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Posted: 10/2/2004 3:30:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 3:30:56 PM EST by Dv8xbox]




Hermit crabs that is
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:33:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:33:57 PM EST
Since pics are included, I'm SO GLAD it's not the other kind...
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:34:20 PM EST
Man those things are just nasty looking! Never understood why people have them as pets...or spiders, snakes and lizzards....poodles even.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:36:22 PM EST
Can you eat them?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:42:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By EseLoco918:
Can you eat them?



+1 give them a hot water bath
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:43:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
Man those things are just nasty looking! Never understood why people have them as pets...or spiders, snakes and lizzards....poodles even.



Yeah.........them things are ugly.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:44:27 PM EST
Cool
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:44:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Why?



Yeah, why?

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:45:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By EseLoco918:
Can you eat them?



Yeah, if you get about 100 more you could make a crab cake.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:48:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 3:48:50 PM EST by sharky30]
why not?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:48:55 PM EST
You guys are missing the point , they are just like owning a Hamster or Tarantula . You should really have a open mind they are pretty cool .

They are actually pretty popular . Here are some links on hermit crab care


www.thefunplace.com/house/pets/hermit.html

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:49:41 PM EST
My shark eats these things...
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:50:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:
You guys are missing the point , they are just like owning a Hamster or Tarantula .



So you purchased two disgusting little creatures that you never want to get loose in the house. Got it!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:50:40 PM EST
My brother used to have a hermit crab.

Pretty undemanding pet.

Now a fiddler crab...........
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:01:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
My brother used to have a hermit crab.

Pretty undemanding pet.

Now a fiddler crab...........



How long did your brothers crabs live?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:05:47 PM EST
My wife keeps buying hermits.. no matter what we do, they never live longer than a year.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:17:34 PM EST
As a kid I had a few. they lived a long time. Fed them dry cat food and other table scraps. Even saw them molt & change homes.

They are great critters for gambling. You draw a ring on the ground, place them in the center and place bets on which will exit the circle first.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:18:48 PM EST
If you have two or more, don't they lose their hermit standing?

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:22:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 4:24:25 PM EST by Leisure_Shoot]

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:
You guys are missing the point , they are just like owning a Hamster or Tarantula .



So you purchased two disgusting little creatures that you never want to get loose in the house. Got it!



Now, that's funny! I don't care who y'are!



Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
Man those things are just nasty looking! Never understood why people have them as pets...or spiders, snakes and lizzards....poodles even.



Johnny, you heartless bastard.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:22:29 PM EST
Shave your pubes and pour kerosene on your foo foo.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:24:19 PM EST
lemme guess......yours is the pink one
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:24:22 PM EST
carry lemons and smother yourselves in butter............................................
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:24:23 PM EST
Why did you paint their homes?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:24:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:31:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
Man those things are just nasty looking! Never understood why people have them as pets...or spiders, snakes and lizzards....poodles even.



Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:21:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 5:23:55 AM EST by mkgunz]



Originally Posted By MMcCall:
My wife keeps buying hermits.. no matter what we do, they never live longer than a year.



try feeding them.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:22:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:49:20 AM EST
Anyone else ever own these?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:51:55 AM EST
Those poor crabs.......forced to live and alternative lifestyle in those bright colored shells
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:55:02 AM EST
I had one that lived 7 years and the neighbors just found the one they lost so many years ago had spent almost 20 years behind thier fridge.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:58:36 AM EST
Wow, almost 20 years???
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 6:00:35 AM EST
Who gave'em to you?

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 6:06:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
My brother used to have a hermit crab.

Pretty undemanding pet.

Now a fiddler crab...........



No shit! I bet keeping a violin that small in tune would be a bitch. I bet that thing didn't have any sense of time either. It probably woke the whole house up at 3 am with that Mozart shit.

D(IBetYouDidn'tKno­wIUsedToBeAFiddlePlayerToo)Peacher
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 6:09:53 AM EST
MMM. Some Old Bay and 7 minutes in the steamer. That's some good eatin'.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:01:13 AM EST
Another one of those fascinating threads I find myself reading based on the title alone.
One of my ex's kids used to have two hermit crabs. One kept dismembering the other. Nasty little creatures...
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:15:13 AM EST
Crab PIE!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:19:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 7:22:01 AM EST by Tanker06]

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:
Anyone else ever own these?


My daughter has a tank full of them. Six or seven, I'm not sure how many really. It seems like every
time I look in, there's another one that she & Mrs. Tanker picked up at the local PetSmart.

Interesting little critters actually, and about as low-maintenance of a pet as you can get. Keep
them supplied with un-chlorinated water, and food, and you'll hardly know that they're there. They'll
eat just about anything, as they're scavengers in the wild.

Crush up some of the food pellets (the smaller ones need this done, as the pellets are too big for
them to eat), a shredded piece of lettuce, some shaved apple or banana (the more fermented it is,
the more they seem to like it), a crushed up cracker, etc.....

She has the tank sitting close to the computer, so I'll be sitting there at night, and if it's quiet, you
can hear them 'talking' occasionally. They make this weird clicking/chirping/whistle noise that
they use to communicate.

She'll get them out of their tank, and have them running around on the carpet occasionally. You do
have to keep an eye on them, as they can cruise right along if they get the mind to. We had a crab
hunt one SAT after she put them down, then left the room w/o telling anybody that they were out.
We spent abt an hour rounding them up - under the sofa, the recliner, etc....

Like JohnnyEgo said about them dismembering one another, the only time I've seen this is when one
of them died, or was killed, and the others had pulled it out of it's shell, and had been chowing. Little
pieces all over the place.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:50:52 AM EST
My cat loves hermit crabs!



For lunch!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:54:47 AM EST
yeah- i used to have some- they were free on more than one occasion- they make a creepy noise when they're moving on a hardwood floor in the middle of the night.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:00:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rip_Roarin_Wacko:
If you have two or more, don't they lose their hermit standing?




No, you can have up to four in a terrarium and they will just go to the corners. It's watching that fifth little guy trying to find a corner...Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:01:14 AM EST
Those are some cool looking nipple clips.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:02:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Why?



+1
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:08:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By BenDover:
Shave your pubes and pour kerosene on your foo foo.



You only have to shave one side, put the kerosene, lighter fluid, ( or any selection of eccelerant that you prefer) on the unshaved side. Set fire to the unshaved side, and stab them all with a needle as they run to the shaved side.

Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:27:39 AM EST
20 years behind the refer,Huh? They had the same refrigerater for 20 years? Ok, on to other things. What are thier names? I had some when I was a kid . I used to watch them crush spent .22 shells in thier claws. Well they didn't "CRUSH" them but they did bend them up pretty good.Hope you like em. Take care.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:28:44 AM EST
maybe "me and G/F" can get Grammar?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:31:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
maybe "me and G/F" can get Grammar?


My g/f and I ...
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