Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

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Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by wodesorel » Sun May 13, 2012 1:05 am

We tried this as a contest a few months ago, but the response was less than enthusiastic. Come on crab owners! Share your photos!!! :D

This is the current species identification chart that we have to share with members who are looking to find out what species their crab is:
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http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/pages/species.jpg

As you can see, the information is outdated (cavipes are no more, they are actually violas), species are just plain missing (blueberries and aussies), and there have been some advances in cameras since then. :)

So, what the HCA is hoping, is that it's wonderfully kind members will share their best ID photos of their crabs! ;)

(Plus, this is going to be an excellently awesome photo thread. :D )

The "rules":
  • * All photos must be clear, and have to be larger than 800x600. (Full-sized photos would be ideal!)

    * Photos must be owned by you!

    * Your photo will be credited to your username if it is chosen. If you would like it credited to your actual name let us know, but it will be published for the public to see.

    * By posting a photo in this thread you agree to let the HCA use it for the purposes of creating a species ID comparison page, and for species identification on caresheets. If we want to use it for something else, we must get your permission first. The HCA may crop, re-size and adjust color/brightness as needed to create an easy to use ID guide.

    * You must have the actual file (edited or original) to e-mail in for use - photos will not be copied from photo sharing websites.

    * If your photo is chosen we'll contact you by PM with more information and the e-mail address to use to submit the photo.

    * You may post as many photographs of a specific species as you would like, as many times as you would like, until the species you are submitting for has been declared finished. See the following post for what species we are still taking submissions for. (Since obviously we'll have an easier and faster time finding great photos for PPs and Es than we will for more rarely kept species like Blueberries and Indos. :) )

    * ANYONE can enter - Members, Mods, Admins, New Crab Owners - anyone!!

    * Photos to be used will be chosen by the Mods and Admins, based solely on how well the photos are able to identify a specific species. This is not a popularity contest, and we won't be paying attention to who submitted what. (We tried the anonymous route, but no one was interested.) We are just looking for the best photos out there to help others understand more about their hermit crab! :)



So what are we looking for? Photographs like the ones above, plus differences in colors. We need multiple photos of each of the following:

  • * Eyes and eyestalks from all angles to show the unique shapes of the different species

    * The Big Pincher when closed into a shell

    * Front views of the entire crab

    * Side views of the entire crab from both the left and the right

    * Any photograph that shows the range of colors that they come in - common, rare, and due to age.



How to submit a photo:

  • * It needs a name, so we can communicate which photo it is that was chosen. This can be an actual name "Spike on the Cholla", a description "Indo - Eyes", or a number "1". Photo names can be reused by other people, but make sure none of your own have the same name or it'll get confusing. :lol:

    * It needs to have the master size listed. ie, 800x600, 1200x 800, "full-sized", etc.

    * It needs to have the species named.

    * You are welcome to give the crab's name! :) It will be included along with the credit to your username. (ie. "Moya" by wodesorel)

    * Please see the following post for an example of the submission format, since I hope we have a ton of photos posted and we want this thread to be easy to navigate!




Please help us create a wonderful new species ID guide! :clap:

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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by wodesorel » Sun May 13, 2012 1:06 am

Submission style:

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Filbert
Purple Pincher
Full-sized




Species we still need photos for!

* Purple Pincher (clypeatus)
* Ecuadorian (compressus)
* Indo (brevimanus)
* Strawberry (perlatus)
* Ruggie (rugosus)
* Blueberry (purpureus)
* Viola (violascens)
* Aussie aka Crazy Crab (variabilis)

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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by turkey the crab » Sun May 13, 2012 8:59 am

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Legs walking
Purple-pincher
598*800
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Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by Careyenz » Sun May 13, 2012 12:37 pm

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Fasty
Ecuadorian

Image
Image
Spiderman
Juvenile Strawberry, 1 day post molt


All 768x1024

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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by wolfnipplechips » Sun May 13, 2012 6:57 pm

Oh lordy. Um, these are all smaller sizes than what I have on my computer. If any are chosen, I can send you ginormous files via email. :) Many of the photos can be cropped up the bajeezus and still will be very clear. Also, I am not feeling very well today, so I am just going to submit what I have. If there is a lack of something later on with PP's, indos, violas, or E's, I can take some shots.
Eyes:
Image
Pontoon eyes
Indo (pink)
Full size

Image
Gansta eyes
PP
Full size

Image
Indo eyes
Indo
Full size

Image
Godzilla eyes
PP
Full size

Image
Smiles eyes
E
full size

Image
Goose eyes
PP
full size

Image
Godzilla eyes 2
PP
Full size

(if you don't get enough eyes, let me know and I can crop some of my other photos. These are just the ones I have pre-cropped)

Clamed up:
Image
Tiny in shell
PP
full size

Image
Indo in shell
indo
full size

Image
Monkey in shell
E
full size

Image
Crazy Eyes in shell
E
full size

Image
Image
pink vs regular (1 and 2) in shell
indo
full size

Image
Sticky in shell
PP
full size

(if you need more viola clamed up shots, lemme know. I don't have any, but I can take some.)

