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by purpleperson
Tue May 16, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Biggest shell opening?

The average crab owner will never need anything more than a 2 inch opening, and even that is pushing it. Most crabs will choose to stay in smaller shells with their legs hanging out rather than have to lug around a huge and heavy shell that fits them to what we think is perfect. purpleperson, keep ...
by purpleperson
Mon May 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Biggest shell opening?

This is my biggest guy, Hermie (named by the 5 year old who wanted me to take him as he realized he was scared of him) His shell opening is 2 1/4". I honestly always thought that PPs maxed out at 2 1/4" or 2 1/2". I'm asking as someone recently told me they have a crab with a 3" opening or bigger a...
by purpleperson
Sun May 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Biggest shell opening?

123AE wrote:Image

My largest and border
One jumbo, tom


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I really love the colouring of the legs on this one.


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by purpleperson
Sun May 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Biggest shell opening?

This is my biggest guy, Hermie (named by the 5 year old who wanted me to take him as he realized he was scared of him) His shell opening is 2 1/4". I honestly always thought that PPs maxed out at 2 1/4" or 2 1/2". I'm asking as someone recently told me they have a crab with a 3" opening or bigger an...
by purpleperson
Sat May 13, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Biggest shell opening?

GotButterflies wrote:When I was a teenager a pet store we went to had a hermit crab that was the size of a cantaloupe. It was huge. It wasn't for sale though.
Do you think it could've been an indo? or a marine crab?


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by purpleperson
Sat May 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Biggest shell opening?

CrabMater wrote:Couldnt imagine a 3" opening PP! What a bruiser!

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Haha yeah I'm trying to figure out if the person telling me about it is being honest or if they're maybe exaggerating a little! ;p


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by purpleperson
Sat May 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Biggest shell opening?

To be honest it depends on the species for example indos would take up about 4 inches however ruggies may only take up half that . If you raise a pp to full size however, 3inches is about right Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Yeah I'm talking about a PP. have you ever seen one that size?? Sent fro...
by purpleperson
Sat May 13, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Biggest shell opening?
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Biggest shell opening?

What size if shell opening do crabs max out at? is 3inch possible?


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by purpleperson
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Omg! Veteran crabbers needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: Omg! Veteran crabbers needed!

Looks like a PP to me.


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by purpleperson
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Under-sub cave
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Under-sub cave

I used to do this too. What I did was take a 2L pop bottle, cut the top off, and left the bottom on. The I cut a side off (about 1/3 of the bottle) bury it the same way, and this way the crabs can dig from inside of it as well so they don't miss out on any digging room. They also can get below the s...
by purpleperson
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 220 gallon tank.
Replies: 24
Views: 5170

Re: 220 gallon tank.

Beautiful tank :) did you buy this tank second hand? I've never seen one like it before but now I really, really want one lol


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by purpleperson
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sooooo, how many of you have crabs named "Hermie"?
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Sooooo, how many of you have crabs named "Hermie"?

I haven't. Though when I got my first crab she was named "shelley".


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by purpleperson
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Testing out my new camera!
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Testing out my new camera!

Thank you all! @krusty krab, we have no idea what breed she is :p her mother was part chihuahua and we have no idea what the father was. To her shoulder she is about 14 inches high but she weighs 30-40 pounds depending on the season! Her mother was much smaller. She was from a litter of four. She is...
by purpleperson
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 125 gal build :D
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: 125 gal build :D

Poseidon is gorgeous.. Wow


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by purpleperson
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Testing out my new camera!
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Testing out my new camera!

Giner13 wrote:Good focusing! Are you using the auto or manual setting? Just curious as I'm a 5 yr vet with a Canon myself[emoji5]


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Trying a bit of both!! I'm still working on the manual focus though.