DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

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DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by HCA Adoptions » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:22 pm

District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia Adoptions
If you are looking to adopt hermit crabs, please make a small “want ad” here!

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You must include your general location and how far you are willing to travel. If you are willing to pay for shipping, that would be a good thing to know as well. You should write about your experience with hermit crabs, your enclosure, and anything else you think an owner looking to rehome should know so that they choose you as their crabs’ new home. Remember to list how you would like owners and the Adoption Coordinator to contact you if PMs are not your first choice. Thank you!
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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by Crabengers2015 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:09 pm

Location: Hampton Roads, VA

Travel": Willing to travel 30 - 45 miles from home.

Tank: We have one (1) 55 gallon tank, two (2) 40 gallon breeder tanks, one (1) 125 gallon hermit vivarium with a 55 gallon topper and a 10 gal for isolation with room for growth.

Clan: We currently have 16 hermies at this time, 11 PP and 7 Eccies separated into tanks by size. We have two jumbo, mostly large, and some medium size hermies. Looking to add some exotics to our colony, but always willing to adopt a hermie in need!
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We feed our crabs fresh fruit/veggies, worm husks, seafood mix and health mix as well as organic crab mixes from fellow hermit enthusiasts and from our organic garden in our yard.

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LAST UPDATED: 5/8/2019
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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by buglock » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:34 pm

Richmond, VA

How Far Can You Travel?: Within Richmond, VA preferably but possibly 30 min outside.
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 20 gallon tank with one large PP (recently lost his companion : ( ) tank temp is constant 76 F and humidity around 80, feed natural food, have two salt baths and one drinking water, coco fiber and sand substrate, lots of stuff to climb on, lots of empty shells. Crab is lonely : (
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: 7 years
What You Are Able to Adopt?: Preferably one PP, hopefully around the same size (my crab is about 3-4")
I Would Like to Be Contacted By - Email - or - PM - . PM please

LAST UPDATED: 09/8/19
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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by Brandie1109 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:25 pm

RESTON, VA (NEAR DC)

Hi!! We currently have two tanks with lots of extra space, one is a 55 gallon, the other is a 29 gallon. Neither tank is at full Crab capacity, so if you are in need of re-homing a crab or two, our crab family would love to have them:-)
Location (nearest large city, state, country):Reston, Va (near DC)
How Far Can You Travel?: up to 30 miles
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species:55 gallon with 20 topper, 29 with 29 topper. 5 crabs in the 55, 3 small in the 29.
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: since August
What You Are Able to Adopt?:1-2
I Would Like to Be Contacted By - Email - or - PM - . Either is fine.
This Posting Was Last Verified On: 09/26/18

LAST UPDATED: 09/26/18
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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by finleyfoo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:20 pm

Located in Northern VA

Willing to adopt in the metro DC area as well

I currently have one PP (my second one recently died) and I want a companion for her. She is small to medium sized. I have a 20 gallon tank with the works - 2 pools (freshwater and saltwater), deep substrate, several hides, moss pit, climbing bridge. I feed lots of fresh healthy food and supplement with food from The Hermit Crab Patch. My heat and humidity levels are great. I have tank heaters that stick to the outer walls and bubblers in the pool. Lots of great shells to choose from as well.

LAST UPDATED: 10/15/18

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Post by Overmountain1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:39 pm

Ok, so I also had to post in the other section since I’m right on the border with TN, so I hope it’s ok that I copied the previous post on the other thread to reshare! Thanks for looking, and considering us for your friend’s forever home.
Overmountain1 wrote:Hi! I am Sara, and my two boys are 10 & 13, and they help care for our crabitat and crabbies. They’re very hands off and responsible with the crabs, they just love watching their antics and seeing what they’re up to at any given moment. Perhaps a bit of that will wear off over time but who knows? Doesn’t matter bc I’m the primary caregiver and I’m ok with that! Image


Location (nearest large city, state, country): Bristol, Va/Tn

How Far Can You Travel?: 4 hours, maybe more with some planning....

Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 5 gal with 3 teenies, 10 gal with 3 tiny-small, Tote with 4 small-med crabs, 36 gallon with 3 large; 2 PP and one Indonesian, and 29 gal with 1 large PP and one tiny, and 5 tiny-small Es! 72 gal under construction for largest and some others.

