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look a mummified lobster mummy! [18 Feb 2007|12:16am]


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Hello [28 Jan 2007|12:44pm]

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My husband and I are the proud owner of a crayfish named Auron. We bought him kind of on a whim at the local pet store, when all the fish in our cycled 10 gallon died mysteriously (we were away from home at the time, so I've no idea what happened) and we needed to restock the tank before the cycle died. So we saw Auron, asked the pet store person about him, and decided to buy him. The pet store person, predictably, gave us wrong info (like he won't eat the live plant in the tank because crayfish are carnivores and only need meat), but we've been learning on our own since then.

He's got a fake driftwood log in the tank, a small little bridge, and a plant that's been put into a pot with marble so he can't get at its roots. He still manages to climb up the plant and eat its leaves and stalks and ... well, everything, but at least the roots are safe.

Anyways, I have several questions. We've currently been feeding him a mixed diet of shrimp pellets, algae wafers, and dried catfood (we read online somewhere that they can eat dried catfood). Is this a decent diet for him? Our LFS doesn't sell bloodworms and I'm rather skeptical about digging up worms for him. Is there anything he needs in the tank to be happier? He often tries to climb up the sides of the tank; is this because he's unhappy or because he just likes to climb? And how frequently do we need to do water changes? I know weekly changes are necessary for fish in cycled tanks to remove the nitrates; are crayfish sensitive to nitrates as well or can we change the water less frequently?

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[03 Jan 2006|10:03pm]

Hello, chaps! It's splendid to find a group like this! I was wondering, are any of you familiar with purple moon crabs? I found one in a pet store, and the employees didn't seem to know anything about it. I was moved to liberate it from its tiny enclave, but now I don't know how to make it happy--I don't even know what sex it is! I really want to take good care of the little fellow. All I know is that they need brackish water, both land and water areas, that they are scavengers in the wild so will eat almost anything (apparently the pet store kept it going on dog food! I'm going to try ReptoMin, better balance).
They're absolutely beautiful creatures, so colorful. Can someone help me? I'd be undyingly grateful.
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Fiddlers United for Crab Kindness (we're working on a better acronym) [21 Aug 2005|12:18am]

Safe from cruel or simply clumsy porno stars, Citizen Snips and his crew bask atop their driftwood perch.

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hello and sorry about my icon. [16 Aug 2005|11:43pm]

Are shrimp crustaceans? I know very little about my inner prawn. However, I feel that the CLF would be a good place to set him free.

I do, on the other hand, know more about crawdads. One of my favorite memories is that of 'hunting' for crawdads in the creek by woods with my grandmother before she withered away and died of cancer. I can still remember the way the place smelled: like ferns and petroleum. It smelled like it was frozen in a time before people had reached the continent. I still have dreams about that place. But, not as often as I used to because I'm all grown up now.
Anyway, when I was little, before I remember having any dreams at all, my grandmother and I stood ankle deep in cold water. It was a June day under the shade of very old trees. We had three crawdads in a bucket and my grandmother was bleeding because one of them had pinched her. I busy trying not to slip on the moss covered rocks of the stream. Suddenly, the bucket was filled with hundreds of the smallest crawdads i had ever seen. One second they weren't there -- the next second they were. I had no idea where they came from. We set them free.
One of the crawdads gave birth -- live birth? Looking back on this I'm really not sure if I can trust what I remember or not.
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A simple question [16 Dec 2004|09:01pm]

Hey I'm a hermit crab fan and a lover of all things ocean-dwelling, that is why I decided to joing this amazing community, but I was hit with a very seious dilemma, Is it okay to eat crab meat, and be a member? if not i think i will be forced to leave quickly, you see crab meet is the sweetest most mouthwatering substance on the planet.
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The new CLF spokeswoman [15 Jul 2004|08:46pm]


I've decided that I want our spokeswoman to be none other than Lobster Girl herself. Who better to represent this community? Although we try to convey a fierce image, the CLF needs a sensitive, feminine image too. Lobster Girl will bring us that image.

Meet Lobster Girl, our new spokeswoman!

She's about to wail on this crustacean hater.

Crustaceans love her.

She is truly all of the above. :)

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Boycott South Park and Comedy Central [15 Jul 2004|08:59am]

Here we have a case of crab defamation. A South Park episode was found to contain slanderous attacks on crabs.

The episode featured a crustacean race known as "crab people". These crab people were portayed as evil and sinister, something crabs could never be. Portraying crabs as evil is nothing but slander, and we fear the episode will cause an anti-crab sentiment to sweep through America.

Because of this, the CLF has called for the boycott of South Park and Comedy Central.

Crustacean defamation is in no way acceptable. Not even in a light-hearted cartoon.

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crabs n stuff [15 Jul 2004|03:45pm]
i think we should drown out the sick pr0n with lots of normal pr0n
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The offending photographs [15 Jul 2004|07:41am]

This is the first entry of the CLF. Here are offending photographs that started it all. Viewer discreation is strongly advised:

Are you disgusted by these photos? Then become a soldier of the CLF!
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