Best large/jumbo shell seller?

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Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by rocknrolla » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:51 am

I "rescued" 4 hermies yesterday from a friend of mine.

Looks like 2 of them are definitely in need of new shell. (they can't put their whole body in the shell..)

Since I only had smaller hermies, I do not have any large/jumbo shells for them.

Does anybody have their favorite seller?

I don't need fancy shells..just looking for regular large/jumbo shells that will do the job..

Thanks!

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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by hermiwormi » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:59 am

My crabs aren't jumbo yet, but I'm sure that if you search Amazon for jumbo turbo shells, you'll find some. Now, they probably won't come in bulk like the smaller shells do, but I've seen them come with more than one.

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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:38 am

Naples sea shell company !!!!!

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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by Motörcrab » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:15 pm

I have found some really good deals on eBay. About 3/4 to 1/2 the price on other sites, most offer free shipping too! They are usually posted by shell size instead of opening size.

I found that using this guide helps determine the opening based on shell length. As long as you follow the main black line straight across and down that determines the approximate length and opening for that type of shell. The green dotted lines above and below the black line is the average variances.

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 24&t=84333

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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by soilentgringa » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:41 pm

Naples has a jumbo shell pack now, Mygann, people have recommended Hotel Crabifornia a lot on the FB account but I have never personally dealt with them.

Larger shells are getting more and more pricey. If you go to a craft store you may find bags of murex shells with larger openings. Thrift stores may also be a good source; I got a whole basket of shells from one once for $5.


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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by jclee » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:26 pm

I've used Napels, and I've also liked U.S. Seashell co for bulk buys, now that most of my crabs are well beyond "jumbo."
http://usshell.com/
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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by Jamison » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:53 pm

I actually have some that I may be able to sell!
2 purple pinchers
1 old dog

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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by rocknrolla » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:37 pm

I checked naples but they don't have 1 1/2"+ size snail shell. YES! He is such a picky crab! :crabbigsmile:


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Re: Best large/jumbo shell seller?

Post by rocknrolla » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:37 pm

Jamison wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:53 pm
I actually have some that I may be able to sell!
Pm'd!

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