IA, MN, WI Adopters

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IA, MN, WI Adopters

Post by HCA Adoptions » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:58 am

Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Adoptions
If you are looking to adopt hermit crabs, please make a small “want ad” here!

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[For Members Who Wish To Adopt:]

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: WI, MN Adopters

Post by JediMasterThrash » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:02 pm

Twin Cities, MN

Veteran adopter glad to give your hermitses a new home.

I have a 92g tank with 6 inches of 5:1 playsand/EE mix, large separate fresh and salt-water pools, night and day heat lighting and side-mounted UTHs. Plenty of play spots, climbing, second levels, and extra shells.

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Re: IA, MN, WI Adopters

Post by Joyrew » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:07 pm



I am in West Des Moines, IA. But am willing to travel within Central Iowa. I have 2 20 Gallon Habitats. I have been crabbing for about 11 years. I have 3 small crabs currently, and am looking to adopt more. One of my enclosures is completely empty. :( I am willing to adopt singles or colonies. I would prefer to pick up, but am willing to split or reimburse for shipping.

I work from home and love spoiling my crabbies. They get plenty of attention. I can assure that any crabs under my care will be well taken care of. Please feel free to PM me.


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Re: IA, MN, WI Adopters

Post by Someoneman » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:31 pm


How Far Can You Travel?: I'm willing to travel an hour or two, so eastern IA including the Quad Cities.
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 65 gal and a 20 gal (currently empty, used as ISO for new crabs), 2 PPs, a jumbo and a small
How Long Have You Been Crabbing: about 9 years now
What You Are Able to Adopt: I'll take PPs and Es, exotics case by case, I'd have to check whether I can meet their needs. I have sufficient room for another jumbo or numerous smaller crabs
I Would Like to Be Contacted By: Email, I don't check my PMs here nearly often enough

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Re: IA, MN, WI Adopters

Post by Cassiemae2020 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:26 am


How Far Can You Travel? Northern Twin cities area or Rochester MN area.
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 50 gal ExoTerra terrarium. 3 crabs. 2 small, 1 medium. Unsure on species but they are all 3 verry active and have red eyes! (Much more active than previous ones)
How Long Have You Been Crabbing: about 14 years
What You Are Able to Adopt: I would like another medium golfball sized crab for a companion for Tiggy but will consider all sizes within reason compared to the other ones. I have many shells of different sizes. I think i could accomidate up to 2-3 more crabs. All 3 get along well, and did with Arnold who was a jumbo crab (adoped with the 2 small ones) as well as dazzle who I had about 9 years and was older.
I Would Like to Be Contacted By: Email or PM

I am willing to discuss shipping options but would prefer to pick up if possible.

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Re: IA, MN, WI Adopters

Post by C_fiesta » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:50 pm


Location (nearest large city, state, country): St. Paul, MN
How Far Can You Travel?: It depends, but let's talk! We have family in Brainerd area and sometimes travel up that way. We also have family in Wisconsin (Green Bay area) so we also travel that direction occasionally. If we're on our way somewhere or you can meet us on our way, we can take them.
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 1 tank, 65 gallon with all the good stuff that crabs need, 5 crabs (1 XL, 2 L, 2 M), all Purple Pinchers
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: 3 years, but I've been an HCA member for 5 because I love hermit crabs!
What You Are Able to Adopt?: Anything pretty much, I have room for 4 more -- maybe more especially if they come with a tank. Let's talk!
I Would Like to Be Contacted via Email or PM: Email preferred! christinescrabcare(at)gmail(dot)com

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