Best place to buy shells?

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Best place to buy shells?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:48 am

I need to purchase some more shells for my 2 hermit crabs. Right now they both wear 1 inch (opening) shells and I need to buy some that are a bit bigger. What are the best places to buy good shells at a low cost (including shipping), and what sizes do you think I should buy? I'm still relatively new to this part of owning crabs and I don't want to screw it up!

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Re: Best place to buy shells?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:50 am

I had a card from Ken Lipe, he has amazing choice of shells and the best prices. I think @Xenocrab has the same card, if she sees this maybe she can insert a picture of the card. Or if you go on eBay his username is mirrormaker. Just send him a message of what sizes you need and he can help you.

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Re: Best place to buy shells?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:52 am

RiNiKy506 wrote:I had a card from Ken Lipe, he has amazing choice of shells and the best prices. I think @Xenocrab has the same card, if she sees this maybe she can insert a picture of the card. Or if you go on eBay his username is mirrormaker. Just send him a message of what sizes you need and he can help you.
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Re: Best place to buy shells?

Post by curlysister » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:33 am

I have ordered from Naples Sea Shells.
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Re: Best place to buy shells?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:39 am

curlysister wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:33 am
I have ordered from Naples Sea Shells.
Do you know if they ever have free shipping, or how much you have to spend to get free shipping?
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Re: Best place to buy shells?

Post by curlysister » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:53 am

I live in Canada, so pretty much nowhere ships free to us. Sigh.
I looked at Richard's Sea Shells, but my head was going to explode with his sizing, LOL.
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Re: Best place to buy shells?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 am

:hlol:
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Re: Best place to buy shells?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:06 pm

I've ordered from Naples too. I haven't seen anything for free shipping, but the shells I got are totally worth it. I got 8 small and 8 large shells. They were beautiful. My crab Beau has been in the same shell for years, but when I put the new turbos in his tank, he changed into 3 of them within a day (and he's still in one of them).
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