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Using a shell to decorate??

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  1. DecAbbersMama

    DecAbbersMama "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Anyone ever used a Larger Hermit crab shell to decorate their crabitat? I got a huge shell today (2" or so opening) none of my guys are that big, but I was wondering if it would be a bad idea to use it in the tank for them to climb on and play on since I think it is so pretty. Should I fill the opening with something so my guys aren't tempted to try it on?
     
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    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    well, i never thought of that before-that it might not be good. But i don't see why not, i mean, they are used to an environment where they could find anything, especially different sized shells. I personally have a Top shell that's way to big, but i think they like to climb over it, so i leave it =] I'd say as long as it's clean there is nothing wrong =]
     
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    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    Oh boy..I think I posted somewhere about this.

    I once thought it'd be a great idea to use this pretty shell as a decoration/hiding spot. One of my smaller crabs ended up getting stuck and I had to chip the large shell away.

    So..no more huge shells for me! lol
     
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    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    Oh dear.... that must have taken forever! and must have been scary :eek: Glad it worked out, though! I'll rethink my shells, too!
     
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    DecAbbersMama "Preparing For First Molt"

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    That is why I was wondering if I should fill the opening of the shell before I put it in the tank, to keep this from happening.
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    yep same thing happened to me I had a little guy get stuck lol
    Im just not sure what you could fill it with.
    maybe you can glue a scallop shell on the opening or something.
     
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    DecAbbersMama "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Cloie - I was thinking of filling the opening with something like a fish tank sealant and letting it dry for a long long time until there is no smell or anything.
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Im not sure if you could fill the whole opening with that but maybe you can cut a piece of plexiglass close to the shape of the opening and then use that glue to hold it there. That might work.
     
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    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I have this shell with like a 6'' opening, its huggee,
    I used it in my fish tank for awhile, going to boil and put into my cage for my hermies =)
     
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    Donny (TMNT) (Large Crab)

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    Maybe you could fill it fill a hermie spongee?
    This is not an expert suggestion, just a random one.
    I'd here what other's would have to say before trying it.
     
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