I Went a Little Shell Crazy

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I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by jclee » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:26 pm

I think I have enough shells to last a while. This was my first time ordering from u s shell Inc, which is great if you are okay with buying in bulk.

Only fellow crabbers would understand spending heaps of cash on shells, and being this excited to see them arrive.

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Re: I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by jclee » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:27 pm

My crabs are all well beyond jumbo-sized, and it gets harder and harder to find a good deal as the shells get larger and larger. This online store might be of use to others with large hermit crabs.
120G with 7 hermit crabs, varied ages/sizes, all quite large
2.0 guinea pigs that own my living room
1.0 crested gecko
10G with feeder guppies, blue neocaridina shrimp, and red clawed crab


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Re: I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by Crabsalicious » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:18 pm

That picture makes me happy

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Re: I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by Happyhermiehome » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:49 am

Ohhh nice! Those green turbos are gorgeous! :D
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Re: I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by jclee » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:19 am

Glad to bring joy to others. I was so tempted to post this to my personal Facebook page, but most of my friends really would officially label me the Crazy Crab Lady. :)

And, yeah, the turbos were a bit of a splurge by comparison to the bulk murex prices, but I could not resist.

Here's a shot of the haul after rinsing. A few had minor damage, but still well worth it when compared to the price I would have paid if buying individual shells that range from 3 to 6 inches each.

While only three of seven are up at the moment, one has already swapped out for a new shells, which makes me very happy.Image
120G with 7 hermit crabs, varied ages/sizes, all quite large
2.0 guinea pigs that own my living room
1.0 crested gecko
10G with feeder guppies, blue neocaridina shrimp, and red clawed crab

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Re: I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by jclee » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:23 am

*FYI, U.S. Shell Inc. has begun to specify shell opening, as well as size, for crabbers like us. Again, if you've got larger crabs, they're worth checking out.

Speaking of which, has anyone thought of updating the crab sizing chart to go beyond jumbo-sized?
120G with 7 hermit crabs, varied ages/sizes, all quite large
2.0 guinea pigs that own my living room
1.0 crested gecko
10G with feeder guppies, blue neocaridina shrimp, and red clawed crab

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Re: I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by ciaraalston » Wed May 30, 2018 5:19 am

jclee wrote:I think I have enough shells to last a while. This was my first time ordering from u s shell Inc, which is great if you are okay with buying in bulk.

Only fellow crabbers would understand spending heaps of cash on shells, and being this excited to see them arrive.

:D
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Are there any turbos in there? I couldn't find any online for u s shell
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Re: I Went a Little Shell Crazy

Post by GotButterflies » Thu May 31, 2018 6:56 am

Nice find! :) I'll have to check them out later!
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