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Discussion in 'The Sand Castle Lounge' started by scoobdoo, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. scoobdoo

    scoobdoo "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    went there today to see if they might have got any turbo shells, and of course they didn't. The lady asked me just what kind of shells I was wanting and I was trying to tell her about turbos, she had no idea what I was talking about, but she remembers me coming in all the time and needing bigger shells. She tried to sell me the mag pie type that her crabs came in, I told her I had those and when I got the turbos types & they changed the crabs really like them and don't like to go back so I asked her if I could e mail her pictures. She said yes cause she was going to order shells Monday or Tuesday to make some wind chimes. I emailed her several pics of green jade, banded  & tapestry. so I hope she gets some this would really save me time and $ waiting about 2 wks on shells and over 7-10$ on shipping and using my friends pay pal.
     
  2. marleyfish

    marleyfish "First Molt In Progress"

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    i wish there was a place around here i could get shells and not have to use my girlfriends paypal and go through all the internet trouble.
     
  3. scoobdoo

    scoobdoo "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    if you have a pet shop near you, you might ask if they can order shells like those you need & tell them that these are the type the crabs like. They might  order some. This place is 30 miles away. I got an e mail from the mom & pop shop she said she ordered some and various sizes, she said they were $ I don't know where she is ordering them from.  Well I hope she didn't order to many that were larger than 1 3/8 & 1 1/2 to 2 inches  round opening, cause I'm not buying all of them at once, I told her I needed some and I only had 3 crabs and I had only 1 that was a big boy.
     
  4. alliswell777

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    scoob, you said that you need shells that are 1 3/8 and 1 1/2 to 2 inches round opening?? now, i do have a shell thats 1 1/4 and 1 3/4 oval...i was looking at the $10 bag at walmart just now, & thinking of the size that you needed. you said you were far from any store, huh? i got a good bag from michaels on clearance for less than $2. of course, a variety bag- not all worked. but if i could pick another one up that had bigger shells, maybe i could get a few for you & send em your way.
     
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    timebandit (Large Crab)

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    wow 1 1/2 in opening is pretty big. The largest one I have is 1 1/8 in. and it is big for my crabs that Ive had for 3yrs.
     
  6. scoobdoo

    scoobdoo "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    The mom & pop shop had some jumbo crabs & I paid some $ for him about 18$ or around there for him, I have got the bags of shells before from wal mart, hobby lobby, went to pet shops and asked to see their shells and they are all so small I just laugh, they just look at me and say that not going to do it? I just tell them nope! I wil have to try and get  a picture of him  and something for scale, I mean by no means is his el huge o mungo soft ball but he is big enough that sure the heck can't fing a shell for his big crabby but!
     

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