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Livejournal Community for land hermit crab owners of Australia
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21st-Nov-2007 05:35 pm(no subject)
gerbera flower
I've moved back to my 'old stomping grounds' of Shellharbour City after living in Wollongong since 2002 and visited the pet store at Shellharbour Square (Stocklands Shellharbour). They sell a range of products which could be crabified, as well as healthy looking crabs that I would love to bring home with me  :grin:

I will be leaving one of my books with them as of tomorrow, as well as other books on land hermit crabs so if you live near Shellharbour please call in and ask for them.

24th-Apr-2007 04:06 pm - Calendar Crabs
coenobita, hermit crab

Why not enter our monthly competition and win yourself some free stuff for your hermit crabs or yourself! 



24th-Jul-2006 01:27 pm - A new addition!
about 3 weeks ago when my hermit crab Daffyd died my crab Iggy went into complete reclusehood. Even my usual aggitation from my cat being on the top of the aquarium didn't bother him like it used to. Today I decided to let it go and buy a new crab to be with Iggy, her name is Vicky (no it's not a coincidence that two of my crabs have Little Britain names, Iggy is my sisters, and had I been able to name him it would've come from the show too)! 

Vicky's very livley, thats why I picked her. She came in a purple shell but since I took these photos (ten minutes ago) she's already changed, twice. Vicky is obviously a compulsive shell changer!! The two are getting along very well. They came face to face and started rubbing antenas together. It didn't look agressive and as such I was quite pleased. Both are making odd chirpy noises now too! Iggy hasn't been this active since Daffyd died, he's eating, drinking, climbing again! Vicky's already seeked out both water dishes and eaten. I'm so proud. 

I've got some photos of the two I think you'll enjoy, also take a look at my set up... the substrate was expencive but made espically for hermit crabs, it's good for digging but impossible to choke on. Now if only I can get through a first moult without one of these crabs dying. 

PHOTOS: Vicky, heading to the cinema!

 vicky's exploration

My entire aquarium. Apologies for glare. Iggy is inside the cinema.

They meet!!

Written by daethian:

There will be a regular monthly newsletter mailed out (snail mail not email). We take member submissions for all issues. The first edition will mail out this coming week.

The Crab Street Journal will be publishing a snail mail newsletter for kids four times a year. At this time we are requesting kids submit their artwork, stories, poety, jokes and photos. Anything related to Land Hermit Crabs for publication.

We also need questions for the Ask Milo advice column.

Please register at The Crab Street Journal to participate and make submissions to our newsletter.

To subscribe to the magazine without submitting, send your name and address to me at newsletter@crabstreetjournal.com

I also have a version that can be printed out and distributed to your local pet stores.

I'm very excited to announce the first ever magazine for hermit crab enthusiasts!!

The Crab Street Journal
8th-Jun-2006 03:54 am - Cluey Captions

Vote for your favourite Cluey Caption

"He better not be headed for my litterbox!" (Dragmuffn)
"If he's headed for my food dish, he's gonna BE dinner!" (Dragmuffn)
"That is one strange looking mouse! I don't have to try hard to catch it!" (cootiesami)
"Hello Herman. Long time no see. How's your shell holding up? Family o.k.?" (frog3)
"If I shut my eyes real tight I will be invisible and that dumb ol' cat won't be able to see me....HE HE HE" (rachelrmf)
" I would smack him around... but last time he wouldn't let go of my paw!" (jenniferm)
"What is that thing? I've never seen anything like that before. I wonder if it would like to play?" (after picture lol) *moves paw over to say hi* "OooooooUCH" (Ladycrab)
"Hey, dinner, the food dish is the other way." (sunsleaf)
"Who does he think he is walking anywhere near ME" (Ladycrab)
"I thought fleas were much smaller!" (crawdad)
"Learn to walk on the right side of the road" (vckums)
"And where do you think you are going?" (Pepe)
"Wonder if I sniff it, it will play dead?" "owwwwwwwwwww!" (joes)
"You're lucky, shellfish gives me gas." (locke.)
"Never had my dinner come to me" (tdomet11)
5th-Jun-2006 07:53 am - Crabitat. X Posted.
I'm in ur intarwebz
Can't say these pictures are the best, but it gives you an idea of what my 70 gallon tank looks like. Thank-you freecycle.

The ever evasive Enoch, Curly, Thimble, Noodle, urchin, Sputink, Winkle and Speck live here.

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9th-Apr-2006 05:22 pm - Newbie Post

I'm looking at getting a hermit crab but I thought it may add some fun to it if I found it myself, what are some good areas to look for them? Thanks a bunch guys
18th-Mar-2006 11:04 pm - Hello.
I'm in ur intarwebz
HI there, joined this community a couple of weeks ago. My name is Naomi and I have six crabs.

Just wanted to ask you guys if you knew of a good place that stocks hermit crabs in Melbourne. All I can seem to find is pet shop crabs and I'm always wary of getting animals from pet shops.

22nd-Feb-2006 11:45 am - say cheese!

The Calendar Crabs competition is back on!
Your mission if you choose to accept it is to submit a photo at least 1280 pixels by 960 pixels by uploading it to
Calendar Crab Entrants: March 2006 folder

March's prize package will be one hermit crab finger puppet, a yowie hermit crab and a small centerpiece for your crabitat.
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