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I Have Hermit Crabs

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    I Have 2 Hermit Crabs

    Their names are Pinky and Sandy.  I use to have 2 others, Crabby Patty and Mr. Crabs but they died.  I think they had some kind of sickness when I got them.  I've had the current 2 for 3.5 years though.  I try to take good care of them by providing the...
    bellonium bellonium 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    Duka

            It’s weird that I have this hermit crab and I so did not intend to. Three years ago I went a on little vacation to get away from my then live in boyfriend. My boyfriend was a big animal lover and wanted to have one of everything. We were...
    Sagethoughts Sagethoughts 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2008

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    Stella And Hermy

    Stella was female and Hermy was male. Stella was mine and Hermy was my little sisters, mine killed hers when it was switching shells (no shell to protect it from my wittle Stella). Stella died just before the new year :(.
    chubby11yroldgrlme chubby11yroldgrlme 13-15, F Feb 12, 2010

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    They're Adorable

    I got them after holding some at an aquarium. I just fell in love with the little guys! I went to Petco and picked two up. Natural shells--painted shells look tacky to me. I got one with a pretty normal looking shell. The other one's shell looked like an S design. I named them...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jun 2, 2011

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    At The Fair

    I went to a fair in my city, and of course at every fair they have a game where you can win a fish, but this fair was different. When I went up to the booth, it said fish, and HERMET CRABS!!!!!! So I got the hermit crab and I named him Sheldon. When I got home I was thinking it...
    gergking662 gergking662 13-15, M Jun 30, 2012

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    I Am So Glad My Son Talked Me Into Getting Hermit Crabs

    I am an animal rights activist.  Several years ago, on vacation at the Outer Banks of NC, my son Nathan saw hermit crabs in one of those tourist-trap stores and wanted one.  I said, "No because we don't want to support stores like that.  These crabs are taken from the wild and...
    morticia1969 morticia1969 36-40, F Aug 12, 2011

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    I Have A Question

    is it ok if my hermie is sitting in the corner doing nothing. I checked, and she is not dead. any comments?
    wally12367 wally12367 13-15 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    I Have 4

    They are so cute, when they walk they look like little crawling babies with bulging diapers.  They're low maintinence too, they eat peanut butter and jelly and love mac & cheese.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 4, 2007

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    I Love Them!

    My mom thinks that they are boring, but i love them so much. My Hermies names are Nina, Ruby, and Rufus. Cute, huh? I wish the Ruby was feeling ok. She hasnt been herself lately.
    wally12367 wally12367 13-15 Jun 8, 2012

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    So This Really Freaked Me Out!

    SO I have had my hermit crabs for a bout a year and a half now...when i was 15 i had a whole bunch of them but NEVER experienced this before.... I was watching star trek with one of my loves and all of a sudden i hear a squeaking noise...i freaked out because it sounded like a...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25 Jul 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I dont like society i dont like crowds of people. I am emotionally like a hermit crab i dont open up to others and if i had the experience and the knowlege to do so i would not be...
    whtuernme whtuernme 26-30, F Dec 7

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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lovely. I was only 16 when I was attacked and sexually assaulted at school by an ex boyfriend. I remember every detail of that day. For months...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4

