Hermit crabs

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by Sooi, 28 Apr 2013.

  1. Sooi

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    Hi I am going to visit Durban soon and would like to know where I could collect hermit crabs from the sea? Can anyone help?
    I also need to know what crabs I need to look for?
     
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    Ok I see there is an old post about yellow tale hermit crabs. Is there anything else I can collect like shrimps etc.
     
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    yellow tip hermits


    Nerita snails,
    yellow ring cowries
    Turbo Coronatus
    Short spine urchins

    BUT

    Get you license first
    and get a reference book. You must know what you want to take out!

    I use the book Two Oceans A guide to the marine life of southern Africa

    It does not have everything in it, but at least all the families are covered. You will get a close match. Plus book is cheap enough to take down to the rock pools

    Without a license and a book, or Google, rather leave the critters alone.
     
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    Thank you I already Google some of this stuff you posted in old post and cant find it on there.
    Will get the book tomorrow;)
    Can I get this in Durban it self or do I need to drive somewhere?
     
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    the book
    any book store.

    license
    any post office

    Yellow tip hermit / yellow banded hermit / clibanarius virescens
    Just do a google image search on clibanarius virescens
     
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    hi thank you for the info do you have any picks on the above?
     
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    they are all in the book

    ISBN 978-1-77007-633-4
     
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    How about fish; anemones and corals? Can I get any in Durban pools?
     
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    Collection is not a cheep collect all, endless source of marine life.

    Keeping Marines is about providing the marine species mankind removes from their habitat, or aquacultures, in a sustainable habitat. And enjoying that both organism and keeper live a long existence.

    Removing any species from their environment without knowing how to keep them, or having adequate facilities for their expected lifespan, is irresponsible.

    The permit one receives, is in my opinion, not intended for a free for all rape of the rock pools and oceans. It is there for collectors to catch organisms for their tanks. Organisms required are planned and specifically caught. These tanks are planed and collection is specific to " these " tanks.

    Do collection responsibly, specific to your tank, and help in remaining the right to collect for future generations.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
    Will only take what needed and think of our future generation ;)
    I feel the same goes for life stock that we buy. People do
    impulse buying then the fish dies etc.
    I try my best to keep all livestock living "forever"
    really don't like any think dying
     
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    Do you know if there is a e-book?
     
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    not sure.
    I know there is another edition after mine.
     
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    :thumbup: collecting responsibly is very rewarding knowing that what you have seeked and collected is now in your pride and joy tank.:1:
     
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