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Buy them by the bunch!!!

Discussion in 'The HCRU Family Photo Album - Say Cheese.' started by wickedannabella, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. wickedannabella

    wickedannabella (Micro Crab)

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    So I stopped by my local Petco. It's a gorgeous 55 degree day here and I hoped that there would be something there for me! I wasn't wrong. They'd just gotten in a shipment...OF RUGGIES!!! BEAUTIFUL RUGGIES!!

    So I bought....FIVE!!!!!

    *sigh*

    Here's the group....
    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/March1007022.jpg

    And here are their closeups...

    Itsy:
    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/Itsy.jpg

    Bitsy:
    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/Bitsy.jpg

    Teenie:
    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/Teenie.jpg

    Eenie:
    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/eenie.jpg

    And Minnie - because she was the only one I could ***...
    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/Minnie.jpg

    Now my tank is over crowded, but hopefully not for long as our income tax should be here sometime soon and I will be getting my bigger tank for the big guys and the little guys will go into the 20L.

    So it's only temporary...
     
  2. jtswife

    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    I know, it's been getting warm:) Those are beautiful crabs.:)
     
  3. hello_hammerheads

    hello_hammerheads "First Molt, A Success"

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    adorable =]
     
  4. Hermie's rule

    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    I wish I had ruggies. I got one which I thought was a ruggie but now I think that I've got a large Eccuadorian. *sigh* oh well. I've always wanted one or the other! :) Sweet hermies.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Can anyone explain to me the differences between the crabs, in terms that I can understand?:D
     
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    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Hmmm. I found this on another website and am posting it here.The Compressus or Ecuadorian hermit crab, commonly called the E, looks very similar to the ruggie. The differences are that the Ecuadorian does not have black marks under the eyes, the stitch marks on the big pincher are not as raised or they are absent all together and they usually have multiple markings on their shield. Ecuadorian hermit crabs tend to be shades of blue green and oranges. The Ecuadorian hermit crab is often confused with the Rugosus hermit crab. Ecuadorian hermit crabs are energetic, they move quickly around the tank and will suddenly drop from high branches when spooked. Ecuadorian hermit crabs can usually be found in small mom and pop pet stores. I have never seen an Ecuadorian hermit crab in a nation chain. Ecuadorians usually prefer shells with D shaped openings, like the rock shells, whale eyes, and babylons.Some of the common identifying characteristics of the Rugosus hermit crab or commonly called ruggie are: Dark spots under the eyes, stitch marks on the big pincher, orange feelers. You’ll also notice in the picture to the right a line of black running down the shield and his left leg seems to be twisted. Rugosus hermit crabs come in a varity of colors, if you look at my Rugosus hermit crab archives you will see the rainbow of colors. Ruggies are a personal favorite of mine, they are good natured, friendly, and entertaining. Rugosus hermit crabs can usually be found in Petcos depending upon your geographic location. Ruggies usually prefer turbo shells.

    That's not all the differences. I hope that helps.
     
  7. msdiamonddawg

    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    They are very cute and I LOVE the names, Wicked. LOL ...
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    I noticed all my crabs like the turbo shells.:)
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    There really cute
     
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