Meet Frankie Jexx

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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-07-14 20:06

Yes, I know. I'm terrible. It was sort of an impulse buy - but one advised by a good herper friend.

Meet Frankie. He's a land hermit.

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At the moment, he only has a temporary tank, as things are a little manic with the moving etc. But he's enjoying being free-range for an hour or so when I'm there!

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I will be setting him up a nice shiny new tank when I a ) have the time and b ) have the materials, but he's coping nicely at the moment. I'll be taking him some new shells when I go back next week as well.

He's great fun, likes sniffing stuff and digging. I've had him climbing hands too - so give me another week or so with him, and he'll be fully hand tame. Cheeky little devil!

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Postby dark_draugr » 2007-07-14 20:10

It's a cool little thing isn't it
Love Kills <br>I must be dead then! :P
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Postby bnalbino » 2007-07-14 23:17

do damn cute
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Postby smiley » 2007-07-15 12:14

you never told me bout this one ibf :rolleyes:
ince hermit though

question : you say hes a land hermit, does that mean he can live without water?
or does he still need water?
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can plecs see what they are eating ?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-07-16 18:47

He's got modified gills, so he doesn't want to be IN water, but he does need VERY high humidity. 75%+ sort of high.
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-07-16 19:30

wicked!!!

i was gona buy one when i was planning to set up a palu, but then we moved out :(
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Postby Kev » 2007-07-16 20:45

Awesome, I would definatly encourage handling though as they are very sociable creatures from what I have heard.

What sort of size is the lil' guy at?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-07-17 18:21

Urm, I never had the chance to measure him. Will do when I get back though! If it helps, the white stuff he's sat on is a sheet of loo roll, and both top and front corners are almost in the shot.

Oh aye, he's a gregarious little beastie alright, quite friendly. Hangs on a bit too tightly, but will work with him.
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-07-17 19:55

nice palu IBF!
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-07-21 16:02

Heh, well I hope to be getting him a shiny new tank soon, and kitting it out properly for him.
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-07-23 15:28

nice, I jut bought two hermit crabs, although their for the pico....
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-07-24 12:08

Hehehe, mine's definitely a land crab. He likes to climb things too though. New glass box for him will arrive Weds evening, so should get some pics up on Thurs, I'm off to go buy a bag of sand to go in the bottom too. He'll have a chunk of grapevine, two chunks of mangrove, a BIIIIG shell to climb on, and lots of smaller ones to try on.

Will be a nuisance evaporating the salts through the substrate, but once it's done, it's done. May see if it's possible to grind down and evap some cuttlefish for other minerals and calcium too, as well as his usual chunk to nibble on.
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Postby Kev » 2007-07-24 12:17

Yup, Land Hermits are climbers.... might suggest putting a few of climbing bits in for it to climb on lol
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-07-24 13:21

putting a it of climbing bits kev?

shouldn't that be an it.... :P
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Postby Kev » 2007-07-25 08:41

Don't know what your talking about :P
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