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Discussion in 'Store's Exposed.' started by vckums, Jul 6, 2009.

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  1. CoolDoggy10

    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    She did that already
     
  2. deedeeiam

    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    I was thinking more of an electronic publication. I don't do paper!
     
  3. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I love cococrisp's idea! It's so much fun inventing things! My mom got a camera but she said no crab pics until after vacation! :( She think I broke the last camera, but I didn't it just stopped working.
    You could sell some sand for substrate and EE. And maybe some tanks. Those are pretty much the only basic care items you don't have.
     
  4. MoribundMaverick

    MoribundMaverick (Small Crab)

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    Hmm... stuff for kids...
    Well, I kind of count as one, I'd say... I'm only 20.. :p
    I have a hard time finding large/jumbo shells at stores. And when I find them they are always expensive. But I'd guess you have those.
    Maybe you can do some home-made coconut hideys. And you can make food bowls. And swimming pools.
    And then you could send the meat and milk as food!!
    My main issue was always decorations for the crabs.
    Maybe you can have ladders, too. Because I got a second level once but it took me forever to get something for them to climb up to it, because I could never find any net. So I just got a ladder for birds. :)
     
  5. deedeeiam

    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    I thought about getting the bird ladder but then made a rope ladder from hemp and some cut-up cholla wood.

    That's something that could be packageable. How-to instructions for hemp nets and bridges and the hemp and suction cups needed. That'd be like a craft project for all kids,,,even the 20 years olds.

    It takes 4 suctions cups, a bunch of hemp, and knitting needles to make a hemp corner platform. Ta-da, fun useful and marketable.

    Hermit Crab Journals? Food and Water check boxs on each date, notes to the side.

    Color your own backgroud. Print some black/white kid-friendly drawings onto glossy rolled paper. Let kids color.
     
  6. MoribundMaverick

    MoribundMaverick (Small Crab)

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    I sure do like colouring :D
     
  7. crabalicious

    crabalicious "Preparing For First Molt"

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    omg those are so cute! I have to go to PetCo right away and see if I can find those and that wood house thing too! I always need more toy ideas. I like to find things for them to do outside of the tank that doesn't involve crawling under the couch.

    I actually made a crab maze like the kind you see mice in. It seems I only have one crab that consistantly finds the way to the treats.

    Has anyone ever used a hamster ball? I read you could, and my kids want one but I'm not sure how they work. Can their little legs get stuck in air holes or something?
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    ive tried the hamster ball and yes they will get stuck...Tore one of my older crabs leg off. :(
     
  9. deedeeiam

    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    I worry my dog would suddenly think it was a toy just for her! >.>
     
  10. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Once I got one of those painted hideaways, and I boiled it, and the paint started coming off so I can't use it! :( If you get it, the best thing to do is probably run it over with warm dechlorinated water.
    The hampster balls sound cool! Are there any ones with holes too small for there legs to get stuck?
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    it was the very tip of the leg that got stuck............I'd say no ther isnt LO Lot
     
  12. deedeeiam

    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    Put tape over it from the inside maybe?
     
  13. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Or You'll Suffacate the Poor Crab!!
     
  14. deedeeiam

    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    I didn't say "all" the holes. :eek:
     
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    You knw what I would do..... Don't buy it.
     
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    What the point in buying TOYS anyway!!! all they do is Climb,sleep,eat,fall,Change shells, Climb, sleep ,eat,fall,................ you get the idea
     
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    LOL Hermitpaws

    Give them enough things to explore in the tank. Hamster balls I'd avoid.
     
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    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    Nice signature Vicki!
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Hermit crabs have gills, so as long as the ball is moist, they could breath, right?
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    I love my crab exerciser - an under-bed Rubbermaid storage container with stuff I built out of those plastic craft sheets you're supposed to make yarn art project stuff out of. :) The crabs mostly try to climb the slippery plastic sides of the Rubbermaid, but at least they get exercise and I know exactly what's in there.
     
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