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Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:25 pm

My E, Cocoa, is white and brown, and with a brown pincher. I've never seen this before. And he moves so fast. Anyone else have hermit crabs with brown pinchers?

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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by SilverHermits » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:00 am

Can you post a picture? Are the legs white and fade into brown? Sounds like one of my crabs, instead of white it's orange. There are tons of PPs that are brown/have brown pinchers (including some of mine)
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Post by FJrocks003 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:38 pm

jonathon1989 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:25 pm
My E, Cocoa, is white and brown, and with a brown pincher. I've never seen this before. And he moves so fast. Anyone else have hermit crabs with brown pinchers?

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Are you sure it's an e? Sounds to me like you are describing a ruggie.
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Post by wodesorel » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:55 pm

Es will have bi-colored pinchers, and they tend to match the strongest color on their body. I've had them with blue, orange, red, yellow, green and brown.

Ruggies tend to have vivid blue pinchers, but also a distinctive shading to it.
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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:35 pm

SilverHermits wrote:Can you post a picture? Are the legs white and fade into brown? Sounds like one of my crabs, instead of white it's orange. There are tons of PPs that are brown/have brown pinchers (including some of mine)
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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:37 pm

FJrocks003 wrote: Are you sure it's an e? Sounds to me like you are describing a ruggie.
Everyone on here has told me he is a E but honestly Ive looked at pictures of E’s and Ruggies, I cant tell the difference.


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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:58 pm

SilverHermits wrote:Can you post a picture? Are the legs white and fade into brown? Sounds like one of my crabs, instead of white it's orange. There are tons of PPs that are brown/have brown pinchers (including some of mine)
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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:59 pm

wodesorel wrote:Es will have bi-colored pinchers, and they tend to match the strongest color on their body. I've had them with blue, orange, red, yellow, green and brown.

Ruggies tend to have vivid blue pinchers, but also a distinctive shading to it.
Cocoa is brown and tan but doesnt seem to resemble either. Image


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Post by wodesorel » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:08 pm

He is a very gorgeous E!

Es and Rugs do look an awful lot alike. I'm not sure how to explain the difference, honestly. Rugs are more spindley while Es are more squat and tank-like. Markings are different. Es eyes are a bit more rounded and fat.

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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:18 pm

wodesorel wrote:He is a very gorgeous E!

Es and Rugs do look an awful lot alike. I'm not sure how to explain the difference, honestly. Rugs are more spindley while Es are more squat and tank-like. Markings are different. Es eyes are a bit more rounded and fat.

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Thank you Image Ive looked at pictures of E’s and Rugs but can’t seen to find any with brown pinchers. Image


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Post by wodesorel » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:22 pm

Here ya go!ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:28 pm

wodesorel wrote:Here ya go!ImageImageImageImage

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Okay, I see it now! Hes got such a personality. Hes so active. He loves climbing and he can move so fast. He loves penut butter with a little bit of honey. Thats his favorite treat.


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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:08 am

He has a heavily modified shell! LOL!!
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Re: Brown Pincher

Post by jonathon1989 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:11 pm

GotButterflies wrote:He has a heavily modified shell! LOL!!
Cocoa or the crab on the pictures from wodesorel?


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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:19 pm

Cocoa :)
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