Big pincher:
Image
Image
Godzilla pincher 1 and 2
PP
full

(again, I can take more shots or crop some if you don't get enough.)

Front view:
Image
Image
Image
viola front 1 and 2 and 3
viola
full size

Image
Image
Pontoon front 1 and 2
Indo (pink)
full

Image
unknown pp front
PP
full

Image
Image
Moose front 1 and 2
PP
full

Image
tiny front
PP
full

Image
Gangsta front
PP
full

Image
Image
Smiles front 1 and 2
E
full

Image
purp front
PP
full

Image
Coral front
PP
full

Image
Image
Image
Image
Monkey front 1-4
E
full

Image
Poopy front
PP
full

Image
Tiny front
PP
full

Image
indo front
indo
full

Side:
Image
Floyd side
PP
full

Image
tiny side
PP
full

Image
Image
Crazy Eyes side 1 and 2
E
full

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Monkey side 1-5
E (one PP)
full

Image
Image
Indo side 1 and 2
Indo
full

Image
Moose side
PP
full

Image
Sticky side
PP
full

Image
Viola side
Viola
full

Top down view/backs:
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Indo back
indo
full

Image
Image
Image
Monkey back 1-3
E
full

Image
Image
Smiles back 1-2
E
full

Image
Tiny back
PP
full

Image
Godzilla back
PP
full
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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by aussieJJDude » Mon May 14, 2012 6:01 am

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Raptor
leg
full size

Image
Raptor
Front
full size

Image
Image
Kiwii
Front
full size

Image
Vodka
Front
full size

Image
Peanut
Side
Full size

Image
Barri/Vodka
Claw in shell
Full size

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Barri
top
full size

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Barri
big claw
full size

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Barri
both claws
full size

Image
Peanut
front (can crop to eyes)
full size

Image
Raptor
side/freshly molted
full size

Image
Image
Image
Vodka
side/eyes/big claw
full size
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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by CrabbyMom33 » Mon May 14, 2012 4:23 pm

I went and pulled a few pictures. All my images were originally full size, but most are cropped since if I get close to the tank they freak out, especially the straws. If you need the exact size let me know.

Image
Torch and Flicker
Perlatus
Full, cropped

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Flicker
Perlatus
Full, cropped

Image
Flame
Perlatus
Full, cropped

Image
Flame
Perlatus
Full, cropped

Image
Ember 1
Perlatus
Full, cropped

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Ember 2 (this is the full size if the one above)
Perlatus
Full, cropped

Image
Peanut
Compressus
Full, cropped

Image
Moe
Compressus
Full, cropped

Image
Curly
Compressus
Full, cropped

Image
Larry
Compressus
Full, cropped

Image
Moose
Clypeatus
Full, cropped

Image
Mickey
Clypeatus
Full, cropped

Image
Fluffy
Clypeatus
Full, cropped
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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by emberfusion » Fri May 18, 2012 10:10 am

All pictures below are cropped. I have both the cropped & un-cropped originals saved. I can also crop them in to certain areas - like if you wanted a closer pic of just the eyes.


Image
Violascens_Front
Viola
Full Sized

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Violascens_Claw
Viola
Full Sized

Image
Perlatus_TopEyes
Strawberry
Full Sized

Image
Compressus_SideEyes
Ecuadorian
Full Sized

Image
Compressus_Front
Ecuadorian
Full Sized

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Clypeatus_Eyes
Purple Pincher
Full Sized

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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by CrabbyIrene » Sat May 19, 2012 3:06 pm

I have more on my old laptop that i still need to transfer, and still more that are still on my camera :oops:

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AshZilla
c. clypeatus
1024x768


Image
AshZilla
c. clypeatus
1023x766


Image
Bug
c. compressus
1024x768


Image
Bug
c. compressus
1023x766


Image
Bug
c. compressus
1023x766


Image
Lil Monster
c. compressus
1024x768


Image
Lil Monster
c. compressus
1023x766


Image
un-named E
c. compressus
1024x768


Image
un-named E
c. compressus
1024x768


Image
Un-named E
c. compressus
1023x766


Image
un-named E
c. compressus
1024x768


Image
Rapunzel
c. violascens (juvenile)
1024x705


Image
Rapunzel
c. violascens (juvenile)
1024x705


Image
Rapunzel
c. violascens (juvenile)
902x818


Image
Rapunzel
c. violascens (juvenile)
1024x768


Image
Midget
c. clypeatus (juvenile)
1024x768


Image
Midget
c. clypeatus (juvenile)
1024x768



Image
Molting Crab
c. clypeatus
1024x768





Image
Molting Crab
c. clypeatus
1024x768
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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by SoulLonely » Sun May 20, 2012 10:30 am

First off, not too techy, but if I don't resize it, they should all be "full-sized", right?
Here goes:

