Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

This is where you discuss shells for your hermit crabs. Not for selling/swapping shells, use Classified Ads for that.
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Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by DreaminginBlue_2 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:09 pm

I spent some time compiling a list of shells and created a survey to help collect data on which kind of crabs choose which kind of shells.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link
Feedback would be much appreciated! It was just an idea that hit me, so I thought perhaps it could be helpful.
If you'd like to take it, that would also be great. :)

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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by Happyhermiehome » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:05 pm

I took it. quick and easy! Glad I could contribute :)
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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by DreaminginBlue_2 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:27 pm

Thanks so much! :D


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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by crabby33 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:00 pm

I took it.


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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by DreaminginBlue_2 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:16 pm

Thank you! :)

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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by hermitcrabdc » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:46 pm

Sent one for my PPs and another from when I had Es :)
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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by DreaminginBlue_2 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:48 pm

Thanks! I really appreciate it.

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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by mjjluver » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:04 am

one of mine just switched into one of these
i actually don't know what kind of land snail it is and your survey seems to get kind of specific about that so i figure i'll just send you a picture
he's a medium PP
I'm fairly certain I got this shell from a restaurant somewhere...
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Post by Hermias_mom » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:05 am

mjjluver wrote:one of mine just switched into one of these
i actually don't know what kind of land snail it is and your survey seems to get kind of specific about that so i figure i'll just send you a picture
he's a medium PP
I'm fairly certain I got this shell from a restaurant somewhere...
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Looks like it could be a fox shell to me...
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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by wodesorel » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:41 am

I believe they are a type used for escargot. I remember seeing those come up here before. They look similar to a fox conch, but when you look at the end where it should be a long spout it's short and smooth and not broken off.
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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by DreaminginBlue_2 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:58 am

Ooh, okay! I'll try to figure out what to call it and then add it to the survey.

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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by mjjluver » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:48 pm

I went through the yelp photos of the restaurant I got it from (an asian seafood buffet)
and here are some more photos
a Yelp user labeled it "sea snails"
not sure if that's true though.
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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by Happyhermiehome » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:03 pm

I take home pieces of snow crab leg and little tiny octopus (only boiled no seasoning I asked lol) from my local Asian seafood buffet place for my crabbies. I also get oysters on the half shell and then ask the waitress for a Togo box to take the shells home and use them as food dishes and calcium supplement. They look at me like I'm a whack job...but hey I don't care! They are probably going to just through them out anyways :P :lol:

Also I think the shell survey form is a great idea! I can't wait to see the results! :)
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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by Lothlorien » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:02 pm

I took it :)

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Re: Hermit Crab Shell Preferences Survey :)

Post by DreaminginBlue_2 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:47 pm

Thank you!

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