First of our juvenile crabs is adult

All of our Vampire crab juveniles are still alive and one of them looks adult now. Smaller youngs are still brownish.

Geosesarma sp, vampire crab, vampyyritaskurapu

Mother of these crabs was hiding several months and I was sure that it was dead. It had been some where behind plants and back ground materials.
These crabs grow step by step and they have to shed their exoskeleton when it becomes too small. Here is set of these shells. There is also seaurching fossils in the picture.

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Water Fig grows very well in this kind of paludariums.

paludarium