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Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:26 pm
by Motörcrab
This is where everyone can help improve the HCA! It's easy!

With the recent forum upgrades some areas are currently disabled or being reworked as most people that use the forums regularly are finding out. One of the areas that was in need of a desperate update for a while is the links section. It is a massive task to search out pet supply stores, shell shops, food stores and any other websites related hermit crab supplies. Not only will this help all the awesome people behind the scenes at the HCA, it will also help everyone by having more resources.

Here's How To Help
All you need to do is post a link and brief description of a website. Keep in mind they should be to pet supply stores, sea shell shops, hermit crab food store or any other websites pertaining to hermit crabs in this thread. Ebay and Etsy shops are allowed.

I will attempt to go through this topic several time a week and add all links to this post in order save everyone time of searching post after post.

I also noted HCA member shops with an M. If I am missing a member's store let me know and I will add it.

Thank you for everyone's assistance.


Supply Stores
Reptile Basics
The Bean Farm
Josh's Frogs
Aquatic Supplies Australia (Australia Only)
Big Al's
Dr. Foster & Smiths
Pet Discounters
Pet Mountain
That Fish Place, That Pet Place


Etsy Shell Shops
Sea Shell Mart

Ebay Shell Shops

Shell Shop Webstores
Blue Seas Trading Co.
Naples Sea Shell Company
Richards Sea Shells
Sea Shell City
Shells Of Aquarius
The Sea Shell Company
The Shell Store
Tropitek Trading (login required)


Etsy Food Shops
M The Healthy Hermit
Deliciously Crabby
MT Pet Emporium
Tiny Town Crabs
Crabby Cuisine
M EarthWaterFireStudio (food and handmade terracotta food dishes)
M wolfnipplechips (moose poop)
Hermies Kitchen
Claw Of The Wild
Crabby Delish

Food Webstores
The Hermit Crab Patch
Hermies Kitchen
Desert Crabby Mixes n More
M Hermit Crab Garden (CLOSED)

Ebay Food Stores
Hugs For Hermits
Amy's Crab Treats (crabtreatmania)

Canadian Suppliers
Cornel's World terrarium, and reptile supplies
All Reptiles reptile supplies ships international
Shrimp Fever food

Hermiefun Hemp Nets
Crab Street Journal
Article on hermit crab shells ... of-hermits

Alaska Hermit
Canadian Crab Connection
Crabby Cravings
Sanibel Seashell Industries
Shell Horizons Inc (would not load)
Wonders Of The Seas
Reptiles Direct

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:53 am
by wodesorel
This is our original master list.

Hermit Crab Supplies, Food and Shells
Alaska Hermit ^
Amy's CrabTreats* -- Ebay seller (Crab Treat Mania)
Canadian Crab Connection* -- In Canada, also sells to USA
Crabby Cravings -- Ships and sells to UK only
Crabotanicals* -- On Etsy
DeliciouslyCrabby* -- On Etsy
Desert Crabby Mixes n More*
Hermiefun Hemp Nets*
Hermie's Kitchen*
Hermit Crab Patch*
Hugs for Hermits* -- Ebay seller
ihavecrabs -- Ships and sells to Australia only
The Hermit Crab Garden^
Shell Stores
Blue Seas Trading Co. (formerly Sea Shell World) -- Wholesale
Naples Sea Shell Company*
Richards Sea Shells (formerly Deltona SeaShells)*
Sanibel Seashell Industries ^
Sea Shell City^
Seashell Mart^
Shell Horizons, Inc.* -- Wholesale
Shells of Aquarius^
The Sea Shell Co.
The Shell Store -- speciality and hard to find
Tropitek Trading & BC Tropical Shell Co.* -- Wholesale, in Canada
Wonders of the Sea (formerly Sea Life Gifts)*
Online Pet Supplies
Aquatic Supplies Australia -- ships and sells to Australia only
Big Al's*
Doctors Foster and Smith*
Pet Discounters^
Pet Mountain*
Reptile Basics^ -- Ultratherm UTH
Reptile Direct
That Pet Place/That Fish Place*
The Bean Farm* -- Ultratherm UTH
Ultratherm UTHs can also be found on Amazon, sold by The Bean Farm.

