Costa Rica land crabs - pics

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Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby Philsuma » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:58 pm

Some colourful crabs
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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby KGB » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:12 pm

Very cool!!! Ive been looking at some crabs for my unoccupied Dart vivs. Im a big fan of the vampire crabs. I like these costa rican crabs, do you know if they are available anywhere?

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby Philsuma » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:47 am

I don't know much about crabs (no jokes please) other than one day...some day...I swear I'll use the word 'Crabitat" and have some vivs with them.

I posted these pics for a newly joined hobbyist who is into hermits.

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Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby parrothead » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:31 pm

I see that Phil! Thanks for sharing. You have my word I will post a thread soon. Keep your eyes pealed.

Also, I myself have shown some pretty serious interest in Halloween Crabs. Hoping to find some at the Repticon show next month.

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby parrothead » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:02 pm

They are beautiful Phil! he's a few of mine 8)

This is 'Merlin'. He's my absolute fav! He's always into something and is the least bit shy :lol:
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Here is is again. He's an Ecuadorian hermit crab (Coenobita compressus)
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This is your typical Purple Pincher (Coenobita clypeatus) These are the ones you typically see at pet strores
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This is 'Scarlett' she is a rare Strawberry Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlatus) You can't tell, but she's the size of a baseball :shock:
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Rhett
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Indonesian Hermit crabs (Coenobita brevimanus) Come from the Indo pacific coast and are the most terrestrial species of LHC
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PINK Indo, rare color variation. Not many can say they have one 8)
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My tiniest crab (although not so tiney anymore)
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Another of my Coenobita Clypeatus
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LAST BUT NOT LEAST! one of my reef crabs :) She's beautiful.. and yes... I took this picture!
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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby Philsuma » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:15 pm

Very nice ! I have been reading up on hermits (Crab Den).

Where did you get that Red one ? Is it pacific / asian and how commonly imported are they ?

Are they all in the one enclosure ?

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Postby parrothead » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:21 pm

Philsuma wrote:Very nice ! I have been reading up on hermits (Crab Den).

Where did you get that Red one ? Is it pacific / asian and how commonly imported are they ?

Are they all in the one enclosure ?


Check out 'Hermitcrabassociation.com'. Although not as awesome as Dartden.com, LOTs of info (screen name Parrohead) 8) . The red crab is part of my reef tank, and is separate from my Crabitat. It's a 'Scarlett hermit Crab' and is a marine species (Paguristes cadenati).

All of my LHC (Land Hermit Crabs) I included in the thread are all in my 75 gallon. I also have a 10 gallon ISO and a 29g Biocube reef.

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Postby Philsuma » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:23 pm

I've had the little scarlet reef hermits...I meant the red, hairy land hermit. Googled it. Indochina. Very cool

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Postby parrothead » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:27 pm

Philsuma wrote:I've had the little scarlet reef hermits...I meant the red, hairy land hermit. Googled it. Indochina. Very cool

OHHHHH that's an Indonesian Hermit Crab (Coenobita brevimanus). They are typically a dark purple color but that is a color variant referred to as a 'Pink Indo' ('Indo' short for Indonesian) and are VERY rare. To my knowledge I am one of the few hobbyist that have one :D Just above that picture is a typical Indo color, more purple and much darker. Those crabs are about 3" in diameter. I have 7!

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby parrothead » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:30 pm

Philsuma wrote:I've had the little scarlet reef hermits...I meant the red, hairy land hermit. Googled it. Indochina. Very cool

Then again... I just occurred to me... are you talking about the Strawberry Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlatus)? They are native to the Pacific coast.

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby Philsuma » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:57 am

Krabs ! :shock:

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby emberfusion » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:06 pm

Philsuma wrote:Krabs ! :shock:


:lol: Very nice way to direct me here.

I've seen parrothead over at the HCA, though I don't go there much anymore.
I love land hermits. :)

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby lincolnerickson » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:45 pm

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SACAS was fun. Maybe this is the same crab!

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby Philsuma » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:26 pm

My Crab was near Cahuita...

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby lincolnerickson » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:08 pm

I took the picture in the park there. He was after we crossed the little stream that went into the ocean.

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Re: Costa Rica land crabs - pics

Postby Philsuma » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:08 am

Good Lord that IS EXACTLY where I took my picture !!


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