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Crabs & Crustaceans: Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab

Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab
Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab
Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab
Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab
Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab
Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab
Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab
Metasesarma aubryi...red apple crab

The Red Apple Crab is a rather uncommon and unknown crab in the hobby. These crabs are not fully aquatic, on the contrary, they are terrestrial crabs. Their natural habitat comprises areas nearby rivers and streams in dense tropical forest. These crabs are omnivores, nocturnal and sociable. These crabs are scavengers and need a good mix of protein and vegetation. Crabs require a source of fresh-water, devoid of chemicals. Rain water or distilled water will work.

Taxonomic Classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Malacostraca
  • Order: Decapoda
  • Family: Sesarmidae
  • Sub Family: Crustacea
  • Genus: Metasesarma
  • Species: aubryi

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Care Sheet

Diet: Fish sticks,sweet corn, sweet potato
Housing: Five gallon, for one male and two females
Substrate: A mixture of sand and coco fibre
Temperature: 22 - 24c
Humidity: 75%+
Additional notes:
All crabs require a source of calcium, this can be provided via a cuttlebone or supplement mixed into food.

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