Turbo Cornutus

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Turbo Cornutus

Post by Motörcrab » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:45 pm

We just received these from a vendor in Indonesia! I could not find any vendors in the US that carry these. If I was a crab these would be the shells I would wear to express my inner punk/metal crabbiness! I love the spikes on them! Hopefully the crabs love them too!ImageImageImageImage

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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:22 pm

Whats the shell opening like? They certsinly look interesting, and quite sizeable too!

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Post by Motörcrab » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:43 pm

The openings are between 32-38mm. Right around 1-1/4 and 1-3/8 openings. The openings are very similar shape and size to other turbo types. We just put them in our tank so hopefully they will decide to try them out tonight.

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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:48 pm

Motörcrab wrote:The openings are between 32-38mm. Right around 1-1/4 and 1-3/8 openings. The openings are very similar shape and size to other turbo types. We just put them in our tank so hopefully they will decide to try them out tonight.

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Pretty sizable.

Since they similar to other turbos, I could imagine some crabs being interested in the shells. Some spiked shells can 'alter' the inside of the shell, which I wonder if it makes it slightly less desirable for the crabs.

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Post by Motörcrab » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:51 pm

I thought the same thing. From what I could tell the spikes on these didn't altar the inside of the shells. They appear to still be smooth on the inside.

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Post by curlysister » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:52 pm

Very cool! You will have to post pictures when they choose those shells!
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Post by wodesorel » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:06 pm

I'm pretty sure these are the same as some of the common polished turbos, just in their natural form. People enjoy them more with that green layer shining! I think they are cool with the spikes, though maneuverability is limited for the hermits.
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Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:22 am

They are so cool!

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Post by Motörcrab » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:08 pm

I put all these shells in and everyone is away at molting camp! :anon:
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