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Newbie in need of species ID

Discussion in 'Species Identification - Identify Your Hermit Crab' started by kiva, Feb 12, 2008.

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  1. kiva

    kiva "Never Molted"

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    Hello, I'm new here and to crabbing. I have two unidentified crabs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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    DaisyCrab (Small Crab)

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    I'm going to say E but don't quote me. I can't tell if there are smudges under the eyes, which would make them rugs.
     
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    DaisyCrab (Small Crab)

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    P.S. the one on the right is identical to my smallest, Phoebe. They're the same color, they're wearing the exact same shell and by the looks of it they're same size. Thats weird! lol.
     
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    they are E's.......:)
     
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    kiva "Never Molted"

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    Thank you! I'll try to get some better shots but they're unco-operative little buggars. The "clerk" at PetSmart told me to use aquarium salt not marine salt, is this correct?
     
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    Yadokari (Small Crab)

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    Aquarium salt, marine salt, same thing.

    Instant Ocean works great if you're looking into buying salt for them.
     
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    the salts are not the same in my understanding- Instant Ocean has high metal content go better than that if you can Oceanic-Red Coral - Catalina
     
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    ItsMeg "First Molt, A Success"

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    look like some cute E's to me :)

    Meg
     
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