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Three new rescues

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by starmaiden, Jun 13, 2007.

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  1. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    I was at PetSmart yesterday getting stuff for my fish and took a look at the crabs to see if they had any exotics. They know me but don't particularly like me there because I want to actually look at the crab and not just pick one out by its shell. Then as I go through the tanks looking for exotics, I pull the dead ones out and lecture them about proper hermit crab care. :bat: They always have the manager help me now. :chuckle: Because I've gotten them in trouble with corporate and the local SPCA before. :shtf:

    My local PetSmart usually only carries very tiny crabs, smalls at the largest. They didn't have any exotics, but they were having a sale. I saw this large fellow there...He's pretty lively and kept escaping from the deli cup on the way home. So I named him Sirius:
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/lrgmalePP_01Sirius.jpg[/img]
    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/lrgmalePP_01Sirius.jpg

    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/LrgmalePP_02Sirius.jpg[/img]
    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/LrgmalePP_02Sirius.jpg

    There were 2 others that were both missing a leg. They could be twins because they are missing the same leg and the same leg tips. I thought about naming them after the Weasley twins. But one is a girl, so I named them Ron and Ginny.

    This is Ginny:
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/medfemPP_01Jenny.jpg[/img]
    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/medfemPP_01Jenny.jpg

    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/medfemPP_03Jenny.jpg[/img]
    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/medfemPP_03Jenny.jpg

    And this is Ron:
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/medmalePP_01Ron.jpg[/img]
    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/akeverline/hermitcrabs07/medmalePP_01Ron.jpg
     
  2. kcgirl81

    kcgirl81 "Never Molted"

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    Congratulations! And kudos to you for making a difference at the store there! Hopefully they will take your suggestions and improve the conditions...
     
  3. HERMEZ

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    wow they are big ones!! :straw: CONGRATS!
     
  4. iluvhermies

    iluvhermies Guest

    :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: Go Star !!!!!! Make them take notice of there hermies and congrats on the new ones.
     
  5. shmama

    shmama Guest

    :flower: Sweet! :kissflowers:
     
  6. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Thanks, but I'm always torn about buying the hermies in painted shells and from stores that have bad conditions. On one hand, you save the crab there in front of you. On the other hand, it just causes them to get more.

    I quit going to that PetSmart for about 6 months, not even to buy cat litter, because their conditions were so deplorable. I usually buy most of my pet stuff at another pet store which doesn't sell live animals, but they don't carry fish stuff.
     
  7. iluvhermies

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    I know what you mean about being torn. The fact that you have made them take notice is awesome though. Get them suckers in trouble for not taking care of them hermies like they deserve to be taken care of. Have they made any changes? Other than running to hide when they see you?
     
  8. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Well, they did have water this time... ::)
     
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