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Bent
09/17/2015, 06:15 PM
So I'll try to grab a pic tonight. In my refugium I have a couple clusters of what appears to be eggs. At first I thought it was a flat worm, but upon closer inspection they are in fact eggs.

The only animals in there, that I know of are hermits, a sea hare, and one lone porcelain crab that I can't seem to get out.

The eggs are in a flat sac that's flat against a rock. There are specs of black that I'm assuming are the eggs. The sac is white.

Sk8r
09/17/2015, 06:17 PM
Sea hare is the likely culprit.

Bent
09/17/2015, 06:34 PM
Sea hare is the likely culprit.

It don't look like sea hare eggs from google image searches. Maybe I'll try the specific species.

Bent
09/17/2015, 09:11 PM
Finally got a pic. Got to zoom in on those black blobs.

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/Tackett1980/BDADA221-EFF6-4367-91F3-13F43E337E66.jpg

Auston
09/17/2015, 09:16 PM
Cool, wonder what they are from

Bent
10/11/2015, 11:56 PM
FYI, I now have these everywhere. Everywhere. Even in the sump.

I scoured the net for about a month trying to figure out what they are, and I think I have the answer.

They are purple porcelain crab eggs I think. What leads me to that conclusion is that I am finding more and more very small porcelain crabs that I never noticed before. Some of them are very small, maybe half a dime size.

Pretty interesting.

shifty51008
10/12/2015, 05:20 AM
I beleive porcilan crabs will hold on to the eggs till they hatch so if your finding them on the rocks i doubt that was them.