KY, NC, SC, TN Adopters

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KY, NC, SC, TN Adopters

Post by HCA Adoptions » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:19 am

Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina Adoptions
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Post by ronnie_f » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:50 am

Lexington, KY

Hello, my name is Ronnie. I've been caring for crabs for over 8 years, and have plenty of room for more in my 55 gallon tank. If you're in the greater Lexington area or within 50 miles and need a forever home for your buddies, please don't hesitate to message me!

Location (nearest large city, state, country): Winchester, KY

How Far Can You Travel?: An hour

Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: I have a 55 gallon tank with 4 crabs currently

How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: about 8 years

What You Are Able to Adopt?: Anything

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Post by Visual » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:10 am


Hello, my name is Valerie. I havent been crabbing long. Almost a year and a half. I am completely obcessed now, but my space is getting limited. Even so, If you're in the greater Lexington area or within 25 miles of Nicholasville and need a forever home for your buddies, please don't hesitate to message me.

Location (nearest large city, state, country): Lexington

How Far Can You Travel?: about 25 miles

Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: I’m currently in a custom tank. A converted bookcase that aprox. 93 gallons. I have 2 Ecuadorians and 14 pp’s

How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: 1yr 6months

What You Are Able to Adopt?: Small pps

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Post by Herm-ette » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:16 pm

Charlotte-Chapel Hill, NC/SC

Well Howdy Y'all!
Update: we have officially adopted five hermit crabs and added them to our crab civilization. With exception of our most recent adoption, the three others have had successful molts and all have new shells. I believe we have three different species; pp's, one strawberry and one unknown.
We still have plenty of room in our NC hermie hotel!
It all started over two years ago when my little one took a trip to the beach with her AUNT. Needless to say we are very much in love with our little herm-ette and her new family members! After much researching and lots of $ have decided it would be best for her to have her own hermie family. Currently we have her in a 30 gallon tank with lots of climbing creations, food, waters, sand and heat. However we do have access to larger retired salt water aquariums 200/90 gallon should that day arise. We tend her everyday, and now know she would do well with some company and looking to adopt some in need. We are back and forth between Chapel Hill and Charlotte area and would be willing to drive. We also could use a nice source of natural sized shells' in particular shells with openings larger than 2". Just let us know!

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Post by Giner13 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:49 pm


I am located in Lenoir City, TN...right smack dab in between Knoxville, Kingston/Harriman. I'd be willing to travel to Maryville &/or Sevierville as well.
I currently have one med/lg PP by the name of Captain Jack. He is in a 20gal with 10inches EcoEarth mixed with play sand. Have climbing space, fresh/salt waters available that I change once-twice a week depending how much sub gets in them, PLENTY of shells to go around.
Looking to adopt at least one more crabbie for the time being!!

Contact me by email ginafaye13 at please.

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:44 pm

Knoxville, TN

I live in the Knoxville, TN area and am looking to adopt 1-2 pp's. Small/medium. I have a 90 gal tank with 6 pp's. And a 40gal breeder with 5. The new ones would go in the 90.

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Post by Overmountain1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:32 pm

Bristol, Va/Tn

Hi! I am Sara, and my two boys are 10 & 13, and they help care for our crabitat and crabbies. They’re very hands off and responsible with the crabs, they just love watching their antics and seeing what they’re up to at any given moment. Perhaps a bit of that will wear off over time but who knows? Doesn’t matter bc I’m the primary caregiver and I’m ok with that! Image

How Far Can You Travel?: 4 hours, maybe more with some planning....

Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: we currently have one 10 gallon, with just 2 teeny crabs, with eco earth and sand about 5” deep, a big climbing and hiding log, Moss pit, some greenery, fresh foods and freeze dried foods from reputable and recommended (by HCA members) dealers, 2 kinds of water, although I’m upgrading the pools tomorrow!

How Long Have You Been Crabbing? Less than a year, although I had crabs for several years as a young kiddo. We ended up giving them away then, but it was a positive sort of thing. This time, I’m all in, for 20, 30, or more years! And the kids know they may be theirs eventually after that too. Image

What You Are Able to Adopt?: 1-3 crabbies, no larger than ‘small’ size, just depends on what you’ve got and what we can work out. We will be upgrading to a larger tank before too long either way, so if it did get crowded it wouldn’t last long.
I attached a pic I took just now of Dave-Dave the Wonder Crab! (His pretentious superhero name, I told him it was a bit much but he didn’t listen.ImageImage)

I hope that answers any questions you may need to know. I’m available and looking actively- thanks!!

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Post by HankTheHermitsMom » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:02 am


Hi I’m Hope!

I’m a new crab mommy and I really want to give my crab Hank a friend. I’ve been doing nothing but research since I got him and I feel like I’m ready to take on another crab and make Hank happy by giving him a much needed friend. Im currently working on getting a better crabitat set up but I’m really excited about this and Hank is so shy I think he would really really benefit from having a buddy. I just want to do right by my crab. He didn’t ask to be taken from the wild and now it’s my duty to make his life the best. Anyways...... I’m willing to travel about an hour- to two hours. I’m in North Carolina closer to Virginia so I can go there too, I’m there all the time. Please keep me and Hank in mind and give us a shot at rehoming your crab baby 💕

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