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Discussion in 'Species Identification - Identify Your Hermit Crab' started by jissxc, Oct 3, 2009.

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  1. jissxc

    jissxc (Micro Crab)

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    in australia it is now illegal to purchase strawberrys isnt this sad:(
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Yeah it is sad. . . What a STUPID new rule!!!
     
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    jissxc (Micro Crab)

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    i know it reallly agrovated me just a question alex what species are your crabs
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    All of them are purple pinchers!!!
     
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    rugh1982 "First Molt In Progress"

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    why stupid rule? they are an endangered species down under

    "Strawberry crabs are probably the easiest land hermit crabs to recognize. Most strawberry crabs are bright red.In the wild, strawberry crabs live near the shorelines of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Many are found in Australia. In order to keep the number of strawberry crabs from declining in the wild, however, the government of Australia does not allow strawberry crabs to be captured and sold as pets. Pet dealers can still obtain these crabs from other countries"
    HowStuffWorks "Other Hermit Crabs"
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Yeah, I don't blame the people who made that rule. The strawberry hermit crab is a very beautiful hermit crab, and since it's so sensitive almost all of them will probably die if in captivity, and they'll be gone forever.
     
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    kgbenson (Micro Crab)

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    Why is it stupid?

    Keith
     
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    Hermies4Life (Small Crab)

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    I don't think it is a stupid new rule. I dislike any rules really, but this one makes sense, Straws are endangered so to keep the species going they need this law.
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Oh, didn't know that. . . Sorry about the confusion and thank you for educating me on this!!!
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I think people who are hermit crab experts like HERMEZ and vckums with huge tanks suitable for Strawberries should be able to get permits. Only people with permits would be able to take care of Strawberries! Then the strawberries wouldn't be endangered, but people who take reallly good care of hermit crabs could still keep them.
     
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    Hermies4Life (Small Crab)

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    yeah thats a good idea Laughs!!! they should make permits and the people who are qualified can get them but noone else!

    People should petition for this haha!!!
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Straws are hard to keep, and even harder to keep well so that they retain their coloring. There are some people (like Marie at the HCP and CSJ) that do it well - hers are all the same color they were when she bought them, and she's had some of them over 10 years now. I wonder if Australia will begin importing them for pets or not?
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    If Hermit Crabs could breed in Captivity then Yes, let people who know how to own them have them and help the population but because they are being taken from the only place they CAN breed they need to be left alone by everyone until the population increases, no worries though if people stop taking them from the environment then they should be off the endangered spicies list in a couple of years.
     
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    manolo578 (Micro Crab)

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    I never knew hermit crabs were an endangered species. I only get Purple Pinchers at my local pet store, but there is another one I should check out for hermit crabs. I am looking at getting 1 edcuadorian in my 10 gallon with 3 small PPs.
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    No, no, no. . . "Hermit Crabs" are not an endangered species, but a certain type of hermit crab is: The "Strawberry Hermit Crab", which is what we're talking about. . .
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I agree! :D Let me check on the crabbagepatch and see if Tammy succeeded with baby hermies! I hope she does soon... Then she can educate the world about it!
    Update: Darn! She didn't yet! I hope she does next year!
     
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    kgbenson (Micro Crab)

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    There are several papers out there describing successful rearing of a number of coenobita species. It has not been done commercially yet, but it has been done.

    Keith
     
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    "Strawberry" hermits are not endangered. None of the Coenobita are listed as such.

    Keith
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Apparently they are in Australia as that is why they have the new law.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I would not even notice the law. It's practically IMPOSSIBLE to find them over here in the US.
     
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