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Old 01-17-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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Can i use this shell?

My dad ha a shell he bought at one of the shops from the Oregon coast... I think it's fake. Can I use it? Stick it in my aquarium for one of my giant hermits to use?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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I wouldn't, it's a personal thing though...
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:09 AM   #3
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Any reason why not? I'm thinking about soaking it in white vinegar for a day an if its not chipping or something ill rinse it really good and put it in. I just don't know where I can get a shell big enough for this hermit to grow into
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:19 AM   #4
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There's so many possibilities of bad things happening, there's potential for silicates, chemical interactions and also the ability of a hermit to be comfortable in a synthetic shell of unknown origin.... I'm a tank nazi though
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:21 AM   #5
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Oh- you can always go to the beach, I believe most pet stores that carry hermits carry shells, I know that they can be ordered easily online for cheap too.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:26 AM   #6
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Hmmm.... I just don't don't know if they'll be big enough. Right now he's in a medium sized spider conch shell...
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:39 AM   #7
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you could always search the vendor directory and see if any of them have anything
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 AM   #8
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Okay. Thanks
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:24 AM   #9
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Are you sure it's fake? Is it plastic or something? I would decide if its fake or not for sure. If its not, just boil it for 5 min, let it cool and toss it in.
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I'm not sure. The only thing I'm going on to tell me it's fake is how it is a little lighter. It's not plastic I know that.
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