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Indonesian

Post by Xenpurgisnachttt » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:05 am

Out of pure curiosity, where would you guys would say to be the best place to look for Indonesian hermit crabs? I know they're among the more elusive bunch of crabs to find, but I'd still like some opinions

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Re: Indonesian

Post by soilentgringa » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:30 am

Adopt if available.

If you are in the U.S. there is no way to get
them unless you order them from an overseas vendor, which I personally would never endorse or recommend.



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Re: Indonesian

Post by odelayheehoo » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:04 am

There indeed is no way to find this species commonly in a local store, but some people still own indos in the states, they may have come from a previous owner in which they adopted out, but who knows how the previous owner may have obtained them?

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Post by Overmountain1 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:08 pm

I was lucky enough to adopt my pretty guy, and it really is incredibly rare for any store to have them. As I understand it, some exotic pet shops will get them in either on their own or specifically for someone occasionally, which is where my guy cane from originally. I am having a very hard time finding him a species friend though, so whatever you get, if you have the option to get two from the start, I would. He is more aggressive than some of my other PPs, but not so bad they can’t co-exist of course. He’s just kinda grumpy sometimes lol. Here’s Mr EnDoh!
Edit; (And, if you can adopt, or course this is always best, I can’t argue there. And I wouldn’t be a responsible crabby mom if I didn’t ask; if you DO find a single Indo, even knowing you’d also like one, would you please consider letting Mr EnDoh have a species friend? Thanks for considering him. Image)
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Re: Indonesian

Post by GotButterflies » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:21 am

My Indo was given to me. His previous owner had a lot of exotics and decided to get out of the hermit crab hobby. She only had one Indo though. I do wish he had a gf!

Edit: I haven't officially sexed him yet, I just assumed it is a male! I probably should look! One of these days!
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Re: Indonesian

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:24 am

How can you tell the difference between an indo and a pp? To me, these look like pp's.
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Post by Overmountain1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:10 am

GotButterflies wrote:My Indo was given to me. His previous owner had a lot of exotics and decided to get out of the hermit crab hobby. She only had one Indo though. I do wish he had a gf!

Edit: I haven't officially sexed him yet, I just assumed it is a male! I probably should look! One of these days!
Awww! I haven’t sexed mine yet either. I call ‘him’ Mr but really it’s still a guess. I know neither of us would want to get rid of our Indo, but if I/we can’t ever find another I might consider letting mine come live with you; I want to do what is best for the crabs in the end after all! If I do come to find out which sex mine is, I’ll let you know- if we do have a pair I’d almost def let them be together just bc. Idk, something for us to consider if you agree! I love my Indo and I want to keep him for many years to come and watch him grow etc but. I want him happy while he’s doing it too. Image


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Re: Indonesian

Post by PinchersAndShells » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:43 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:24 am
How can you tell the difference between an indo and a pp? To me, these look like pp's.
Indos have a slightly different eye shape and their big pincher is shaped differently! It’s much smoother in comparison to other species, IMO. A quick Google search of “Indonesian hermit crab big pincher” will show you what I mean!
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Re: Indonesian

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:44 pm

PinchersAndShells wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Indos have a slightly different eye shape and their big pincher is shaped differently! It’s much smoother in comparison to other species, IMO. A quick Google search of “Indonesian hermit crab big pincher” will show you what I mean!
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Re: Indonesian

Post by wodesorel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:56 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:24 am
How can you tell the difference between an indo and a pp? To me, these look like pp's.
They have rounded eyes, and their big claw is substantially larger than a PPs. Their color and markings can be very similar though.

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Re: Indonesian

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am

wodesorel wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:56 am
They have rounded eyes, and their big claw is substantially larger than a PPs. Their color and markings can be very similar though.
Thank you. I really couldn't find any pics of them online. No real reason though. I can assume mine are pp's right?
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Re: Indonesian

Post by wodesorel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:50 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am
Thank you. I really couldn't find any pics of them online. No real reason though. I can assume mine are pp's right?

Definitely assume they are PPs. Indos have always been an exceptionally rare find in the US. Even if you were to stumble onto a surprise exotic someday, it is much much more likely to be a Ruggie or Viola than an Indo!

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