We took poor Scarlet's body back to Petco as we'd only had her 4 days. The straws they had left were ENTIRELY too big for me, so I negotiated that I look at the LESSER expensive crabs and maybe get a refund? So I was looking though the tank and was getting more and more discouraged. I found a dark burgundy PP that was pretty inquisitive, but when I put him in my hand he grabbed ahold of my finger and wouldn't let go...to the point he drew blood! OWWIE! As SOON as I got him free, I set him down and he just started after me again waving his BP! I was like, NO WAY! This one will be a tank bully! Sifting through more, I saw a little smiley face shell. It was a PP *sigh*, but when I saw the shell, my heart melted. Poor little thing! It was all cracked and had a hole in it. The crabbie inside was really shy and I almost put it back, but there was something that tugged at me that said "TAKE IT HOME" So I did = that is AFTER I put hand sanitizer and a band-aid on my finger that was dripping blood. Of course all I had in my purse was a BLUE'S CLUES band-aid. *blush* Here's Guinevere taking her triple salt bath - just look at her shell... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907003.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907005.jpg Once she popped out of her shell, I saw she was missing a walking leg, her tips were well worn, she was in DESPERATE need of a molt but she has a gel limb...*crosses fingers* so I'm hoping she molts and regrows her leg. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907008.jpg Because of the condition of her shell, I didn't feel comfortable putting her in the main tank. Someone like Titan or even Queen Cocoa could crack it all the way off and expose her. So into ISO she went...where she IMMEDIATELY started shell shopping... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907021.jpg I have to say, she has impecable taste! http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907035.jpg Once she was out of that horrid shell, I took it out. Just LOOK at it!!!! http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907036.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907038.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907039.jpg I have to say she's moving around now like she knows she's in a better place! While watching Gwen, I looked over into the main 'tat and saw this... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907012.jpg I can only say the caption for this would be...YOU may be KING of the log, but I am QUEEN of the TAT!!! Then there's our beloved Bob...he looks good after his second molt with me.... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907046.jpg And here's Rudolph! http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907044.jpg And I all I can say is sing SPIDERMAN but with SPIDERGIRL instead... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907032.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907034.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/February020907042.jpg That was our girl Freckles. Well, we'll see how Gwen does. I really didn't want another PP, but I think you'll all agree with me (Especially YOU, Kathy) that I NEEDED to bring this one home. Don't you think???