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new crabs... E's Or Rugs?

Discussion in 'Species Identification - Identify Your Hermit Crab' started by crazy4crabs, Jan 4, 2008.

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  1. crazy4crabs

    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    ya know Ive had crabs for 6 years and I can not for the life of me tell the difference between a rug and a E. Heres pic of my crabs and id like some input on what they are . thanks alot guys!
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    Cling

    i really would love to know what i have... and sorry for the not so great pictures!
     
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    Chuck_Norris "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I'm thinking those are E's... somebody else will tell you for sure... Hermez has a Species ID link in her siggy... why don't you find one of her posts and check it out?
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Cling and stripes look like rugs to me but,I'm not 4 sure.
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    yeah ive tried the ID things and i just cant tell! I fel stupid because i cant tell but hey... they all look he same!
     
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    Chuck_Norris "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I'm far from an expert, but in my opinion, they look like E's. :)
     
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    hermiefun "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    As far as i can tell the first 3 pics are E's and the last one is a Rug. I;m not positive on the 2nd and 3rd ones though. but the 1st and last one i am sure.
     
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    3 E's last one Rug! :)
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    thanks so much! i was beginning to think it was hopeless to find out what they were. its so hard to tell the difference!! so... cling is the only ruggie? and the rest are e's?
     
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    Chuck_Norris "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Oooohh... I think I get it... I'm trying to learn species ID little by little, and I think I see why it's a rug. Is it because of the black smudge marks on the bottoms of the eye stalks? Are there any other things that stick out in the picture that make it easily identified as a rug?
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    well i dont know if it helps tell them apart but he is hairier than the other ones
     
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    yes smudges---also there is no stripe on the leg (E's have a dark stripe usually)--their are 2 hash marks on their shield (E's)- lil rug has one- go look at my species ID album in my signature- its a sub album......:)
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    oh.. i think i get it now, Thanks a lot guys, i really needed help on that one! Stripes died the other day so i went back to the pet store and the owner let me pick a new one free even though the warranty had run out. she is so nice, she even offered me a job! That is the only pet store that I can go and get everything i need or hermies, and they sell E's and cavs ( i think). how do u tell if its a Cav?
     
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    crazy 4 crabs: if you can get Cavs then we need to talk LOL I only have one left :(
    did you go to my ID album?- noone seems to go there lol--that can show you pics of Cavs and also what to look for- they are tricky - alot of people think they are Violas
     
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    Briard (Micro Crab)

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    I went there the other day, Hermez. It's very helpful. Unfortunately, all I can get locally are PPs. Love my PPs but I'd love to branch out once I'm confident.
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Haha! I will print those pics out and bring them to the pet store with me. I am now working there so ill see if i can get some ordered... I asked if she could get teeny "exotics" and she got teeny E's for me. If they do get them ill definitely get in contact with you. where do u live... in case I find some?
     
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