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Straw possibly?

Discussion in 'Species Identification - Identify Your Hermit Crab' started by cococrisp, Mar 29, 2009.

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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Might this be a straw. This is Kiwi. He sadly passed away a little bit ago but could he be a straw. He seems quite red.
     

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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    This is the best picture I could get He is quite shy.
     
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    its too small--sorry-- PP's can be red legged too
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    No offense but I did not really want it to be a straw. I like more adaptable crabs that can more easily deal with stress from adoption. He just seemed sort of redish.:confused:
     
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    The picture is very small, but from what I can see he does not have the whitish speckles you always seem to see on a Straw. If I were to guess his species, I would guess PP.
    Here is a good article on PPS: crabstreetjournal.com - PPS (Post Purchase Stress): Minimizing the Impact. - Biology - News & Articles

    It has a lot of information, but to help you absorb it, it is basically pointing out that you need to try to mimic the environment the crab came from within your iso, and very slowly, over days and weeks, adjust the environment up to proper conditions that you have within your main tank.
    When you have proper temp and humidity within the main tank and you adopt a crab from somewhere that has bad conditions with low humidity and different temps, even though you are moving them to good conditions, it can cause death as they need time to adjust to the changes.
    Please read the article, it will help you a lot. :)
     
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    The picture is bit small to tell, but from what I can see he looks like a PP. What color was his BP...I'm willing to bet it was a violet color. My crab Neptune is reddish like that and has a bright violet colored BP.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I can't tell you. That's Kiwi. It does not even matter now.
     
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