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What Type are my Hermit crabs??Need some help!

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by NewlyCrabby, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    So...I need Some helping telling what type my hermit crabs are here are some pics;;
    Here is Indii,the biggest one,about the size of a golf ball it is,it[[don't know gender]] is never out of his shell,but judging by it's BP i think he is a PP am I right?
    [img width=225 height=300]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy062.jpg[/img]
    Now this is Gurkin,He is about half or a bit more the size of Indii,It[[don't know gender]] is red but i think he may be a PP too;;
    [img width=225 height=300]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy061.jpg[/img]
    Now,This is my baby my smallest one Rhode,it[[don't know gender]] is about the size of a quarter,I got hm at a petsmart,and am thinking he is a PP,but what do i know??
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy088.jpg[/img]
    This is my newest baby,I am not sure of it's gender either,i have absolutly no clue at what it could be,i got it at a walmart,and he hardly fits in his shell,I am thinking E Or PP I don't know...I'll leave it up to you
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy069.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy056.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy090.jpg[/img]
    Also this is my Crabatat,it's 10 Gallon,Humidity about 82% Heat,not sure warm though,I have 2 bed areas[[Coconut and half log thing]] and they are on The coconut bedding thing,and then i have a little 2pound bag of calci sand mixed with Just plain hermit crab sand[[like 5pounds or so]]I have a pool with two sponges with water in it[[I buy a special kind that is already for hermitcrabs in a bottle]]Then i have the half shell with Commercial Fruits and flower T-rexx food,with some pellets,and i offer them fresh food pretty much daily in a separte dish not showen in the picture below,i have tried milk but they didn't much like it :/ I have over 20 shells available for them,I have 3 Choya/Driftwood logs for them to climb,and some of the shells are in a pile so they enjoy climbing that too,I also have wire in the back for them to climb,The substrate is about two or three times deeper than Indii.I spray the tank daily for humidity and currently have ceran wrap over part of the mesh covering.For heat i have a lamp on top.I can't think of much more but if you have any suggestions please tell me :) i only want the best for my hermys[[And also could you tell me the types of hermit crabs i have]] thank you all very much
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy102.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy101.jpg[/img]
    Some more random pictures;;
    Rhode;
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy004.jpg[/img]
    Spikee on the run :)
    [img width=225 height=300]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy096.jpg[/img]
    Spikee;;
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy114.jpg[/img]
    Spikee again;;
    [img width=225 height=300]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy110.jpg[/img]
    Spike and his buddy Gurkin
    [img width=225 height=300]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy127.jpg[/img]
    Rhode Conqouring A mountain of shells;;
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy075.jpg[/img]
    Rhode
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy004.jpg[/img]
    Spikee again;;
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Jamie-LynnsPhotgraphy055.jpg[/img]
    Well thats all for now i hope these pictures show up more to come!!
     
  2. hermiesrokmysox

    hermiesrokmysox (Large Crab)

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    Indii= purple pincher (PP)
    Gurkin= PP
    Rhode= E (ecuadorian)
    and the last one is an E, too.
     
  3. jolenetuyt

    jolenetuyt (Micro Crab)

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    Where do you live that they would sell crabs @ Walmart?
     
  4. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Spike=Walmart
    Rhode= A Petsmart with really good conditions
    Gurkin&Indii= A petsmart with really bad conditions(Gurkin- Missing 2 legs Indii missing 1)

    Thank you!!!
     
  5. vckums

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    Some Walmarts sell crabs, and they are always in bad condition.

    Nice crabs! As for the tank, try to get another level in there or two. The wire should come out, with the humidity in the tanks it has the potential to rust. In craft stores they have plastic mesh that looks like that, it's very cheap too. That would be safe to use in the tank.
     
  6. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Okayy thank vicki!!
    I am going out in about 30 mins to go get soap caddies and maybe moss!Ièll take the wire out too!Oh gawd i love you vicki,if rusts hurts crabs then u just saved their lifes :)
     
  7. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    ohhkayy,well i got 2 more hermys,they are a bluey green and i am next to 100% sure if they are E's,i will post pictures in a little bit i don't wanna stress them out alot!
     
  8. HERMEZ

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    Probably E's but ya never know--they love the paparazzi- take a darn pic- the suspense is killing us!
     
  9. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Fine Hermez brb with a pic...lol
     
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    HERMEZ Moderator

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    :hermez2:
     
  11. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Okay,i am uploading them now,i can hardly get a good pic of her/him,my camera doesn't want to focus and when it does want to he doesn't want to stay still,lmao,i could only get a pic of the bigger one(probally fit on a dime,or penny,cuz the smaller one has dug down down down lmao :p
     
  12. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Here Hermez;;
    I could only get Houdini because Gizmo is dug down so you'll have to be happy with these for a while(well i have one not very good pic of gizmo]]
    Gizmo before shell change(When i got them they were both in identicle brown shells,then Houdini changed shells to the one you will see him in below and the a couple of days later i found gizmo in a shell identicle to the one Houdini is currently in :p they really are twins lmao)
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/HermitcrabsBeginingofEclipes002.jpg[/img]
    A not very clear picture of Houdini,i apologize
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/HermitcrabsBeginingofEclipes001.jpg[/img]
    Houdini;;
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Justsomerandompictures044.jpg[/img]
    & again
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Justsomerandompictures043.jpg[/img]
    & again(sorry its blury and outta focus,it was my camera)
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Justsomerandompictures042.jpg[/img]
    & Again
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Justsomerandompictures041.jpg[/img]
    & Again
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/Justsomerandompictures036.jpg[/img]
    & the last one Don't know if it is houdini or gizmo,i am thinking Houdini
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/JJay27/SCrEeNiEz/Hermy%20Pics/HermitcrabsBeginingofEclipes007.jpg[/img]
    here hermez does that make you happy now??
    :sign10:
     
  13. NewlyCrabby

    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Have fun looking at them hermez!
     
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    I cant see a thing they are too small and blurry :sad5:- you may have ruggies to which I will be visiting you reaaaaaaal soon :katertater:

    and BTW dont blame the poor poor camera for blurry pics :chuckle:
     
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    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Only one of them are blurry,i will just post the links for you to go see them full sized okay?

    && it is the Camera!It's not me...I don't think,then again i am still half asleep
     
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    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    im stuck on the phone- I still dont have real good pics here- need a clear shot of BP and back leg- the eyes look perhaps to be E's but again some dont have strong smudges. Where did you get them again walmart?
     
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    NewlyCrabby "First Molt, A Success"

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    Petsmart,are you on the internet on your phone?
     
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    huh? I work from home I was working stuck on the phone.......Petsmart gets ruggies too :think:
     
  20. Houdini looks like an E to me.
     
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