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Coconut Crab Exhibit

Claws exhibit. May 28, 2016

Coconut Crab Exhibit
jayjds2, 16 Jan 2017
    • JigerofLemuria
      Wow! Aren't coconut crabs extremely rare, in captivity or otherwise?
    • jayjds2
      @JigerofLemuria there are about 10 in the US at present, mostly in Sea Lifes.
    • JigerofLemuria
      I hope they breed well. Poor things... Islanders are always so vulnerable to us evil placentals. T_T
    • Chlidonias
      I doubt they have ever been bred in captivity. The babies are pelagic. Even farmed ones are just collected from the wild and grown. They certainly wouldn't be breeding in the awful little tank above.
    • jayjds2
      I believe Tennessee Aquarium is the only place in the US with multiple individuals of the species. From what I can tell they’re kept behind the scenes but one is occasionally brought out as an “ambassador.” TA does a lot of work with hard-to-breed species but their specialty is turtles and fish, not coconut crabs.
    • JigerofLemuria
      @Chlidonias Couldn't they make a separate tank for the larvae to swim in?
      Also, yes, this tank is atrocious.
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