Removing painted shell

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Removing painted shell

Post by Hk300 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:24 am

Hello, I have a crab that was in a painted shell and I put in a new shell and the crab switched into it.

The question is if I should leave in the painted shell or take it out. What if the crab dosn't like the new shell?

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Re: Removing painted shell

Post by ciaraalston » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:35 am

When i first started, i only had 1 spare shell for my crab. When he switched into it, i immediately removed the painted one.. I'd rather him be in the natural one than a painted one. But if you can order some more shells or find some at your local pet store, that would help! :)
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Re: Removing painted shell

Post by fandt94 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:07 am

Naples for new shells which is listed in the shopping link on here. When mine changed out and got a new one I removed the painted
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Re: Removing painted shell

Post by lmw142 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:29 pm

I would remove the painted shell, but you need to get more natural shells to leave in the tank. I have ordered many shells from naples seashell company, but there are other sources listed on the shopping resources page too. You can also check out the shell guide on here to see what types of shells crabs normally prefer.

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Re: Removing painted shell

Post by fandt94 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:01 pm

I wanted to add that you can find shells on Etsy too although I haven’t ordered any from there yet. I saved a store on there to check out though named Florida Beach Weddings. When I did a search for hermit crab items I noticed they were listing a lot of shells.
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