NJ, PA Adopters

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Re: NJ, PA Adopters

Post by Apis_mellifera » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:37 pm


My name is Ashley and I am looking to adopt a companion or two for my crab instead of buying. I had my crabbie-kid pair for several years and unfortunately one passed. I am looking for a small/medium companion or two as that is what I have space for. I am willing to travel to Philadelphia or any surrounding areas of King of Prussia.

I have had crabs for many years and presently I have a 20 gallon aquarium set up. My crabitat is set up with a day/night light cycle, a climbing wall, salt water and fresh water pools, heat mat, shells, and hides, etc. Along with fresh foods, I have a selection of 18+ dried foods that get rotated to offer lots of healthy varieties.

I'm looking forward to giving someone their forever home!

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New Brunswick, NJ

Post by Shannonkind » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:13 pm


Several months ago I purchased 2pp for my kids without doing research. Immediately I did the research and now I have a ten gallon tank with eco earth, fresh and salt water, extra shells, and places to hide and climb, in addition to a heat regulated isolation tank with a similar set up. Unfortunately, after waiting fourteen weeks for our new friends to join us, we determined they had not survived.

Technically I am a first time crab owner, but these guys seem to be the perfect pet for my temperament. I am willing to travel up to an hour to ethically obtain two or three new crabs.

Be well. :)

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Re: NJ, PA Adopters

Post by TamosClaro » Fri May 22, 2020 3:49 pm


I'm willing to travel about an hour away, but I could be convinced to travel a bit farther. I'd also be able to travel to central PA around the Williamsport area, as I frequently visit the area for family.
I have a 58g converted curio cabinet that you can learn more about here --> https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/p ... 9&t=121128
I've been keeping hermit crabs for more than a decade now, and I have 3pps. I could add up to 3 more pps to my enclosure, and I can be contacted by PM. :}

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Re: NJ, PA Adopters

Post by NancyQ » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:16 pm


Southeaster Pa, north of Philadelphia a bit. A month ago two hermit crabs came home with the kids from the shore. Within a day only one was left. We learned alot, got a 10 g tank and I think the basics. I appreciate all the info on this site. It has been helpful. Now we need some company for "Sandy" and would like to adopt another instead of adding again to the sad trade in wild hermits. I think what we have is a purple pincher, a medium-small size. Willing to travel 1-1 1/2 hours to meet a crab in need of a home.

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Re: NJ, PA Adopters

Post by PinkyNTwinkie33 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:11 am


Currently live in Southern NJ about 45 minutes away from the shore points, and I am willing to travel the entire state of NJ, as well as up to 2 hours away to a surrounding state (PA,DE,VA,NY,etc).

I have 5 PPs in a 60 gallon, with plenty of room to spare. They have 12” of a 5:1 mix of playsand and EE, large 5x9 inch fw and sw pools with bubblers. Their CRABITAT is full of enrichment, with cork logs, cholla wood, large 2nd floor moss pit, lots of hermit safe plants, coco hides, a hanging coconut filled with moss, and a large shell pit on the 2nd floor that has shells they like to forage through. Also have chia sprouts growing in my tank that they love to walk through and eat! Heat is at 82degrees, dips to 80 at night, and has an 80%humidity that remains stable during the day and night. They are only fed organic, fresh foods, as well as fresh dried food from Hermie’s Kitchen.

I have had my 5 PPs for 5-6 years and they have all molted with me numerous times successfully. I have even had a mass molt where all of them went down at the same, and several molts back to back. I have never had any aggressive behavior or issues in my crabitat. :cheer:

I am willing and able to adopt/re-home up to 4 teeny/micro crabs, 3 small crabs, and 2 medium to large crabs ( my largest is about the size of a golf ball). :crabbigsmile:

If you would like to know more, message me!

LAST UPDATED: 09/26/20
5 PPs -
2 Large: Pinky and Blue
3 Medium/Large: Speedy, Cupid and Tiny

1 Cat: Twinkie

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