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I need hermie shells.

Discussion in 'Shell Swap & Freebies?' started by BibblesMyBaby, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. BibblesMyBaby

    BibblesMyBaby Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hello, I am a kind of //poor// (aye, I dont have any allowance left!) crab owner and need some shells...the shells at the pet store at roughly $4 each and I won't be going to the beach anytime soon as my parents would think I'm crazy....30*-50* weather here! So, is anyone giving out any free shells? Please post pics of the shells...I need the right sized ones.

    Thank you soo very much!!
     
  2. Hermie's rule

    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    I heard that you could get a lot of shells from dollar tree or family dollar, or Michaels for a dollar or two. Hope that helps. I really don't have any shells to give away except for a painted shellor two and I know you wouldn't want to put your babies inside painted shells would you?
     
  3. BibblesMyBaby

    BibblesMyBaby Hi, I'm New Here!

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    It matters what's painted on them :/ lol
     
  4. hello_hammerheads

    hello_hammerheads "First Molt, A Success"

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    painted shells are toxic and kill crabs. being a new crab ownde ri do not expect you to know this. i didn't at first, i got them because i though it would be fun to paint on shells and let them wear it... but then before any of that i researched the toxicity or whatever adn they are VERY BAD!

    u want live crabs rather than dead painted ones right?
     
  5. Hermie's rule

    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    That's why I said that I had a couple of painted shells but I said she wouldn't want them. I don't use them for my hermies so...Okay.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    if you want to use the shells boil them and peel the paint off of them with a butter knife thats what i do i only have 1 crab that wont leave her painted shell and thats because shes under right now.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I have three you can have. Also I get 80$ a month from my grandma (she loves to spoil me) and I breed and sale aquariumfish. So I have a few extra dollars.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    for the most part micheals and dollar stores dont sell shells with paint on them
     
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    Emma Jean (Small Crab)

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    I've seen some shells In the Super Walmart here in Winona that I'm assuming they have for decoration but they are natural and vary in size. I don't remember the exact cost but I do know I've been looking for some large shells and thats the cheapest I've seen the large shells The smaller ones came in bags but maybe you could go in with a friend on one of the bags even if they use the others for decoration.
     
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    Emma Jean (Small Crab)

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    Oh and they don't sell Hermits at this walmart.
     
  11. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I have some see in the picture





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  12. crazy4crabs

    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    alrighty well your going to want to get more than one kind of shell. i have tons of shells. what size openings do you need and what kind of crabs do u have? pm me and ill see what i can do for you.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Well i have two small ones. ONE REALLY SMALL, and one medium one and two large ones. Maby a few others
     
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