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Neogonodactylus

Oc Eggs Developing 4 12 2016

Developing O. chierchiae eggs in the mother's cavity.
Likes: DWhatley
What is the round substrate holding the eggs?
 
The female is living in a cavity formed by a razor clam in sand stone. O. chierchiae can be found living in a variety of cavities and shells. Typically a brooding female sits in the entrance which she blocks using pebbles and shell fragments. This female has laid about 40 eggs over a two month period and at 25 degrees the eggs take 5-6 weeks to hatch. I took this photo of her developing eggs when the female left the cavity to catch a crab.

Roy
 

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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
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ƒ/32
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105.0 mm
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1/60
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200
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Oc eggs developing 4 12 2016.jpg
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Fri, 22 April 2016 10:31 AM
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