PP's

Image
Side Picture of Largest Crab

Image
Other Side of Largest Crab


Image
Closed in shell

Image
PP closed in shell

Image
Big Girl Bright Colors

Image
Big Girl in shell

Image
Tremble in Shell





E's

Image
Donkey from the side

Image
Side of E

Image
E in shell
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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by Rocky » Mon May 21, 2012 7:16 pm

Hello! I don't know if you guys have a species ID thing for sunset violas, but I got some great shots of mine that might help a confused new owner! (when I stumbled onto him, I thought he was a MHC because I hadn't seen anything like him on the species ID pics)
I can resize any pictures to a more even number if needed, all of them are 1024x768
Moose, front view
Viola (sunset)
1024x768
Image

Moose, side view (or right? His right or mine?)
Viola (sunset)
1024x768
Image

Moose, back
Viola (sunset)
1024x768
Image
The background is really blurry, but you can see the cool pattern on his back! :D

Moose, claw closed into shell
Viola (sunset)
1024x768
Image
I can try to get a better claw picture if it's needed.. he was clinging onto a piece of dirt and blocking the cameras view :(

Betelgeuse, front view
Strawberry
1024x768
Image

Betelgeuse, odd colouration on closed claw
Strawberry
1024x768
Image

Nudge, very large very dark PP, back
Purple Pincher
1024x768
Image

(Unfortunately, the quality of this one is really bad. BUT you can still tell what he is and see his weird colours)
Maximum, abnormally white (sickly) colour, front view
Purple Pincher
1024x768
Image

Cookie, eyes
Blueberry
1024x768
Image

Cookie, front view
Blueberry
1024x768
Image

Cream, side/back view
Blueberry
1024x768
Image
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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by emberfusion » Thu May 24, 2012 2:45 pm

Decided now was a good time to go through my hard drive and organize pictures.
Same deal as last time.

Image
Clypeatus_Flipped
Purple Pincher
Full Sized

Image
Clypeatus_Color
Purple Pincher
Full Sized

Image
Clypeatus_Purple
Purple Pincher
Full Sized

Image
Clypeatus_Water
Purple Pincher
Full Sized

Image
Compressus_FrontEyes
Ecuadorian
Full Sized

Image
Compressus_Color
Ecuadorian
Full Sized

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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by sugarselections » Mon May 28, 2012 8:57 pm

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Florence by SugarSelections
viola
1023x827

Image
Bali (side) by SugarSelections
indo
1067x1355

Image
Bali (BP) by SugarSelections
indo
1570x1245

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Bitsy by SugarSelections
purple pincher
1534x1153

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Clancy by SugarSelections
straw
1534x1153

Image
Darwin (on branch) by SugarSelections
aussie
912x685

Image
Darwin (on bonsai) by SugarSelections
aussie
911x684

Image
Darwin (on cork) by SugarSelections
aussie
912x685

Image
Darwin (corn) by SugarSelections
aussie
913x684

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Darwin (thumb) by SugarSelections
aussie
1367x1024

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Fiddle by SugarSelections
purple pincher
1598x1232

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Inca (petholatus) by SugarSelections
ecuadorian
1366x1024

Image
Inca (silver) by SugarSelections
ecuadorian
1022x770

Image
Lexington by SugarSelections
ecuadorian
1367x1024

Image
Merah (side) by SugarSelections
indo
1367x1024

Image
Merah (BP) by SugarSelections
indo
2048x1536

Image
Miso by SugarSelections
viola
1368x1025

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Tokyo by SugarSelections
blueberry
1368x1025

Image
Violet by SugarSelections
blueberry
913x684

Image
Cabot by SugarSelections
straw
1366x1024

Image
Cardinal by SugarSelections
straw
1023x769

Image
Clementine by SugarSelections
straw
1367x1024
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Re: Help the HCA! - We Need Species ID Photos!

Post by Rocky » Thu May 31, 2012 7:45 pm

I have a couple more viola shots to share :D Since people are more likely to find a red baby viola then a sunset. (And it's easy to mistake them for a baby strawberry :oops: )
Orion side view 1
Viola
600x800
Image

Orion side view 2
Viola
600x800
Image

Nova, closed up
Viola
600x800

Odd side thought that might need to go on the ID sheet: Is it just me, or is it only the big violas who have the black eyestalks? I noticed that on all three of mine who are all teenies/small and someone else's who I saw a picture of, they all have bright orange eyestalks :?
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Post by Rocky » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:46 pm

Me again :oops: I got another photo shoot with Moose, figured I'd share since I got some good shots :D


Moose closed claw clean
Viola (sunset)
800x600
Image

Moose threatening claw
Viola (sunset)
800x600

Image

Moose front views 1, 2, 3 and 4
All 800x600
Image

Image

Image

Image

Moose eyes 1 and 2
Both 800x600

Image

Image

Moose butt
800x600

Image

Yea I know.. "Stop sharing pictures Rocky!" But I'm not done yet, still gonna get another photoshoot with B and the new baby violas :anon:
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