Ladies and gentlemen, meet hermit crab #10. She is a birthday present from the boyfriend. We named her Nudge. :)
It is EXTREMELY important to have a substrate. You can choose between sane or coconut fiber (I prefer eco earth). It helps keep in humidity, they need to be able to burrow to feel secure, and coconut fiber gives them nutrients that help them. When you mist, you don’t want to spray the crab directly, so just try to spray the habitat instead of the crab itself. I hope this helped! :)
I found out today that my hermit crab Eugine is actually a Eugenia…
Thurnis is a male..
But Zeus is too shy and rarely peeks out of his shell, so his/her gender is still unknown… :(
Oh and i bought this little dude today too ahahh =)
My mom went to the beach yesterday and brought me back some seashells she thought were cute. I put them on my dresser and was surprised to find them crawling off of it. And now I have two new pets…
The one place I found had many small hermit crabs that look similar to other places on the boardwalk, but it always has a few (three or four) crabs that are much bigger (about the size of a palm or small fist). Is this normal for some hermit crabs ? I thought about getting them, realizing that they would need a larger crabitat and everything due to their size, but I want to make sure their size doesn't indicate that they're unhealthy or very old.
I’m assuming the shop you went to sells purple pinchers (they can grow to be the size of a golf ball) so that is perfectly normal! They are a little bit older than the smaller crabs, but that’s okay. You are also right about getting a bigger tank for them. I think that you should go for it! :)