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Discussion in 'Shell Swap & Freebies?' started by crazy4crabs, Jun 17, 2006.

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  1. crazy4crabs

    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Im in need of som large shells. I also have tond of small and mediums shells i am willing to swap. email me or Pm me
     
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    hermom "Never Molted"

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    By larger, what size shell opening are you in need of? And do you mind if they're cast-offs, as opposed to new, pretty shells? Where do you live, as shipping could be a major problem. Note - the webmaster will (to my understanding) be opening a new store soon with select shells, so you might want to follow up on the store opening.[​IMG]
     
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    Pharmoc (Micro Crab)

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    Hope the store opens up soon im in need of some more shells too i have about 3-4 of each size for my hermies but there shapes vary , and well i dont think they like some of them .
    Just wanna make sure theve got plenty of choice .
     
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    hermom "Never Molted"

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    Can you tell me what the current opening size is (in inches), whether they're currently in a round, oval, or slit shell?
    If they're currently comfortable in the shells they're in, I'd suggest waiting until the store opens so you can order by size opening and type. If not, let me know and I can try and find some used shells for the time being. (Is anyone in serious moult now?)
    () hermie wave
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    umm well i just got back from a trip to ohio so i dont hvae any moeny for shells. i dont know excatly how big the openings are that i need but they are jumbo crabs... if that helps?
     
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    hermom "Never Molted"

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    [​IMG]I was thinking more along the line of swapping shells rather than selling them to you, to help out in the meantime. However, my newest guys (E'S) are jumbos as well, and I've just bought a new supply for them of first-class, beautiful shells - especially the hand-carved "dolphin" shells & African Turbos. If you can just hold off for a while, rumour has it that the new store will have all these and more soon at irresistable prices. Besides which, even if you have somebody ready to moult now, a jumbo may take several months.
    Hope this helps. (But one thing you will need to know in order to buy shells that will fit is the current opening size of their shells. New ones should be at least 1/4" larger than what they're in.)
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    oh.. thats sounds good. what kind of sheel do u need? i have tone of small to medium shells.. i can measure them if you would like me too.
     
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    Becca (Small Crab)

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    Perhaps post pictures with a coin next to the shells?
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    oOo... I never though of that..... I will post pics ASAP [​IMG]
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    well i dont have pics but i do have sizes. I need at least a 1/12 inch opening. that is how big my crabs shells is now. I also have tons of micro and small shells i would be willing to swap
     
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    Here are some that may fit what you need--do you still need them?
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    I got my crab shells at Michaels craft store. They were in a basket for 1.99 and there were probably 10-13 I could use. Some were quite small and others were about the size of a ping-pong ball. I have three crabs that changed right into them within a day. Of course I disinfected them (dipped them in boiling water) and then into a salt water. They were beserk. One shell was black and white with pokey spines down it and little Shellie tried it on last night. It is quite heavy for him but he likes it. Good luck on your search for shells.
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    umm I got a couple small ones but yeah still looking for big ones.
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    anything with pearl in it? hollywood is very superfical and picky about what she will wear... probably because she was in a natural shell that was wayy too small when I first got her (lol) she only goes for thr pretty shells
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Hmm... I dont know... I have some of those and hollywood seriously wont even look at them. maybe someone else will though
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    well i think i have enough for now.. im getting more for christmas so ill wait to see what i get.
     
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