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Discussion in 'The Welcome Rock' started by crackity, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. crackity

    crackity "Never Molted"

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    I've been a member now for about a week and just found this... thread, forum... whatever you call it. I've only had crabbies for going on 2 weeks now. If you had asked me 3 weeks ago I never could have predicted I'd be here now introducing myself.
    That's what happens when you have kids and girlfriend that likes to dote on them. :)
    We looked at them [hermit crabs] a few months ago and thought they were cool, but I was the only one that was willing to pick them up and touch them. They all wanted them then, but I put my foot down and said, "No way, you won't even touch them and I don't want to be taking care of them by myself."
    Cut to 2 weeks ago and we were in the mall again and looking at the collection of little crabbies. They all agreed to hold them and next thing we knew we had 4 brand new little guys in the largest plastic container the store sold. I wasn't really too interested at first, but within a day I had already been smitten with them and was determined to try and make them last. For the first several days I was reading all sorts of stuff from a book to a whole load of stuff from websites like this one.
    Jump to today and we now have a 20 gallon tank with a mixed sub-strate of play sand and jungle mix, Both salt and fresh water pools and all kinds of cool stuff to climb on, plus I am currently maintaining a comfy environment of about 80 degrees and 75-90% humidity. On top of that we've added four more playmates for our initial brood so we now have: Presley, Purplicious, Pearl, Pinchy, Barkley, Whitey, PandaBear and Flash.
    I guess maybe I do have a tendency to obsess over things sometimes. :D
    Anyway, I've already posted a few messages and want to thank those of you that have been kind enough to offer your insights to a newbie like me.

    Happy Crabbing!
     
  2. HERMEZ

    HERMEZ Moderator

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    Nice to have another addict here- we all understand!! WELCOME :D
     
  3. Lukems

    Lukems "First Molt In Progress"

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    Hey There,

    Glad To Have You On Board!

    I Think We All Share A Piece Of The Addiction Here!
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dezzi

    Dezzi "First Molt In Progress"

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    It is SO Nice to have a place to come and "talk" about our crabs together, with others who love them too! Sometimes when I mention my sweet crabs to people, I get an "Okaaaaaaaaay" kind of Look! They Just Don't Get It~! This place is Great:) Full of Info., Tips, Recipes, Advice & Friends. The More the Better!!

    By the way, what is a Writer?
     
  5. Hildegarde

    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Welcoe to HCRU! If you are ever deciding about more crabs, just send a post to me. I'm an excellent enabler and will make sure you have a good reason to get that little bugger!
     
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