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:25 pm
by Motörcrab

I'll try and sort through these and add what is still working and note the broken links in another area on the original post.

Do you think the above format will work for you guys?

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:31 pm
by wodesorel

I can't get to the links on my phone. I'd need a PC. (Google and either F11 or F12 to see the code which has the addresses written out.)

The shopping links page is still there. I just can't edit it. ... pping.html

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:59 pm
by Motörcrab
Update. I managed to sort though all the current HCA links and add several ebay, and etsy stores that I have used it the past. I noted broken links at the bottom of the links section.

If anyone has more links please post them.

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:34 pm
by wodesorel
I shut down a while back, so The Hermit Crab Garden is defunct. 😐

Alaska hermit shut down but she's still selling moose poop on etsy under wolfnipplechips.

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:37 pm
by Motörcrab
I've added a good bit of Etsy food shops. I've been trying to search out more but keep looping around to the original ones already posted. Up to over 40 links between what we had and things I found. I'm not sure how in depth to go with supply stores. I'm still waiting to get some feedback from people with more places. Nothing yet.

I guess it doesn't hurt to let this as an ongoing things then possibly update links every 6 months or so.

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:10 pm
by Claudia
what about DesignzByMeg on Etsy - climbing nets made from hemp. I didn't see that on the list. Was thinking of ordering one soon and trying to find all the "net" options out there.

Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:33 pm
by Overmountain1
Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I don’t have an addition, but I think it’s great! I’ve only shopped with ones you already have listed. Thanks again!

Edit- the format seems fine to me, makes sense broken into types, etc.
Dave the Wondercrab~Patpat the Scaredy Cat~MaggieMoo-Dumbo~Billy

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:35 pm
by Motörcrab
Thanks for the encouragement. So far no one posted any new places. I don't know how many people even use these links. Most people just post where can I buy shells then someone tells them. Not that I go hunting of fishing but most people would be terrible hunters! LOL

I searched quite a bit at first and found a good bit of new stuff. Then each new search kept going back to what I already listed. I sort of hit a wall with finding more stuff.

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:52 pm
by Scarletfire
It was hard finding resources in Canada, but here's what I've come across:

Organic Sphagnum Moss - Terra Greenhouses (contact your local store. Vaughan location confirmed ) [ONTARIO ONLY]
*Note: Only USA Home Depot sells sphagnum moss, not Canada. Canada Lowes, Rona and Home Depot do NOT sell organic sphagnum moss, or sphagnum moss period (only peat moss - make sure you watch the packaging).

THG Heat Tape - Cornel's World is the official distributor, and can crimp the rivets with power cord for you. You buy the tape by the foot (great for larger tanks). Located in ALBERTA, but ships CANADA-WIDE.
All Reptiles is a reseller, and sell per foot (located in ONTARIO, ships CANADA-WIDE)
*Note: Ultratherm is not sold in Canada. I've called and asked multiple places.

Cholla Wood, Indian Almond Leaves, Alder Cones - Shrimp Fever [ONTARIO storefront, ships INTERNATIONALLY]

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:53 pm
by Scarletfire
Finatics in Mississauga, Ontario sells shells! (GTA area) (local pick-up)

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Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:31 pm
by Motörcrab
It's been a while since I did any updates. Today I added DesinzByMeg on etsy. I also added Canadian retailers, Cornel's World, All Reptiles and Shrimp Fever.

I left Terra Greenhouses and Finatics off the list since you can't order online.

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:37 pm
by RiNiKy506
Can we add from Facebook groups? Canadian Chubby Crab is a Canadian crab food store. I just ordered from there, her stuff is amazing and it wasn’t too bad for shipping to US. I know someone asked for a Canadian crab food store awhile ago.

Re: Help Improve Our Resources Section (weblinks)

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:44 pm
by Motörcrab
I'm not of facebook. When I try to look at something on there I get a giant register or sign in pop up that blocks most of the information. I have no good way to try and validate the pages.