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michiruwater
05-21-2010, 07:40 PM
And now I think I want a hermit crab. Huh.

Rob
05-21-2010, 07:46 PM
I know, I want one too now.

Southpaw
05-21-2010, 07:53 PM
Not to encourage anyone, but the hermit crab shells can be blinged out with some glitter glue. ;)

agalisgv
05-21-2010, 09:21 PM
Sounds like your son is very excited about it :) You cannot imagine how excited he is.

We were supposed to pick them up today, but since we're traveling a bit this weekend, I thought it would be better to wait till Monday.

So I've been reading up, and I've read in a few places where hermit crabs that molt need to be separated or it will be eaten alive by the others (in my case other). So it's been recommended to have an isolation tank handy.

Have people had issues with this where the crabs needed to be separated so as not to cannibalize each other?

Southpaw
05-22-2010, 12:27 AM
So I've been reading up, and I've read in a few places where hermit crabs that molt need to be separated or it will be eaten alive by the others (in my case other). So it's been recommended to have an isolation tank handy.

Have people had issues with this where the crabs needed to be separated so as not to cannibalize each other?

Yep, I've seen it happen. As Jeff Spiccoli would say, it was pretty gnarly.

Kasey
05-22-2010, 12:30 AM
Add me to the ones thinking now about getting a hermit crab....(and I wonder what the kitties would think?)

Southpaw
05-22-2010, 12:38 AM
Place yer bets! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSHxlsNW3YQ)

milanessa
05-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Place yer bets! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSHxlsNW3YQ)

:rofl: I think the one in the post position was dead.

Southpaw
05-22-2010, 01:17 AM
:rofl: I think the one in the post position was dead.

:lol: If you read (and believe) the viewer comments his name is Herpes.

judiz
05-22-2010, 03:40 AM
I had four hermit crabs in my classroom and I use to have hermit crab races all the time. We set up the race track using blocks and then each crab was given his own lane to "run" in. The kids (I teach pre-k) would yell out each crab's name and encourage it to win. It turned into a great rainy day activity when we couldn't go to the playground.

skipaway
05-22-2010, 04:02 AM
This thread is just too funny.....:rofl:

Southpaw
05-22-2010, 04:34 AM
I think if any FSUers go running out this weekend to their local pet shop to buy a hermit crab they should name them after other FSUers.

I dare someone to name their crab Prancer.

Kasey
05-22-2010, 04:47 AM
I can't have a crab named "mylittlepony"? :(

FGRSK8
05-22-2010, 10:30 AM
I'll name my Hermit Crab "Patchskates"

All your hermit crabs will :scream::scream::scream: in fear! :lol:

mmscfdcsu
05-22-2010, 04:56 PM
I can't have a crab named "mylittlepony"? :(


You could call it mmscfdcsu. :shuffle: