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New shells!!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:32 pm

Here are the new shells I got while on vacation. They are now boiled. Tomorrow I'll put them in the tank. But I have to take out the half buried shells in there now. I think they have pretty much buried half the shells. I have 18,19 in there.Image

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Re: New shells!!

Post by piratetoothgir » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:34 pm

Beautiful, great choices!
African Turbos (ones in far back) are less likely to be chosen, but there are some occasions when a crab will choose those. They are so pretty, but not the most popular for crabs to wear.


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Re: New shells!!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:40 pm

stella wrote:Beautiful, great choices!
African Turbos (ones in far back) are less likely to be chosen, but there are some occasions when a crab will choose those. They are so pretty, but not the most popular for crabs to wear.


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I did read that on here but mostly because of the weight. So who knows what a crab may like at any particular time. :)
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Post by piratetoothgir » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:43 pm

I really love the sea turtle carved turbos, I need some of those!


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Re: New shells!!

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:54 pm

stella wrote:Beautiful, great choices!
African Turbos (ones in far back) are less likely to be chosen, but there are some occasions when a crab will choose those. They are so pretty, but not the most popular for crabs to wear.


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What's the most popular shells names please I gave been reading up
.. just asking


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Post by crabby33 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 pm

According the shell guide, Pertholatus, Banded and Spotted. I just bought some more banded and spotted turbos. I only have 1 spotted turbo and it’s a 1” opening. A bit too big. So I wanted to give my crabs a couple more options. As well as more banded turbos because the sizes I have are 1 1/4” openings. Buckbeak looked at the banded turbos I had so I wanted to give him a couple of banded turbos in his size to choose from.

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Re: New shells!!

Post by piratetoothgir » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:20 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
stella wrote:Beautiful, great choices!
African Turbos (ones in far back) are less likely to be chosen, but there are some occasions when a crab will choose those. They are so pretty, but not the most popular for crabs to wear.


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What's the most popular shells names please I gave been reading up
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My crabs like pacific and natural turbos, but tapestries and and other turbos are usually well accepted.


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Re: New shells!!

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:20 pm

crabby33 wrote:According the shell guide, Pertholatus, Banded and Spotted. I just bought some more banded and spotted turbos. I only have 1 spotted turbo and it’s a 1” opening. A bit too big. So I wanted to give my crabs a couple more options. As well as more banded turbos because the sizes I have are 1 1/4” openings. Buckbeak looked at the banded turbos I had so I wanted to give him a couple of banded turbos in his size to choose from.
K ya I heard about turbos that what I was gonna go get some turbos....diff sizes didnt know if I should get maybe one other kind then turbos .... but the there is more then just turbos....? There is banded turbos ?

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Re: New shells!!

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:21 pm

Ok ... sounds good
stella wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:
stella wrote:Beautiful, great choices!
African Turbos (ones in far back) are less likely to be chosen, but there are some occasions when a crab will choose those. They are so pretty, but not the most popular for crabs to wear.


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What's the most popular shells names please I gave been reading up
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My crabs like pacific and natural turbos, but tapestries and and other turbos are usually well accepted.


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Re: New shells!!

Post by crabby33 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:24 pm

Yes, there are banded turbos. I’ve found I like checking the shell guide for favorite shells.

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Re: New shells!!

Post by Motörcrab » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am

I really like the the ones with the sea turtles I never saw those before! Is that one on the right center a butterfly or palm tree? I never saw a butterfly before either. I usually just order my shells from Naples online.

Now I really wish I didn't buy an African Turbo like the ones pictured I could have spent that $15 on 3 or 4 more appropriate shells instead.
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Re: New shells!!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:39 pm

Motörcrab wrote:I really like the the ones with the sea turtles I never saw those before! Is that one on the right center a butterfly or palm tree? I never saw a butterfly before either. I usually just order my shells from Naples online.

Now I really wish I didn't buy an African Turbo like the ones pictured I could have spent that $15 on 3 or 4 more appropriate shells instead.
I would say that's a butterfly. I was in Myrtle Beach and went to a shell store. I know they may not use the African ones but they're so pretty. Lol. I wish I got more small/mediums. I thought I really had enough at home. I really don't. And there just isn't enough room to place enough large shells.
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Re: New shells!!

Post by Motörcrab » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:18 pm

Shells are just like everything else. You think you have enough only to find out you need more or a different size. I must have place 3 orders for shells in the last month. The cost can add up pretty quickly with them too. Especially when you get up over 1" openings.
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