Extra/spare shells

Questions about choosing the right shells for your hermit crabs.
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Extra/spare shells

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Can someone tell me why in some photos of crabitats there is a pile of spare shells kept together in a separate container to the substrate, not just on the floor? Know what I mean?!?! :S

I know they need spare shells, but why keep them in a container together?
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I like to keep the shells in a basket above ground to prevent them from being buried.
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It also provides extra space for them to run around and us there climbing skills....
For my shell shop i try to change up the entry/exist time to time... they enjoy it :D
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Any ideas on where to donate small to medium sized shells that my crabs have outgrown? It would be nice if they could be used by other hermit crabs. I was thinking they should be returned to where wild hermit crabs live, but I don't have any plans to travel there!
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martha wrote:Any ideas on where to donate small to medium sized shells that my crabs have outgrown? It would be nice if they could be used by other hermit crabs. I was thinking they should be returned to where wild hermit crabs live, but I don't have any plans to travel there!
Maybe sell/swap them on line for some other shells?
Maybe make a post here:
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I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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