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What Shelter Do Your Hermies Have???

Discussion in 'You Are In: POLL Parade - Just! Poll's.' started by Hermies4Ever, Oct 18, 2009.

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  1. xAizaOnigirix

    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    Coco-huts FTW =D
     
  2. xAizaOnigirix

    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    I got my cocohut and crabs in a tourist area in another state on vacation. If you are anywhere near a tourist area, you might find them. If you get ahold of it or a coconut, you can carve an opening yourself =] If you get a store-bought cocohut, perhaps try sanding down the opening to make it larger? it may take a long time, but it should work (just make sure you get all the sanding dust off before placing it in the cage) =]
     
  3. Livada

    Livada (Micro Crab)

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    I have a cocohut, half of a log, and a big driftwood log that they alos love to climb on.
     
  4. emmac350

    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Half logs were recently found to be made of unsafe woods (pine/cedar), so I'd recommend you get rid of that. Pine and cedar both, if crabs are exposed to them, will cause the crab to (eventually) drop its shell and die. Just a heads up!
     
  5. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    I currently have a "rock shelter" and a "log tunnel" for my hermit crabs. . .
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Alex - is your "log tunnel" a half log, usually called a "habba hut" or something similar? If it is, it's not safe as we've been discussing in several threads around the forum. If it has bark on the outside and some of the wood on the inside, it is made of an unsafe wood and can and will kill your hermies.
     
  7. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    No, it is not. It is made up of small sections of wood glued together to form a tunnel.
     
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    Donny (TMNT) (Large Crab)

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    GOOD NEWS!
    I don't smell the odvious "pine smell" from my half log, and neither does my friend. (I own pine trees) I gave the half log to my friend in exchange for 2 little cocohuts with perfect sized hole openings! I also just stuck with that old fake log. :D
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Oooooooooo!!! I love Coco Huts!!! But often, the doors are too small. . .
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I know. That's my problem. I can never find the right size ones. Finally I got some teenies, just so I had a use for those old coco huts.:rolleyes:
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Ask your parents to cut the openings in the cocohut bigger - they aren't hard to cut.
     
  12. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Okay, thank you, Emmac350!!!
     
  13. Donny (TMNT)

    Donny (TMNT) (Large Crab)

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    Ohhh, I wouldn't say that! :p
    Last time I tried to cut open a bigger hole for one of those...well, it didn't work. It was only HALF carved to make a pretty ugly opening.
    Luckily, if the coco's WIDE enough, the crab can just dug a little bit to make the opening a little taller. I saw Shelle doing this, and I'm not talking about massive labor for her to do it, she barely had to do anything at all! :D
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Thanks, Donny (TMNT)!!!
     
  15. SkyBaby

    SkyBaby (Micro Crab)

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    Terra Cotta pot. They seem to like it enough.
     
  16. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    And it is a good place to store some burrowing substrate. . .
     
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    willow555 (Large Crab)

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    I have 2 coco huts that I carved a door in after we got the meat and milk out of it
     
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    willow555 (Large Crab)

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    I want that cute little eggplant!
     
  19. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    The overall adventage of purchasing your own coconuts and making your own coco huts is that you get the meat and milk, as well as the shelter. . .;););)

     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    I know, it is sooooo cute!!! Did you enter a picture in this month's contest, yet, Willow555???

     
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