Meet Cocoa

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Meet Cocoa

Post by jonathon1989 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:26 pm

Just rescued this very special little hermie from the pet store. He is very fast. I’ve never seen a hermit crab move so fast. He is a brownish color. If anybody could help me identify his species I would appreciate it. Image


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Post by curlysister » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:41 pm

Oh my, how cute! I have only ever seen PP's, but is that a Ruggie?
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Post by jonathon1989 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:02 pm

curlysister wrote:
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Oh my, how cute! I have only ever seen PP's, but is that a Ruggie?
Thank you! It appears from pictures I have seen online that he is a Capive.

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Post by Links » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:19 pm

Hello Cocoa! Your so cool looking!

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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:40 am

Cute crab. I may be wrong, but I'm getting E or ruggie vibes from him. Could you get another pic of it in the shell?

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Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 am

aussieJJDude wrote:Cute crab. I may be wrong, but I'm getting E or ruggie vibes from him. Could you get another pic of it in the shell?

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Thank you. This was the most I could get of him before he burrowed. Image


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Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:24 am

aussieJJDude wrote:Cute crab. I may be wrong, but I'm getting E or ruggie vibes from him. Could you get another pic of it in the shell?

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Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:25 am

aussieJJDude wrote:Cute crab. I may be wrong, but I'm getting E or ruggie vibes from him. Could you get another pic of it in the shell?

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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:19 pm

I think abd pretty sure its an E based on eye shape as well as the colouration that kinda peaking out through the BP.

Capives tebd to have rounded eyes if I'm not mistaken.


@wodesorel would be a good person to reach out to, abd would get her thoughts on the matter as she has a ruggie and kept Es in the past.

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Post by wodesorel » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:33 pm

I would say E as well. Eye shape and leg plumpness, also that kind of tonna shell is common for Es.

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Post by curlysister » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:50 pm

Hahaha. Lesson learned: Never ask Curly to help with crab ID. I have only ever seen PPs in person! LOL!
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Post by jonathon1989 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:53 pm

It sounds right becuase Cocoa is so active and he is in a long shell. And his eyes match the description of the E’s. He just the cutest! I love this kittle guy!

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Post by jonathon1989 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:53 pm

curlysister wrote:Hahaha. Lesson learned: Never ask Curly to help with crab ID. I have only ever seen PPs in person! LOL!
Am I in the E club now? Image


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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:25 pm

wodesorel wrote:I would say E as well. Eye shape and leg plumpness, also that kind of tonna shell is common for Es.

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That what I was thinking, but the colouration was kinda throwing me off a little!
curlysister wrote:Hahaha. Lesson learned: Never ask Curly to help with crab ID. I have only ever seen PPs in person! LOL!
Haha, don't worry. I'm not any better, I can spot a PP, aussie, Eand straw with ease, but after that its mostly a case of which shoe fits better.

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Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:44 am

Yep, definitely an E. When I had three species they were always the fastest and the most outgoing.
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