Abit too big for him, but still a super pretty and perfect growth shell!

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Abit too big for him, but still a super pretty and perfect growth shell!

Post by Xenpurgisn@cht » Thu May 21, 2020 9:59 am

A friend got me this brown turbo, but I misjudged the size so it's abit too big for Odin, he's a large, slightly leaning towards XL, but this is still a super pretty and pretty growth shell!

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Post by curlysister » Thu May 21, 2020 11:13 am

I have a couple of shells like that - they are beautiful but my crabs don't use them. Cher was in one for a short time but changed out rather quickly. Sonny would never get in one.
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Post by Xenpurgisn@cht » Thu May 21, 2020 11:44 am

Might be because they're slightly on the heavy side, they're african turbos I think so they're more heavier then what some crabs like. Odin is currently in a Pink Murex atm, I have some that are slighter bigger then the one he's in right now so it'll suffice.

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Post by JoeHermits » Thu May 21, 2020 1:05 pm

The opening is wide and the coil doesn’t extend out much, so it’s a little difficult for most crabs to wear. I’ve offered them before but my crabs were never interested.


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu May 21, 2020 1:55 pm

I had purchased a couple also 2yrs ago then found out they don't wear them.
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Post by GotButterflies » Fri May 22, 2020 3:08 pm

I also have a few, but nobody ever chooses to wear them. We had one member that had a strawberry crab wear it - and boy was that GORGEOUS!
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Post by curlysister » Fri May 22, 2020 3:59 pm

I wish I had taken a picture when Cher was wearing it!
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Post by FJrocks003 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:49 pm

Lol my one crab goes crazy for those! It's too bad she grew out of all the ones I had.
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