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Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by hermitsrus1966 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:57 am

I have heard of Blueberry hermit crabs but I have never heard of anyone owning them. Do they even exist? Does anyone own them?
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Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by Overmountain1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:35 am

First- just google them- they’ll pop up! Second, yes there are a few stateside, however they no longer legally allow them to be exported. They will still show up occasionally but very rarely.


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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by hermitsrus1966 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:08 pm

Thank you! I have looked them up, but after never seeing or hearing anything about them (even though I like practically live on this website) I began to have second thoughts that maybe I was crazy or something.


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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by hermitsrus1966 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:55 pm

Overmountain1 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:35 am
First- just google them- they’ll pop up! Second, yes there are a few stateside, however they no longer legally allow them to be exported. They will still show up occasionally but very rarely.


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Thank you! I have looked them up, but after never seeing or hearing anything about them (even though I like practically live on this website) I began to have second thoughts that maybe I was crazy or something.

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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by Overmountain1 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:25 pm

Sorry if I sounded smartaleky before I swear I didn’t mean it that way!
Second- nah, not crazy, just sporadic info.


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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by Motörcrab » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:27 pm

There is also the newly classified coenobita lila. The lila was listed as a new species in 2016. I have seen posts in other groups of people being able to purchase these currently in the US. Places may very well be selling these at blueberries when they are actually lila's.

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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by hermitsrus1966 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:16 pm

Motörcrab wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:27 pm
There is also the newly classified coenobita lila. The lila was listed as a new species in 2016. I have seen posts in other groups of people being able to purchase these currently in the US. Places may very well be selling these at blueberries when they are actually lila's.

http://coenobitaspecies.com/coenobita-lila/
Thats really interesting I am gonna have to do some research tonight. Thanks for telling me. :D


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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by hermitsrus1966 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:22 pm

Overmountain1 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Sorry if I sounded smartaleky before I swear I didn’t mean it that way! Image
Second- nah, not crazy, just sporadic info.


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Its fine. I didnt think thats what you were trying to do anyway. Its all good. I was just kinda confused cause there was not much about them that I had seen.

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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by wodesorel » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:46 am

Lila and Viola have been sold as blueberries throughout the years. True blueberries are in the Southern Japanese archipelago, and maybe a bit farther South than that. The other 2 are found on Island nations that regularly export crabs.
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Re: Blueberry Hermit Crabs

Post by tonycoenobita » Tue May 19, 2020 12:10 am

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