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Well, ya see? It happened something like this.........

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by *Kathy*, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Okay, my friend Dianna & I went for a crab run today to look for exotics. We usually do this 3-4 times a year. Well, our search of 4 Petcos yielded not one exotic. :idunno:

    And so, at the 3rd Petco,since I was starting to get frustrated over no exotics, I fell in love with a little micro, and his slightly larger friend. At least I wasn't going home empty handed, right? Right. :confused5:

    So, off we skip to the 4th Petco. And I, of course, fall in love with the mother of all crabs.... A jumbo who could span my hand LENGTHWISE. :eek:mg: Gentle as can be, though!............

    Meet huge "Hewie", who has lavender accents on his brownish-red legs~
    [img width=300 height=246]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908003.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=228]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908006.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=256]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908002.jpg[/img]






    And then, while I waited for the clerk to go get a box big enough to house a rabbit, another fine fellow came strutting to the front of the tank & stared me straight in the eye. So, what else could I do? I mean he was FUZZY as can be, so that means that this jumbo won't be molting for a while....might as well take him home, too......

    Meet Big "Ben", the hairiest crab I have ever seen! (I had to hold him down, because he climbed out of the 6" deep salt water bath twice, & was running across my counter top! :eeeek:
    [img width=300 height=219]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908001.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=233]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908011.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=239]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908007.jpg[/img]





    And the two little ones.....

    Sprite, who is missing a few leg segments:
    [img width=300 height=258]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908012.jpg[/img]



    Pepsi, who is quite the little wild man.....
    [img width=300 height=241]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908015.jpg[/img]



    And one last picture to show you the size difference between Sprite and his BIG brother, Hewie:
    [img width=300 height=226]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908020.jpg[/img]
     
  2. Nate

    Nate "First Molt, A Success"

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    I know how that goes. The wife an I went to Petco today to see if they have anything but PP's (ofcourse they didnt) and we almost went home with a few more friends, but I need the money to fix my car now.


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    Awww Kathy they are adorable!!!!
     
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    :drooltongue: im in love!!!!!!
     
  5. Crabcrazy2

    Crabcrazy2 (Small Crab)

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    Wowee! I want one!!!!! Mine are large but not anything even close to that. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! :drooltongue:
     
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    crabbycrazy2 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Awww....their gorgeous! Congrats, Kathy! I love all the hair on Big Ben! Cute name, but I think I would have had to name him Dirty Hairy! LOL! The babies are just too cute! I always have a weak spot for the wittle ones!
     
  7. *Kathy*

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    A few of the buggers changed shells!!! :cheer:

    Hewie BEFORE:
    [img width=300 height=256]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908002.jpg[/img]

    The largest of the bunch, Hewie, is now wearing this lovely cut jade tubo with a 2" opening:
    [img width=300 height=235]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_021108002.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=238]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_021108003.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=245]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_021108004.jpg[/img]




    And the smallest of the four, Sprite, is now wearing a tiny little pearl-banded turbo. They are SO hard to find! This particular shell is a few years old. I got it and a few other micro-teenie sized pearl banded at a local shell shop. They haven't had any more of them since, though.

    Sprite BEFORE:
    [img width=300 height=258]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_020908012.jpg[/img]



    And Sprite NOW:
    [img width=300 height=270]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_021108007.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=260]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_021108006.jpg[/img]

    [img width=300 height=219]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_021108005.jpg[/img]
     
  8. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    they made nice choices on the shells. Hewie is looking very smexy in his new jade turbo.
     
  9. *Kathy*

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    Bertha seems to think so, too!!! :wub:
    [img width=300 height=265]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZZ_0213080202.jpg[/img]
     
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