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Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by froggz37, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. froggz37

    froggz37 "First Molt, A Success"

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    hehehe Could you guys help? I understand a few of the abbreviations you use here, such as indo-indonesian, and E-equadorian. At least I think so. But there are so many abbreviations used and I'm a bit lost right now [​IMG] Also another question of mine is what are all of the species of hermit crabs available as pets? I know of the indonesian, equadorian, and strawberry. What are the others, and what do they look like in general?? thanks so much [​IMG]
     
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    ReganShaw "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Well, as for abbreviations, another one is PP, which is Purple Pincher. Purple Pinchers are usually the easiest crab to get. There's also Ruggie's (Rugosus), and Cavipes. They are the other three available in the US. There is also the Crazy Crab (from Australia) Crazy Crabs are VERY hard to get, and not exactly legal in the US. Don't know why. (If I'm wrong about this someone tell me)

    As for the other abbreviations, I'm not sure. I guess I use them so much that I don't even realize it. Let me know what some of them are! I'll help you the best I can!

    Also, Welcome to our board!
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Here are a few that may help you!

    BP - Big Pincher
    Brevy - Indonesian (Coenobita Brevimanus)
    Cavie - Cavipes (Coenobita Cavipes)
    CC - crazy crabs (Coenobita Variabilis)
    DW - Doc Wellfish (salt mix)
    E - Ecuadorian (Coenobita Compressus)
    EE - Eco-Earth (coconut fiber bedding)
    FB - Forest Bedding
    Indo - Indonesian (Coenobita Brevimanus)
    IO - Instant Ocean (salt mix)
    ISO - Isolation tank
    LPS - local pet store
    PP - purple pincher (Coenobita Clypeatus)
    Rug - Ruggie (Coeonbita Rugosus)
    Straw - Strawberry (Coenobita Perlatus)

    If there are any others, don't hesitate to ask. Some of us are so used to using them like Jenny said, that they become second nature to us.

    A few other species that are (to my knowledge) not in the US are

    Coenobita Carnescens
    Coenobita Olivieri
    Coenobita Purpureus
    Coenobita Spinosus
    Coenobita Violascens
     
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    froggz37 "First Molt, A Success"

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    thank you very much Wendy, that REALLY helps out. Also I appreciate you giving the scientific names as well, that way I can research them and learn more.
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Click on the link below for a more complete list [​IMG]

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