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Old 01-05-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hermit Crab Shells

Do all Hermit crabs outgrow their shells? And if so, where can I buy shells to put in the tank?
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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yeah they do.. I mean they can and they like to move around some. My bigger hermit changes shells regularly. Here is a cool shell website:
http://www.seashellcity.com/hermitcrabs.html

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Old 01-05-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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Also http://www.liveaquaria.com sells them.
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I just got a great assortment on ebay for fairly little. They're not here yet but when they do I'll post back and let you know what I think. My hermits all look like they could use new homes!
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Jen great suggestion on http://www.seashellcity.com/hermitcrabs.html I think I am going to get those for my guys they look really good thanks!
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Another alternative is checking out the local craft store. I found a nice assortment at Wal-mart's craft department for fairly cheap. Just make sure the shells are natural and its recommended to boil them in hot water before placing them in your tank.
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ok thanks guys. I've been looking around and there are some pretty nice looking shells compared to the regular black ones that they originally have.
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The other day I saw shells on ebay painted like an 8-ball!
I thought that was so funny!
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Ask the LFS for some shells. I did this, and I ended up getting a bunch of free hermits...shhh..... 8)

And also some free shells too. Alot of times they don't even pull them from the tanks, so you can just ask for a few empties to be thrown in the bag.
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