Violet’s New Dolphin Shell

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Violet’s New Dolphin Shell

Post by JoeHermits » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:04 pm

This hermit crab refused every shell I offered her for over a year until she finally settled on this one.

Little fashionista just has to be extra.

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Post by Hermielover121 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:08 pm

Awww, they obviously need to be fashionable


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Post by craboloading » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:06 pm

Super cute! Definitely worth the wait to grab a shell like that. :)
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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:33 pm

Lookin' fab!

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Post by doth » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:34 pm

such a cutie! is that from Naples? one of my crabs uses their palm tree shell

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Violet’s New Dolphin Shell

Post by crabbycasey » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:40 pm

I’ve never seen a shell like this! It’s natural and safe? Where can I find one?! I have sooo many shells, but they all look so similar that when my crabbies switch out, I can hardly tell who is who! Shells like this would make it so much easier...plus it’s so pretty! I’ve also got one guy who refuses to come out of his painted shell so I need to provide him as many different options as possible (since none of the 20 others are working for him, lol). Would love to check these out...any online store names/links would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

Gonna check out the mentioned Naples in the meantime!

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Post by JoeHermits » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:41 pm

doth wrote:such a cutie! is that from Naples? one of my crabs uses their palm tree shell Image

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Richard’s Seashells, actually. The price was reasonable so I tossed a couple in my cart while shopping.


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Post by JoeHermits » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:46 pm

crabbycasey wrote:I’ve never seen a shell like this! It’s natural and safe? Where can I find one?! I have sooo many shells, but they all look so similar that when my crabbies switch out, I can hardly tell who is who! Shells like this would make it so much easier...plus it’s so pretty! I’ve also got one guy who refuses to come out of his painted shell so I need to provide him as many different options as possible (since none of the 20 others are working for him, lol). Would love to check these out...any online store names/links would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

Gonna check out the mentioned Naples in the meantime!

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Yes, it is safe. The outer layer is carved, no pigments necessary, somewhat like the polished bands you see on some shells.

I got this one from Richard’s Seashells: https://deltonaseashells.com/inc/sdetail/157/385145


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Post by crabbycasey » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:05 pm

Already found them and ordered 3, lol! So excited, thank you!


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Post by PinkyNTwinkie33 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:22 am

So cute!!
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Re: Violet’s New Dolphin Shell

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:52 pm

Ohh such a beautiful shell! It looks very good on her, with her colors. She is a beautiful crab, her name fits her perfectly too.


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