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what type of hermit crab?

Discussion in 'The Sand Castle Lounge' started by ninjasgorawr, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. ninjasgorawr

    ninjasgorawr (Micro Crab)

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    Hello all- I am about to buy hermit crabs and would like your opinion. What type of hermie should a beginner crabist such as myself get?
    Open for Suggestions!
     
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    HERMEZ Moderator

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    Definately PP's---maybe an evil E or 2 but E's can have molting issues and are prone to bacterial infections which would take some know how on what to look for and handle........definately NOT Straws one of the prettiest crabs of all they are delicate. Ruggies seem hit or miss with people--I do ok with them. Violas are hit or miss too. Cavipes seem to be sensative and are hard to find. Indo's I have had 50/50 with also and are a very inactive crab so you might get bored
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Yep, PP's (Purple Pinchers) are the way to go. They are the species that are most available.
     
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    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Yes, PPs and I would advise you to get some that are on the large size of small.
     
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    ninjasgorawr (Micro Crab)

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    I've heard that different crabs like different types of shells. What type (opening, etc.) do PPs usually prefer?
     
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    DaisyCrab (Small Crab)

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    My pp's like turbo shells mainly I've noticed. However one of my largest, Daisy, wouldn't be caught dead in a turbo shell, she's never worn one. She seems to prefer shells with a D shaped opening.
    Mine also like babylon shells.
    Hope that helps a little.
     
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    imamom Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Where do i buy mirco minis?
     
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