TX, LA Adopters

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TX, LA Adopters

Post by HCA Adoptions » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:19 pm

Texas and Louisiana Adoptions
If you are looking to adopt hermit crabs, please make a small “want ad” here!

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[For Members Who Wish To Adopt:]

You must include your general location and how far you are willing to travel. If you are willing to pay for shipping, that would be a good thing to know as well. You should write about your experience with hermit crabs, your enclosure, and anything else you think an owner looking to rehome should know so that they choose you as their crabs’ new home. Remember to list how you would like owners and the Adoption Coordinator to contact you if PMs are not your first choice. Thank you!
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Re: TX, LA Adopters

Post by Sschottel » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:57 pm


Located in Seabrook, TX (outside of Houston)
How Far Can You Travel?: 50 miles
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 20 gallon, currently only have one, pp
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: 3 years
What You Are Able to Adopt?: My family would love to adopt 1-2 hermit crabs. We currently have two we'll-established hermit crabs in need of a buddy or two. I follow all of the guidelines listed in the care sheet. We have a several inch mixture of play sand and coconut bedding, lots of shells, salt water, purified water, good humidity, etc. I give our current guy fresh treats, egg shells, and hermit crab food. PM me or email me at sschottel at comcast.net

LAST UPDATED: 09/04/19
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Re: TX, LA Adopters

Post by ciaraalston » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:25 pm


How Far Can You Travel?: I'm in the lake charles area, i can travel roughly 50 miles
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 80 gallon bow front tank with 3 PPs and 1 E
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: Since 2017
What You Are Able to Adopt?: Purple pinchers and Ecuadorians
I Would Like to Be Contacted By: You can email me at ciaraalston1 [at] gmail [dot] com or you can PM me here, either is fine.

My substrate is made up of a mix of eco earth, play sand, crushed oyster shells and leaf litter. I feed a variety of dry foods with occasional fresh foods. The dry foods come from TheHealthyHermit. They also have a dish for honey coral calcium powder, a dish for worm castings, and a dish for green sand. Temperature ranges from 78F to 85F, usually around 82F. The humidity stays around 85%, i have bubblers in each water bowl. The fresh water is treated with Seachem Prime, the salt water is treated with Seachem Prime and Instant Ocean. I keep oak bark, cuttlebone, worm castings, and various other treats in the tank. I've added isopods as well. For toys, they have a hamster wheel, plenty of cholla wood for climbing, fish net, and plenty of fake vines. Please feel free to PM me with any questions! :)

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4 purple pinchers & 2 ecuadorians living a life of luxury in south west Louisiana.
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Re: TX, LA Adopters

Post by deanfamily » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:49 pm


(Willing to travel within the DFW area)
We are located in Carrollton, TX
Hello! We are looking to adopt our son/daughter a hermit crab or two. (We prefer pairs but are willing to collect a compatible second over time)
Personally, I raised hermit crabs for several years when I was a teenager/early twenties, and I loved them. I always thought they were fascinating and enjoyed playing with and caring for them. We know all the techniques and important parts in managing their needs and environment, and want to encourage our children to pursue interests in all animals- especially unconventional ones!
Please email me if you are looking for a permanent home for your hermit crab(s)! Reigh, Chris, Jet and Lucca

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Re: TX, LA Adopters

Post by BettaCrew » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 am


I am willing to drive 50 miles. If needed, I can pay for shipping.

I currently have 8 PPs.

They are housed in a 250gal tank with 7 inches of 5:1 Quikrete Play Sand/EcoEarth. I have two coconut hides with moss inside that each hang like coffee cups in thur front corners of the aquarium. I also have a moss pit inside a shower caddy that the hermies can get to via a Petco wacky stick (back right corner). They sometimes sleep on the wacky stick. In the center of the tank, I have two driftwood pieces purchased from a fish store I enjoy, know, and trust. The hermies love to climb that and sometimes sleep on that as well.

I use a humidifier that maintains humidity in the 90s. Temperature is usually 80-83°F. I use Instant Ocean in the saltwater pool (water treated with Seachem Prime beforehand) and spring water in the freshwater pool. I have white river rocks in the pools that are built up in one area for entry/exit.

I purchase my hermie food from the organic section of HEB or from HermitCrabPatch. I also grow some veggies/flowers organically in my gardens.

I have 15 shells in my shell mall (and am always looking to add more if you have any). Dora has completed one molt. Hermie 3 has just completed its second molt.

It is best to contact me via aappenzllr[at]aol[dot]com because I can check that at work very easily/quickly.


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Re: TX, LA Adopters

Post by singingcricket » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:42 pm


We are located in Houston, TX. Am willing to travel up to 3 hours one way. We have had crabs for 11 years.

We have three crabs of medium to large size: Shenanigans, Sherbert, and Jimmy

Brief description of their crabitat:

40 gal breeder. currently ~13 inch sand (hermit crab patch substrate mix). Black paper up to sand level around 3 /2 sides for darkness during molts. 1 large water dish fresh + 1 dish salt (instant ocean salt mix), 2 large hidey huts, 1-2 cholla wood sticks, large climbing wood, 3 small hidey huts. 2-3 medium food dishes (one for calcium / supplements) (we usually order various hermit crab patch mixes). 1 temperature, 1 humidity gauge. 1 Tropic Aire humidifier. 4 side panel heaters used as needed, but haven't needed since now we keep heat on 75F in their room through winter. Also have 1x of 20-gal and a 1x of 10-gal back up tanks and a few small totes. Large selection of shells and decor to change the tank around.

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Re: TX, LA Adopters

Post by TrippMachine » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:07 pm


How Far Can You Travel?: 20miles
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 55gal, 4 crabs, 3PP, 1 Ecuadorians (the baby)
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: 10yrs
What You Are Able to Adopt?: small, med, and large hermmies.
I Would Like to Be Contacted via Email or pm: either or both

Im updating my tank and so far this is how it is:
Just added a 5lb bag of Psand, salt and fresh water pools that my largest can submerged in (XL pp daddy), starting with a climbing 2nd lvl going to add more to it, their shell area is behind the palm tree bark (that I boiled like crazy) with about 20 shells in total everywhere from 1in to 3in (I do have even smaller shells but are not in the tank because the littlest baby is to big for them now), have there moss pit by the water half in a pot, at least 3 hiding places (I have more that will go on the 2nd lvl), I usually use a heating lamp because they always stay super far away from any pads no matter what size or where I put them but the tanks been a steady 80-85F humity 77-81 next to the window (momma PP loves to look out it and gets mad when its closed), have one of those thermostats that do humidity and heat. They will be moved for winter dont worry. Also the lid was ajar due to me in the middle of moving everything and putting things in but it fully closes off the top.

All 4 of my babys are super friendly and love to play all night long! The littlest of the 4 likes to get piggy back rides for momma PP and our XL pp follow them around haha. They will even go to the side of the tank sometimes if they see you to say hi then run away and the 3 of them love to look out the window!

LAST UPDATED: 09/11/19


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Re: TX, LA Adopters

Post by Kgauthier » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:46 am


Willing to travel up to 2 hours away
I am relatively new to Crabbing. My tank is being made into a cozy home for 2 Crabbies who need a home. I have a 20 gallon that i am preparing for them.
I would like to adopt so that my daughter can learn some responsibility and how to to be gentle. we have 2 large german shepards and a 4 month old baby, so she already knows, but i think this would be a good learning lesson in being a good care taker. Obviously she will not be left alone with the crabbies and the tank lid will be locked with child proof locks.

LAST UPDATED: 10/16/19

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