Identification help?

Questions about identifying the differences between species.
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Fanfarlo
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Identification help?

Post by Fanfarlo »

This is my Hermit Crab Fanfarlo! (If you were wondering- the middle one is to prove how much I love him!) Is he a Purple Pincher? He is really light... Sorry for the bad quality, it's just an iMac!
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ladybug15057
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Re: Identification help?

Post by ladybug15057 »

From what I can see he looks like a pp hermie. Usually it is asked to make a better determination of species to take a clear picture of the hermies eyes, eye stalks, large pincher, and left rear walking leg.
But to me this hermie also looks premolt.

Edited to add:
As opposed to stressing the hermie attempting to take these type of photos due to possibly being in premolt, you can also check out the species ID here on HCP:

http://www.hermitcrabparadise.com/crabc ... tifier.php
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