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Old 10-15-2008, 12:11 AM   #1
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Hermit Shells

I just picked up 7 little blue legged hermits 2day and they are doing a great job cleaning the tank. Where could I get shells for them, for the shells they outgrow?
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Most LFSs will have spare shells you can buy for a few cents. I would be cautions of using shells gotten from other places as they may have been treated with something.
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Yea my LFS always just gives me empty shells he gets in on orders or if a snail dies or something. He has never charged me for them so you might just check with your LFS and ask them.
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My LFS told me my blue leg hermits did not need a new shell to move into, he would keep growing the one he is is in..... was that not true?
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Hermits do not create the shells they live in. They will kill a snail to get the shell, fight another hermit for their shell or pick one up that they find.
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I agree with Allen, hence the name "hermit" crab.
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