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Where can I get shells???

Discussion in 'The Sand Castle Lounge' started by DaisyCrab, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. DaisyCrab

    DaisyCrab (Small Crab)

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    Does anyone live in or near Toronto? I live in Oshawa (close to T.O.) and I'm having a hard time finding shells big enough for my 2 biggest crabs. My biggest is molting and is in the biggest turbo shell I have been able to find, now I don't know what to do.
    The opening needs to be 1" 1/2 or at the littlest 1" 1/4. I have the pink spikey shells, perfect for her size, well she wants nothing to do with them. I also have the smooth round looking ball shells, but I they aren't big enough for her. I've looked at the crabbage patch, but for me to order from there it would cost me a fortune, with shipping and all.
    SO, I'm stuck. I can't find any stores that sell decent big shells.
    Any advice? Know where I can get some?
     
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    Mom (Micro Crab)

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    try Walmart back in the craft section also at Jo-Ann fabrics!
     
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    Emma Jean (Small Crab)

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    Some times you can find them on ebay or craigs list but I have been finding a lot of them at the petsmart in LaCrosse WI. I wouldn't have a problem driving there to get you one but I have no money right now so I would need you to send the money in advance, which would require you to trust me very much so if you don't want to do that I completely understand. Also the only ones I've seen there that are bigger are turbos so I would look that style up and see if that is a style that you think they'd like.
     
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    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Have you tried Naples Shells?
     
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    what is naples shells? and where abouts is it?
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Our Walmart's here in Ontario carry NO shells at all. They are all little small, usually cracked, decorative shells.

    There are three things you can try: (1) order on line (2) ask the guy at the Pickering Flea Market if he can order you some - he has to have a supplier somewhere; (3) get the painted shells he has, boil them and scrape the paint off.
     
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    kayakaholic Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I buy shells from seashellcity.com
     
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    I jsut got some from Julia Crab to sell, they will be listed this weekend. I don't know sizes yet.
     
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    See, I just went to the guy at the flea market and he was no help. He said craft stores, been to them all. And I tried to scrape paint off, holy hard!!!
    Now, is there any way I could use a paint thinner then boil the numerous times after??? I tried it with one, and after even running it under warm water the smell was gone. Its a evaporate anyway, however I did boil in like 10 times.
     
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