another angle would help with the ID?
     
  6. Shu

    Shu Astrea Snail

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    Thank you and I agree . I'm not familiar with the sarcasm in this forum. I will try to snap a pic tonight. I rarely see him so I don't know. Might have to wait till the lights are off not sure.
     
  7. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I think that looks a lot like it. Good find!!
     
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  9. Shu

    Shu Astrea Snail

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    If it is that would be cool, but I rather be positive on the id and not risk it. I am going to try and get it out. Anyone know the best way to catch a crab.
     
  10. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    get glass jar and put a piece of food in it then tilt it slitly upwards on a rock. he will get in but not out!!!
     
  11. tigerlily

    tigerlily Feather Duster

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    you're welcome! I'm willing to bet thats what your crab is lol. The ones I have had look EXACTLY like yours. Hope that is the definite ID and if it is your reef will be safe;). But they're hard to find during the day I guess thats the only downside. If its on a rock and hard to get off the rock and you want it off a.s.a.p. just shake the rock out of the water, it'll lose its grip and come off lol EARTHQUAKE!
     
  12. Shu

    Shu Astrea Snail

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    In all honesty it is a really cool looking crab though