Hard to believe

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Re: Hard to believe

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:30 pm

soilentgringa wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Is this an adult or 3 kids in a trenchcoat tryna sell some crabs?


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Lol. I haven't seen the culprit in person. But he's been the one I've been communicating with on offerup.
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Re: Hard to believe

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:27 pm

soilentgringa wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Is this an adult or 3 kids in a trenchcoat tryna sell some crabs?


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IKR?!!! :hlol: It doesn't make any sense!!!
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Re: Hard to believe

Post by Motörcrab » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:01 pm

soilentgringa wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Is this an adult or 3 kids in a trenchcoat tryna sell some crabs?
Now I'm picturing 3 kids in trench coats standing near an alley on the bad side of town. As people walk by they whisper, "I got Purple Pinchers, Ruggies, Ecuadorians!"

So this is the black market of hermit crabs!
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Re: Hard to believe

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:08 pm

Motörcrab wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Now I'm picturing 3 kids in trench coats standing near an alley on the bad side of town. As people walk by they whisper, "I got Purple Pinchers, Ruggies, Ecuadorians!"

So this is the black market of hermit crabs!
:hlol:
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Re: Hard to believe

Post by Renroc » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:03 am

If this person has bred them and they are a year old they will be in shells with less than 1cm openings. Mine are 2 years old and in 1.5cm openings and have been for about 6 months. YES I did breed them and yes there is proof on my breeding thread here. Is this person from Germany and called Christian?
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Re: Hard to believe

Post by Renroc » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:07 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Ok. I got a reply. The vet gave them calcium boosters. :hlol: So I asked for the vet's name in case I needed help with my crabs.

How did the vet give them calcium boosters? Injection/lotion/food? The one crab I could see sort of clearly in the middle of the heap of containers is certainly NOT a year old. It is WAY WAY too big.
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Re: Hard to believe

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:25 pm

Renroc wrote:If this person has bred them and they are a year old they will be in shells with less than 1cm openings. Mine are 2 years old and in 1.5cm openings and have been for about 6 months. YES I did breed them and yes there is proof on my breeding thread here. Is this person from Germany and called Christian?
No. He's local to me. Knoxville, TN. Here's a pic of them. They are definately older than a year. So many things he said leads me to believe he's lying about everything. He gave me the vet's name. No such person.Image

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Re: Hard to believe

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:28 pm

Renroc wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:07 am
How did the vet give them calcium boosters? Injection/lotion/food? The one crab I could see sort of clearly in the middle of the heap of containers is certainly NOT a year old. It is WAY WAY too big.
I know. Everything I've heard on here about vets taking care of hermit crabs is that they don't. The crabs looked really good but I wasn't going to pay $10 each.
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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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Re: Hard to believe

Post by wodesorel » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:36 pm

I adopted from someone here years ago, it was a teen and his mom was the one who met us by herself. She made a remark about how he had them for a year and they grew from little tiny babies. They had actually died and he was secretly replacing them with bigger crabs - the originals shells were still buried, no way a crab grows that fast!

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