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Old 05-25-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
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shells.?

I need to get some new shells for my blue legged hermit crab. IS there any local place to pick some up.?
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The lfs gave me some empty shells when i asked for them.
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Old 05-25-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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Iwill have to check with them today....
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I found a huge pack of shells in the crafts department at Walmart. They were many different sizes, colors and shapes. Its great fun to watch them change shells!!! Just be sure that the shells are natural and don't have any varnish to them. It's also good to boil them for a few mintues before putting them in the tank (I foudn that one out after I dropped mine in) Good luck!
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Thanks we have a Michaels Stores arts and crafts supplies I bet thay have some sore of shells
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If you don't get lucky locally then there's always ebay.. I think I saw a pack of 75 for around $5.
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Thanks we have a Michaels Stores arts and crafts supplies I bet thay have some sore of shells
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Yes we bought a wicker basket full of shells for a few bucks at a "hobby lobby" store which is an arts and crafts store. Let us know what ya find
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Thanks we have a Michaels Stores arts and crafts supplies I bet thay have some sore of shells
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Yes we bought a wicker basket full of shells for a few bucks at a "hobby lobby" store which is an arts and crafts store. Let us know what ya find
Just got back from my arts and craft store, they have a mesh bag of shells. I pick one up few bucks, but the shells are a little to big, Im headed over to wal-mart to see what they have...........See photo
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update pickup a bag at wal-mart much smaller.........I think the hermits will be happy campers
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You'd be surprised at what size shells they can use. I have a pair that moved into shells so big I couldn't figure out how they were moving them around. They grew amazingly fast and are looking ready for bigger one's already. The ones that moved into marginally larger shells than their old seem to be growing at a fraction of the others rate.
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