Cheap Fiddler Crab

Discussion in 'Sources for Cephalopods and Food' started by Spence24, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Spence24

    Spence24 GPO Registered

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    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Yup most of us are regular customers of theirs.
     
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    Spence24 GPO Registered

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    Ya, I love how a pet store charges 4 dollar's for a single crab. I would probably die if it wasn't for acs.
     
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    $4 ?thats extortion!!!!! I sell them for 50 cents a piece..... ( but i get them from a good friend who runs a bait and tackle shop )
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Because thats the price they have determined that they need to sell them at to make a profit. :D
     
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    rofl ya, I wonder what the price margin is their.
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Depends on the source. Locally, if you pick up fiddlers at a wholesaler, they sell for about a dollar. If you have them delivered it costs more. So, 4 may be a little high, but not to bad considering the overhead that comes with a live animal to the public business.
     
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    I guess if your only buying one as a pet, my sister keeps one in a gallon tank on her nightstand, it would be o.k. to par 4 dollar's a crab... but when you need 4-10 or even more a month you have to either go strait to the source or find someone that doesn't have such a high overhead.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the world of live food for marine animals!
     
  10. Spence24

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    haha, thanks
     
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    uh... i get them for $1.50-2.00 a dozen...... but i guess its because i live on the coast.. man i feel bad for you guys
     
  12. Spence24

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    Man 2 bucks a dozen, you need to ship me some of those down.
     
  13. SandV

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    me too
     
  14. Aqua Tech

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    wow! you guys are getting raped on Fiddlers, lmao I bring them in to my store in the 100 lots at 0.04 cents each dime size! give or take a few cents per order. maybe i should be shipping these out to all of you, lmao you could make me rich. LMAO

    Mark,
     
  15. DWhatley

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    Mark,
    Unfortunately, shipping to and from Canada is not likely to have high survival rates because of Customs. However, we often get requests from people in Canada looking for a food source and you would be doing them a huge favor by listing yourself as a supplier!
     
  16. Aqua Tech

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    I can do that for sure. I have not gone over your site/forums totally is there a spcific place to go to do that?

    mark,
     
  17. xlzerolx

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    Sweet! I am just starting up a tank , and a source of live food available locally for reasonable price is awesome( whether i decide to keep a ceph or not)! I checked out your website from your forum profile. Will livestock be available to order through your website when it is fully up and running?

    Anyway. Perhaps there will one day be a sticky with sources that have live food available for reasonable prices, like those for ceph and octopus availability..... ~*nudge* nudge* *wink* *wink*~ :wink:
     
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    yea, a sticky for that would be great. I feed my octo mostly thawed shrimp since fiddlers are too expensive, but if i could get a reasonable price on them im sure my octo will love it.
     
  19. Aqua Tech

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    haha, ya we are working on our online order pages now so hopefully soon.

    Mark,
     
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    actually Mark, THIS IS the forum for that kind of post. Just start a new topic with something in the title about Fiddler Crabs for Sale in Canada and provide pricing and contact info. If it is not possible to ship live cross-provience, be sure and include the providences that are eligible in the title. Should Tony creates a sticky, I am sure he will move the post at that time (hint, hint). Canada has been a real problem for food (albeit our numbers there have been somewhat limited) since it is not viable to ship anything live through customs so a reliable local food source will be most welcomed.
     

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