adoption denied, bc of tote?

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adoption denied, bc of tote?

Post by ciaraalston » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:02 am

So, i've searched the adoption section on this forum for locals needing to rehome crabs. I can't find anyone within 50 miles that even has crabs. I decided to check facebook, because more people find social media than forums. I found "Hermit Crab Adoption Center" on facebook. I filled out the adoption form and waited. A couple of days ago, she finally got back with me! She asked about my tank, if i planned on upgrading anytime soon. She explained that with 4 purple pinchers and 2 Ecuadorians, my 55 gallon was too crowded. I agree, so i told her about my 100 gal tote idea. 50 gallons (bottom tote) just for substrate, and the top tote (i'll probably add a few inches of substrate up into the top one as well) for water bowls, toys, etc. I figured i could add maybe a couple more crabs, but not too many. She denied my application because they don't approve totes as a permanent crabitat. I'm so disappointed! But, it really got me thinking... IS the tote idea REALLY a great longterm crabitat for them? I mean, most of you said you used them temporarily.... but i planned on keeping this setup for a while. At least until i find a 40B or something on sale. The 55 just doesn't have enough depth... but will my crabs be truly happy and healthy in this tote? I know i kinda went over this in my "tank vs tote" thread, but i don't remember if i clarified how long they'll be there. Probably a couple years if not longer. It's hard to find used tanks bigger than 10 gallons where i am. I'm sorry that i'm questioning it so much, i just want to be sure before i dive in and change their entire setup.
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Re: adoption denied, bc of tote?

Post by ciaraalston » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:08 am

Let me add that i found an exo terra for sale nearby. it's 36 x 18 x 18. We were considering it for the ball python, but what about the crabs? would that be a better option than the totes?
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Re: adoption denied, bc of tote?

Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:39 am

I think totes are fine. A few members from other boards have expressed the same issues - if they dont adhere to the strick guidelines of the 'fb group', their application gets denied.

I wouldn't worry too much.

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Re: adoption denied, bc of tote?

Post by JoeHermits » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:08 am

I also don’t think totes are a bad idea. The needs of the animals come before aesthetics.


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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:57 am

Don't take it personal. Some groups are more strict than others.
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Re: adoption denied, bc of tote?

Post by wodesorel » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:47 pm

We used to have a huge adoption program here, but we haven't had anyone to run it so we sort of automated it and it slowed back down. None of us staff have the time, and I handed it over to six different members over the years and they ended up giving up as well within a few weeks. It needs either a dedicated and self-motivated person or a group of people to keep up with it when it gets busy. Sometimes upwards of 10 adoptions per day, and dozens of open adoptions to keep track of - with cross-posting and messaging through Facebook and email.
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Re: adoption denied, bc of tote?

Post by crabby33 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:00 pm

I agree with GotButterflies. One of the groups I was a member of, you couldn’t join them or adopt unless your tank was 29 Gallons or bigger.

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