Buying live crabs form an online store?

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Buying live crabs form an online store?

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I have a question, I found this website http://www.livehermitcrabs.com while searching the internet for starwberry and Ecuadorian info, I was wondering if anyone had ever order form a site like this and if you have whats the success rate? My local pet store says he gets his crabs form a site like this and they all come in healthy and they keep them in good condition and they live are all sold of course. He told me they may sell individually and I believe this may be the site form which he orders, I'm just wondering if this is really a good idea or not. I'm not looking to buy now just kind of curious if anyone else has so I can prepare for the future.

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I have found a great website to purchase hermit crabs!

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I have found a really nice website called ''Live Hermit Crabs.com'' and they sell many breeds of hermit crabs and very good supplies, instead of just a plastic container or gravel and a sponge, they sell terriums, food, water dishes, foggers,etc.! They also are having a valentines day sale right now and supplies and hermits are not as pricey! Oh and another thing if you were wondering they hermit crab(s) comes in a box with wet moss, a spong and a snack. They pack it with heat packs or ice packs when needed. The box is then placed in a styrofoam lined shipping box. ALso one more important thing the do not ship outside the US! Here is a link to it if you are interested..... http://www.livehermitcrabs.com/index.html
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Well I have seen this sight to it is a guarunteed live shipping, and I am buying from it soon I will notify you if mine turns out to be healthy also they say what they come in. they come in a box with wet moss, a spong and a snack. They pack it with heat packs or ice packs when needed. The box is then placed in a styrofoam lined shipping box
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hermie_lover3542 Your post have been merged with the existing post about this online store. It appears you also deleted your post from this thread you made yesterday and readded it today after creating another topic on this?
Anyway, please do read the link I provided about this store in my reply above, (and the links within it as well) and there is another experienced crabber who had some bad experience with the hermies they ordered from this store as well:
http://www.allthingscrabby.com/blog/ind ... =3&paged=2
and page 2 here from the guest.

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Also, an experienced hermit crab owner would not recommend most of the products sold by that store, such as the Calci-Sand and HBH cookies.
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by hermie_lover3542 on February 15th, 2010, 7:36 pm
Ladybug, I didn't remove my post. Perhaps it was something that happened on your computer? I'm not sure but you never know.

by hermie_lover3542 on February 15th, 2010, 7:38 pm
Oh I see, sorry sorry sorry I didn't scroll above. Question, how does it merge to a different topic, is there a way to fix it?

Sorry for posting so much, but um I read the links about the live hermit crabs.com, why would they gauruntee live crabs if they do not come in good health or die quickly? Also where is a good place to buy exotics?
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A crab crew member can merge/move/delete/edit postings.
There have been times the crab crew will also need to remove postings that do not add to a thread. (such as just a smiley, lol, replies to old threads that have been resolved, etc.) This is done because some will just post uselessly to see their rank go up too.
And no, it was NOT my computer. I read your reply the day before, (Feb. 12) and when I came on the next day a newer post was created by you "I have found a great website to purchase hermit crabs!". When I merged the newer post with this one, the 'merged' post went before the other one. This in turn means that your "I have found a great website to purchase hermit crabs!" would of been before your "by hermie_lover3542 on February 13th, 2010, 8:52 am” posting, not after.
why would they gauruntee live crabs if they do not come in good health or die quickly?
It’s called advertising! I wonder how many they would sell if they had it “Hermie may arrive alive, but may arrive dead”. Maybe if they would put $25 for live arrival, $10 for dead arrivals? ^)
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Yep. You can't trust what a store says it will do, you have to go by their reputation according to people who have shopped with them before.

Anybody can "guarantee" live animals. Doesn't mean they will deliver them. :)
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Also, due to animal laws in most countries not really protecting hermit crabs (since they are inexpensive to replace) from being abused or neglected by people, live hermit crab trades are largely unregulated. That store can literally get away with anything. There is certainly NO guarantee the hermit crabs will all arrive alive. Some hermit crabs already have trouble coping with a properly set up tank due to PPS stress, let alone a cardboard delivery box.
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