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accidentalcrabbist2 wrote:I found a purple pincher (I think) on our neighborhood golf course. The course had been abandoned and gets mowed 4 times a year. He was trucking it away from the mowed area. I checked around but it is safe to say he was dumped. He is set up in a 10 gallon tank now and is the most active hermit crab I have ever owned. He has changed shells from the painted pink shell at least 3 times. Once right in front of my family. I plan to throw the painted shell he arrived in away after a few more days but it has been an exciting week for him and us. Hopefully he continues to survive the week. Glad to have found this group as a care reference.
Good for you for rescuing the little guy! I'm not sure what people are thinking when they just let them loose like that.
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My Pets: 1 Pomeranian, 1 Russian tortoise, fishes/snails(40 gal freshwater aquarium), and 7 hermit crabs.
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I like to think that maybe young children were changing the enclosure and he escaped. It is a little less sad.
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If were sharing out adoption success stories, all 7 of my crabs are adopted. I got the bug after visiting the beach but decided to do some research before jumping into a new pet. After learning that crabs are all wild caught I decided I didnt want to fund a destructive industry. I built my crabitat and waited for crabs to come available for adoption near me. It didnt take long to find my first 3 adoptees through this forum, and not long after that I adopted 2 more from craigslist. Last year I adopted 2 more crabs off of craigslist while on vacation for a total of 7. Its been a while since I've seen a 7 together, which is really the only way I can be sure they're still in this world. My whole crew just came back up from a collective molt and so far I've counted 5. 2 more to go! Chelipeds crossed!
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