Finally got them switched over.

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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:25 am

I saw one I liked with the larger holes on the sides and I wanted a bigger piece like that and with the root type ends. So I asked him and he sent me pictures, I couldn’t pick so I had to get them both. He is a great seller, very helpful, I’ll definitely be buying from him again in the future.


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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by fandt94 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:39 am

RiNiKy506 wrote:I saw one I liked with the larger holes on the sides and I wanted a bigger piece like that and with the root type ends. So I asked him and he sent me pictures, I couldn’t pick so I had to get them both. He is a great seller, very helpful, I’ll definitely be buying from him again in the future.


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Thanks for the info!...I’m going to order some soon!
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Finally got them switched over.

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:54 am

My Bob changed out of that orange striped shell! I’m so happy! Only one painted shell left on my Crabina that is down right now in the other tank. I had my fiancé lift the tank up and I looked under with a bright flashlight. I saw her, she moved back like get that light out of here, she doesn’t look like she has molted. I do sneak peeks in the middle of the night and I haven’t seen her out. I don’t think I’d be able to tell if she is coming up and it doesn’t look like she’s eating. I want to dig her out and put her in the other tank so bad.

My Bob’s new shell. I was hoping he would pick the shiny green turbo that I bought from PinchersAndShells but he picked my second favorite brown one. He’s all pretty for his lady friends.
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I actually like how the end of it is chipped off revealing the white that’s underneath.

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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:56 am

RiNiKy506 wrote:My Bob changed out of that orange striped shell! I’m so happy! Only one painted shell left on my Crabina that is down right now in the other tank. I had my fiancé lift the tank up and I looked under with a bright flashlight. I saw her, she moved back like get that light out of here, she doesn’t look like she has molted. I do sneak peeks in the middle of the night and I haven’t seen her out. I don’t think I’d be able to tell if she is coming up and it doesn’t look like she’s eating. I want to dig her out and put her in the other tank so bad.

My Bob’s new shell. I was hoping he would pick the shiny green turbo that I bought from pinchersandshells but he picked my second favorite brown one. He’s all pretty for his lady friends.
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Handsome devil!!

Which reminds me. I’ve always wanted to know how to tell a male PP (teeheehee) from a female PP. Do you know or just guess?

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Finally got them switched over.

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:57 am

If you pick them up, let them stretch upside down. The females have two spots on each pair of their back legs, the males have nothing. I will find a photo and edit this post.

Here is the picture that worked best for me.
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This is the site I got the info from.
https://hermit-crabs.com/sexing.html

I took them near a bright lamp and all of mine are friendly so they come out quickly. I let them stretch out and I thought it was easy to tell. I did a double check to be sure.

I just found an even better picture. Just type “female hermit crab” in your search engine.
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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:03 am

RiNiKy506 wrote:If you pick them up let them stretch upside down. The females have two spots on each pair of their back legs. The males have nothing. I will find a photo and edit this post.

Here is the picture that worked best for me.
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This is the site I got the info from.
https://hermit-crabs.com/sexing.html

I took them near a bright lamp and all of mine are friendly so they come out quickly. I let them stretch out and I thought it was easy to tell. I did a double check to be sure.

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Oh man. Thanks for the education! I’ll see if mine will cooperate. I have 3-4 down and my other buries during the day and come up around 1:30am then goes back under around 7am lol

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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:10 am

ApePlanet wrote: Oh man. Thanks for the education! I’ll see if mine will cooperate. I have 3-4 down and my other buries during the day and come up around 1:30am then goes back under around 7am lol
No problem, I’m very happy that I actually know something to help someone. Image Looks like you’ll be having a late night/early morning trying to see if they’re male or female. Lol! I thought it was easy to tell once I was near the bright lamp. I got nervous when they stretched out like that that they’re going to fall out of their shells.


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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:12 am

RiNiKy506 wrote:
ApePlanet wrote: Oh man. Thanks for the education! I’ll see if mine will cooperate. I have 3-4 down and my other buries during the day and come up around 1:30am then goes back under around 7am lol
No problem, I’m very happy that I actually know something to help someone. Image Looks like you’ll be having a late night/early morning trying to see if they’re male or female. Lol! I thought it was easy to tell once I was near the bright lamp. I got nervous when they stretched out like that that they’re going to fall out of their shells.


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We’ll see if Kingpin becomes Lady Kingpin, hahaha.

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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:01 pm

ApePlanet wrote: We’ll see if Kingpin becomes Lady Kingpin, hahaha.
I know, right! I couldn’t believe that Bob, having his name, was our only male.


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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by PinchersAndShells » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 am

Yay for Bob! Also congrats on the upgrade. :)

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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by hprmom » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:55 am

That is an amazing piece of cholla! Thanks for sharing the info! Tank looks great!
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curlysister wrote:Ooooo, I LOVE that huge piece of cholla wood - where did you get it??
I got them on eBay for $16.00 for both of them plus $10 shipping. I thought it was a great deal especially for how big and beautiful the pieces are. The seller is renegade*steve he’s got a lot of very nice pieces for sale. Squirt is inside of the one that I have going up to my smaller moss pit, I hope she’s not stuck.

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Re: Finally got them switched over.

Post by RiNiKy506 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:49 pm

hprmom wrote:That is an amazing piece of cholla! Thanks for sharing the info! Tank looks great!
Thank you. Image


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