2 O.Mercatoris

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My mercs just arrived. Just what size should these guys be? One of them is bigger than I expected. Mantle is about 1 1/2" arms (hard to extimate) look to be about 2 1/2- 3". The smaller of the 2 is balled up, can't really judge size yet but 1/2 the size.
 
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Here is the larger of the two, it is very active, the smaller is still balled up.

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Nice! man your sound just like mine. Izzy was the explorer while Bee was the ball.


The pH dropps alot with shipping, plus they don't use buffer.
 
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The crabs I received... I am still observing them, not sure if I am happy. They are a mix of decorator, emerald and 1 HUGE monster. Several are damaged, missing claws/legs. 1 is missing all his legs on one side. The big, scarey one, it's carapace is 2" wide and big pointy claws, do I need to worry about it hurting Ollie? Several decorators have decided to hide in Ollies den. I saw his arm push them out but they are too scared or too stupid to move. We'll see how this goes.

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3 brittle stars and all peppermint shrimp are wonderfully active and seem very healthy. :smile:
 
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For practical porposes (until my daughter decides) I will be calling the larger of the two #1 and the smaller #2. I have taken many photos, a fraction of which are clear enough to post, borrowed camera. I am grateful to my sister who lent it to me. First I will post photos of #1.

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#2

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#1 and #2

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