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Too many fossil crabs!!!

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Tidgy's Dad

Yes.

But it's not bad as diseases go.

Anyway, loving crabs is better than having crabs., so to speak. :)

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Fossildude19

But, really, ... is there ever any such thing, as Too Many crabs? 

Awesome displays, Ron.  :)  :wub: 

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Raggedy Man

Ill just have to come and do an intervention. It really is for the best!

 

:crab:

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Darktooth

Great collection Ron!

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jcbshark

Not a bad problem to have Ron, love your display:wub:

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Wolf89

Ron, that's too many to be healthy. :wacko:

I could uhhhh take them off your hands for you. For your sake of course. :ighappy: But really that is an amazing collection. 

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ynot

I don't know man.... I see a lot of empty space in the display case.

As such, I do not see any problem other than You need more crabs in there.

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caldigger

When you start finding them in your pockets, in your shoes, in that coffee cup you spoke of and taking up refrigerator space...then my friend, then you have a problem!

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snolly50

Awww, you got space in the glass cabinet. Just put in a two-step riser on each shelf - one row of crabs on the shelf and two rows staggered above on the riser. 

 

I did think it was a hoot, that when you opened your drawer, more crabs were hiding inside.

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Wrangellian

Sounds like that scene in the 'Trouble with Tribbles' episode of Star Trek, where they're finding them in every nook and cranny of the Enterprise... :rofl:

 

There aren't too many crab fossils in my house... quite the opposite in fact. (Just saying)

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DanKurek

There is never too many crabs! But if you do need some space I will gladly take a few off you :P

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daves64

"Too many crabs" Is that new lingo for "not enough crabs"? :crab:

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Barby

WOW! WHERE do you find WHOLE crabs? I only find pieces, which I prep lovingly---resulting in .....pieces....

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Shellseeker
20 hours ago, RJB said:

This is a problem I can live with. All I need now is more to prep. 1f642.png?_nc_eui2=AeEqws3ctP4F2rP1vi3X6   Do I have a disease? 

Well, certainly.  It is infectious, rampant, and TERMINAL!!!!... well maybe not for a little while yet....:raindance:Now, where or where did I hide those un-prepped ones ?

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RJB

some funny peeps here.  :)    and @Barby, you need to get a bunch of unprepped crab concretions to get an intire crab, and it still is not an easy thing to do. 

 

RB

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Barby

agreed.

--but all i've ever found are body parts. Where can whole crabs be hunted? So many of the shell pits are closed to hunters due to insurance problems.

 

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ynot
42 minutes ago, Barby said:

agreed.

--but all i've ever found are body parts. Where can whole crabs be hunted? So many of the shell pits are closed to hunters due to insurance problems.

 

Locations that frequently have whole crabs seem to be few world wide.

From threads here on TFF it seems that the pacific coast of the US has several sites, there is one somewhere in Texas and one site in New Zealand that are the best places for finding good (whole) crab concretions.

There may be a few other sites.

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jpc
1 hour ago, ynot said:

 

There may be a few other sites.

Denmark and Italy come to mind... and Mississsippi for Avitelmessus

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ynot
38 minutes ago, jpc said:

Denmark and Italy come to mind... and Mississsippi for Avitelmessus

Still pretty slim picking for whole crab concretions.

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JohnBrewer
On 03/12/2018 at 11:05 PM, RJB said:

Im not sure how I can find a cure?

Dr John can cure you. All you need is a large box and my address both of which you have. :D 

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Barby

I'm doomed to not getting crabs! --- meaning that New Zealand, texas, etc., are a bit out of my range: FL. I have found crab body parts, but those whole critters have eluded me.

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RJB
54 minutes ago, Barby said:

I'm doomed to not getting crabs! --- meaning that New Zealand, texas, etc., are a bit out of my range: FL. I have found crab body parts, but those whole critters have eluded me.

Please understand, I did not buy any prepped out crabs.  I got the concretions and then did the prepping myself. 

 

RB

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ynot
1 hour ago, Barby said:

I'm doomed to not getting crabs! --

You can always use the "silver pick" method. There are many rock shows and the internet and even some members on this site where the crabs can be purchased.

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Barby

Thanks.

I know I can buy unprepped ones, but I want the whole experience-- hafta find and prep my own stuff.Mosty echinoids around here, in with the shells.

Someday, my crab will come...

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