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    I went for a skate at a local park today, trying to keep the physical activity up while I don't have a job, plus I had a very substance fuelled couple of days over the weekend so...
    chazwozza chazwozza 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    Hello, I am new to the forum and I deal with C-PTSD. It's caused me to become a hermit who lives by herself and has no friends. I try to meet people and I'm friendly enough, I just...
    CanadianKestrel CanadianKestrel 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been chasing happiness for awhile now. The kind of happy that you only feel when you're a kid. When I think of happiness, I see this: a Summer day when I was a kid...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I was born January '81 without a thyroid gland. My mom nursed me for 6 months, but after I was weaned, I quit developing and only gained weight. My muscles atrophied, my tongue got...
    mnb99 mnb99 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have been told a lot that I have beautiful eyes. They're green. I'm heavier...so hell. at least I have that going for me.:)
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I had had pain in my joints & muscles for awhile...then it became constant. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in November 2013. Some doctors & others don't believe it's a "real...
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    i wonder if humans should be left unattended to roam the earth because they have somehow learned to use their brain, and with the brain they have gained knowledge and with...
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    Define "presents". Cause when I have kids I don't want them to have big flashy things. I want to give them handmade things that are very personal and made with love. Yeah, every...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    So today is a holiday, the only two friends I have aren't talking to me. I hold them so dearly and I feel like they're dead... I don't know why this happens. I'm close to just...
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    Stuffed myself at a restaurant... had some stuff from a sampler plate, fajita entree, and chicken queso fundido appetizer too with a large coke and chips and salsa.... i think my...
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    My mpd, at least the one that i register most with, is named Savannah Mae Carter. On my profile that's what it says, so people i know personally can't find me online. Anyway her...
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    Stuffed myself at a restaurant... had some stuff from a sampler plate, fajita entree, and chicken queso fundido appetizer too with a large coke and chips and salsa.... i think my...
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    Sorry I haven't been on everyone I've been trying to deal with the fact that I have cancer and about a month, if even that, to live
    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    yeah, I have a few - one on my arm from when a friend scratched me - one on my hip from the removal of an abscess - a small one on my cheek from where some kid scratched me...
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    I'm not too religious but I do believe strongly in what I believe. Some time ago at my church things didn't go so well between me and my pastors daughter. the pastor constantly...
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    I have a gay crush on my sister's boyfriend. They live with me. He has been living with us for a while. I love hugging him so much. We do the one arm back pat. I do attempt to do a...
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    Menu of the day: Breakfast - Wholemeal Bread w 1 Banana Lunch - Subway w ILT Snack - Just had a mushroom puff Dinner - Tomato Broccoli with Beet and Chicken Night - I just bought...
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    I for the last three years have had superpowers. My bones are three times denser and much stronger than normal I cannot bruise . I can't feel pain and I can be hit with very large...
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    For the girls who love panty pooping, this curve can help you redirect your poop downwards into your pants, which will help you much more being spotted to have soiled yourself...
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    I used to have panic attacks A LOT. I was a nervous kid & remember having a couple then. But they didn't start majorly until I was in my early 20's. There was a lot of stress in...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I took pictures of every single article of clothing I have (including accessories) so I could pick my outfit for the day on my phone without having to get out of bed to look in the...
    lookitseva lookitseva 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Happy to have this stuck in my head. Always with me, always with you, by joe satriani
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    Going to write a few stories for entertainment when I have the time.
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    Among a few other side effects, I lost my sex drive after getting on the pill. I am off that horrible medicine now, and trying to get my drives back. I'm so obsessed with it that I...
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    She's amazing an I want to marry her an we've only known each other for 16 days an been dating for 12 days. I've fallen quicker and harder for her than I ever have for anyone. We...
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    Do you have the feeling when you post your pictures your wanting to see many likes?
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I often brag that I never do this. Well I never have before... Because I hate the whole concept of having a pecking order where your friends chart their slide down the table until...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Some traditions are as simple as always hanging the same ornaments and remembering Christmases past. In our family the mother makes a Christmas Angel for each child's family. Do...
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 4 hrs ago

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    It is the worst thing I have ever done in my life. I don't know what to do.
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    I was raised in an abusive him, will all of the above! A neglectful mother and a drunk father. I was also bullied at school until I had had enough, I kicked my father out and...
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    I have different playlists for my mood :P Like named lonely, happy, sleepy... yeah I'm just a bit strange
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    Even your selfishness will betray you one day. And those who love you, leave.  You  buy gifts and pay them by your attention for yourself, hoping, your gifts will deliver what...
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    I'm not going to pay attention to details here, but I have to say that I'm really, REALLY thankful for someone who just came back into my life. I though that she was gone and that...
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Hey friend, I could've texted you this but I wanted it to be public; I want people to see that I'm so fortunate enough to have you as a on/offline friend. I believe that...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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