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What are some of your favorite place to get shells?

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  1. SuperMom

    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    What are some of your favorite place to get shells? [​IMG]

    I need LOTS of shells all sizes. so could you tell me your favorite places(online). I want to get a good deal cuz when I say lots I mean LOTS.

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  2. Eric

    Eric "First Molt, A Success"

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    www.ShellHorizons.com are one of the best. They have a minimum order of $50.00 but everything is well worth it. Super great savings close to wholesale prices not to mention beautiful shells with a wide variety to pick from. They also ship extremely fast so if you are impatient like myself it is another plus, Lol. I love the Polished Pica shells. You can also see what Eric @ www.TheHermitShack.com has in stock if you are looking for something in particular as he is a super nice fellow and always willing to help anyway possible.

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  3. oimsofunny

    oimsofunny Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I get alot of my shells from Dollar Tree (when they have them), Walmart, off of ebay, and www.crabsmom.com
     
  4. SuperMom

    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    [​IMG] Thanks, and Cappa yes I'm very impatient. Ha $50 I think I need at least a $100. I let my husband boil my shells while I did some running and he fell asleep on the coach and at least 100 shells have cracked and some even broke.

    So now I have to buy lots of new shell(Bummer)hehe [​IMG]

    PS did I ever mention that I like to shop...
     
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    ReganShaw "Preparing For First Molt"

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>PS did I ever mention that I like to shop... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    I think we noticed that when you told us you were almost done Christmas Shopping..LoL

    I'd go with shellhorizons.com also, I love looking at all the shells, even if we aren't buying. They have alot to chose from, at very reasonable prices.
     
  6. SuperMom

    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    hehe I am done... [​IMG]

    I checked it out a little this morning. Later this afternoon I'll be doing some serious shell shopping. [​IMG]
     
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    CudaCrabby "Preparing For First Molt"

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Pretty well much every place that has beened mentioned is about the best places to get shells, but have ya also tried on eBay under seashells or collectables and even look at other sections of eBay sometimes ya can come across deals where there is big quanities in a bag that ya can get for cheap.. Try checking places on line under wholesale or bulk.. [​IMG]
     
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    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    [​IMG] Great info thanks. Come noon I''ll get a few HOURS to shop. I'll visit all that was mentioned...

    Thanks again,

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    Has anyone ever had shells break while boiling them? I haven't (he must have let them go for a long time on a high heat...
     
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    CudaCrabby "Preparing For First Molt"

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    [​IMG]Ya they must have boiled for awhile to crack unless they were thin shells but nope never had any crack on me as i only pour boiling seasalt water over mine let stand in it for awhile then clean and rinse out with cooler salt water..
     
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    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    I have been boiling the salt water in a glass pot and when it gets to a rolling boil I turn it off and put my shells in it for awhile. Then I also rinse in a bowl of cool salt water.

    I don't know what he did [​IMG] But, atleast he feels really bad [​IMG]
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I can't believe I am getting to this so late! I love to shell shop and probably have around 500 shells. In the STORES EXPOSED forum I had posted a bunch of great places under the thread Favorite Hermie Stores. Check it out!
     
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    happy_crabbies (Micro Crab)

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    This weekend I found some shells at Micheals and Joannes (Hobby Lobby's). The price was very reasonable. Some of the shells that came in bulk weren't usable- but I did get a lot that I could use.!
     
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    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    Thanks a lot, and welcome to the board.
     
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    lucco Hi, I'm New Here!

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    lucco Hi, I'm New Here!

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    i meant hermit direct
     
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    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    Thanks lucco, I'll check it out. [​IMG]
     
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