Different types of hermit crabs

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Different types of hermit crabs

Post by Wendy UK » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:12 pm

Hi, how do I identify which 'type' of hermit crabs I have?

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Re: Different types of hermit crabs

Post by Jamison » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Post a pic. :D
2 purple pinchers
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Re: Different types of hermit crabs

Post by wodesorel » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:38 am

If you're in the US, it's 99% sure that you have either a Purple Pincher (PP) or an Ecuadorian (E). Purple pinchers usually have just that, blue or purple on their big pinchers. E's have an elongated eye shape, and are a little stockier. There are other key differences, but they're much more subtle and can sometimes apply to both species.


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Re: Different types of hermit crabs

Post by Wendy UK » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:47 pm

Hi thanks for your replies. I have 2 hermies and both are underground at the moment and have been since they arrived 3weeks ago :( . I'm in UK but when they decide to emerge I'll take pics and post. Thanks guys :)

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Re: Different types of hermit crabs

Post by wodesorel » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:07 pm

Duh, your username. 🤦 Sorry!

I believe the UK has a better range of species. Photos will really help when they come back up as they could be Ruggies which are very similar to Es!


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Re: Different types of hermit crabs

Post by Wendy UK » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:30 am

I've actually just taken a video of one of them changing shells! But I can't work out how to post it? #Help :roll:

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Re: Different types of hermit crabs

Post by wodesorel » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:30 am

Wendy UK wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:30 am
I've actually just taken a video of one of them changing shells! But I can't work out how to post it? #Help :roll:

Videos have to be uploaded to Youtube or similar, and then a link can be shared. I don't know any forums who have the ability to host videos, unfortunately.

Images have to be uploaded to imgur or similar and also use a link that is shared. If you use the Tapatalk app though, it can be done directly through there!

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