giant whale/shark eye shell??

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giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by IsolatedShadow » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:04 pm

So, i got a shell that looks similar to a whale or shark eye shell. It has various cracks and stuff, but it still retains water completely. But it also has like, leftover stuff from i guess Barnacles that were forming on it??? Is the shell still good to use as a potential shell or should it just be used as a Tank decoration?
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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by curlysister » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:34 pm

It still has leftover gunk, even after boiling it ?
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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by IsolatedShadow » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:18 am

curlysister wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:34 pm
It still has leftover gunk, even after boiling it ?
Didn't boil the shell yet. I did rinse some dust and such off of it yesterday. Its retains water completely, despite the wear on the outside of the shell. I'll see if i can boil the shell today. Also, how will i go about sharing a picture from my computer or android phone? I want to show a picture to help show the wear/visible damage on the shell. It has chips and cracks on it, and I was wondering if those would deter a crab from wearing it.
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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:16 am

IsolatedShadow wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:18 am
Didn't boil the shell yet. I did rinse some dust and such off of it yesterday. Its retains water completely, despite the wear on the outside of the shell. I'll see if i can boil the shell today. Also, how will i go about sharing a picture from my computer or android phone? I want to show a picture to help show the wear/visible damage on the shell. It has chips and cracks on it, and I was wondering if those would deter a crab from wearing it.
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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by IsolatedShadow » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:41 pm

This is the shell its pretty big and old. Has leftover barnacles or something on it and a few chips and cracks. But it still holds water completely. Do you think a crab would take to it?ImageImage

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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by Scarletfire » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:23 pm

It's not the preferred type of shell most crabs like.

Before I developed my shell collections, that type of shell was the largest I had, and only option for 1". One of my crabs switched to it, until I got new tapestries and jade turbos that they Definetely liked better.

No harm in offering it.

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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by IsolatedShadow » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:26 pm

Scarletfire wrote:It's not the preferred type of shell most crabs like.

Before I developed my shell collections, that type of shell was the largest I had, and only option for 1". One of my crabs switched to it, until I got new tapestries and jade turbos that they Definetely liked better.

No harm in offering it.

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Yeah. I was hoping it would be a fun shell to offer, at least. Thanks for your advice!

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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by JoeHermits » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:02 pm

You can offer it, but considering how small and tucked in the coil is a hermit crab may have trouble fitting inside.


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Re: giant whale/shark eye shell??

Post by IsolatedShadow » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:07 pm

JoeHermits wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:02 pm
You can offer it, but considering how small and tucked in the coil is a hermit crab may have trouble fitting inside.


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Okay! I thought it could be used if i ever found a giant Ecudadorian lol. I'll probs just put it in as a tank decoration then. if someone takes it though, thats fine too.
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