Anonymous said: I want to interact with my crabs but I don't know what to do with them. So I just sit and stare at them in there tanks. Any suggestions on what I should do?
You can take them out for adventures! I take my crabs out to climb on my bed and such every once in a while. What I like to do is get a towel and wrap them up in it and set it on my bed, then let them come out and explore.
Anonymous said: Okay so I have one crab that just sits in the back corner of the tank. And it's been over a week he's been there. He eats at night thou. And I know he eats because my other crab is moulting... Or dying (but you said moulting so I trust you.) is this normal behaviour? Should he be moving around more? Oh an should a moulting crab be moist? Like the humidity is 80 percent but should you mist a moulting crab on the surface?
If you have a surface molter just leave them be. Your humidity is fine so don’t touch them. As for the other crab, he’s being completely normal. I’m willing to bet he runs around at night when you’re asleep.
Anonymous said: adventureeetime : My hermit did the same. He actually came up from a molt got into a new shell, then decided to run around naked. He sat in his water pool as well. My other hermit didn't bother him. I kept checking on them both though (not touching my naked guy) but as it was said take the one who has the shell and move him. My crab got back into another shell, a different one actually in after a while.
adventureeetime said: Okay so I need help ASAP I'm freaking out my hermit crab I believe just molted and it's naked now and it went into it's water bowl and is just sitting there in it and I have another crab and I'm afraid it will attack it. I don't know what to do! It shed it's skin and It was on top of it, an I thought it was my other crab attacking it so I quickly moved it but after I did it ran into it's water bowl and is currently sittin there naked. PLEASE HELP!
Leave them be! Isolate the other crab, but otherwise don’t touch your molter. Make sure they’re within reach of their old exoskeleton though.
Ever since we found out there’s hermit crabs at the beach, Nathan kept talking about how he was going to take some home for pets.
I ALWAYS TOLD HIM NO and always kept him from bringing them home
Naturally the one time he goes without me he brings back two huge hermit crabs and a few sea snails
WHAT THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE
NO SERIOUSLY SOMEONE TELL ME
Bring them back. Since you said sea snails, I’d assume the crabs are also aquatic. You won’t be able to set up a proper saltwater tank for them in the time they’re able to be out of water, so they absolutely need to be returned to their natural habitat.
If the crabs aren’t aquatic, I’d still advise bringing them back if you’re not prepared to shell out ~$100 and possibly 20 years of time taking care of them. Most beaches consider it illegal to take animals home, though I don’t know the circumstances of your particular beach.
look at these hermit crabs my great aunt brought over
These are aquatic hermit crabs! They need to be in ocean water.
theseansink said: (Hey its me again :) ) Hey, so My little hermit (Dwebble) Will be living a solitary life for a month or so...Will he be okay? Is there a way a can still make him happy?
Taking him out and interacting with him can be helpful!
Anonymous said: 2 things. 1. My hermit crab (I beleive) made a small noise after i shut the tank. 2. This morning I looked at my crab and he was clinging to the air vents (no i dont have THAT small of a tank, its medium and has airholes :P) anyway, does that mean anything bad...how did he get up there? There is a rock by where he was but it was a way to low for him to using it to climb.
Noises are normal and so is climbing. Give him things to climb and he’ll be much happier - crabs love to climb.
So I have the Hermit Crab Association site bookmarked and on my bookmark bar so it’s always present there. But the way it’s cut off makes it read “HCA: Hermit Crab A…”
I just caught sight of it out of the corner of my eye and immediately went “HCA: Hermit Crab Alliance. Wait.”
Anonymous said: i always have fresh foods in my tank but my hermits never seem to eat any of it, how much food shoud five crabs be eating because it only looks like one has been?
If you’re having fresh food go to waste, cut down on how much you’re giving them. Crabs are scavengers so they don’t eat a whole lot! With five crabs, I’d give them about a teaspoon of food per day. If they eat all of it within 24 hours, consider a little more.