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Old 05-05-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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Shells for hermits

This may be a dumb question but do hermits prefer a certain kind of shell? I went to the craft stores tonight looking for some spare shells for my hermits. Most of the shells have openings almost the length of the shell instead of a smaller circular opening at one end. They probably wouldn't care for the long opening ones would they?
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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I just did the same thing last night. They looked at some of the small conch shaped shells but wouldn't take them.
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:20 AM   #3
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Go to places that sell the tree crabs. They usually have some decent larger shells for when your hermits get big .
I had to do this, one of my Blue legged Hermits is a full 2" across now.
Make sure the shells do not have any paint or varnish on them though.
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I just put a variety in mine. Like a They preferred the openings that were round. It depends on how big your hermit is as the opening. Mine has changed shells three times now. I hope it sticks with this one. I used the smaller shells that I had bought from a trip to the beach came in a variety pack.

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Old 05-05-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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Where can you find the shells?
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Hobby Lobby (or other craft stores), Walmart, all pet stores in Lubbock and Amarillo have had great prices 8O Supprise!!!!
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:45 PM   #7
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I bought mine at a shop by the beach. A bag full. I have seen them on ebay as well. I just don't know if you'll want to pay for shipping for them.

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I have an LFS that always gives me a few extra shells if I ask. I do not have any huge hermits, but a large turbo snail shell seems to work.
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I got my shells at Michaels the Craft Store, i brought a bag full with a nice variety for like 2 bucks. I put a couple in and my hermits seem to switch a lot, they are the conch type shell.
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I got my shells at Michaels the Craft Store
Thats where I got mine.

Which are the conch shells - small opening or long narrow opening?
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