When to get another crab?

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by hermitcrab24 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:47 pm

I live in California, so it's not that cold here.

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by wodesorel » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:50 pm

It depends on where the crabs entered the US, and which distributor they came from. The major companies who import Purple Pinchers are located in New Jersey, so a crab being sold in California may have been shipped from the Eastern US. Hard to say for sure without tracking back the warehouses and distributors, which is often impossible.

How large is your main tank? Two crabs may be the right amount, so you don't want to get more and end up with too many if the the 3 month molter is okay. :)


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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by hermitcrab24 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:01 pm

I have two 10 gallon tanks

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by wodesorel » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:04 pm

If you're planning on staying at 10 gallons, then two medium crabs per tank is about max, and as they grow they will need more space.

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by hermitcrab24 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:14 pm

Cool, thanks. Wow, what does a micro look like??

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by wodesorel » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:39 pm

A micro wears a shell no larger than a dime.

That's a normal 20 ounce or 2 litre pop cap.

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:40 pm

My micro Dionysus Image
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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by hermitcrab24 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:16 pm

Wow!! It's so little!!

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:18 pm

He's my tiniest. He changed into a teeny tiny turbo the other day. He is too fast to get a pic of loose in the tank.
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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by hermitcrab24 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:39 pm

I saw one a little bigger that that at petsmart, he was insane!! I would put him on my hand and when I picked up his shell, he would come out, and as soon as he touched my hand he snapped back into his shell. Are they fast because they are so small?

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:45 am

Yep. They are little fireballs too. The best thing, no matter how hard he pinches me, it doesn't hurt at all.
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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by hermitcrab24 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:49 pm

KellyCrabbieLove wrote: The best thing, no matter how hard he pinches me, it doesn't hurt at all.


Awesome! :lol:

I was pinched by my current crab Snap, who is a small, I thought I was going to die!! It hurt SOOOOOOO bad!!

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:34 pm

I had an extra large pinch me. Cut me open, swelled, bruised deep and took 3 weeks to stop hurting.i was sobbing. He wouldn't let go.
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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by wodesorel » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:58 pm

KellyCrabbieLove wrote:Yep. They are little fireballs too. The best thing, no matter how hard he pinches me, it doesn't hurt at all.
You must have a nice little crabby. The most painful pinch I had was from a cute little snookums I thought couldn't hurt me. It latched on under my nail and wouldn't let go for what felt like forever. I was on my knees crying because it hurt so bad, begging it to let go, but it wasn't going to listen!

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Re: When to get another crab?

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:01 pm

His claw can catch skin but is so little he can't catch enough to hurt me. I love that. Lol
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