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Kissamae
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Ecuadorian

Post by Kissamae » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:43 pm

Need help with finding Es. I’m in Wisconsin and would love to be able to adopt. Any suggestions?

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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:45 pm

Crabs available may only ve one species, so your crabs colony may already be decided for you! I would just check out the local pet stores in your area when they get new additions in - ask them if they can contact you if they get new shipments in - and hope that some accidently arrive on one of the shipments.

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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by wrswrs2 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:03 pm

I got my E at PetCo. They are few and far between though.

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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:59 pm

My Petco near me started having E’s since last summer, but before that, it was really rare
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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:56 am

AwesomeHermit wrote:My Petco near me started having E’s since last summer, but before that, it was really rare
Extremely rare occasions will I see an Ecuadorian at my PetCo.
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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by Mamakins » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:28 pm

I’m resigned to only ever having PP’s. That the only thing my local pet store has had for years.
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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by Lorne_Clawstrong » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:11 pm

Whenever I check the tanks at my local pet stores, they're empty or all the crabs are hiding, so I don't understand how other members here seem to be able to identify when a batch of Es arrive. Is it just that they're so much more active? Trust me, if I ask the employees around here about different hermit crab species, they'd stare at me like I was speaking Greek.

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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by wodesorel » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:34 pm

You just need to ask the employees to look at them. You aren't under any obligation to purchase any.

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Re: Ecuadorian

Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:39 pm

Lorne_Clawstrong wrote:Whenever I check the tanks at my local pet stores, they're empty or all the crabs are hiding, so I don't understand how other members here seem to be able to identify when a batch of Es arrive. Is it just that they're so much more active? Trust me, if I ask the employees around here about different hermit crab species, they'd stare at me like I was speaking Greek.
Yes, because the categorize hermit crabs as "fancy" which are painted shells, and "natural" for ones that have shells from the wild.
Hermit crabs that are in natural shells are taken right from the beach, and not offered any different shells. The painted ones are taken as well, but with their regular shells cracked open by manufacturers in a warehouse, and tossed in a bucket full of painted ones.

It's very heartbreaking, and unavoidable.
We really would like to change the ways of stores with crabs, but it's extremely hard to get a strong word out.
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