How Long Have You Been Crabbing? Over a year now, with some experience as a kid, if it could be called experience then, as the care guides were so bad back then. Image

What You Are Able to Adopt?: my Indonesian really would love to have a species buddy. If anybody sees one anywhere at all that could be a good buddy for my guy, please let me know ASAP! They’re hard to come by for sure, and I hate that he’s already been alone as long as he has.

I hope that answers any questions you may need to know. I’m available and looking actively- thanks!!
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Last Updated: 09-13-19
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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm

Location: Southeast PA, Closest Large City: Philadelphia

Travel: I can travel to DE and MD. I don't drive due to medical issues, but would likely be able to get a ride up to an hour away from home.

Contact: Please PM me.

Number of crabs I can adopt: I am currently unable to adopt anymore crabs. I do plan on moving within the next few months, and that will allow me to upgrade my tank to 55 gals and adopt more crabs. Image


Hi Everyone!
I've owned hermit crabs for about 10 years now. A friend of my Mom's knew I loved animals and brought me back a crab from the shore. I did some reading and found out they are social creatures, so from then on I always made sure to have at least 2 hermit crabs. I also found out about the horrible conditions hermit crabs suffer when being collected from the wild and transported to pet stores. Once I discovered this, I vowed never to buy a crab again.
Up until July, I had two purple pinchers, Beau 7 years old and Katrina 5 years old. Unfortunately, Katrina passed away leaving Beau alone. Thankfully, I was able to adopt 3 crabbies through the HCA. Their names are Kaulder, June Bug, and Petunia.
My 20 gal long setup has a mix of play sand and eco earth for the substrate. I have a freshwater and saltwater pool. I recently installed a hamster wheel should any of the crabs want to go for a walk. I provide them with a constant supply of freeze dried foods, and also a couple of different fresh foods each night. I made my own little second level for them. I used a plastic riser I bought from Amazon, and attached a crabby climber I made out of jute twine. I also attached 2 pieces of Cholla wood to serve as railings on the side. They can hide underneath it as well. I keep shells at the top. I also have a small plastic riser covered in plastic craft mesh for them to climb on or hide under. Cuttlebone and powdered calcium is always in the tank. I have many shells for them to choose from should they need a new "home". I have 3 other coconut huts for hiding and a little bridge for climbing.
All of the crabbies are kept warm, moist and happy. :)

LAST UPDATED: 10/3/19
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My Pets: 1 Pomeranian, 1 Russian tortoise, fishes/snails(40 gal freshwater aquarium), and 4 hermit crabs.
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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by The Crab Maid » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:36 pm

Location (nearest large city, state, country): Wilmington, DE
How Far Can You Travel?: Willing to travel upwards of 3 hours away, I work in Northeast Philadelphia and attend college in Newark, DE at University of Delaware. I also volunteer at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ so I travel a bit in that area too.
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: Two 50gs, one with six small PPs and one with a Halloween Crab.
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: Professionally and academically, since April 2019. I've had Hermit Crabs before, but I was a less educated crab parent back then.
What You Are Able to Adopt?: Anything in the crab family, not just hermit crabs. I can take set ups or create a new set up if need be.
I Would Like to Be Contacted via Email or PM: Either works, but I do check e-mail more frequently.
Last Updated: August 11, 2019

Figured I'd post in with summer nearing it's end and crabs may turn up needing homes. :crabblush:
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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by Earlyhaze » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:21 pm

I have two hermit crabs in a fish tank with everything, my daughter brought them over for me to hold till they move,but she can’t take them back. Please call me at 302-513-7594. I want to give them to someone that will take good care of them. I have a 10 gallon and 20 gallon tank you can have to take with you, only serious people that love animals can have them. I love all animals big, small cute and strange looking, which hermit crabs fall under.

Thanks

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Re: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV Adopters

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:33 pm

Earlyhaze wrote:I have two hermit crabs in a fish tank with everything, my daughter brought them over for me to hold till they move,but she can’t take them back. Please call me at 302-513-7594. I want to give them to someone that will take good care of them. I have a 10 gallon and 20 gallon tank you can have to take with you, only serious people that love animals can have them. I love all animals big, small cute and strange looking, which hermit crabs fall under.

Thanks
Hi,

You'll want to post this under "Classifieds/Adoptions/Crabs needing a new home". This area is usually for adopters putting out their info to adopt new crabbies. Make sure you check out this list of adopters though, there might be someone in your area looking to take in more hermies. Maybe a mod or admin will move the post for you. Image Good luck!!

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