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Old 12-28-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hermit Crabs

How do you know when it is time to add new shells?
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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you should have shels the day you buy them because you dont know. otherwise if they are ready to move to a new shell and there is none they will kill onr of your snails for a shell...
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I will grab some shells tomorrow.
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ok just make sure its a shell not to much bigger. you should get a shell of a color you like dont let the LFS try to jip you into buying to expensive stuff
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The more natural the shell color the better
Just my 2 fins
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It's not really the size of the shell, it's the size of the hole that the crab needs to fit into. I get mine a little bigger (holes) than the ones they are in.
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