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How to tell if its a ruggie or E?

Discussion in 'Species Identification - Identify Your Hermit Crab' started by scottjan, Jun 11, 2009.

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  1. scottjan

    scottjan "Never Molted"

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    Maybe its just me but i have a hard time telling which is which?
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Here is the link to a identification place
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    The Es have candy corn eyes. It explains there.
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I've learned that Ruggies usually have smudges under their eyes. Both of them come in almost all colors, but Ruggies have more of a uniform color(i.e. E's BP can be brownish, greyish, and bluish all at the same time when Rug's will be mostly greyish color and nothing else or mostly pinkish color and nothing else.) Also, E's eyes are candy-corn shaped. That's basically all I've learned about telling the difference from E's and Ruggies.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Great. I wonder why the link says "Login. I'm probably just loged out. I'm going to go read the ID chart for the 3 time. I keep forgetting what's on there.
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    It says you have to log in to view that part of the site.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Oh. I understand. THat's one of those sites where you have to be a member.
     
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    its my ID chart @ the addiction just refer them to my ID section at my info site - you dont have to be a member - see my signature

    I swore I said that before :confused:

    do we have it here? I gotta look
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Sorry. The addiction one is the one that popped into my head first. You've said that before. I'll go find where it is on your site and make a link. Oh sorry, It's formated in a lots of links and stuff, not just one post. I found it easier to read one post but some people are not members of the addiction so I'll start linking to your crab room.
     
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    scottjan "Never Molted"

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    Thanks Yall! I think I may have gotten what I needed. I am still visting with family and this one shop has straws which I will be tanking a couple home with me and they also had what looked to be E's or ruggies, so Im going to go back and look closer at them. If they are indeed ruggies a couple of them are coming home with me too:D!

    But that kinda brings another question to mind. Are there species dont should not live in the same tank together?
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    They can live together. You have to have ltos of calcium for E or else they might be canibals... THey are fine together though.
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Scottjan, I agree with Cococrisp, they can all live together, but make sure you keep an eye on any new species you add to your tank because sometimes crabs will bully a new species added.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I don't really worry too much but sometimes Coco will walk straight over another crab. I would think that Jumbo would be the alfa but Coco is. Coco is the second biggest and he is more important because Jumbo is so shy and does not like the other crabs. Coco plows through everyone and always is first to the food and water. He does not hurt the others but is just the head of the tank. If he was eating or tearing the others... that's another story.
     
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    what exactly do they look like for each breed and what are candycorn eyes?

    Mia
     
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