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Post by feelingchimpy on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:21 pm

As some of you may know, I've kept hermit crabs for years now, and I love to chat about them! If anybody else has crabs and/or wants to babble, hit me up. I'll post a picture of my crabitat and pictures of my crabs later, although the crab pictures aren't completely up to date because my little guys don't particularly enjoy being messed with. I usually leave them be and sacrifice good photo ops.

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Post by feelingchimpy on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:33 pm

My crew! Like I said, the pictures aren't up to date. Ralts especially looks different now, she's much more vibrant. I'll get updated photos when I can.

Their home, a 55 gallon tank converted into a crabitat.

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Post by feelingchimpy on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:39 pm

Even though they all have names right now, I'm probably going to stop naming them from now on. They get super hard to tell apart, they can completely change color when they molt, and they change shells so often that isn't a reliable way to tell them apart either. Sometimes they even seem to change gender, that or their female reproductive area becomes obvious over time when it wasn't before, people aren't sure. Shuckle is the only one I can tell apart consistently because her eyes are very subtly different from a defect she developed after her first time molting with me. She's fixed the defect almost to an incredible level over years of molting, but she's still slightly unique.

Either way, I'm fixing to get two to three more crabs sometime hopefully soon.

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Post by iwillregretthistommorrow on Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:43 pm

My best friend has three hermit crabs. They are adorable!!!!

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Post by feelingchimpy on Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:57 am

Hermit crabs are definitely underappreciated imo! They can live 40+ years with proper care, and they're actually really fascinating when you give them a chance and learn about them. How long has your friend had their crab friends? Very Happy

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Post by iwillregretthistommorrow on Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:16 pm

She's only had them since September. But she loves them to death. I love whenever she tells me about them cause than i get to learn just a little bit more about animals.

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Post by feelingchimpy on Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:39 pm

If she ever has any questions about them, there's a forum site called hermitcrabassociation that got me started, it has everything and everything you could ever want to know about them ^u^

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Post by iwillregretthistommorrow on Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:40 pm

Awesome i shall let her know in case she ever wants to go on there. Thank you!!!!!!

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Post by feelingchimpy on Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:43 pm

No problem! I'm not on the site anymore, but it was super fun while I was. Everybody there loves hermit crabs and they're all super willing to help and answer questions. :3

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Post by iwillregretthistommorrow on Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:39 pm

Awesome. I think she'd enjoy a place like that!! She did do some research before getting them, and she still looks up information now, but having people who have owned hermit crabs before and or now would be a nice change.

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Post by feelingchimpy on Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:28 pm

Definitely, even if she'd only want a place to chat about crabs, that would be a great place to go. Everybody there loves crabs!

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Post by iwillregretthistommorrow on Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:33 pm

She loves it so far!!!!

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Post by feelingchimpy on Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:35 pm

I'm glad! Very Happy If she posts any pictures of her crabs there, could you link me to them? :3

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Post by iwillregretthistommorrow on Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:37 pm

I could try at least!!! But i can probably find away to get a picture of her crabs anyhow.

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Post by feelingchimpy on Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:22 pm

I got new pictures of Shuckle and Ralts~

Shuckle - x

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Post by feelingchimpy on Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:25 am

Weedle - x

Shuckle next to her original shell - x

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Post by feelingchimpy on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:49 pm

I picked up three new crabs yesterday, and they're tiny! I'm not naming my crabs anymore bc it gets so difficult to tell them apart after they molt and change color and such. I feel kindof bad about it, but

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/13063203_893384774140903_1294371479294325478_o.jpg

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/t31.0-8/13086908_893384884140892_1782815114920544507_o.jpg

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Re: Hermit crabs!

Post by feelingchimpy on Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:29 pm

Welp, that didn't last long

#1 is Zee
#2 is Jinga
#3 is Dinka

Weedle and Ralts are also now Sampa and Lika. I ran out of Pokemon names that I like and I can't handle some having a name theme and others having a different one... Except Shuckle, Shuckle will always be Shuckle. Has been Shuckle for like, 4-5 years. Always Shuckle.

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Re: Hermit crabs!

Post by feelingchimpy on Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:15 pm

Zee has molted and come back up! She's still small, but not so tiny that I gasp when I see her xD Jinga hung around and explored for about a week before she went down. Dinka went down that day and hasn't come back yet. Right now, Sampa has been up for a week or two and is knocking stuff down and being a right proper git.

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Post by feelingchimpy on Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:42 pm

Okay so its been awhile... Dinka never came up from molting, so pps almost definitely killed him, poor little guy x__x

Shuckle and Sampa are up right now and they're both doing rly well! Jinga and Zee seem to be molting. I actually had to just order some more big shells bc Shuckle has just about outgrown the biggest shells I had. She's approaching "jumbo" on the size chart... I'm so proud of her <3

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