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Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by Tox, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. Tox

    Tox (Micro Crab)

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    ok. So as you know I've been having a bit of trouble finding shell sizes, Today when we went to the markets, i found a a few shells that looked just a tinsy bit bigger than there current shells, so i only grabbed to incase they weren't right, now idont know whether to put the 2 shells in that i just bourght, or wait till i get more?, so there is less chances of a shell fight or anything, the shells are only like a tinsy bit different in size, ones a bit bigger than the other

    And also i dont know whether they are the right size or not. I'll take some photos of the shells, and some of my crabs soon and show you all and get your opinien.

    Please help :{
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    well i wouldn't worry about shell fights and boil the new shells then put them right in. ( well let them cool first of course... lol)
    Also when you get bigger shells for your crabs you should buy a shell that is 1/4 bigger than the shell they are in now. so measure the shells it is currently in and add 1/4 inches to that. then get shells that are at least that big.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Just put them in and let them do what they will with them just boil them is sea salt water and let them cool.
     
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    Tox (Micro Crab)

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    okie dokes will do :D

    1/4? Inches? umm.I live in Australia we don't really mesure in inches lol, whats that in cm's or mm's do you know? :confused:
     
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    hermiefun "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Here is a chart I found, I hope it helps.:)


    inches centimeters
    1/16 0.0625 0.15875
    1/8 0.125 0.3175
    3/16 0.1875 0.47625
    1/4 0.25 0.635
    5/16 0.3125 0.79375
    3/8 0.375 0.9525
    7/16 0.4375 1.11125
    1/2 0.5 1.27
    9/16 0.5625 1.42875
    5/8 0.625 1.5875
    11/16 0.6875 1.74625
    3/4 0.75 1.905
    13/16 0.8125 2.06375
    7/8 0.875 2.2225
    15/16 0.9375 2.38125
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    well 1 inch i think is 4 centemeters
     
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    Tox (Micro Crab)

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    awwes thank you guys soo much!!!

    It really helps alot!
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    No problem
     
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