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a quick way to identify?

Discussion in 'Species Identification - Identify Your Hermit Crab' started by mysticalsoaps, Jul 3, 2008.

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  1. mysticalsoaps

    mysticalsoaps Hi, I'm New Here!

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    ok, I need to get some pics so you guys can look at them and let me know, but for now-
    Indo's and PP- whats the difference(besides where they come from...) Like how do i know its and indo or its a pp?

    Ruggies and Eucs- I am having the dilliest of a time trying to determine which ones i have. to me, they look the same. I see descriptions and pics online, and sometimes i think i have eucs, sometimes ruggies.

    I have this micro hermie- he is the freaking greenest of green!! I am suspecting he is an euc. now some of my other that i am just not sure on anymore- some are very light in color, some darker, and one is a greeniesh brwn.

    I'll work on pics, but if someone could give a i-am-stupid-quick-tutorial-for-idiots, I would so appreciate it!!!
    Thanks!
     
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    mysticalsoaps Hi, I'm New Here!

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    yep that helps :D
    I did take pics tonight, and have a story to tell, but I am beat. we even did a red white blue pic for the contest...i'm off to bed, will post more in the next day or 2........

    Annette
     
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    looking forward to it!
     
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    Donna M "First Molt, A Success"

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    Thanks, Hermez, for that link! That is VERY helpful to us newbies! The photos are so clear and so wonderful......

    Thanks again,
    Donna M.
     
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    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    If you need help trying to figure out how to post pics ask Krackersmom2! She's really smart about that kind of stuff.
     
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    mysticalsoaps Hi, I'm New Here!

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    ok, here;s my link-
    ivy_slair - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

    I numbered the pics in question- 1, 2, 3, etc.

    they arent the best, but maybe it'll help. I am gonna pull some guys out tonight and use the guide and go from there too.

    my red white and blue pic is there, I gotta load that for the photo contest too!!
     
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    I did not look at every pic but they are E's!
     
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    mysticalsoaps Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Thanks Hermez! I kinda figured when I pulled them out tonight and looked @ their bodies and saw hash marks on each one. I was very disappointed. I want some ruggies so bad!! I call the one and only pet store in the area that seems to get them in, and they sell them 3-4.00 cheaper than anyone else. for 2 weeks now no crabs in their shipment, even though they are ordering them!!! amazing, its a crab shortage...lol

    The funny thing, the one e looks like he has stitching on the claw!!!

    I think my others are just pp's. they dont do much but sleep. Most of the E's are pretty active. now I definately know what to look for when i hit that stinking pet store the next time they get in crabby's!!! There is also another place I want to try that is out where I pick up my daughter. Just to far to drive to make a special trip.

    my jumbo I just got the other day to replace mr crabs is missing a leg, i am mad i didnt notice it before I bought him!!

    off to bed, i had to take allergy meds since the cats decided to be all over the place and into everything!! (thats what you get when you have to siamese- one is just a hair older than a year, the other is 5 mos old!!)
     
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    E's can have stitch marks but the BP's are smooth not bumpy and they arent as pronounced as Rugs!!
     
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    HermieLover93 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    If your that dissapointed about getting Es i could take a few off yours hands.......... But seriosly i might buy them if you are willing to because my area is barren of any other species than PP, and i have seven and onl y one is really active.!
     
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    momof2hermi_bashfull "First Molt In Progress"

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    would take any breed of hermit crab, I have 3 what I believe to be PP's, and that seems to be the only species around here.
     
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