Hermit crab shells

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  1. madmike

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    Hi does anyone know where I can get hermit crab shells in the Edenvale area mine is trying to kill my turbo snail and I'm sure it's for the shell.
     
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  3. Dane G

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    saw shells once at a LFS, otherwise pack the car get you fishing rod and take a trip to the coast
     
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    We probably have a few shells in Birch Acres, go to Edenvale on Wednesdays. They kill them for food generally. Escargot is not fast food for them.
     
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    Ive seen some at Everlasting here in Durban, its similar to the china malls that have popped up. Perhap you can try there.
     
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    @Hammerhead ...:thumbup:..thanks for that ...Everlasting would never have even crossed my mind..:p
     
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    Also try Osmans in Sprinfield Park.
     
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    I saw last time at the wild on pets by greenstone.
    Do you feed your hermits?
     
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    Saw some at Jungle aquatics and also Idol Marine have some that they can spare.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. Managed to find some at the soap shop on linksfiled road by the chocolate den.
     
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    snapped a few pics of these while i was at Osmans in Springfield Park

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    First pic used to be whelks. bit big for smaller hermits. And I hope they did not kill all those snails for their shells.

    Second and last looks like a nice mix and match set. Can work.

    Just get a better potato next time to take the pictures.
     
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    Just check that they did not varnished the shells to be all shiny. If they did, then its no good.
    I would still rinse them a couple of days in RO, then another few days in old tank water from a water change, before putting them in the display.
     
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    @RiaanP, a better potato? Have you been abducted by Aliens? :D
     
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    google it.
    "use a potato to take a picture"
    Urban Dictionary: potato
    3. Potato
    An object of poor quality. Usually a video camera or a microphone.
    "This youtube video quality sucks. Was it filmed with a potato?"

    "The voice acting in this cartoon sucks. Did they record the voices with a potato?"
     
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    *shaking head* and i thought woman are bad..!! LOL:whistling: Riaan looks like you have time on your hands. Which side of the country are you now? Still awaiting your promised home visit !!!!
     
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    Centurion.
    Yeah, got to come around.
    SOON
     
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    SOON = This year, next year ???
     
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    @RiaanP looking forward to that memorable "occasion"...lol... You should change your location to SAA rather than Centurion...lol:tt2:
     
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