The nursery 2#

Another view showing the spines just before and after the eye.


Well a week's gone by and there is no great differences. You can tell that the babies are spiny Euastacus by the tiny spines near the top of the head section beside the eyes.
This is a good sign. It shows that the digestive tract is full and hopefully they are getting the right type of food. They are now of a diet of decaying lettuce leaves and a special pellet which contains dried vegetable matter. 


Very fine hairs can be seen forming on the claws.

This is called the telson, the fan section at the end of the tail (abdomen). Very small v shapes also signify that this is Euastacus. Notice the very fine hairs leading off the uropods.