Shell measurement

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Lrborange5
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Shell measurement

Post by Lrborange5 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:07 pm

I have a caliper I just got. I know how to measure and read it. I know to look for oval or round shape.
When looking for bigger shells, how much more should increase the size when looking for new shells?

Is it likely for a crab to choose a round shell when it previous shell was oval?
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Re: Shell measurement

Post by hermiwormi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 pm

When looking for shells, I usually get a variety of larger, smaller, and same sized shells. My reason for smaller shells being that my newer crabs chose smaller shells before molting.
Edit: Also if you're unsure, get a variety of shell shapes so that your crab(s) can choose what they want to wear, then you can see what your crab(s) prefer.

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